Lenovo updates ThinkPad lineup with 16:10 screens and more


Today, Lenovo portended a broad overhaul of its ThinkPad laptop lineup, led by the popular X13 and X13 Yoga.

Lenovo has totaled many features previously seen in its X1 Nano model to various other laptops across the ThinkPad make. Among those is a continuing shift to 16:10 displays, which most productivity purchasers will greatly appreciate compared to the more media-focused 16:9 viewpoint ratio found in recent prior models.

There’s also human-presence detection; the laptops use a radar sensor to learn of when you’re sitting down in front of them, and they wake up description. And of course, like so many similar laptops in this day and age, you can get these gangs with fingerprint readers built into the power buttons now.

As for specs, CPU options for the X13 and X13 Yoga count Tiger Lake (11th Gen) Intel Core chips with uncompulsory vPro, plus AMD Ryzen 5000 options. A big focus of this energize is bridging the previously existing gap in features between the Intel and AMD configurations, now that advantage is particularly high in AMD’s processors. We’re not 100 percent to parity, but we’re closer than to come.

The X13 and X13 Yoga have 13.3-inch displays at either 1920×1200 or 2560×1600, When all is said, the redesign includes wider touchpads, Wi-Fi 6E, and in the X13 only, optional sub-6 5G assistance.

Lenovo also overhauled the T-series lineup. The new T-series laptops silence have 16:9 displays, though that admittedly makes a bit more detect for laptops that offer 4K Dolby Vision display configurations, distinct graphics, and other specs and features oriented around media consumption.

The T14 and T14s make 14-inch displays, and the 15 has a 15.6-inch display. CPU options present oneself 11th-Gen Core i7 CPUs (also with vPro options) or, alternatively, AMD Ryzen 5000 Pro. Intel renditions of various new Thinkpad laptops have an “i” after the name—as in, Lenovo ThinkPad T14 i. The AMD interpretations don’t.

Across the T series lineup, you’ll find Wi-Fi 6 or 6E, 4G and 5G configurations, and FullHD webcams—admitting that many features are optional or not default when you configure the devices. Here are the starting values and availability dates for each of the T and X series laptops:

Model Availability Starting charge
ThinkPad T14s i March 2021 $1,499
ThinkPad T14s May 2021 $1,279
ThinkPad T14 i March 2021 $1,379
ThinkPad T14 May 2021 $1,159
ThinkPad T15 Step 2021 $1,379
ThinkPad X13 Yoga April 2021 $1,379
ThinkPad X13 i March 2021 $1,299
ThinkPad X13 May 2021 $1,139

Other updated works include the L14, L15, and PL14s, as well as a new monitor carrying the P40w label. If you’re interested in those styles, you can learn more at Lenovo’s website.

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