Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Lineup is Getting Revamped with Sleeker Designs and Faster Processor

January 6, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The iconic ThinkPad series will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and parent company Lenovo is celebrating it big by bringing a major overhaul to the venerable series.

As a part of the CES announcements, Lenovo has now revealed that ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop, ThinkPad X1 Tablet and ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 devices will be receiving a major update in terms of design as well as performance.

All the three devices have now been made slimmer and thinner than ever before, and Lenovo has also managed to cut down the weight of the devices considerably along the process. ThinkPad X1 has also got its battery capacity upped despite having its sizes trimmed down.


Along with the design upgrades, the three devices also now come with better power, thanks to the addition of Intel’s seven-generation Kaby Lake processors. The processor now offers better speed with the devices, and also offers better GPU integration. The latter also brings in support for 4K video.

There are also a few more hardware additions to ThinkPad X1. On the connectivity front, the ThinkPad X1 devices will now have LTE-Advanced Modems that will be provided by Qualcomm. This is a welcome addition considering the portability of the devices since cellular connectivity could ensure data connection even if there is no Wi-Fi available.

As with X1 Carbon, Lenovo has also reduced the bezels around the 14-inch display, putting it on direct rivalry with the latest XPS 2-in-1 from Dell. X1 Carbon will also have two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port, but there’s still no addition of USB Type-C port. The device will be arriving in the markets by next month.

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