Lenovo Debuts Modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet at CES 2016

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-01-04 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets a refresh that leaves it thinner, lighter and more powerful than it was in the past, according to the company. The latest X1 Carbon models offer more display options, increased memory and storage capacity and improved connectivity and, at 2.6 pounds, are lightweight. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available in February starting at $1,299.

All of the models in the ThinkPad X1 series can be equipped with Samsung SSD drives up to 1TB and with WiGig wireless docking for a cable-free desk environment. The X1 models also include Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modems with 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation support for fast and reliable connectivity and touch fingerprint readers and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chips for security.

"Lenovo's customer-centric engineering focus enables us to design and build products where end-user needs come first," Johnson Jia, senior vice president of the personal computing group at Lenovo, said in a statement. "The new X1 family demonstrates our relentless pursuit of innovation that elevates the products above the norm. Optimizing our products with unique features and for greater performance, better cloud access and class-leading security and durability will help customers use technology as their secret weapon."

The company's latest all-in-one desktop model, the ThinkCentre X1 AIO, features a super-thin 11mm frame and a 23.8-inch anti-glare display. The machine is designed to withstand dust buildup, which commonly causes hardware failures in desktop PCs, according to the company. The machine has been tested for eight hours in a dust chamber, which simulates 10 years in an office environment. The ThinkCentre X1 AIO will be available in March starting at $1,029.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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