CES 2020: Lenovo updates its Think lineup for the office in a new decade

While Lenovo may be best identified for its Thinkpad laptop lineup, the company has been seeding a wider range of devices that include all-in-ones, displays, mice and more under the Think branding for years.

At CES 2020 this year, Lenovo has further refined some of its high-performance office productivity devices.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90a AIO

Starting at $1,099 Available: June 2020

Starting with the ThinkCentre M90a AIO which differentiates itself from other known AIOs (all in ones) such as Apple’s iMac by not only running Windows but emphasizing security and unique cable management for maximum I/O flexibility.

The M90a allows for a lot of customization with up to 10th generation Intel Core I7 processors, 32GB DDR4 Ram, AMD Radeon Graphics, 2TB HHD, and PrivacyGuard enabled FHD displays.

Other feature details of the M90a AIO include a ThinkShutter enabled HD + IR camera, Match on Chip Touch Fingerprint Reader, a 23.8 display, Mil-Spec design, and a ton of I/O that includes serial ports and 3-in-1 card reader.

Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme

Starting at $2,499 Available: April 2020

Somewhat surprisingly, the same year Lenovo offers an AIO for a little over $1,000, it’s also pitching a single desktop monitor for close to $2,500.

The ThinkVision CE is a 27-inch HDR1000 compatible display based on 1152 mini-LED zone. Lenovo claims the ThinkVision CE was designed for professional content creators by providing factory-calibrated color accuracy support of up to 99% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB and 100% BT.709 color gamut.

The I/O situation remains relatively simplistic with an HDMI 2.0, DP1.4, and USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 ports.

Perhaps the ThinkVision CE’s biggest selling point is its 24-inch FDH or 4K mini-LED HDR display choices that justifies the asking price of $2,500 in 2020?

Lenovo ThinkVision T34w-20 Monitor

Starting at $799 Available: March 2020

For those with a less discerning eye, Lenovo’s offering a more accessible monitor situation with the ThinkVision T34w-20. Aside from the questionable naming scheme, the T34w-20 will offer a curved display experience with 3400 x 1440 resolution and a single Type-C cable solution the provides 75W power, data, and video throughput.

Other relatively affordable Lenovo monitors debuting at CES this year include the ThinkVision P27h-20 which delivers the ideal balance of screen real estate for the price. Lenovo’s 27-inch 16:9 QHD (2560 x 1440) Anti Glare monitor will cost owners a sliver of its counterparts starting at $499 and is expected to be available worldwide later this year in March.

If $499 is still too steep of a price to comfortably decorate an open-office workspace with, Lenovo will also be shipping the $279 ThinkVision T24v-20 monitor alongside its other options.

For work dealing primarily with fonts and numbers, the ThinkVision T24v-20 might be the perfect balance of price and size at 23.8-inch and a resolution of 1920 x1080. Port selection on the T24v-20 is pretty standard with a VGA, HDMI, and DP1.2 connector options as well as a single USB-B 3.0 upstream and 4 USB-A 3.0 downstream areas.

Lenovo ThinkPoint Keyboard II

Starting at $99.99 Available: May 2020

Moving away further from the desktop and closer to the lap, Lenovo is offering the novel keyboard experience from its ThinkPad laptops in a new ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II Bluetooth 5 supporting keyboard. The keyboard is basically a detached version of the laptop keyboard in shape and functionality, equipped with Microsoft Swift Pair for Windows 10 support and even the renowned red nipple.

The TrackPoint Keyboard II also makes use of Type-C connectivity for charging that Lenovo claims up to 7 days of charge within only fifteen minutes of connection. On a full charge, users can see up to two months of battery life while navigating either Windows or Android operating systems and be simultaneously connected to two devices.

The keyboard uses the same scissor-switch design as the one on laptops as well as being tilt adjustable and spill-resistant.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 and X1 Yoga

Starting at $1,499 Available: Worldwide 2020

Once again, Lenovo presents its refreshed X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga lineup with refinements for 2020. In 2020, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be part of Intel’s Project Athena (ultrabook 2.0) program that’s focusing on battery life, responsiveness, instant wake, and Dolby audio and vision support.

The X1 (2020) can be configured with a 6-core i7 CPU as well as 16GB of memory and up to 2TB of PCIe storage. Other notable features include a quick charge of up to 80% on a 51Wh 10 battery. This year, the X1 Carbon sports an 81% screen to body ratio which is a bump from last year’s model and users can grab either an FHD LP IPS or WQHD IPS display.

On the more casual side, the Yoga Gen 5 offers most of the same set up with the exception of build materials swapping magnesium and carbon fiber for aluminum. As the name implies, the Yoga Gen 5 offers the patented 360-degree hinge on the display for multiple display modes and interactions.

We’ll know more about the devices as information filters out from CES this year and update accordingly.

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