Needs-focused but flexible in any business setting is Lenovo’s focus for their Thinkpad line, specifically their ultrabook offering: the X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.
At CES 2016, Lenovo showcased the next generation Carbon X1. Due to intense enterprise demands, the Lenovo Thinkpad has evolved to a lot of form factors and this new line reminded us of the X61 series way back 2007. Tons and tons of impressive features in terms of modular parts and upgrades combine form and function, since the parts still maintain the ThinkPad aesthetic.
“Lenovo’s customer-centric engineering focus enables us to design and build products where end-user
needs come first. The new X1 family demonstrates our relentless pursuit of innovation that elevates the
products above the norm.” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president, Personal Computing Group, Lenovo.
“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.”
ThinkPad X1 Carbon continues to stand out as the world’s lightest 14-inch business ultrabook. One of the
most refined and elegant notebooks available today, the X1 Carbon is thinner, lighter and more powerful
than ever. Focused on customer-centric design improvements, we listened to customer feedback and
made a number of improvements, including more display options, increased memory and storage
capacity, improved connectivity and made the X1 Carbon lighter at just 2.6 pounds.
Up to 1TB high-density, low-power Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD storage offers speeds up to five times that of standard SATA SSD
Ultra-fast enterprise class connectivity with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X7 LTE modem with 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation support for up to 300 Mbps download speeds
Fast and secure WiGig wireless docking for a cable-free desk environment
Touch Fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip for peace of mind
Built tough to withstand the rigors of mobile working by passing more than two hundred Lenovo stress tests
ThinkPad X1 Yoga is incredibly thin at just 0.66 inches and light at only 2.8 pounds. It is also the world’s
first convertible featuring an optional Samsung OLED display that reproduces beautifully rich colors and
deeper blacks. With a patented Lift and Lock keyboard that retracts keys in tablet mode, X1 Yoga also
features an active pen that is perfect for highlighting and writing notes directly on webpages using the
Microsoft Edge browser. The pen is also housed & charged inside the system so it won’t get lost.
Check out the new ThinkPad X1 series in the video below:
Pricing as follows
- ThinkPad X1 Tablet will be available starting February from $899.
- The Productivity Module will be available starting February from $149
- The Projector Module will be available starting May from $279
- The 3D Imaging Module will be available starting May from $149
- ThinkPad X1 Yoga will be available starting January from $1449.
- OLED models will be available starting April. Prices will be quoted nearer the time.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available starting February from $1299
- ThinkPad X1 Wireless Touch Mouse will be available starting end of January for $69.99
- ThinkPad X1 In-Ear Headphones will be available starting January for$69.99
- ThinkPad X1 Sleeve will be available starting February for $50
- ThinkPad 65W Micro Power Adapter will be available later in 2016 from $80.
- ThinkCentre X1 AIO will be available starting March from $1029
- ThinkVision X1 will be available starting March from $799.
In the press release shared by Lenovo, the company explains businesses need to make the right choice in deploying IT equipment that’s fit for best use in a certain industry. From this point of view you can actually customize the whole system from specific configurations. You may refer to this Lenovo PSREF for updates.