Today, Lenovo announced a comprehensive reform of its ThinkPad notebook product line, led by the popular X13 and X13 Yoga.
Lenovo has added many features previously seen in the X1 Nano model to various other notebooks in the ThinkPad product line. One of them is the continued transition to 16:10 displays, which most productivity users will appreciate when compared to the 16:9 aspect ratio that was media-focused in recent previous models.
There are also people present to detect; the laptop uses radar sensors to detect when you are sitting in front of the laptop and wake up accordingly. Of course, like many similar laptops today, you can now get these machines with a built-in fingerprint reader through the power button.
As for specifications, CPU options for X13 and X13 Yoga include Tiger Lake (11th generation) Intel Core chips with optional vPro, and AMD Ryzen 5000 options. The main focus of this update is to bridge the previous functional gap between Intel and AMD configurations, and now people are particularly interested in AMD processors. We are not 100% parity, but we are closer than before.
X13 and X13 Yoga have a 13.3-inch display of 1920×1200 or 2560×1600. Finally, the redesign includes a wider touchpad, Wi-Fi 6E, and only provides optional 6th-generation 5G support in X13.
Lenovo also completely reformed the T series lineup. The new T-series laptops still have a 16:9 display, although this obviously has more meaning for laptops that provide 4K Dolby Vision display configuration, independent graphics, and other specifications and features for media consumption.
The T14 and T14 have 14-inch displays, while the 15 has a 15.6-inch display. CPU options provide 11th generation Core i7 CPU (also with vPro option), or provide AMD Ryzen 5000 Pro. The Intel versions of various new Thinkpad notebooks have an “i” after the name, such as Lenovo ThinkPad T14 i. The AMD version does not.
In the T series product line, you will find Wi-Fi 6 or 6E, 4G and 5G configurations, and FullHD webcams-although many features are optional or not default when configuring the device. The following are the starting prices and availability dates of T-series and X-series laptops:
|ThinkPad T14s i||March 2021||$ 1,499|
|ThinkPad T14s||May 2021||$ 1,279|
|ThinkPad T14 i||March 2021||$ 1,379|
|ThinkPad T14||May 2021||$ 1,159|
|ThinkPad T15||March 2021||$ 1,379|
|ThinkPad X13 Yoga||April 2021||$ 1,379|
|ThinkPad X13 i||March 2021||$ 1,299|
|ThinkPad X13||May 2021||$ 1,139|
Other updated products include L14, L15 and PL14, as well as new displays with the P40w label. If you are interested in these models, you can learn more on the Lenovo website.
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