Lenovo today launched its new range of ThinkPad X1 devices targeted at business professionals. For more details on local pricing and availability, you can refer to our updated news article here. Pictured here (from left to right) is the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. If you'd like a closer look at each of these devices, we've a hands-on article on that as well.
Constructed with what Lenovo says is satellite-grade carbon fiber, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is said to be the world's lightest 14-inch business ultrabook – it weighs just 1.2kg and is only 16.5mm thick. It also has a spill-resistant keyboard, which means it's ready to follow you just about anywhere, even to the lunch room.
The palm rest looks like it can resist smudges and grease stains quite well.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is just 16.5mm thick. It also has just about all the ports a business user could need, including a full-sized HDMI port on the right edge.
Lenovo is claiming another world record with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, this time for the thinnest and lightest 14-inch 2-in-1 business convertible. It tips the scales at 1.27kg and is just 16.8mm thick, just a hair thicker than the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It features a similar carbon fiber construction and is the first convertible to have an option for an OLED screen that produces more striking colors and deeper blacks.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga can be used in four different modes – laptop, stand, tablet, and tent. Here's a look at it in tent mode.
The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is something of a competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. But unlike Microsoft's hybrid, it comes bundled with the snap-on keyboard and offers the option to add on a separate 3D Imaging Module with an Intel RealSense 3D camera.
The detachable ThinkPad keyboard barely adds any extra width to the tablet. It snaps on via a magnetic hinge and looks almost every inch like a regular keyboard on the other ThinkPad X1 devices.