Although they may rank lower on the totem pole, these are the first ThinkPad notebooks to gain access to Intel’s 8th generation Core Whiskey Lake processors (in top-configurations). The L390 is also available with Intel Celeron, Core i3 and Core vPro i5 processors. The L390 Yoga, however, isn’t even offered in Celeron configurations (which is probably for the better). Both are configurable with up to 32GB of DDR4 memory (via 2 DIMM slots). Up to 512GB PCI SSDs can be installed in the L390 and L390 Yoga.
Both notebooks feature a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touch display, but the L390 Yoga ups the stakes with a 360-degree hinge turning it into a 2-in-1 convertible. Given their lower positioning in the ThinkPad lineup, you won’t find discrete GPU solutions offered here; we instead have integrated Intel HD graphics.
On the connectivity front, both L-Series devices feature two USB 3.0 Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 ports, a single HDMI 1.4 port and a microSD reader. You’ll also find a mini RJ-45 jack for those that simply need to plug into a wired network. As for wireless solutions, the requisite 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections are standard along with NFC.
When it comes to the all-important aspect of weight, the L390 weighs in 3.2 pounds, while the L390 Yoga tips the scales at 3.44 pounds. The two devices are also MIL-SPEC rated for increased durability when out in the field.
Both the Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and ThinkPad L390 Yoga will be available to purchase later this month priced from $659 and $889 respectively.