IBM has updated its line of moderately priced notebook computers, including the new ThinkPad R50e, R51 and G40.

Designed to reduce lifecycle costs by reducing downtime in PC networks, IBM says its ThinkVantage Technologies improve productivity by freeing users and IT staff to focus on business success rather than routine PC maintenance activities.

The ThinkPad R50e and R51 feature Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore, IBM’s newest ThinkVantage Technology. Operating as an embedded pre-boot emergency system, this solution is launched with one-button and offers relief from a broad range of common PC problems, including viruses, missing system files and corrupted software drivers.

To reduce the time required to migrate data from old machines to new ones, IBM says it also included System Migration Assistant on new ThinkPad R50e, R51 and G40 notebooks. This system saves helps IT staff migrating user-specific data and settings from an old machine to a new one.

All new ThinkPad models are available immediately through IBM’s website and select business partners. Prices for the ThinkPad R51 start at $1,049; prices for the R50e start at $949; and prices for the G40 start at $849.