Lenovo has introduced two new computers: its ultra-lightweight ThinkPad X1 Nano, which weighs just 1.99 lbs. and is the first ThinkPad to be based on the Intel Evo platform and powered by 11th Generation Intel Core processors, and the foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold.
The ThinkPad X1 Nano has a narrow bezel 13-inch 2K display with a 16″10 aspect ratio and comes equipped with four speakers and four 360-degree microphones to enhance the audio-visual capabilities. It supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi 6 and optional 5G connectivity.
It includes Thunderbold 4 for fast, single cable connection to power, monitors, storage and other external devices. It is also the first ThinkPad to feature an updated suite of AI and biometric ThinkShield security features, ranging from new voice recognition and human presence detection that enable zero touch login and device lock when the user walks away to the familiar Match on Chip Fingerprint Reader.
Get the X1 Nano pre-loaded with Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux OS and you can opt for a touch display. It is expected to be available in Q4 2020, with pricing starting at around US$1,399.
Available to order and shipping in a few weeks, the new ThinkPad X1 Fold features Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology and was designed as part of Intel’s Project Athena innovation program. Five years in the making, the foldable PC combines the functionality of a laptop computer with the portability of a smartphone or tablet. It includes optional 5G as well as ThinkShield security features.
It works with a variety of optional accessories, including a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard that can be stored and wirelessly charged inside the system; the Lenovo Mod Pen for taking notes, annotate or sign legal documents; and the Lenovo Easel Stand for easy portrait or landscape placement on a desk.
All Think branded products are loaded with an enterprise-specific version of Vantage, and this Fall, it’s receiving an upgrade. Commercial Vantage 1.2 is a client-side application designed for enterprise customers that makes it easy for end users to update their hardware settings and also offers controls specifically for IT admins charged with managing a fleet of devices for their company. With this version, the install size has been cut in half, and the interface has been simplified to so it’s easier to discover features quickly.
ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 10 is available to order now and will ship in a few weeks, with prices starting at $3,369 in Canada.