Lenovo is also at Consumers Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. During CES 2019, the tech company unveiled major revamps to its popular ThinkPad laptop series.

More specifically, Lenovo updated the Thinkpad XI Carbon (7th-gen) and the ThinkPad XI Yoga (4th-gen). Both machines are now lighter, thinner, and faster. They also feature 8th generation Intel Core processors (14nm Kaby Lake).

Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Source: Arstechnica.

ThinkPad is a line of business and tablets laptop computers. The line features minimalist black colors and square designs. It follows the artistic concept of traditional Japanese Bento lunchbox, which reveals their true nature only after being opened.

The ThinkPad XI Carbon

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop is now even thinner than the old 6th generation model. The Carbon is 14.95 mm thick, which means its lightweight and easy to carry everywhere. It’s also lighter than 2.46 pounds (1.1 Kg).

Lenovo has ramped the model with a new carbon fiber exterior. More so, the pattern of the case looks both neat and professional.

Just like before, the X1 Carbon as 14” display available in WQHD (1440p) or FHD (1080p) resolutions. If you’re looking for more colors, you could also opt for a UHD HDR option which has 500 nits brightness.

The motherboard has also been upgraded from previous models, and it will deliver more efficiency while having way more resistance to fatal failures.

Intel’s discrete UHD graphics back up the screen, while an 8th-gen i7 Intel Core processor powers the machine. These processors can have either 8GB or 16GB LPDD3 memory.

Lastly, the 7th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop has:

  • Up to 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage
  • Dolby Atmos sound system
  • 2 USB 3.1 2nd-gen ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Windows Hello camera
  • Four far-field microphones (for Amazon Alexa support)
  • 15 hours of battery life

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available in June for $1,709,99.

The ThinkPad XI Yoga

The old 4th-gen ThinkPad XI Yoga was a 2-in-1. It means it changed between a conventional laptop and a tablet.

Lenovo enhanced2019’s version with an elegant CNC-machined Iron Grey aluminum chassis. The revamped model weighs just 3.07 pounds (1.09 KG).

Furthermore, the company says the device is 17 percent smaller than its predecessor, while display bezels are 11 percent smaller.

The display has the same options as the new XI Carbon. However, there’s an additional option of a 10-bit 4K HDR panel.

Lenovo ThinkPad XI Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad XI Yoga. Source: Amazon.

Other specs are almost the same as the ThinkPad XI Carbon:

  • Up to 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage
  • Dolby Atmos sound system
  • 1 USB 3.1 2nd-gen ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows Hello camera
  • Four far-field microphones (for Amazon Alexa support)
  • 15 hours of battery life

Lenovo’s wide screen

Complementing the new ThinkPad models is the large ThinkVision P44W display. Lenovo’s new screen measures 43.4” diagonally. It features a borderless business-class display with 32:10 aspect ratio. The P44W also has HDR400 certification and a 144Hz refresh rate.

Lenovo presented the new screen at CES 2019 as well. It works as a multi-display designed for professionals who need this kind of setups. The ultra-wide screen eliminates the needs for multiple monitors by having a single P44W, the equivalent of two 24” monitors.

Finally, the screen also has two USB-C ports for two different video inputs.

These series are built for a business perspective with a minimalist design and normal performance. If you want a high-end powerful system do check our list on Gaming PC.


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