Lenovo updates their ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga for 2020

They also have new Think-branded monitors, and a high-performance all-in-one

ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2020)

Today at CES 2020, Lenovo announced a slew of new Think-branded devices across different categories. That includes the ThinkCentre M90A All-in-one, along with new additions to their ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, as well as a handful of new ThinkVision monitors including the 1000-nit ThinkVision Creator Extreme and the ThinkVision T34w-20 curved monitor.

ThinkCentre M90a All-in-one
ThinkCentre M90a All-in-one

Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre M90a is a high-performance all-in-one designed with desktop security in mind. It offers a 23.8-inch FHD display that comes with IR sensing Blur Screen Software, which automatically blurs the screen when the user turns away, and it offers a Face ID solution for added data protection and information security. The M90a also offers optional display features such as PrivacyGuard, which protects sensitive information, and PrivacyAlert, which warns users when there may be someone behind them who may be attempting to spy. The display’s camera is equipped ThinkShutter that blocks the lens when not in use to ensure privacy. It is also an IR Camera that can provide facial recognition biometric login through Windows Hello.

The M90a is powered by the 10th Generation Intel Core i7 vPro processors and up to 32GB DDR4 of RAM. It’s also supported by an AMD Radeon Graphics card and offers a variety of storage options up to 2TB HDD or 1TB SSD. Other features include a Dolby Atmos speaker system, a hidden cable management system, a fingerprint reader, USB protection, and a Kensington lock slot.

ThinkCentre M90a AIO is expected to be available from June 2020, starting at $1099.

ThinkPad X1 Gen 8 (2020 model)

Lenovo’s next-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga, unsurprisingly, have both retained their classic ThinkPad aesthetics but they have been updated mostly under the hood.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen and X1 Yoga 14” both house a 14″ FHD, 4K Dolby Vision supported display, and are powered by 10th Generation Intel processors. In true ThinkPad fashion, both have been MIL-SPEC tested to ensure durability. The X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are also fitted with a Dolby Atmos speaker system and offer a variety of ports and docking options. The classic ThinkPad keyboard has been updated with a new unified communications function row buttons for instant Voice-over-IP access.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2020)

The X1 Carbon previous generation was part of Intel’s Project Athena innovation program and Lenovo continues this with its newest model. The company’s intention is to “ensure this remastered ThinkPad X1 Carbon is also part of the program standards for PC experience targets and hardware specification for excellent responsiveness, battery life, and instant wake.”

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Both laptops are of course fitted with added security features. Not only are these secured-core PCs, Lenovo’s security solutions portfolio, ThinkShield, will also be accessible for both laptops to help safeguard against cybercriminals.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is expected to be available in 2020, starting at $1,499. ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 is expected to be available in 2020, starting at $1,599.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is expected to be available in 2020, starting at $1,499. ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 is expected to be available in 2020, starting at $1,599.ThinkVision P27h-20 monitor

Lenovo also released four new ThinkVision monitors to further enhance user experience. First of the monitors is the ThinkVision P27h-20. It’s a 27-inch QHD monitor with a near-edgeless border on all sides. It provides almost double the clarity of an FHD display and also has Smart Power for reliable connection via USB Type-C.

ThinkVision T24v-20

The ThinkVision T24v-20 is a monitor with smarter innovative features. The 23.8-inch display houses a Full-HD IR camera that supports facial recognition login via Windows Hello and carries the ThinkShutter camera cover for added privacy. It’s also fitted with dual-microphones and integrated stereo speakers for ease and clarity of communication between users. ThinkVision T24v-20 is expected to be available from April 2020, starting at $264.

ThinkVision Creator Extreme

Lenovo also thought of creating a monitor specifically for creative professionals. The ThinkVision Creator Extreme is a 27-inch 4K UHD monitor designed for users who are involved in creative fields such as editing videos and films. With support for multiple High Dynamic Range formats, creators are able to explore, create and fine-tune with ease. The monitor offers a variety of ports for connectivity including USB TYPE-C. The Creator Extreme monitor also has a feature called Smart Power that regulates and monitors power delivery to ensure secure device connectivity. The ThinkVision Creator Extreme is expected to be available from April 2020, starting at $2,499. ThinkVision P27h-20 is expected to be available from March 2020, starting at $499.

ThinkVision T34-20 curved monitor

Lastly, for a more immersive experience, users can opt for the ThinkVision T34-20 curved monitor. It’s a 34-inch display with a resolution of 3440×1440. Multi-tasking is made easier with the added screen real estate available. It’s near-edgeless on three sides and provides a one-cable solution to deliver power, data, and video via a USB Type-C connection with Smart Power. The ThinkVision T34w-20 is expected to be available from March 2020, starting at $799.


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