Lenovo has quite an interesting lineup for 2016 and just ahead of CES 2016, the Chinese tech giant has announced their range of 12 new laptops, a monitor, a laptop, an all-in-one center, two ThinkCenter-in-one and two two-in-one laptops that they plan on revealing this year alongside two variants of a budget laptop, running on Chrome OS and Windows 10 respectively.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1 is expected to launch by the end of January, although, the OLED display (borrowed from Samsung!) is scheduled to make an entry by April. While the standard variant sports a price tag of $1,449, the sticker price on the OLED display version is yet to be revealed.
Lenovo plans on unveiling the ThinkPad X1 Carbon for $1,299 in February while the tablet is expected to hit the shelves during the same time, sporting a sticker price of $899. Also launching in March is the Lenovo ThinkVisionX1 monitor and the ThinkCenterX1 AIO,featuring a sticker price of $799 and $1,029 respectively.
Lenovo’s Yoga lineup has witnessed a lot of upgrades and innovations over the years,from the ultra-thin Yoga Pro 3 to the ThinkPad Yoga series with a hidden keyboard. Now comes the brilliant OLED display on the ThinkPad Yoga X1.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1 features a range of premium-segment components and additions that are not found in hybrid PCs. The 14-inch OLED display sporting a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels clearly tells the tale.
OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode technology is far superior to LCD technology and is mostly found in high-end smartphones and large televisions. It’s presence in a hybrid PC is of significant importance, since, it might be the first of its kind.
Like the other devices in the Yoga series, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1 features a hinged keyboard, which is capable of turning 360 degrees.Hence, you can place the screen and keyboard as you like during operation.
Once you turn the keyboard 360 degrees on its hinge, your device transforms into a tablet, leaving the keyboard inactive for the time being. This helps improve backend grip, since a functioning keyboard would have come in the way of seamless operation while holding the device up.
Lenovo calls this technology ‘lift and lock’ while an active stylus is housed within the chassis of the tablet for smoother operation. The ThinkPad Yoga X1 weighs roughly 1.2 kg and is 0.66-inches thick, hence, making the device portable.
Lenovo claims that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be the world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook and they hope that the customers will share their sentiments. Lenovo made some very customer-centric improvements to the device, based on customer feedback and recommendations.
As a result, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is designed for comfort and is easy to use. The device comes with additional memory, improved connectivity and is lighter, weighing in about 1.17 kg. The device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modem enabling 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation support, improving connectivity.
It further sports a 1TB Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD storage for quicker processing. Hence, you can expect superior performance from the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The Lenovo ThinkCenterX1 AIO is among the thinnest laptops in the world,sporting an 11mm frame.The monitor features a 23.8-inch display with Anti-Glare and is one of the first devices to receive TUV-EyeComfort certification.