Lenovo Introduces New ThinkPad Devices With Intel Whiskey Lake Chips

Posted on December 17, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 10 Comments

Lenovo is today introducing the new ThinkPad L390 and the L390 Yoga devices today. Both the devices are the company’s latest additions to the ThinkPad line, and although they may not be the most powerful of all the ThinkPad products, they still come with some new goodies.

Both the ThinkPad L390 and the ThinkPad L390 Yoga are the first ever ThinkPad devices to be powered by Intel’s 8th gen Whiskey Lake chips. These new processors are slightly more powerful than the previous gen, offering Gigabit WiFi. Both these devices come with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and you can get up to 512GB of PCIe storage.

There isn’t a huge difference between both the devices, to be honest. The Yoga variant can simply be used in different modes — meaning that it has a 360-degree hinge that lets you use the display lying down flat, and you can use the Lenovo Active Pen to ink on the device. It also supports face recognition with Windows Hello, while the regular L390 only comes with a fingerprint scanner.

Both the devices feature a 45Wh battery, though the regular L390 will apparently offer 2 more hours of battery life than the Yoga variant.

They are available in black and silver variants, with the L390 starting at $659 and the L390 Yoga starting at $889.

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Comments (10)

10 responses to “Lenovo Introduces New ThinkPad Devices With Intel Whiskey Lake Chips”

  1. jimchamplin

    I thought we saw “8th gen” earlier when they put 4 cores back into mobile CPUs. Was it earlier this year? Last year? Intel is so scattershot these days, do they even know what generation of what they have?

    These little machines look nice though!

  2. Chris_Kez

    I think we've had multiple 8th gen chips right? Can we call them 8.1 and 8.2, etc?

  3. Bob Shutts

    Looks sweet. :)

  4. jgraebner

    Maybe it reflects my priorities in a laptop, but it struck me that the article says "There isn’t a huge difference between both the devices" and then proceeds to list several huge differences...

  5. ruusterc

    how many 8th generation retrys do they need

  6. locust infested orchard inc

    There's nothing more sobering than a workhorse ThinkPad having a Jack Daniel's Inside label.