Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga, Tablet Strut Intel 8th Gen Muscle, Killer HDR Displays And Amazon Alexa

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
If you're a regular reader of HotHardware (which we're sure you are), then you know that we've long been fans of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 family of products. Over the years, the family has grown to include the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet. All three product lines are seeing updates at CES 2018, which keep them in lock-step with the with the latest advancements in the computing industry. 
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First up is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which is now entering its 6th generation. The notebook can be equipped with up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors and up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. Integrated UHD Graphics 620 will handle your graphics needs, while up to a 1TB PCIe SSD can be configured to store of all your media.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon old vs new display side angle
Previous generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon (L) versus the new 8th generation model (R) With HDR Display

Dominating the laptop is a 14-inch WQHD IPS HDR display with a screen resolution of 2560x1440. We have to keep in mind that despite the relatively spacious display, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon only weighs 2.49 pounds and is rated for up to 15 hours of battery life; that's pretty impressive in our book. Other features include two USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 4-in-1 microSDXC reader, HDMI, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and integrated LTE-A.

thinkpad x1 yoga

Next up is the 3rd generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which also adopts 8th generation Intel Core processors (up to a Core i7). The ThinkPad X1 Yoga largely mirrors the hardware specifications of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, but features a convertible form-factor. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is also slightly heavier at 3.08 pounds, but still retains the 15-hour battery life rating.

Also on tap is the 3rd generation X1 Tablet, which -- surprise -- is available with 8th generation Core i7 processors. Like its aforementioned siblings, it is configurable with 16GB of memory and up to a 1TB SSD, but it is easily accessible due to its 13-inch tablet form-factor. The display clocks in with a resolution of 3000x2000 and is covered in Gorilla Glass. The unit itself weight 1.9 pounds, which swells to 2.79 pounds with the hardware keyboard attachment. Battery life for the workhorse tablet is rated at up to 9.5 hours.

It should be noted that all of the notebooks include ThinkShutter, which provide a physical cover for the webcam to enhance security, USB Type-C charging support, universal docking, and brand-new far-field microphones that give hands-free access to Amazon Alexa.

ThinkVision X1

Rounding out the X1 family is the 2nd generation ThinkVision X1, which is a 27-inch UHD (3840x2160) display. The IPS display has a brightness rating of 350 cd/m2, 178-degree viewing angles, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut. On the connectivity front, the ThinkVision X1 supports HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, X1 Tablet and ThinkVision X1 will all be available later this month priced from $1,709, $1,889, $1,599 and $799 respectively.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)