Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 line provides OLED and a Floor rival
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon should nonetheless be successful with the professional laptop computer crowd, because the PC maker is unveiling a minimum of three ThinkPad X1 fashions at CES… and it is shaking up the method within the course of. The headliner is the ThinkPad X1 Pill (above), which takes a transparent stab on the slate-plus-keyboard idea made well-liked by Microsoft’s Floor line. The removable keyboard and stylus are the primary hooks, however Lenovo can also be introducing distinctive modules that change the position of the 12-inch machine. A $149 productiveness module provides you 5 hours of additional battery, additional ports and wired docking, whereas a equally-priced 3D imaging module captures objects. You possibly can even get a $279 projector module, in case you could make an on-the-spot presentation.
The X1 Pill is not as highly effective as nicer Floor Professional fashions between its Core M processor and a couple of,one hundred sixty x 1,440 show, nevertheless it does sport USB Sort-C, WiGig wi-fi docking (via a $250 hub) and choices for as much as a 1TB onerous drive and LTE-Superior knowledge. It’s going to begin at $899 and ship in February, though the 3D module will not be prepared till Might.
Don’t be concerned in case you choose previous-faculty laptops… you are greater than coated. Lenovo is launching the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, a 14-inch 2-in-1 that optionally touts a 2,560 x 1,440 OLED display — you will get bolder colours and true blacks than you’d with the LCD (1080p or 1440p) variants. And sure, there is a simple X1 Carbon refresh that features the newest processors and choices like WiGig docking and LTE-A. The Yoga variant arrives this month with a $1,449 beginning worth, when you’ll be ready one month extra to get the Carbon at $1,299. Too wealthy on your blood? There is a rugged ThinkPad thirteen that may run both Home windows 10 ($449, due in April) or Chrome OS ($399, June).
To spherical issues off, Lenovo is kicking out some gear for many who principally work on the workplace. The ThinkCentre X1 brings the X1 collection’ slick aesthetic to all-in-one desktops with its “pocket book skinny” (zero.forty three inches) physique, a 24-inch 1080p show and a barely-there stand. The tech big can also be prepping the $799 ThinkVision X1, a slim 27-inch 4K show that may use USB Sort-C to pipe video, ports and energy by way of a single cable. Each desk-sure units arrive in March, they usually’ll be adopted up in April by ThinkPad Stack modules that embrace a $four hundred pico projector and a $50 cellular charging station with each wired and wi-fi energy.
Dana Wollman contributed to this report.