Lenovo has new hardware to introduce and wants to score with two new special features:
The lightest ThinkPad of all time and the first foldable PC in the world. These are the two newest devices in the X1 series, the ThinkPad X1 Nano and the ThinkPad X1 Fold. The former weighs just 907 grams, is based on the Intel Evo platform and has 11th generation Intel processors.
The 13.2-inch 2K display offers a 16:10 aspect ratio, four speakers and four 360-degree microphones make up the audio package of the X1 Nano. It also supports Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi 6 and optionally 5G.
After five years of development, Lenovo has launched the Thinkpad X1 Fold, the first device in a completely new PC category. Basically, it is a space-saving, foldable tablet that, with a stylus, stand and Bluetooth keyboard, should be just as productive as a full-fledged notebook.
The Bluetooth keyboard can be transported and charged directly in the device, and handwritten notes should be possible with the enclosed stylus.
ThinkPad X1 Fold
According to the manufacturer, the Thinkpad with the flexible screen offers 5G mobile communications on request and has a screen diagonal of 13 inches in 4: 3 format when opened. The resolution is 2048 by 1536 pixels.
Lenovo has repeatedly shown prototypes of the device in recent months , and the hardware equipment – 11th generation Intel CPU, eight gigabytes of RAM, one terabyte of SSD storage – had also been known for some time. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro.
After the official presentation, the device can actually be ordered, but with a price of 2800 euros it will not be a mass phenomenon.
ThinkPad X1 Nano
With the Thinkpad X1 Nano, Lenovo has also announced an ultra-mobile notebook that weighs less than 1 kilo.
The 13-inch device with 2K resolution and Dolby Vision certification comes with a Core i7 CPU of the 11th generation including the new, drilled out onboard graphics Xe, and according to the manufacturer is the lightest Thinkpad of all time.
The device is available with Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux, according to Lenovo there are numerous biometric authentication options: voice and presence recognition as well as finger scanners.
A 5G modem is also available as an option. Lenovo did not want to reveal the price of the ultralight notebook yet.
ThinkBooks with Intel and AMD
In addition to the lightest Thinkpad of all time and the first folding display Thinkpad, Lenovo also presented some new representatives of its Thinkbook series on Tuesday, which is supposed to make business hardware accessible at low prices.
The new models cover diagonals from 13 to 15 inches and are optionally equipped with a Core-i CPU from Intel or a Ryzen processor from AMD. They will come onto the market in the coming months at prices starting at 650 euros.
The large 15-inch model has the option of a dedicated Geforce GTX 1650 TI graphics card and a practical earplug compartment for wireless in-ears. The 14-inch device is available in a yoga version with a 360-degree hinge and an input pen.