Although we're used to see Lenovo laptops marketed under the ThinkPad and IdeaPad brands, it looks as though the company is introducing a new ThinkBook S family. The notebooks were spotted in China at CITE 2019, and will may eventually be sold in the United States.
The new ThinkBook S family will be available in 13.3-inch (S540-13-IWL) or 14.1-inch (S540-14-IWL) display sizes. The notebooks will be available with Intel's 8th generation Whiskey Lake-U processors, with top-end configurations getting the Core i7-8565U. Up to 16GB of RAM can be configured along with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. If you're not content with the onboard Intel IGP, Lenovo provides an optional AMD Radeon 540X discrete GPU.
Both ThinkBook S laptops come equipped with a Full HD display, which is framed by relatively thin bezels along the sides and the top. There's a much larger bezel, however, below the display. Lenovo has mounted a 720p webcam into the top bezel, and it can be covered with an integrated privacy shutter if you're paranoid about someone spying you.
It's also reported that the 13- and 14-inch ThinkBook S laptops will weigh in at just under 3 pounds and 3.3 pounds respectively. Those are respectable figures for these notebooks, which have an aluminum unibody chassis design. Other features include Windows Hello support, three USB-A ports, a single USB-C port, HDMI-out and Harman Kardon-tuned speakers.
A couple of retailers have already listed the 13-inch ThinkBook S online, with a starting price of €963, or around $1,080. The launch date for Europe is listed as May 25th, but there's no word on when (or if) the laptops will arrive stateside.