Lenovo has introduced a sweeping replace to its ThinkPad X and T-series line of laptops, which embody choose fashions with 1080p webcams.
These higher-resolution webcams are a primary for ThinkPads, but additionally rely them among the many only a few FHD choices at the moment out there. The refreshed fashions embody the second technology of ThinkPad X13, X13 Yoga, T14S, T14, and T15. Amongst these, nevertheless, solely the X13 and T14S function the brand new digital camera improve as an possibility. Even so, leaping as much as 1080p is just out there in improve configurations, not within the base fashions.
In fact, there’s way more to those new upgrades than simply improved webcams. Let’s break it down, beginning with the ThinkPad X-series.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga Gen 2
The X13 and X13 Yoga are the corporate’s two smallest ThinkPads, which use a 13-inch display somewhat than a 14-inch. Within the newest technology, additionally they function a wider touchpad that now has a smoother monitoring floor, in addition to a relocated fingerprint scanner that’s now constructed into the facility button.
These two fashions have each moved to a 16:10 side ratio, matching what the corporate did final month with its ThinkPad X1 flagship line. This implies taller screens, extra pixels, much less wasted house, and thinner bezels. It was one among our greatest complaints in regards to the authentic ThinkPad X13, which included thick, outdated bezels.
Additionally they all embody a brand new coloration and materials possibility, an aluminum “storm gray” coloration. These aluminum ThinkPads function CNC machined sidewalls, which supply a slight shine to the in any other case matte end.
Whereas the X13 Yoga has only a 720p digital camera, it does embody each a 360-degree hinge and a built-in stylus, housed in its personal slot by the keyboard. Lenovo says that whereas the clamshell fashions proceed to outsell the 2-in-1s, the corporate continues to see year-over-year progress in its “Yoga” class.
The X13 and X13 Yoga each embody choices for the newest Intel Eleventh-gen vPro processors or Ryzen 5000 Professional, as properly assist for both 4G LTE or 5G connectivity.
The X13 weighs 2.62 kilos and is 0.72 inches thick, whereas the X13 Yoga is 2.65 kilos and 0.61 inches thick. Each fashions will be configured with as much as 32GB of RAM (at 4,266MHz), 2TB of SSD storage, and as much as a Core i7 or Ryzen 7 processor.
Each the X13 and X13 Yoga include a spread of show choices, starting from a non-touch 1920 x 1200 as much as the “low-power” 2560 x 1600 decision.
The AMD model of the ThinkPad X13 shall be out there beginning at $1,139, whereas the Intel begins at $1,299.
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s, T14, and T15 Gen 2
The T-series consists of bigger, bulkier ThinkPads, although the T14s is clearly essentially the most modern-looking of the bunch. The “s” stands for slender, because the T14s is simply 0.63 inches thick and a pair of.8 kilos in comparison with the 0.7-inch thickness and three.23 kilos of the usual T14.
The T14s can also be the one T-series laptop computer to function among the premium options coming to the X13, such because the fingerprint sensor constructed into the facility button and assist for 5G.
Just like the X-series, Lenovo has totally adopted AMD Ryzen 5000 Professional as an alternative choice to the Intel vPro fashions. Exterior of variations in processing energy, the one function distinction is Thunderbolt 4, which continues to be an unique Intel expertise. The Intel fashions additionally embody Wi-Fi 6E, a quicker connectivity normal that Ryzen has but to undertake.
The T14 and T15 embody the newest Nvidia MX450 discrete graphics. These pale compared to the RTX-level graphics discovered in additional highly effective 15-inch laptops just like the Dell XPS 15 or ThinkPad X1 Excessive, however a minimum of present a small bump in graphical horsepower over built-in choices.
The T-series all embody fashions with both 1080p or 4K resolutions, in addition to choices like touchscreens, brighter shows (as much as 500 nits), or one-watt panels for higher battery life.
The AMD model of the T14s begins at $1,279, whereas the Intel model is $1,499. It’s an analogous value discrepancy with the T14, which has the cheaper AMD mannequin for $1,159 and the Intel model for $1,379. The T15 additionally begins at $1,379.
The corporate additionally introduced a refresh for its budget-oriented ThinkPads, the L14 and L15. These now have the newest processor choices and up to date Nvidia MX450 graphics. The L14 and L15 each begin at $689.
Lastly, Lenovo rolled out a small replace to the P14s and P15s, its skilled workstation stage laptops. It additionally options the newest processors from AMD and Intel, the Nvidia T500 discrete graphics card, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports (on the Intel mannequin). The P14s begins at $1,169 and the P15s begins at $1,389.
All variations of those new ThinkPads that function AMD processors are due out in Might, whereas the Intel fashions will ship in March.