08 January 2019
Lenovo at the CES 2019 event happening in Las Vegas has announced the new ThinkPad X1 and the X1 Yoga laptops which are actually the upgrades over the last year’s models launched at the same event. Both the notebooks get some subtle tweaks un an incremental design change. First off, they now have an even thinner and lighter profile than their predecessors.
The new notebook line is powered by the very latest 8th-gen Intel Core processor and coupled with 8GB/16GB RAM and have up to 2TB storage.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon now weighs 2.5 pounds and has 15mm thin design with a woven carbon finish. It comes with a 14-inch display with optional touch and according to Lenovo, it’s the “world’s lightest commercial 14-inch notebook.” It comes in a variety of display options, including the 1080p and the 4K HDR model, even a new low-power 1080p display.
The speakers are Dolby Atmos-tuned and come with four far field mics built-in for voice. Connectivity options include two USB, two thunderbolt 3s and a headphone jack. Lenovo says the battery life should be up to 15 hours, well depending upon what display option you choose.
Talking about the X1 Yoga, it’s now 11 percent thinner than its predecessor with thinner bezels and has an overall smaller footprint. The design changes are more significant here, thanks to the company’s choice for an aluminum design for its X1 Yoga. It also has a 14-inch display and Dolby Atmos speakers and features an improved RGB and IR camera.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 and X1 Yoga will ship in June. The price of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts from $1,709.99 and the X1 Yoga is priced at $1,929.99.