It’s CES time and Lenovo has decided to extend its X1 line-up with new products which will be showcased in the upcoming week. The company will add ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Tablet, ThinkVision X1 and ThinkCentre X1. The Lenovo X1 Tablet seems to be aimed at folks preferring an added level of portability and Lenovo still tends to the traditional high end computing needs with the ThinkCentre, an all-in-one desktop bundled with the ThinkVision X1 Monitor. Let’s walk through the specifications of each new X1 device and what it each of them excel at.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Lenovo has been known for its uber flexible products via the Yoga line-up. Now it seems that they have a ThinkPad that will offer the same flexibility as the other Yoga Products without compromising on the security and performance. The top of the line version of this laptop is fitted with a 14-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD display, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, LTE-A WWAN, Intel 6th Gen Core i7 Pro and Intel HD Graphics HD520.
The X1 also boasts of other features like a stylus pen, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, MiniDisplay Port, fingerprint reader, microSD card slot and the usual headphone jack. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is expected to be launched this month at $1,499.
ThinkPad X1 Tablet
Hybrids are all set to rule the roost, starting from the Surface Book to the iPad Pro. The X1 Tablet is an attempt to blend in a tablet with a keyboard and a mouse along with the familiar detachable hinging mechanism, something we are used to seeing in the other Lenovo tablets.
The laptop earns brownie points with a 15-hour battery life, projector and an actual on-board 3D camera. The good part of the X1 Tablet is that it comes with add on modules which will enhance the features like extending the battery life. The tablet is expected to hit the shelves this February 2016 priced at $899.
The very fact that a good number of people still need a full-fledged desktop to go about their work is something that Lenovo has chosen not to ignore. The ThinkCentre X1 is all-in-one desktop paired with a 23.8-inch FHD display being driven by the top of the range Intel Core i7 Pro. As expected, the desktop comes with a bunch of customisable options spread across SSD’s, HDD’s and RAM. Apart from that it also comes with an Intel HD Graphics 520, 1080p webcam, USB smart protection and a camera lock.
The ThinkCentre X1 is expected to be launched in March priced at $1,029.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016
The Carbon series has always been synonymous with the sleek profile and the rugged features it offers; the 2016 edition of X1 Carbon is no different. It adapts the same MIL-SPEC tested construction for ruggedness. The laptop will be powered by an Intel 6th Gen Core i7 Pro processor, SSD up to 1TB, Intel HD Graphics HD520 and LTE-A WWAN and WiGig docking which is optional.
The best thing about the Carbon is that it comes slotted with all the ports including USB 3.0, HDMI, MiniDP, microSD, WWAN and audio jack. Further it also features a fingerprint scanner and it boasts of a 11-hour battery life, courtesy the 52Whr battery.
This rugged Ultrabook is equipped with a 14-inch display and it will be launched in February with prices starting at $1,299.
This new high res monitor does deserve a mention and with all the features it packs the ThinkVision X1 aims to be a natural choice for graphic designers and photographers. The ThinkVision consists of a 3840 x 2160 borderless IPS display, 1300:1 contrast, response of 6ms and a 300 nit brightness. On the connectivity front the ThinkVision offers a USB 3.1 Type C Slot, DisplayPort 1.2 and a HDMI 2.0.