The ThinkPad name is almost synonymous with rugged workhorses that you can hardly beat to death. Even with knocks, and falls, and bangs a ThinkPad laptop should still be able to send emails through the thick bush that is the Amazonian jungle in Brazil to Canary Wharf in London, England. Okay, that example was probably a little on the extreme side – especially when there is no internet connection.
That is the ThinkPad brand identity though. They produce rugged work PCs that is supposed to last you a lifetime. It is your productivity lifeblood. It is your go to workhorse.
For maximum portable productivity then there is the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 lines of devices. Super robust laptops designed for industrial use and abuse. But these workhorses are in a different class now.
For 2018 Lenovo launched their most versatile ThinkPad X1 range yet. Starting with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
As usual the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon fits the bill when it comes to productivity and portability. It still can tilt its screen at 180o so that you can share your work progress with your colleagues. It is also the world’s lightest 14-inch laptop which allows its user to carry it even longer, or forever (1.13kg).
The Lenovo ThinkPadX1 Carbon comes equipped with Intel’s latest and greatest 8th Generation Core i7 Processor paired with Intel’s very own UHD 620 graphics chip. That, alongside the 16GB RAM powers the laptop through any sort of work you might want to dump on it through the colour accurate 14-inch Full HD 1080p display.
Then there is the super flexible Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. The Windows 10 convertible laptop runs on, obviously, the latest and greatest of Intel’s 8th generation Core i7 processor for maximum attack. The brilliant 14-inch Full HD 1080p display is powered by none other than Intel’s own UHD 620 GPU. Those are paired to 16GB to make this an ultimate go-anywhere workhorse. Did we mention that it packs a ThinkPad Pen Pro that is hidden within its body?
Lastly there is the ultra-portable ThinkPad X1 Tablet. This 13-incher, though is on a smaller package, is no slouch when it comes to productivity. It still packs the full beans of Intel’s 8th generation Core i7 (up to) processor for that matter. That comes with the Intel UHD 620 graphics processor as well as 16GB for RAM for the best work experience possible.
The matter with tablets are always its storage. For the ThinkPad X1 Tablet though storage is abundant with up to 1TB of SSD storage. All that will last you about 9.5 hours which is technically your whole work day.
That GPU powers a 13-inch HDR ready 3K display that looks as good as any tablet can be. Productivity also should not be a problem with the included detachable keyboard cover that folds neatly away like it was never there. The tablet even comes with Lenovo’s Pen Pro for an added flexibility.
Below those range, Lenovo also revealed a whole slew of devices for the ThinkPad brand. There are the T and L series laptops and Yoga convertibles. There are also the Lenovo ThinkStation workstations; the P52c, P520, and P720.
All the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series comes with fingerprint sensor and an Infrared camera that detects your face. The IR camera is quite clever too, it locks your PC when you are not looking at it. In that sense, security is completely covered.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is available online or at any of the Lenovo Exclusive Stores you can find nationwide now with RRP of MYR7,999 (obviously check with your vendor for any sort of discounts or optionals). The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is also available online, if that is not your thing though you can visit any of Lenovo’s Exclusive Store to purchase it for MYR8,999 onward. The Lenvo ThinkPad X1 Tablet on the other hand has not been released in the market just yet. We are keeping our ears close to the ground however for its final arrival date and pricing. Colour options? Black and black and black apparently.
Source: Lenovo Malaysia
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