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CES 2018: Lenovo upgrades mainstream ThinkPad X, T, and L series lineup

2017 was a busy year for Lenovo, and at CES 2018, the company is taking things a step further. Announced today before next week’s CES are the 2018 ThinkPad T, X and L Series models. These devices come complete with thinner and lighter designs, 8th Generation Intel processors, broader support of Facial Recognition for Windows Hello, Universal USB Type-C power adapters, and more. We’ve collected the day’s reveals into a single post, so here is what you need to know about these models.

ThinkPad X Series – Full Performance, Yoga Flexibility, Compact Design

The devices entering the X Series lineup in 2018 are built to work in the world’s most inhospitable places. Coming with rapid change technology, these devices can get up to 80% battery in 60 minutes, with the X280 offering up to 13 hours of battery, and the X380 13.6 hours of battery. The X380 Yoga also enhances end-user experience with Active Pen and secure access with an IR camera and Windows Hello.

ThinkPad X280 (January 2018, $999)

  • Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Up to 16GB DDR4 2133 MHz
  • Up to 1TB SSD
  • Up to 13 Hours Battery Life
  • 12.5” Up to FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touch
  • Weight Starting at 2.56 lbs. (1.16 kg)
  • Dimension mm: 307.7 x 209.8 x 17.4-17.8 / inches: 12.11” x 8.25” x .68-.70”
  • Match on Chip touch fingerprint reader, and infrared camera with facial recognition.
  • 1HDMI 1 x Native RJ45 with dongle 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2), AC Bluetooth 4.2

ThinkPad X280

Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga (Jannuary 2018, $1,459)

  • Up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 with vPro
  • Up to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel UHD 620
  • Up to 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz
  • Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Up to 13.6* hours battery, 51 Wh, integrated with RapidCharge
  • 13.3″ FHD IPS touch, 300nit
  • Weight 1.4 kg / 3.08 lbs
  • Dimension mm: 313.5 x 222.2 x 18.2 / inches: 12.3 x 8.75 x 0.70
  • Match on Chip touch fingerprint reader and IR Camera for facial recognition
  • 1 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 3.0 (always on) 1 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 1 x 4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x HDMI 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.2

ThinkPad X380 Yoga

 

ThinkPad T Series – Perfected Corporate Workhorse

Thinkpad T Series devices come with the powerful 8th generation Intel Core processors, as well as an IR camera, fingerprint reader, and ThinkShutter Camera Privacy to protect valuable user data. You can also expect extended battery options for up to 27 hours of battery life.

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (January 2018, $980)

  • Up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 with vPro
  • Up to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel UHD 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5
  • 32GB 2DIMM 2400MHz DDR4
  • 256GB OPAL2 / SSD; 1TB OPAL2 M.2 SSD; up to 1TB HDD
  • Up to 14.5 hours battery with dual battery (24wh+24wh)
  • 14″ HD TN, FHD IPS touch (on cell), FHD IPS non-touch, WQHD IPS
  • Display 14″ HD TN, FHD IPS touch (on cell), FHD IPS non-touch, WQHD IPS
  • Weight Starting at 1.58 kg / 3.49 lbs
  • Elevated built in security features like Windows Hello with fingerprint reader ThinkShutter mechanical shutter
  • 1 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 1 x USB-C 2 x USB 3.0 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack 1 x 4-in-1 SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x HDMI RJ45 Smart card reader 1 x Nano SIM Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) AC Bluetooth 4.2 Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A

ThinkPad X380 Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (January 2018, $1,269)

  • Up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 with vPro
  • Up to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5
  • Up to 24GB DDR4 2400 MHz
  • Up to 1TB SSD PCIe SSD
  • Battery Up to 13.5 hours*, integrated 57Wh
  • 14″ FHD IPS, FHD IPS touch, WQHD IPS
  • Weight 1.32 kg / 2.90 lbs .
  • Dimension mm: 331 x 226.8 x 18.45 / inches: 13.03 x 8.92 x 0.72
  • Fingerprint reader, Windows Hello with IR Camera, and the ThinkShutter mechanical shutter
  • 1 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 1 x USB-C 2 x USB 3.0 1 x 4-in-1 Micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack 1 x HDMI RJ45 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) AC Bluetooth 4.1 Integrated Global Mobile Broadband PTE-A (CAT9) Sierra Wireless EM7565 with Qualcomm Snapdragon

Lenovo ThinkPad T480s

Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (January 2018 $1,079)

  • Up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 with vPro
  • Up to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5
  • 32GB 2DIMM 2400MHz DDR4
  • Up to 2TB HDD; or 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Battery Up to 27 hours with dual battery (32Wh + 72Wh)
  • Weight 1.97 kg / 4.34 lbs
  • Dimension mm: 365.8 x 252.8 x 19.95-20.2 inches: 14.40 x 9.95 x 0.785-0.788
  • 15″ FHD IPS, FHD IPS touch, UHD IPS
  • 1 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 1 x USB-C 2 x USB 3.0 1 x HDMI 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack 1 x 4-in-1 Micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) AC Bluetooth 4.2 Up to Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A

Lenovo ThinkPad T580

ThinkPad L Series – Versatile Business Machines, Exceptional Value

Finally, there is the ThinkPad L Series, which come in new 13-inch form factors, as well as in redesigned thinner and lighter 14 and 15-inch options. The models carry optional multi-touch displays, a complete docking solution, and powerful 8th Gen Intel processors.

Lenovo ThinkPad L380 (January 2018, $609)

  • Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS Up to Windows 10 Pro
  • Graphics Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 2400 MHz 2 DIMM
  • Storage Up to 512GB PCIe M.2. SSD
  • Battery Up to 12 hours, 45 Wh RapidCharge (Type-C 65W adapter)
  • Display 13.3” IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) antiglare touch
  • Weight 1.46kg / 3.22 lbs.
  • Dimension mm: 322 x 224.2 x 18.8 / inches: 12.67 x 8.82 x 0.74
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type – C 2 x USB 3.0 HDMI 1.4 Up to Intel Dual Band AC 8265 2×2 AC + Bluetooth NFC optional USB 3.0 dock; Type-C dock

ThinkPad L380

Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga (January 2018, $1,049)

  • Processor Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS Up to Windows 10 Pro
  • Graphics Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 2400 MHz 2 DIMM
  • Storage Up to 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Battery Up to 12 hours, 45W RapidCharge (Type-C 65W adapter)
  • Display 13.3” IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) touch antiglare
  • World Facing Camera
  • Weight Starting at 1.56kg / 3.44 lbs.
  • Dimension mm: 322 x 224.2 x 18.8 / inches: 12.67 x 8.82 x 0.74
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-C 3 x USB 3.0 HDMI 1.4 Up to Intel Dual Band AC 8265 2×2 AC + Bluetooth NFC NFC Optional USB 3.0 dock; Type-C dock

ThinkPad L380

Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (January 2018, $779)

  • Up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 with vPro
  • OS Up to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Graphics Intel UHD 620 or AMD Radeon 530
  • Memory Up to 32GB; 2 DIMM DDR4 2400Mhz
  • Storage Up to 512GB PCIe SSD / Up to 1TB HDD
  • Battery Up to 12 hours/ 45 Wh with RapidCharge
  • Display 14″ HD TN, FHD IPS, FHD IPS touch
  • Weight Starting at 1.68 kg / 3.7 lbs
  • Dimension mm: 335 x 235 x 22.5 / inches: 13.18 x 9.25 x .885
  • 2 x USB-C 2 x USB 3.0 1 x 4-in-1 Micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x HDMI 1.4 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack RJ45 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) AC Bluetooth 4.2 Up to integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A

Lenovo ThinkPad L480

Lenovo ThinkPad L580 (January 2018, $769)

  • Up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 with vPro
  • OS Up to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Graphics Intel UHD 620 or AMD Radeon 530
  • Memory Up to 32GB; 2 DIMM DDR4 2400Mhz
  • Storage Up to 512GB PCIe SSD /Up to 2TB HDD
  • Battery Up to 11 hours/ 45 Wh with RapidCharge
  • Display 15″ HD TN, FHD IPS
  • Weight Starting at 2.0 kg / 4.46 lbs
  • Dimension mm: 376.5 x 254.5 x 22.95 / inches: 14.82 x 10.01 x 0.90
  • 2 x USB-C 2 x USB 3.0 1 x VGA 1 x HDMI 1.4 1 x 4-in-1 Micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) 1 x headphone and microphone combo jack RJ45 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) AC Bluetooth 4.2 Up to integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A

Lenovo ThinkPad L580

Lenovo also announced new ThinkVision Displays, with new designs. The ThinkVision X24 (January 2018, $249) is an ultra-thin monitor at just 4mm thin with narrow (1.1mm) bezels, and the ThinkVision P32u (March 2018 at $1349) is a UHD 4K display with multi-color space capability. Finally, the company mentioned an updated ThinkPad Docking Station, which brings a fresh approach to traditional docking design thanks to a one-touch slide-to-connect mechanism. The station can accommodate most 12, 14, and 15-inch ThinkPads, and will be priced at $199 for the 90W model, Pro 135W at $249 and Ultra 135W at $299.

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Which of these ThinkPads entice you the most?