- Nov 9, 2015
Lenovo unveiled a host of computers, the highlight of which is the ThinkPad X1 trio. It includes the flagship Carbon, the OLED-packing Yoga and the convertible Tablet. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon "The ultimate in go-anywhere Ultrabook," says Lenovo about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It sports a 14" display in a compact body, 16.5mm thick and weighing 1,2kg. Don't confuse slimness for weakness though, the X1 Carbon fought through 12 MIL-SPEC tests, including surviving the transition from -20°C to +60°C. The display is a 14" IPS unit with either QHD or FullHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440px or 1,920px x 1,080px). Both are rated at 300nits. The laptop can be configured with up to Intel Core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD. The battery is rated at 11 hours (52WHr). Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon On the connectivity side there's 4G LTE-A, Wi-Gig (wireless TV out), Bluetooth 4.1 and 2 x Wi-Fi 802.11ac. For wired hook-ups you get three USB 3.0, HDMI, mini DisplayPort. A fingerprint reader is available for added security. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga The ThinkPad X1 Yoga carries roughly the same specs as the Carbon, but its hinge allows it to open beyond 180° and you get an integrated Stylus Pen plus software to handle old-school handwriting. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga A unique option is the 14" QHD AMOLED display with touch support. The alternatives are QHD IPS LCD (no touch) and 1080p IPS (with touch), all three match at 300 nits brightness. Other configuration options include up to Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. The connectivity features are the same down to the LTE-A modem, but the laptop is a hair thicker and heavier - 16.7mm (17mm for OLED) and 1.29kg. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet The Yoga can be used a tablet, but Lenovo also has an actual tablet - the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It comes with a full-size ThinkPad keyboard, including the trackpoint. There's a Stylus Pen as well. The X1 Tablet is smaller - 12" IPS display with 2,160 x 1,440px resolution. It measures 13m thick and weighs 795g without the keyboard, 1.1kg with it (and thickness doubles to 26mm). Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is powered by a Core m7 processor, but you can still get up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD (not NVMe though). The battery is rated at 5 hours for the tablet alone, 10 hours with the keyboard and the optional productivity module can add another 5 hours. It also features a built-in projector, which promises a 60" image at 2 meters. There's a single USB 3.0, one USB Type-C, HDMI and mini DisplayPort. You also get a fingerprint sensor and LTE...