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CES 2018: Lenovo introduces updated ThinkPad X1 models with 3K display, Dolby Vision HDR

At CES 2018 today, Lenovo revealed their new upcoming ThinkPad X1 models. The company is introducing innovations in displays, privacy, and connectivity to the X1 series in 2018, and is also giving users more touchscreen options. All of the devices are bloatware free, coming with Lenovo “Crystal” Windows 10 software pre-loaded. Here’s a look at the newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 models announced at CES 2018, all wrapped up in one post for your convenience.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen and ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen:

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, are the world’s first laptops to support Dolby Vision HDR. This means the display boasts 100 percent Adobe RGB color gamut and supports up to 500 NITS peak brightness.

Users of the devices can expect greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Other features on both the devices include the ThinkPad Shutter Camera (functions as a physical webcam cover,) 360-degree Far-Field Communication microphones, Wake on Voice function, and hands-free Amazon Alexa. Specs for both units are listed below.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen (January 2018, $1,709)

  • Available in Black and Silver
  • Processor Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory Up to 16GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Storage Up to 1TB SSD PCIe
  • Audio Dolby Premium Audio
  • Battery Up to 15 Hours
  • Display 14” HDR WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) (Multi-touch option avaialble)
  • Weight Starting at 2.49 lbs. (1.13 kg)
  • Dimension 12.7” x 8.54” x .62” (323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95mm)
  • Windows Hello with fingerprint reader and the new ThinkShutter mechanical camera
  • LTE-A Fibocom L850-GL
  • 2 x USB 3.0 2 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack 1 x 4-in-1 micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x HDMI 1 x docking connector (for native Ethernet) Integrated global mobile broadband LTE-A Fibocom L850-GL Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) AC Bluetooth 4.2

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen

ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen (January 2018, $1,899)

  • Available in Black and Silver
  • Processor Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory Up to 16GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Storage Up to 1TB SSD PCIe
  • Audio Dolby Premium Audio
  • Battery Up to 15 Hours
  • Display 14” HDR WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) Touch
  • Weight Starting at 3.08 lbs (1.4 kg)
  • Dimension 13.11” x 9.01” x .06” (333 x 229 x 17.05mm)
  • Windows Hello with fingerprint reader and the new ThinkShutter mechanical camera
  • Only convertible with integrated pen and Global LTE-A capability
  • 2 x USB 3.0 2 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack 1 x 4-in-1 micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x HDMI 1 X native Ethernet Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2), AC Bluetooth 4.2 Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A Fibocom L850-GL

ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen

ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3 (January 2018, $1,599)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen comes with Intel’s 8th Generation Core processors, a new vibrant 3K display with support for Lenovo Pen Pro (4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity) and the detachable ThinkPad Keyboard support. There’s also the legendary ThinkPad durability with Mil-Spec testing and robust security with an IR Camera and Fingerprint Reader in combination with Windows Hello. Specs are listed below.

  • Processor Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory Up to 16GB LPDDR3
  • Storage Up to 1TB SSD OPAL2 PCIe-NVMe M.2
  • Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
  • Battery Up to 9.5 Hours
  • Display 13” 3K (3000 x 2000) IPS w/ Gorilla Glass
  • Weight Starting at 1.9lbs (890g) / 2.79lbs (1.27kg) w/KYBD
  • Dimension 11.45” x 8.24” x .34” (304 x 226 x 8.9mm)
  • Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A (CAT6)
  • 2 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 1 x 4-in-1 micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack 1 x Nano SIM slot Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) 802.11 Bluetooth 4.2 Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A (CAT6) Sierra EM7455 or EM7430

ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3

Lenovo also announced the second generation of the ThinkVsion X1, bringing a full-screen and ultra-slim appearance in an elegant design. The display features 4K resolution and >99% sRGB color gamut, meaning users can enjoy the watching experience and Thunderbolt 3 interface. There’s also a “Motor camera” on board the display, which can be moved up and down with the push of a button. The ThinkVision X1 is set to go on sale alongside these X1 models for $799 in January 2018.

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Do these ThinkPad X1 models entice you?