Lenovo Launches Mainstream ThinkPad T, X And L Series With 8th Gen Intel Core Muscle And Webcam Shutters
Before we get into specifics, we should note that all of these new ThinkPad products can be had with up to 8th generation Intel Core processors (Kaby Lake Refresh), incorporate USB-C connectivity and power, "broad support" for Windows Hello facial recognition, and ThinkShutter mechanical webcam covers for enhanced security.
The ThinkPad X Series includes both the X280 and the X380 Yoga. The ThinkPad X280 is now 20 percent lighter than its predecessor, weighing in a svelte 2.6 pounds while also being 15 percent thinner (coming in at 17.4mm thick). The ThinkPad X280 has a 12.5-inch touch display with a Full HD resolution and up to a Core i7 processor. It can be configured with up to 16GB of DDR4-2133 memory, up to a 1TB SSD and can last up to 13 hours on a charge. Speaking of the battery, Lenovo says that RapidCharge technology allows the battery to recover 80 percent of its capacity in just 60 minutes.
The ThinkPad X380 Yoga convertible gains Active Pen support along with a Window Hello camera compared to its predecessor. It features up to a Core i7 with vPro processor, up to 16GB DDR4-2400 memory, up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD and a 13.3-inch FHD display. The 3.06-pound machine come with a 51 WHr RapidCharge-enabled battery that lasts up to 13.6 hours per charge.
Both laptops will be available this month, with the ThinkPad X280 and ThinkPad X380 Yoga starting from $999 and $1,499 respectively.
Also on tap are the ThinkPad T480, T480s and T580. All three machines can be equipped with up to a Core i7 with vPro processor, and can be had with discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. Both the ThinkPad T480 and ThinkPad T480s feature 14-inch displays that can be optioned with a WQHD resolution, but the former is the beefier device of the two. It weighs 3.49 pounds and can be equipped with SSDs or HDDs, and supports up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory. The ThinkPad T480s, on the other hand, weighs just 2.9 pounds, can only be configured with PCIe SSDs (up to 1TB) and supports up to 24GB of DDR4-2400 memory. The ThinkPad T580 is the beast of the family, supporting Core i7 with vPro processors and comes with a 15.6-inch display with up to UHD resolution. The machine supports 32GB of memory, HDD and SSD storage, and can last up to 27 hours with a dual battery (32 WHr + 72WHr) configuration.
The ThinkPad T480, ThinkPad T480s and ThinkPad T580 will all be available in January priced from $989, $1,269 and $1,059 respectively.
Rounding out the notebook family is the new ThinkPad L series. Members of the family include the ThinkPad L380 with Mil-Spec durability, up to 32GB of memory support, a 13.3-inch FHD display, and 12-hour battery life. The ThinkPad L380 Yoga takes on the convertible form-factor while retaining the functionality of its L380 sibling. The L480 ups the ante with AMD Radeon 530 graphics and support for SSDs and HDDs, along with a 14-inch FHD display and 12.5-hour battery life. The ThinkPad L580 matches the ThinkPad L480's specs, but brings in a larger 15-inch FHD display and 11-hour battery life.
The ThinkPad L380, ThinkPad L380 Yoga and ThinkPad L480 and ThinkPad L580 will be available for order this month priced at $609, $1,049, $779 and $769 respectively.
Rounding out this new ThinkPad family are the ThinkVision X24 and ThinkVision P32u monitors. The former has a 24-inch FHD display that measures just 4mm thick and has 1.1mm thick bezels. The latter counters with 32 inches of screen real estate, UHD 4K resolution and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The ThinkVision X24 and ThinkVision P32u are priced at $249 (January availability) and $1,349 (March availability) respectively.