Lenovo finished off 2020 as the leading company in the PC industry once again, accounting for 24.5% of total units shipped globally. Now, starting the new year on the right foot, Lenovo has announced a pair of ThinkPad laptops and a 12.3-inch tablet PC hybrid at the CES 2021.
Apart from being an upgrade over their predecessors, the devices are the first ones to feature Dolby Voice. For those who don’t know, the feature optimizes speaker and microphone performance, adjusts voices and reduces background noise on a conference call, and is independent of the application being used, much like what we see in most wireless earphones.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
As compared to its predecessor, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 comes with redesigned aesthetics and a larger trackpad. It is built around a 14-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, thin bezels and is available in five options display-wise ranging between Full HD and 4K, touch, and non-touch.
Internally, the X1 Carbon offers processors up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro. Users can choose configuration options up to 32GB of LPDDR4 4,266MHz RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage.
In terms of battery, it features a 57Whr battery backed by a 65W USB-C Rapid Charge power adapter. According to the company, the battery cell has enough capacity to offer up to 16 hours of use.
The laptop will go on sale in February and will cost $1429.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga shares most of its spec sheet with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9. One of the main differences between the two is the 360 degrees rotating form factor in X1 Yoga. The laptop also comes with the X1 Carbon-like 16:10 14-inch display. However, it offers four display options to choose from and all are touch. It also comes with an integrated ThinkPad Pen Pro.
Lenovo has also announced a titanium variant of the laptop. It comes with a 13.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 450-nit display, and is the thinnest ThinkPad to date at 11mm. The rest of the specifications are identical to the vanilla X1 Yoga.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad Titanium Yoga will be available for sale later this month with a $1569 and $1899 price tag respectively.
ThinkPad X12 Detachable
Lastly, Lenovo has announced yet another Microsoft Surface Pro competitor that runs Windows 10 Pro and is powered by the 11th Gen Intel i7 vPro processor. The CPU is topped with up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
In terms of display, as the name suggests, the 2-in-1 device comes with a 12.3-inch FHD+ display featuring a 3:2 ratio and 400-nit of brightness. The screen is detachable and supports Lenovo Precision Pen (doesn’t come included).
The ThinkPad X12 Detachable sports a pair of cameras as well. An 8 MP single sensor shooter sits on the back while a 5 MP lone sensor sits on the front for conference calls and such. Internally, it is identical to the aforementioned laptops.
The device will go on sale in January priced at $1149.