A week after announcing the ThinkPad X1 Extreme in India, Lenovo has launched a new line of ThinkPad X1 products as well as new display, audio and peripheral lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The new list of products includes the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen, ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen, ThinkVision P44w, ThinkPad ThunderboltTM 3 Dock Gen 2, Lenovo Pro Stereo USB Headset, Lenovo VOIP 360 Camera speaker, Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker, Lenovo Powered USB-C Hub and a Lenovo Commuter Backpack.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen
Weighing in at just 1.08 kgs, the 7th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon features a larger 14-inch display which fits inside a 14.95mm thin form factor. The notebook comes with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and can be upgraded to a 500-nit 4K Dolby Vision display with ThinkPad PrivacyGuard to protect the user’s screen from prying eyes.
The laptop comes with a Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System which consists of two top-firing tweeters and two down-firing woofers that offer a realistic and immersive sound experience. The included four far-field microphones also enhance conferencing collaboration experiences and with support for Cortana and Amazon Alexa, users will be able to use their system through voice commands. The machine also comes with LTE-A Wireless WAN and CAT 16 LTE support for high-speed data transfers.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available from June 2019, with an expected starting price of $17094 (approx. Rs12,04,000).
ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen
The fourth generation of the multi-mode ThinkPad X1 Yoga laptop is 11 percent thinner than its predecessor and weighs in at less than 1.35 kgs. The laptop comes with similar internals which includes the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and a maxed out 400-nit FHD display configuration but has a smaller footprint than Lenovo’s other offerings. The display now has narrower bezels all around and is housed inside an Iron Gray precision machined aluminium chassis for portability.
The convertible also features Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System, far-field mics, and the all-important battery life, and global LTE-A capability. The latest Yoga laptop now features support for all docking solutions, including ThinkPad Mechanical Dock and can be integrated with the ThinkPad Pen Pro for multi-mode pen input.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga will be available from June 2019, with an expected starting price of $19294 (approx. Rs 13,06,000).
The new ThinkVision P44w offers an ultra-wide 32:10 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3840×1200, thus giving a screen real-estate equivalent to two 24-inch 16:10 displays. The display is integrated with dual USB-C ports to allow two video inputs that can simultaneously transfer data, video and audio signals as well as provide up to 90W charging power. The device comes with a Picture-by-picture (PBP) mode that features a one-key enable and switch for dual sources offers new levels of multi-tasking capability.
The Lenovo display is equipped with a VESA Certified DisplayHDR™ 400 with 450nit peak brightness. The desktop monitor comes with a smart desktop management software that allows for multiple monitor configurations and display regions to be created.
The ThinkVision P44w will be available from April 2019, with an expected starting price of $12994 (approx. Rs 9,15,000).
2nd Gen ThinkPad ThunderboltTM 3 Dock
The Thunderbolt 3 dock comes with dual UHD display capability and multiple high-performance ports and also enables charging power for selected ThinkPad laptops up to 65W. The dock supports Ethernet network passthrough, Wake-on-LAN and PXE Boot to allow IT administrators to push system updates or full remote system recovery.
The ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 is available now at $319.994 (approx. Rs 22,550).
Lenovo VOIP 360 Camera speaker
The Lenovo VOIP 360 Camera speaker offers 360-degree video capability with four different display options which are enabled with split-view multi-user video meetings at the touch of a button. The inbuilt speaker also delivers acoustic echo cancellation and background noise suppression. The camera speaker is compatible with Skype, Jabber, Cisco Webex, Google Hangouts, and Tencent QQ.
The Lenovo VOIP 360 Camera Speaker will be available in March from $249.994 (approx. Rs 17,600).
Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker
The Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth speaker at just 11mm and offers audio through four speakers. The speaker will be functional for up to 8 hours and comes with quick charging technology that charges the device within 2 hours. The Bluetooth speaker offers simple touch controls for audio playback and VOIP and also features USB-C connectivity and IPX2 splash-proof water resistance.
The Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker will be available in April from $149.994 (approx. Rs 10,500).
The Lenovo Pro Stereo USB Headset, with noise cancelling microphone, turns any space into your personal conference room. It will be available in June from $149.994 (approx. Rs 10,500).
The Lenovo Powered USB-C Hub will take advantage of newer laptops’ USB-C ports to deliver power and multiple ports for external device expansion. Integrated cable management provides a neat, highly transportable solution. The Lenovo Powered USB-C Hub will be available in January from $79.994 (approx. Rs 5,600).
The Lenovo Commuter Backpack weighs less than two pounds and with a large 25-litre capacity, it has more than enough space for laptops up to 15.6-inch, cables, and accessories. With a durable water-repellent finish, it features a security pocket to protect high-value items and a clever high visibility panel that charges in sunlight and glows in the dark to better night-time travel security. The Commuter Backpack will be available in January.
Speaking about the latest launch, Lenovo Commercial Business Segment Senior VP and GM, Christian Teismann said “One of our core strategies is to use our extensive customer insight to develop new designs and offer a wider choice, as seen in our X1 line. For years, our customers have been asking for an all-aluminium ThinkPad and we’ve been studying metal materials to determine the right timing and the right process to deliver the quality that ThinkPad customers expect”.