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Lenovo updates their popular ThinkPad series and also brings something shiny to the family

By Ken Wong - on 13 Jan 2021, 4:19pm

Lenovo updates their popular ThinkPad series and also brings something shiny to the family

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 series of laptops have long been a favourite among users for their sleek designs, nice finishings, and professional feel. And at CES 2021, Lenovo has brought some wow to a virtual event by adding titanium to the mix.

For CES 2021, Lenovo has announced updates to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6, an all-new ThinkPad X12 Detachable, and their newest and thinnest ThinkPad X1 ever, the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga.

The ThinkPad X1 Nano and ThinkPad X1 Fold received no upgrades but that is probably because they were launched fairly recently.

 

ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga

At just over 11mm and weighing just 1.2kg, the new ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is a 13-inch convertible laptop with a 2K (2,256 x 1,504) display, a 3:2 aspect ratio, and Intel’s Iris Xe graphics powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processors.

Given that Lenovo redesigned the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6 around a 16:10 screen, I think Lenovo may move to that aspect ratio for the next incarnation of the X1 Titanium Yoga. 

The new Titanium also has Dolby Vision HDR support and a Dolby Atmos Speaker System for an immersive experience whether for movies and games. 

It has an IR 720p HD integrated camera with a webcam privacy shutter that can be used with video conferencing tools like Zoom or Teams, and Windows Hello for a touchless sign-in. Four 360-degree far-field mics ensures you’re heard loud and clear during and video conference calls.

Wi-Fi 6 comes as default and some models have support for 5G connectivity as well so the Titanium Yoga will keep you connected now and for the foreseeable future. 

Security is also not an afterthought with ThinkShield security solutions included. A Discrete Trusted Platform Module encrypts data making it more difficult to hack while Human-presence detection automatically locks your device when you move away.

The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga will be available to order starting January 2021, with prices starting at US$1,899. We will update you with local pricing and availability when we have it.

 

ThinkPad X12 Detachable

Lenovo calls the new 12-inch ThinkPad X12 Detachable tablet, “more powerful than a standard tablet, yet less cumbersome than a laptop”. The FHD+ IPS screen is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processor, 16GB of LPDDR4x memory, and up to 1TB NVMe SSD for storage, and Intel’s Iris Xe graphics.

As a tablet, it is less than 9mm thick and weighs just over 1.2kg. Wi-Fi 6 and optional 4G connectivity help you stay always in touch.

The new ThinkPad X12 Detachable will also be available from January 2021 with prices expected to start from US$1,149. We will update you with local pricing and availability when we have it.

 

Redesigned around a new aspect ratio

Lenovo says that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6 have been redesigned around all-new 16:10 aspect ratio displays. This gives them an improved user experience and now allows them to have built-in low blue light feature, an integrated fingerprint reader on the power button, and new ComputerVision Experiences (CVx) support.

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon will both be available to order from February 2021, with prices starting at US$1,569 and US$1,429 respectively

 

Specs/Model ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga ThinkPad X12 Detachable ThinkPad X1 Carbon ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Processor 11th Gen Intel Core
Up to i7 with vPro
11th Gen Intel Core
Up to i7 with vPro
11th Gen Intel Core
Up to i7 with vPro
11th Gen Intel Core
Up to i7 with vPro
Graphics  Up to Intel Iris Xe Up to Intel Iris Xe Up to Intel Iris Xe Up to Intel Iris Xe
Display 13.5-inch 3:2 IPS
2,256 x 1,504
12.3-inch 3:2 FHD+ IPS
  • 14" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) IPS, low-power, HDR400 with Dolby Vision™ DCI P3 100%, 500 nits, TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+* (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, low-power, 400 nits, Low-power, TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+* (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 400 nits, TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+* (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, PrivacyGuard, 500 nits
  • 14" UHD+ 4K (3840 x 2400) IPS, HDR400 with Dolby Vision™, 500 nits, 90% DCI P3 Color Gamut, TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, antiglare, PrivacyGuard, 500 nits
  • 14" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, antiglare, 400 nits, TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-reflective / anti-smudge, 400 nits, TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions, antiglare
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR4x Up to 16GB LPDDR4x Up to 32GB LPDDR4x Up to 32GB LPDDR4x
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe SSD Up to 1TB NVMe SSD Up to 1TB PCIe SSD  Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
Connectivity

5G (LTE CAT20) / 4G (LTE CAT9)

WLAN: Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 

Bluetooth 5.1

4G CAT9

WLAN: Intel AX201 WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.1

5G (LTE CAT20) / 4G (LTE CAT12)

WLAN: Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 

Bluetooth 5.1

5G (LTE CAT20) / 4G (LTE CAT12)

WLAN: Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 

Bluetooth 5.1

Ports
  • 2 x USB 4 Type-C with Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 (DisplayPort, Data Transfer, Power Delivery)
  • Headphone / mic combo
  • Optional: Port replicator (MicroSD, SD, 2 x USB-a Gen 1, HDMI, USB-C)
  • USB 4 Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 4 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery and Data Transfer)
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Headphone / mic combo
  • Optional: Nano SIM slot
  • 2 x USB 4 Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 4 (DisplayPort / Data Transfer / Power Delivery)
  • 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • Headphone / mic combo
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Optional: Nano SIM slot
  • 2 x USB 4 Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 4 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery and Data Transfer)
  • 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (One always on)
  • Headphone / mic combo
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Optional: Nano SIM slot
Dimensions (H x W x D) 11.5mm x 297.5mm x 232.7mm
  • Tablet only: 8.8mm x 283.3mm x 203.5mm / 
  • With keyboard: 14.5mm x 283.3mm x 203.5mm / 
14.9mm x 314.5mm x 221.6mm 14.9mm x 313mm x 223mm
Weight
  • LAN models: 1.15kg 
  • WWAN models: 1.18kg 
  • Tablet only: Starting at 840g 
  • With keyboard: Starting at 1.2kg
Starting at 1.13kg Starting at 1.35kg

 

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