Lenovo Debuts Modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet at CES 2016
Also unveiled is a new Lenovo X1 Yoga convertible with an OLED display and the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook.Lenovo is expanding its portable computer lineup with a new modular ThinkPad X1 tablet, an OLED display-equipped X1 Yoga convertible and a its latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook. The new models, which also feature the company's latest ThinkCentre X1 all-in-one desktop machine, were announced Jan. 3 by Lenovo at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet (pictured) is built around a modular design that allows users to easily add needed features, such as an add-on battery module that increases battery life to up to 15 hours, a presenter module with a pico projector and a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port or a 3D imaging module that adds a rear-facing Intel RealSense camera, according to Lenovo. The X1 tablet features an Intel Core m7 processor. The tablet's keyboard has three adjustable typing angles and mimics the classic ThinkPad keystroke feel, according to Lenovo, while the machine also includes LTE Advanced support for fast connectivity. Combined, the tablet and keyboard weigh 2.4 pounds. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet will be available in February starting at $899. After the launch, the productivity module will be available starting at $149, while the projector module will be available in May starting at $279. The 3D imaging module will also be available in May starting at $149.
The latest ThinkPad X1 Yoga machine is available with an optional Samsung OLED display for desktop performance in a convertible, providing users with improved graphics capabilities. The X1 Yoga is 0.66 inches thick and weighs 2.8 pounds. The device also includes a "lift and lock" keyboard that retracts its keys in tablet mode and a built-in active pen that can mark up Webpages using the Microsoft Edge browser. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga will be available later in January starting at $1,449. OLED models will be available in April, with prices to be announced.