Lenovo is announcing a refreshed ThinkPad line at CES this year. The company usually upgrades the ThinkPad line at this time of the year, and we have been expecting upgrades to the ThinkPad line with Intel’s new processors, so this is not a surprise at all.
The company is introducing the 8th gen X1 Carbon at CES, starting at $1,499. The new device is powered by Intel’s 10th gen U-Series Core processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of PCIe storage.
For the display, you can choose between a 4K HDR display with Dolby Vision or a bright 500 nit FHD PrivacyGuard display. The device includes built-in Dolby Atmos, and an improved keyboard with new quick controls design to boost users’ productivity. Otherwise, the new X1 Carbon is a fairly minor upgrade and there isn’t really much to see here.
There’s also the new 5th gen X1 Yoga, starting at $1,599. The new device features the same upgraded processors as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Dolby Vision sound, a 4K display option/500 nit FHD display, and the enhanced keyboard.
Talking about the keyboard, Lenovo is introducing a second version of the ThinkPoint Keyboard with Bluetooth connectivity at CES this year. The new ThinkPoint keyboard brings the iconic ThinkPad keyboard to any device you want and offers up to two months of battery life. The keyboard charges via Type-C, and uses Microsoft Swift Pair in Windows 10 to connect quickly to your Windows 10 device.
And then there is the new Think Centre M90a all-in-one. Starting at $1,099, the new all-in-one is expected to ship sometime in June of this year. It’s powered by up to Intel’s 10th gen Core i7 processors, up to AMD Radeon 625 for the GPU, and up to 32GB of RAM. The device features a 23.8-inch full-HD display with a sleek design that allows for 88% screen-to-body ratio. The design also features built-in hidden cable management so you can hide all those dangling cables at your desk.
Lenovo is announcing a number of new standalone monitors part of the ThinkVision line this year as well, by the way.