Lenovo, one of the leading laptop manufacturers on Tuesday unveiled the thinnest ThinkPad ever, ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga covered in titanium material, featuring a gorgeous 3:2 ratio 13.5-inch display with Dolby Vision HDR support and more along the ThinkPad X12 Detachable and redesigned versions of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6 at CES 2021.
Covered in titanium material, the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga it’s just over 11mm thin and features a gorgeous 3:2 ratio 13.5-inch low power display along with Dolby Vision HDR support and Dolby Atmos Speaker System. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6, on the other hand, have been completely redesigned introducing improved user experiences built around all-new 16:10 aspect ratio displays with a low blue light feature, an integrated fingerprint reader on the power button and new ComputerVision Experiences (CVx) support by human presence detection sensor for enhanced security and ease of use.
Joining Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Speaker System, both X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are the world’s first laptops to support Dolby Voice2, which delivers a supreme conferencing experience that feels more natural, reduces listener fatigue, and sounds stunningly clear to make meetings more productive. These new models join the trailblazing X1 Fold and X1 Nano announced back in September 2020 to complete a comprehensive 5G-ready ThinkPad X1 portfolio.
Furthermore, the company has also announced the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, which combines the features of a high-performance laptop with the flexibility of a 12.3-inch detachable tablet. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, comes with support for input from the optional Lenovo Precision Pen or Lenovo Digital Pen and the backlit folio keyboard.
Finally, the docking experiences are led by the new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 and USB-C Universal and Smart Docks. Designed to address dock manageability pain points brought by increased work-from-anywhere scenarios, the new docks allow silent detection, download and install of firmware updates. The Smart Docks, powered by Microsoft Azure Sphere, further enhance functionality by providing remote capabilities for updates, device management and port status monitoring without interrupting end-user productivity and without the need for a PC to be connected, the company said in a release.
All ThinkPad X1 models including 5G-ready options enable faster Wireless WAN (WWAN) connection speeds. Not to worry if you are not in a 5G-enabled area, the module also supports 4G-LTE networks and users will benefit from future-proof technology as 5G infrastructure deployment accelerates. There’s Built-in WiFi 6 which can take advantage of high-speed wireless infrastructures when WWAN signal is not available.
On X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga, the company is introducing Dolby Voice for better conferencing experiences leveraging spatial audio technology that separates voices for a more natural, less fatiguing meeting when using compatible services. Dolby Voice also optimizes speaker and microphone performance with features such as dynamic levelling to automatically adjust for voices that are quieter or further away and noise suppression that reduces unwanted background noises and echoes no matter what meeting platform you use.
Across the portfolio, certain displays are being enhanced with a blue light reduction technique to reduce eye strain, as we spend more and more time on video conferences. The latest X1 portfolio supports Dolby Vision on select displays for lifelike image quality and incredible color fidelity along with Dolby Atmos Speaker System. The X12 also offers Dolby Vision support with Dolby Audio™ Speaker System for crystal clear audio.
The ThinkPad X1 portfolio (X1 Fold excepted) has been designed on Intel Evo platform and powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics to deliver improved speed and intelligence. Working in tandem with ThinkShield™ security solutions, Intel Hardware Shield, available exclusively on the Intel vPro platform, provides integrated hardware-based PC protection for more secure business productivity.
Security and the ComputerVision Experiences (CVx) are further improved with the addition of Human Presence Detection for zero-touch log-in through Windows Hello facial recognition and will also lock the system when users walk away, the company claims. These new features matched with improved battery life, optional PrivacyGuard ePrivacy display that helps protect users from prying eyes, and PrivacyAlert that will warn them of shoulder surfers, bring new CVx to a higher level of engagement.
The latest update of Lenovo Commercial Vantage will be available across all the ThinkPad models. The new version 1.3 brings with it a new and improved layout and user interface, making it easier for users to control and customize the unique hardware features built into their device and for IT admins to better manage the end-user experience.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, ThinkPad X12 Detachable and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga will available to order starting January 2021, with prices starting at $1899, $1149 and $1569 respectively; while the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available starting February 2021, prices are expected to start from $1429 in the U.S.
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