Lenovo will showcase its updated ThinkPad X1 line-up at CES in Las Vegas. Featuring members are the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon in the portable arena, while the ThinkCentre X1 and ThinkVision X1 occupy the desk space.
The 12-inch (2,160 x 1,440) Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a modular 2-in-1 convertible – and also a direct competitor to Microsoft’s Surface 4- that runs on Windows 10 with Intel Core m7 processor under the hood, and is capable of rendering up to 10 hours of battery life.
The unique modular feature of the X1 lets you add new modules for extended functionality. Either you stick a 60-inch display on the wall with ‘Presenter’ module, or use ‘Productivity’ module to add USB 3.0 and HDMI ports with an additional five hours of battery; it’s all at the bottom. There’s also a 3D Imaging module with Intel RealSense cameras that lets you scan real objects in 3D.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 will retail for $899 in February. The Productivity and 3D Imaging module will cost you $149 each, while the Projector will set at $279.
“Lenovo’s customer-centric engineering focus enables us to design and build products where end-user needs come first. The new X1 family demonstrates our relentless pursuit of innovation that elevates the products above the norm.” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president, Personal Computing Group, Lenovo. “Optimizing our products with unique features and for greater performance, better cloud access and class-leading security and durability will help customers use technology as their secret weapon.”
Next up is the fourth generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the lightest business notebook available in the market, according to the company, as it weighs just 2.6 pounds with a WQHD offering. Lenovo has upgraded the hardware, adding the latest processors, increasing memory, storage, and more. The company also updated the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 convertible, which now offers an optional 2,560 x 1,440 OLED screen – first of its kind in convertible display.
The Yoga will hit the market this month for $1,449, while the $1,299 X1 Carbon is slated for next month.
Wait… there’s even more!
Keeping 9-to-5 fellows in mind, Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkCentre X1, an all-in-one desktop featuring a 23.8-inch screen within an ultra-thin 11mm aluminum chassis. The ThinkCentre X1 packs an Intel Skylake Core i7 processor, 1TB SSHD or 512GB SSD, and 16GB DDR4 RAM, along with five USB 3.0 ports.The all-in-one desktop will be available sometime in March starting at $1,029.
Lenovo also revealed the ThinkVision X1, the company’s new USB-C-compatible desktop monitor. The screen size measures 27 inches (3,840 X 2,160), and is enveloped in a 7.5mm ultra-slim and sleek design clothing. Notably, the ThinkVision is the world’s first monitor to receive the TUV Eye-Comfort certification.