Lenovo Intros New ‘X1’ Product Family With Infrared Webcams, Long Battery Life, LTE-A Support

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At CES, Lenovo announced its latest X1-branded products, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, and ThinkPad X1 Tablet, as well as the new Miix 720 detachable notebook.

Lenovo seems to want to keep an open mind going into 2017 about the devices consumers would like to use. It has already created a range of different types of notebooks to cater to different users and has some of the most popular notebook brands, such as the high-end ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the Yoga tablet.

The company said it will continue to focus on this range of devices, while also working on new types of devices such as VR headsets or smart home devices.

“Our approach to innovation is to ensure we’re constantly evolving and understanding how technology is infused within every individual, business and home,” said Gianfranco Lanci, president and chief operating officer, Lenovo. “We’re dedicated to understanding our customers and will never stop creating better experiences, whether PCs for work, play or gaming, next generation AR/VR innovation or within the smarter home,” he added.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo claimed the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is “the lightest 14-inch business notebook,” weighing just 2.5 pounds (1.13 kg). Despite its thinness and low weight, the company claimed that the notebook can reach up to 15 hours of battery life. The display will come with either a 1080p or a 1440p resolution, the latter which may offer somewhat lower battery life.

Some of of Carbon’s more unique features this year include support for LTE-A, as well as WiGig wireless technology. It also comes with three Thunderbolt ports, a fingerprint reader that’s powered by a dedicated biometric chip, as well as a new face recognition infrared camera for Windows Hello seamless authentication.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will ship in February starting at a price of $1,349.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro (64 bit)
ProcessorUp to Intel Core 7th gen (Kaby Lake)
Display-14” WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) 300 nits
-14” FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) 300 nits
Storage-128GB SSD SATA
-180GB SSD Intel SATA
-256GB SSD Intel PCIe TLC OPAL2
-256GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
-512GB SSD Intel PCIe TLC OPAL2
-512GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
-1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2
MemoryUp to 16GB 1,866MHz LPDDR3
AudioDolby Audio Premium
WebcamHD 720p, IR camera option
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 620
BatteryUp to 15.5 hours
SecuritydTPM 2.0
Touch fingerprint reader option
Windows Hello
I/O Ports2 x Intel Thunderbolt 3, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI,
native RJ45, microSD, microSIM
Wireless Connectivity-Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
-Bluetooth 4.2
-WiGig
-Qualcomm X7 LTE-A EM7430/EM7455
Dimensions
323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95mm /
12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
WeightStarting at 2.49lbs / 1.12kg
ColorsBlack, Silver

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