SINGAPORE - Top PC maker Lenovo has introduced new devices to its premium ThinkPad X1 range here. First seen at the Consumer Electronics Show trade event in January, these new computers will be available from this month.
Leading the charge is the 12-inch ThinkPad X1 Tablet, which has a unique design that adds features via three optional clip-on modules.
You can choose from a larger battery that increases uptime to 15 hours, a pico projector a 3D camera module. The tablet comes bundled with a detachable keyboard that transforms it to a laptop, like the Microsoft Surface Pro. Lenovo says the X1 Tablet is the first Windows slate to support LTE Advanced for fast 4G speeds. The pricing and availability for the X1 Tablet has not been announced.
Like the Lenovo Yoga 900, the new X1 Yoga switches between four usage modes when rotated around its 360-degree hinge. However, the business-oriented X1 Yoga comes with a patented keyboard that retracts its keys when the device is in tablet mode. It has an optional 14-inch Oled display that produces richer colours and deeper blacks. The X1 Yoga will be available this month from $3,099.
The ThinkPad X1 All-in-One PC is a sleek desktop PC with its aluminium chassis measuring just 11mm at its thinnest point. It has a 23.8-inch Full-HD display and is powered by a sixth-generation Intel Core chip, and uses DDR4 memory. It will be available at the end of April, starting from $1,899.
Lenovo has also refreshed its existing 14-inch X1 Carbon ultrabook with the latest hardware. Customers will be able to configure it with a speedy 1TB solid-state drive using the new NVMe interface. Prices start at $2,949 when it goes on sale later this month.
Besides the ThinkPad X1 range, Lenovo also showed off a number of new laptops. With a new carbon-fibre chassis, the Yoga 900S is even lighter than its Yoga 900 predecessor, which recently won the Editor's Choice and Readers' Choice awards at The Straits Times Digital annual awards ceremony. The Yoga 900S will be available next month from $2,299.
For those who are looking for a traditional clamshell laptop, the Lenovo Ideapad 700 and Ideapad 710S are capable machines boasting the latest hardware. The Ideapad 700, which is also available in 15-inch and comes with an Nvidia graphics chip, is currently in retail stores at a starting price of $1,499, while the Ideapad 710S will be available in mid-April from $1,099.