By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:13
The company has upgraded the ThinkPad series, has introduced a new gaming laptop series and more.
Lenovo has announced a plethora of products during the on-going Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The company has updated the ThinkPad X1 series along with the introduction of a new gaming series known as Lenovo Legion during the tech event. Apart from this, Lenovo has also introduced a new 2-in-1 tablet, Miix 720 with Active Pen 2.
ThinkPad X1 family
Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad X1 series during last year's CES and this year in 2017, the company has updated the family with the 2017 lineup of ThinkPad X1 Carbon (starting at $1,349), X1 Yoga (starting at $1,499) and X1 Tablet (starting at $949). To start with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon dons a similar look like its predecessor, but it is actually smaller with weighing just 2.5 pounds and packing a 14-inch IPS display into a new sleek 13-inch form factor. The laptop runs on the latest seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor and offers 15 hours of battery life. For the connectivity, the laptop comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports and HDMI port. As far as security is a concern, the X1 Carbon comes with an IR camera with facial recognition coupled with a fingerprint sensor to support Windows Hello log-in. The device will be available beginning February 2017 and comes with black and silver colour options.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes with a redesigned rechargeable pen and improved 'rise and fall' keyboard just like its predecessor. Individual keys sink in when the display is folded all the way backwards, making it easier to operate. The device comes with a 14-inch OLED screen which company's claims good colour reproductions and deep blacks. The laptop runs on Intel Core processors and offers a battery life of 10.5 hours for the OLED model, or 16 hours for the non-OLED variant.
Lastly, the ThinkPad X1 tablet, the device has unique modules that offer port expansion and up to 5 hours of additional battery life, and an integrated projector option making it easier to go from creation to presentation. However, rest of the specs are similar to the 2016 variant of X1 Tablet.
Lenovo Legion gaming laptops
Lenovo has introduced its new range of gaming laptops known as Lenovo Legion, which will take head-on-head competition with Asus' Republic of Gamers and Acer's Predator series. The company has launched two new laptops under this series dubbed as the Lenovo Legion Y720 and Lenovo Legion Y520 laptops. The devices come with NVIDIA graphics cards and Intel's 7th Gen Core i7 processors. They pack 16 GB DDR4 memory and Thunderbolt 3 port.
The Legion Y720 comes with a UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS anti-glare display coupled with Dolby Atoms, for an immersive sound experience. The company has added Optional RGB or red backlit keyboard for higher gaming accuracy in the dark. The optional integrated Xbox One Wireless receiver, which is able to support up to four controllers simultaneously.
Lenovo Legion Y720 will be available from April 2017 starting at $1,399.99 (Rs 95,708 approx). The Legion Y520 starts at $899.99 (Rs 61,526 approx), and will be available beginning February 2017.
Lenovo Miix 720
The company has also updated the Miix series with the addition of Miix 720 2-in-1 tablet. The device comes with a 12-inch QHD+ display, is powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Thunderbolt 3 port. The 2-in-1 comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe storage. For connectivity, the tablet supports one USB 3.1 Type-C port, one USB 3.0, and one USB 2.0 port.
Lenovo Miix 720 also comes with a detachable full-sized keyboard coupled with a new Lenovo Active Pen 2, which offers 4096 level of sensitivity. The device sports a 41 Wh, which the company claims can last up to up to 8 hours. The tablet also features an integrated infrared camera with Windows Hello facial recognition. Lastly, the 2-in-1 also comes equipped with 150-degree tablet kickstand which easily adjusts to your preferred viewing angle.
The Miix 720 (keyboard included) starts at $999.99, and will be available in two colour options Champagne Gold and Iron Gray beginning in April 2017. The Lenovo Active Pen 2 starts at $59.99, and will be available beginning in February 2017.