Lenovo has refreshed its lineup of ThinkPad X1 laptops and ThinkVision monitors ahead of CES 2023.
The most notable changes on the updated ThinkPad X1 laptops include improved displays and performance across the board, effectively making these lightweight laptops into little powerhouses.
On the design front, to the visible eye, the laptops haven’t experienced much of an overhaul. However, because Lenovo is heavily focusing on sustainability. the refreshed laptops have been built out of as many recycled materials as possible. Even the laptop’s packaging is made out of 100% bamboo and sugarcane fiber and is plastic-free.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11
The updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon weighs just 2.48lb yet it manages to pack in a 14-inch narrow bezel screen and it offers multiple powerful configuration options.
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 uses 90% recycled magnesium in its palm rest and 55% recycled aluminum on its bottom cover.
Lenovo didn’t give details about the processors in the device, but the company announced that users could configure their device with up to a 2.8K OLED display, 2TB Gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and 64GB LPDDR5 memory.
The device features Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Dolby Atmos audio with Dolby Voice and quad-array, 360-degree Microphones, a camera that can be configured up to FHD, and a 57 Whr battery.
Pricing for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 will start at $1729 and it will be available starting in April of 2023.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8
The flexible Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes in slightly heavier at 3lbs. It features the same configuration options as the X1 Carbon: up to 64GB LPDDR5 memory, 2TB Gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and Intel Iris Xe Graphics.
However, the 14-inch narrow bezel screen on the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can be configured up to a WQUXGA 4K OLED and has an AOFT Touch option.
Audio, security, and battery features on the device are the same as those on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Pricing for the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 will start at $1859 and it will be available starting in April of 2023.
ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is the smallest device in the refreshed ThinkPad X1 lineup. It weighs just 2.13 lbs and comes with a 13-inch narrow bezel screen that can be configured up to 2K, and it also has an AOFT Touch option.
The ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 uses 90% recycled magnesium hybrid in the palm rest and bottom cover.
It has the same configuration options as its counterparts: 16GB LPDDR5, up to 2TB Gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and Intel Iris Xe Graphics.
The device has the same audio and security features as the other devices in the lineup but has a 49.6 Whr battery.
Pricing for the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 will start at $1649 and it will be available starting in April of 2023.
ThinkVision P27pz-30 and P32pz-30 Mini LED Monitors
The ThinkVision P27pz-30 and P32pz-30 monitors, which come in 27-inch and 31.5-inch variants, are backlit by thousands of miniature LEDs, have 1,152 dimming zones, DisplayHDR1000-certification, and support DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB7 color standards. That means these monitors are designed for serious creative users.
Lenovo is also announcing “flicker-free” technology which improves eye protection, and ThinkColour software that allows users to manage the color features and display settings of the monitors.
The monitors come with a USB4 docking convenience feature that allows users to connect their monitor to any USB-C or Thunderbolt-compatible laptop, mobile phone, or tablet. The monitors supports up to 40Gbps of data and video transfer through a single USB4 cable and outputs up to 140W, which means the monitor can manage to charge even the most powerful laptops.
The monitors also feature a robust array of ports: three Type-C, four Type-A, two HDMI 2.1, Ethernet and DP ports.
The ThinkVision P32pz-30 will be available starting in August of 2023 for $1599.
ThinkVision T27hv-30, T24mv-30, and T24v-30 VoIP Monitors
Lenovo’s new ThinkVision VoIP Monitors are all about improving the virtual meeting experience. Consequentially, they come with a 5MP camera with an infrared lens, twin microphones that support environmental noise cancellation, two integrated 5W speakers, a headphone rest on the side of the monitor, and a slot on the base of the device to prop smartphones up.
The monitors also feature a dedicated button for Microsoft Teams that allows users to activate the app quickly. There’s also auto login with Windows Hello, sensors that monitor lighting and automatically adjust the screen brightness, and a “sitting” reminder that prompts the user when they have been sitting for too long.
Lenovo also clarified that the announced features would only be entirely available on the 27-inch QHD ThinkVision T27hv-30 monitor and 23.8-inch FHD ThinkVision T24mv-30. The other monitors will have fewer features in comparison.
Pricing for the ThinkVision VOIP T27hv-30 will start at $519 and the ThinkVision VOIP T24mv-30 will start at $399.
ThinkVision P49w-30 Monitor
For those who looking for an ultra wide display, the 49-inch ThinkVision P49w-30 monitor has an ultrawide double QHD panoramic display that features IPS Black technology, with sharper and more vibrant colors, and deeper blacks. I
ts eKVM and True Split features allow the ThinkVision P49w-30 to be used as a 2-in-1 device by enabling users to split the screen into two separate workspaces without needing extra cables.
The monitor also offers multiple ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a front-facing USB-C port with a 15W fast charging capability.
The ThinkVision P49w-30 will be available from June 2023 at a starting price of $1699.
Lenovo ThinkVision L27i-40 Monitor
Lenovo’s L27i-40 monitor features a 27-inch IPS display. It packs in twin integrated 3W speakers and an expanded 99% sRGB color gamut. The monitor also comes with two HDMI ports, Eyesafe blue light protection technology, and a convenient smartphone slot in the monitor’s base.
The Lenovo L27i-40 will start at $199 and will be available in Q3 of 2023.
Lenovo L24m-40 Monitor
Lenovo’s L24m-40 monitor features a 23.8-inch FHD display, Eyesafe blue light protection technology, and a 99% sRGB color gamut. It comes with two 3W speakers, multiple USB ports, and a Lenovo LC50 Monitor Webcam.
The Lenovo L24m-40 will start at $219 and will be available in Q3 of 2023.
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