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Lenovo introduces Rapid Boot Extreme technology for speedy boot times

Lenovo announces Rapid Boot Extreme technology for speedy boot-up
Lenovo announces Rapid Boot Extreme technology for speedy boot-up
Lenovo’s new technology cuts down boot times to less than 10 seconds

The search for an instant-on computer has been around forever, but so far nobody has managed to achieve the feat. On the other hand, boot times have become significantly less than before and Lenovo has further managed to condense that time into less than 10 seconds.

According to a press release by Lenovo, the new Rapid Boot Extreme technology will enable users to “start their PC as fast as 10 seconds and open applications two times faster” than typical Windows 7 PCs. The new technology is part of Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience program for Windows 7 and was achieved through various tweaks and optimizations; mainly the use of proprietary BIOS along with developing faster drivers. In addition, the Rapid Boot Extreme branded notebooks will be outfitted with an Intel X25-M SSD to further enhance startup times.

As it stands, the new technology will power up the basic processes needed by the OS and will delay the availability of other functions such as USB, Ethernet, and Function Keys. And while the new technology is definitely a step forward, boot times may be affected later on by the installation of other software and drivers.

The new technology is currently available in Lenovo’s ThinkPad T420s but should also be included in the IdeaPad Y570 laptop this June.

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2011-05-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)