This is the week of the big CES 2017 show in Las Vegas. Expect lots of new hardware from lots of suppliers. Yesterday, we looked at Dell’s new 2-in-1 and ultraslim monitor Next up: Lenovo.
Lenovo is making a slew of announcements today. We’ll cover them for you tomorrow, once we’ve had a chance to digest it all.
For now, let’s look at how Lenovo late last week refreshed its ThinkPad line of notebook PCs. New features include support for 7th Gen Intel Core processors and Windows 10, a new case color (silver), a TouchPad said to be more consistent than its predecessors, USB Type-C ports, and infrared cameras for facial-recognition security.
In all, Lenovo unveiled 9 refreshed ThinkPad systems:
ThinkPad X270: A business-ready notebook powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processor and Windows 10 Pro, it weighs just 2.9 pounds with its 12.5-inch display. Shipments are set to begin in March, with retail prices starting at $909. Here’s a look at the ThinkPad X270:
ThinkPad Yoga 370: A 2-in-1 with a 360-degree hinge that lets its 13.3-inch display be viewed as a notebook, tablet or anything in between. Also running Windows 10 Pro and powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, it weighs in at just over 3 pounds. This device is set to ship in March for retail prices starting at $1,264. Here’s a look at the new ThinkPad Yoga 370:
ThinkPad 13: A business laptop that’s designed for user who, in Lenovo’s words, “just want the shortest, reliable route to getting the job done.” It runs Windows 10 Pro with power from a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, sports a 13.3-inch Full HD display, and weighs 3.2 pounds. Shipments are set to begin this month, with retail prices starting at $674.
ThinkPad T Series: These devices all run Windows 10 Pro and are powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors. Lenovo introduced 4 new models:
> The ThinkPad T470 is a notebook designed for tech-savvy business people who value the latest tech. It’s on the heavier side at nearly 3.5 pounds, though that includes a Full HD 14-inch display. This device is set to ship next month at a retail price of $914.
> The ThinkPad T470s is designed for highly mobile users; it weighs 2.9 pounds, measures 19 mm (0.75 inch) thin, and has a battery life of up to 10.5 hours. The display measures 14 inches. The T470s will ship next month and retail for $1,099.
> The ThinkPad T470p is designed for solutions-focused users who want good graphics, smooth processing and a durable design. With its 13.3-inch display, it weighs a solid 4 pounds. Shipments will begin in March, with retail prices starting at $1,049.
> The ThinkPad T570 is designed for users who don’t need the latest, greatest. It’s heavy for a notebook, at 4.5 pounds. But that includes a larger 15.6-inch display. Shipments begin in March with retail prices of $909 and up.
ThinkPad L Series: Thin and light, these notebooks are said to be designed for mainstream value. Lenovo introduced 2 new models:
> The ThinkPad L470, says Lenovo, is an “enterprise-worthy” business machine. It includes Intel Optane tech, designed to eliminate bottlenecks with fast storage memory. With its 14-inch display, it weighs nearly 4.25 pounds. Shipments will begin in March with retail prices from $779.
> The ThinkPad L570 is a large laptop with a 15.6-inch display, weighing in at 4.5 pounds. Two batteries are said to give “all-day performance” of up to 16 hours. The device also includes a fingerprint scanner. Shipments will begin in March with retail prices from $809.
In short, there’s no shortage of new ThinkPad options from Lenovo!