Lenovo has unveiled its new ThinkPad range of notebooks at the CES 2018. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th gen) and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd gen) are updated versions of their current lineup. Alongside the new laptops, Lenovo has announced a ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd generation) and a Thunderbolt 3 compatible ThinkVision X1 4K Monitor.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th gen)
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th gen) is the most powerful machine of the lot. It’s a professional notebook that aims to blend ThinkPad’s legacy with all new Intel 8th gen Core processors. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a robust built quality and carries forward the military grade certifications from its predecessor.
The premium laptop comes with a 14-inch (2,560 x 1,440p) HDR ready IPS display having markedly smaller bezels to the sides. Underneath the hood, it features an 8th gen Core i7 processor with Intel UHD Graphics 620. Additionally, it packs a 16GB DDR3RAM and up to 1TB PCIe SSD. Lenovo has blessed the new ThinkPad with a range of ports starting from 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, a headphone jack, microSD card reader and a docking connector. Connectivity wise, it features Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac. Lenovo will also be selling a variant of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with 4G LTE-A integrated WWAN.
Other added features of the Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 include a fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello and a ThinkShutter camera for preventing webcam hacks. One of the interesting addition to the new ThinkPad notebook is the presence of Amazon Alexa voice assistant. The laptop, in fact, comes with a long-range mic for listening to your voice commands. The new 6th gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon would go on sale starting this month at a starting price of $1,709.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd gen)
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd gen) on the other hand, is a 360-degree convertible. It’s a part of Lenovo’s light and portable Yoga lineup. The new convertible comes with a 14 inch HDR (2,560 x 1,440p) touchscreen display. The 360 hinge of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga allows you to flip screen to use the convertible in various orientations including tent, tablet, and laptop. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga features the same set of internals as found inside its robust and costlier brother, the X1 Carbon. Moreover, Lenovo is claiming that its new Yoga convertible can deliver up to 15 hours of battery life.
Apart from these two, the Chinese OEM unveiled a new professional tablet. It’s the 3rd generation in the line of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablets. The latest pro-tablet comes with a 13 inch 3K (3,000 X 2,000p) HDR Ready IPS touchscreen display protected with Gorilla Glass. It features the latest 8th gen Intel Core i7 chip clubbed with UHD Graphics 620. The tablet comes with various configurations, with the top end variant packing 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 1TB SSD storage. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (3rd gen) tablet runs on Windows 10 Pro and comes with up to 9.5 hours of battery life. It features a Pen Pro stylus and a removable keyboard. There’s also fingerprint scanner and an infrared camera for Windows Hello.
Lenovo ThinkVision X1 Monitor
The last but not the least is the Lenovo ThinkVision X1 monitor. It comes with a sleek design boasting of a 27-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160) IPS anti-glare display featuring minimal bezels on the front. The display covers 99 percent of SRGB color gamut and has a maximum brightness of 350 nits. It comes with a Thunderbolt 3 cable for connecting with a supported laptop. Desktops users would need to use the other two HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2. Apart from that, the professional monitor comes with four USB 3.0 port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Lenovo ThinkVision X1 will go on sale this month and would set you back at $799.