Lenovo’s big updates to laptop and tablet lines

January 6th, 2016


New updates include faster speeds and thin devices

lenovo-yogaAt the CES show in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo has introduced new upgrades to its laptop and tablet lines, adding faster speeds, new accessories, and lighter weights for a number of its product lines, such as ThinkPad tablets, its YOGA laptop-tablet hybrid, and ideapad laptops.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a lightweight tablet, weighing only 2.8 lbs. It is also the world’s first convertible featuring an optional Samsung OLED display that reproduces beautifully rich colors and deeper blacks. With a patented Lift and Lock keyboard that retracts keys in tablet mode, X1 Yoga also features an active pen that is perfect for highlighting and writing notes directly on webpages using the Microsoft Edge browser. The pen is also housed and charged inside the system so it won’t get lost.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 14-inch business ultrabook notebook. Updates include more display options, increased memory and storage capacity, improved connectivity and a new lighter weight at 2.6 lbs.

YOGA 900S (pictured above) is a portable, convertible laptop that is noticeably lighter than previous models at 12.8 mm and 999 g with a new carbon fiber construction. The Windows 10 laptop features up to 10.5 hours of video playback and an optional pen for the touchscreen.

Additional updates to the company’s ideapad line of laptops, including speed and reduced weight, were also announced. Most products will be released between now and May.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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