15 November 2017
Finally, wait is over as Lenovo announces their annual upgraded lineup of ThinkPad lineup notebooks. Not just that company also made minor upgradations to their high-end X1 lineup. Three lineup laptops are upgraded, the newly updated devices are X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, and X1 tab. All of these devices are featuring USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. Let’s have a look at individual changes in all lineup.
Let’s start with the X1 Carbon. The X1 Carbon base variant will be available for $1349. The updated variant is way more compact than its predecessor. The newly announced X1 carbon 14-inch display variant maximum frame width is 13-inch. As compared to its predecessor the device 0.2 pounds lighter. For facial recognition feature, the company packed the device with an infrared camera, so we can expect for sure it can support Microsoft’s biometric login. Not just that, it also has fingerprint scanner so that user can perform transactions securely. The best thing about the upgrade is company enhanced the laptop battery life and it can now provide battery life up to 15 hours. The IPS display screen resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Intel’s latest top of the line i7 processor is powering the X1 Carbon laptop.
The next in line will be X1 Yoga, it will be released for $1499. The new upgraded variant has the latest version of rising and fall keyboard. All the keyboard keys appeared in a tray for usage and once the device lid goes backward all the way, all keys of keyboard sink in so that user can use flat laptop easily. It’s quite amazing to see keys sink in, although it looks not durable but company confirms the new keyboard is very durable. The good thing is once the lid is down, despite pressing button nothing will happen once the device lid is down. Alongside the traditional hardware upgrades up to i7 processor, the new variant will come with a new rechargeable stylus which is completely redesigned.
For the ThinkPad X1 variant, the major change as compared to the earlier variant is the small frame with a number of internal hardware performance enhancements and a luring new color option. The ThinkPad X1 lineup becomes an even better option for those who are looking for the business laptop. The ThinkPad X1 will be released in February with a price tag of $1349.
Is it like the keys appear when the lid is opened automatically?
It's not that way. The keys actually sink down when the lid goes backwards. So, you'll be able to use the laptop more freely and efficiently.
These days there are many laptops and tabs that do have a battery backup of at least 10 hours. So, I think this X1 Carbon could also be one oft them, especially after the upgrade.
Well, some minor changes for sure in the X1 Carbon's base version. But I am curious to know what the biometric login is. Is it any special kind of new login? I am aware of the traditional kind of login only.
The improvements are always welcome. But the presence of newer colors will really offer more presentable looks. BTW, what color options are there?