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Lenovo's new Thinkpad X1 lineup: more power, less weight


(L-R) Lenovo Asia Pacific learning manager Sachin Kinagi and Khoo posing with the newly launched Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet, Yoga and Carbon. — LOW LAY PHON/The Star

(L-R) Lenovo Asia Pacific learning manager Sachin Kinagi and Khoo posing with the newly launched Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet, Yoga and Carbon. — LOW LAY PHON/The Star

Lenovo launched updated versions of their ThinkPad X1 laptop lineup, with beefier versions of the Yoga and Carbon that continue to be the lightest in their categories.  

Lenovo Malaysia and Singapore general manager Khoo Hung Chuan said this at the launch, adding that the latest devices solidified the brand's dedication to innovation from a consumer's lens. 

"We're designing smarter workspaces and new state-of-the-art innovations that are abundant in Internet of Things, promise mobility, security and unsurpassed performance flexibility and style," he said at the unveiling of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga and Tablet in the Komune co-working space in Bangsar South, on Wednesday.  

The Carbon weighs in at just 1.13kg for a 14in laptop, while the 14in Yoga weighs 1.4kg. The Tablet weighs 1.27kg, though its keyboard was detachable.  

While the Carbon was styled as a more traditional business laptop and the Tablet a hybrid with a detachable keyboard, the Yoga lives up to its name by being able to be displayed in four different ways due to its 360-degree hinge. 

Another unique feature of the Yoga was its Rise and Fall Keyboard that automatically recesses and locks the keys when the keyboard was placed face-down, so users don't need to worry about accidentally pressing any keys.  

The Yoga and Tablet come equipped with a built-in, rechargeable ThinkPad Pen Pro that was compatible with their touchscreens and all Office 2016 apps.  

The Carbon and Yoga are rated for the same battery life of up to 15 hours and RapidCharge technology that can fill it to 80% capacity in just an hour. The Tablet also has RapidCharge, though its battery is rated for up to nine-and-a-half hours. 

For those paranoid about accidentally turning on their webcam, the new ThinkShutter feature allows users to slide a physical cover over the front-facing camera for guaranteed privacy and security. 

All of the latest models in the ThinkPad X1 line run on Windows 10, are powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core processor with memory of up to 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage and an Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU.  

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga are available online and at all Lenovo exclusive stores, with prices starting at RM7,999 and RM8,999, respectively.  

Khoo said the ThinkPad Tablet was expected to be released in April, though the pricing has yet to be determined.  

During the launch, the Lenovo team also unveiled several other products, including the ThinkPad X, T and L series, new workstations, the Tab 4 8in and 10in Plus Series, and Yoga Book. 

For more information, go to www.lenovo.com/my.

   

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