Lenovo Amps Up ThinkPad Range With Nine New Laptops
Lenovo has launched a brand new slate of laptops as a part of its ThinkPad range.
Unfortunately, the new arrivals do not include any of the groundbreaking products that were showcased at CES 2020 – including the X1 Fold, Yoga 5G or X1 Fold.
Instead, the new laptops will include incremental upgrades to its ThinkPad range, which were developed during the downtime between CES in January and the now-cancelled Mobile World Congress that was set to go ahead in February.
ThinkPads are not new – the first model was released in 1992 – and it seems Lenovo is remaining consistent with product names. The T series was up to T490 and the X series was up to X390.
But now, the ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga have been unveiled and don’t let the familiar name distract you from its upgrades. Both models are successors to the X390, which hosted the 13.3-inch display and held the title of the smallest ThinkPad in the series. It now shares that spec with the latest two models.
Internal features include 10th-Gen Intel processors, up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage and integrated graphics. The X13 features up to 32GB of RAM while the X13 Yoga includes up to 16GB.
Additionally, the X13 has a Thunderbolt 3 port that the Yoga does not feature. The X13’s also support Wi-Fi 6.
Like their predecessor, both X series notebooks can also come with Lenovo’s PrivacyGuard feature that leverages the model’s camera to detect if someone is behind you. Owners can set the device to alert them or darken the display so potential onlookers can’t see the screen from either side. The X13 Yoga can also come with a 4K OLED screen.
Both X13’s will be available in the second quarter of 2020. The X13 starts at $849 and the X13 Yoga starts at $1,099.
Lenovo is also ramping up its bestselling T series of ThinkPads – what was known as the T490 has become the T14 and T14s, while the T590 has become the T15.
Other releases in the second quarter will include the 10th-Gen Intel processors, with up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage, an optional 4K screen and dual far-field microphones.
The T14 and T14s can come with PrivacyGuard, while the T14 and T15 both feature the Nvidia Geforce MX330 GPU.
All three devices will be available for purchase in the second quarter starting at $849, $1,029 and $1,079.
For budget or younger consumers, additions to the ThinkPad L series will also be available with a more modest price tag. The revamped L13 and L13 Yoga, L14 and L15 will all include the 10th-Gn Intel processors but also integrated graphics and dual far-field microphones.
The L14 and L15 feature up to 2TB of HDD or 1TB PCIe SSD storage, while the L13 and L13 Yoga only offer the latter. These models do not offer the Thunderbolt 3 support, but there is a microSD slot.
The L14 and L15 also include new dedicated communication keys that will make it easier to enter and exit meetings.
The L13, L13 Yoga, L14 and L15 will be available in the second quarter, starting from $679, $799, $649 respectively.