In the first of an expected long list of product releases, the world’s No. 2 PC manufacturer on Thursday unveiled the first of the new and enhanced product lines that it will unveil at CES with its 2018 ThinkPad portfolio.
In addition to new monitors and a docking station, the ThinkPad lineup offers a mix of Yoga tablets, detachables, the latest Intel 8th generation chips, as well as thinner designs and longer battery life.
But there’s more from Lenovo, which operates one of its two global headquarters in Morrisville.
“Notably, every single one of these laptops will use USB Type-C power adapters and a new physical webcam cover that Lenovo is deeming ‘ThinkShutter,'” reports Laptop Mag. “The latter of these will likely save thousands of users from putting tape or stickers over their webcams.”
Here’s a look:
ThinkPad X Series – “Full Performance, Yoga Flexibility and Compact Design”
- Mil-Spec tested for durability, the ThinkPad X series can work in some of the world’s most inhospitable places
- Rapid Charge delivers 80 percent battery in 60 minutes with X280 offering up to 16.6 hours1 and X380 Yoga offering up to 13.6 hours of battery life1
- X280 is 20 percent lighter (2.5 pounds) and 15 percent thinner (17.4mm) compared to its predecessor
- X380 Yoga enhances end-user experience with Active Pen and secure access made easy with IR camera and Windows Hello.
- ThinkPad X280 starts at $999 (USD), X380 Yoga starts at $1,459, both available from January 20182
ThinkPad T Series – “Corporate Workhorse”
- Performance is boosted with powerful 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
- Class-leading security with IR camera, fingerprint reader and ThinkShutter Camera Privacy to protect valuable user data.
- Optional discrete graphics power premium displays up to UHD on ThinkPad T580
- Extraordinary longevity with extended battery options delivering up to 27 hours of battery life1.
- ThinkPad T480s, at just 2.9 pounds is one of the lightest business laptops in its category
- ThinkPad T480 starts at $989, T480s starts at $1,269 and T580 starts at $1,079, all available starting January 20182.
- New 13-inch form factors and redesigned thinner and lighter 14 and 15-inch laptops offer customers greater choice
- Optional multi-touch displays, complete docking solutions and powerful 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors offer great performance and exceptional value
- ThinkPad L580 can also offer new discrete AMD graphics
- Available from February 2018, ThinkPad L380 Yoga starts at $549, L380 starts at $449, L480 starts at $779 and L580 starts at $7692.
Lenovo Tablet 10 – “Compact, Tough and Secure Detachable”
- New detachable powered by Intel® Celeron® N Series processors designed to benefit vertical applications such as healthcare and retail
- Featuring fingerprint reader and discrete Trusted Platform Module for business-class protection
- Integrated rechargeable pen, up to 9 hours of battery life1 and Wireless WAN enhance the detachable users’ experience
- Lenovo Tablet 10 will be available from January 2018, starting price will be available shortly.
ThinkPad Docking Station – “Ubiquitous docking solutions”
- Fresh approach to traditional docking design with one-touch slide-to-connect mechanism
- Designed to accommodate most 12, 14 and 15-inch ThinkPad laptops3
- Provides complete connectivity options and keylock security for physical asset protection
- ThinkPad Docking Station will be available from January in three different models. Basic 90W at $199, Pro 135W at $249 and Ultra 135W at $2992
ThinkVision X24 and P32u – Premium Monitors
- ThinkVision X24 is an ultra-thin monitor at just 4mm thin with narrow (1.1mm) bezels
- Full HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) display provides a wide viewing angle and 96 percent sRGB color gamut
- ThinkVision P32u is a UHD 4K display with multi-color space capability
- The 32-inch near-edgeless monitor features Thunderbolt 3 In and Out ports for daisy-chain capability
- User comfort is maximized with a flexible stand that offers lift, tilt, swivel and pivot
- ThinkVision X24 will be available from January 2018 at $2492
- ThinkVision P32u will be available from March 2018 at $1,3492