Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 family is ready for business
By Chong Jinn Xiung March 15, 2018
- ThinkPad now outfitted with new technologies for the evolving workforce
- Versatile lineup for users with very different requirements
THE name ThinkPad evokes images of a no-nonsense business laptop that pushes boundaries. This still holds true for Lenovo’s new flagship commercial range of business laptops that have received an upgrade for 2018.
Lenovo Malaysia and Singapore country general manager Khoo Hung Chuan said during the launch in Kuala Lumpur that Lenovo continues to innovate its laptops to adapt to the changing work environment as more people work in open office spaces.
“The way we work is so different now. IT is transforming as people need to stay connected everywhere. Before we design our products, we ensure that we meet the customer’s requirements,” he said.
The new line-up includes the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet.
Starting with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, this year’s edition marks the sixth generation of the company’s popular business notebook. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon remains the world’s lightest 14-inch commercial laptop at just 1.13kg with a durable chassis to withstand bumps and knocks.
It sports an enhanced 14-inch display with improved colours and brightness, partly to do with the fact that it supports Dolby Vision HDR technology.
If you need a notebook with a little more flexibility then consider the new X1 Yoga with enhanced user interaction with a vibrant 13-inch HDR Ready 3K display and support for the Lenovo Pen Pro.
Much like its other cousins, the X1 Tablet carries over the ThinkPad’s durability and uncompromised security with an IR camera and fingerprint reader.
The new range comes equipped with latest eighth generation Intel Core processors that can be configured up to an Intel Core i7 with vPro. All three models: X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet come with memory that can be configured up to 16GB of RAM. Storage wise it can be outfitted with up to 1TB PCIe solid state drive (SSD) and they all come with Intel UHD 620 graphics.
With customers working in more open spaces, there is a worry of data theft or prying eyes seeing what is in their notebooks.
Lenovo has come to address this problem by way of its Glance Eye tracking feature that uses its IR webcam, on supported models, to track the user’s track eye movement. So, when a user moves away from their notebook it will automatically lock to keep data and information safe.
As for the X1 Yoga, Lenovo has refined the ThinkPad Pen with a third-generation pen that is more precise and capable of tilt-shading, making it close to writing on a piece of paper. The pen can also be docked within the chassis and kept charged, ready for use at any time.
To enhance teleconference meetings the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga both possess 360-degree far-field communication microphones that support Wake-on-Voice function.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga will be available online and at all Lenovo exclusive stores from March 14, 2018, onwards with a recommended price starting from RM7,999 and RM8,999 respectively. As for the ThinkPad X1 Tablet its availability and pricing will be made known at a later date.
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