May 11, 2021

From convertibles to a detachable, Lenovo has a ThinkPad for everyone at CES

It also offered a new X1 Carbon laptop for those wanting a traditional experience.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium

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  • Lenovo has announced a slew of ThinkPad devices at CES 2021.
  • The devices span a variety of form factors too, including convertibles and a detachable.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 range is among the more premium families in the company’s computing portfolio, and the company has revealed a few upgraded ThinkPad experiences at CES 2021.

All newly announced devices sport Intel’s 11th generation Core processors (up to Core i7 vPro) with Iris X graphics. But leading the charge is the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, which Lenovo reckons is the thinnest ThinkPad yet at 11mm thickness. As the name suggests, the device is made out of titanium, and features a 13.5-inch display (2K, 3:2) with Dolby Vision HDR support.

What to know about Titanium Yoga?

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium 1

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True to the Yoga experience, you’re getting a two-in-one with a 360 degree hinge so you can go from laptop to tablet form factors. But the Titanium Yoga also packs solid core specs, including up to 16GB of RAM (although more would be great here), up to 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and 5G connectivity. Lenovo promises up to 10.9 hours of endurance via the 44.5Whr battery.

Otherwise, the Titanium Yoga packs an integrated fingerprint scanner, two Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports (no full-sized USB here), a 3.5mm port, two up-firing speakers, four far-field microphones, and disappointingly, an HD camera. 

Like the idea of a Yoga device but want something a little cheaper yet more capable? That’s where the sixth generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes in, starting at $1,569 when it goes on sale next month. The refreshed device offers a 14-inch display (16:10, up to 4K), up to 32GB of RAM, up to 2TB of SSD storage, and up to 15 hours of juice via a 57Whr battery.

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Other upgrades include two full-sized USB ports, an HDMI port (in addition to the 3.5mm port and two Thunderbolt 4 ports), NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Dolby Voice support, and a 65W charger for rapid charging. 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga will be available this month, with prices from $1,899. Meanwhile, the sixth generation Yoga will be available from next month, with prices starting from $1,569. So you’re basically paying extra for the design if you opt for the Titanium model.

ThinkPad X12 Detachable breaks cover

Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable

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One of the other notable announcements was an all-new detachable device in the Lenovo Thinkpad X12 Detachable. As the name implies, this is akin to the Surface line, giving you a 12.3-inch tablet on its own and a laptop experience when paired with the folio keyboard (complete with a built-in kickstand for the tablet).

Expect Gorilla Glass 5 for the FHD+ screen (IPS, 3:2), along with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage, and 9.98 hours of quoted juice via the 42Whr battery. Other specs worth noting include 65W charging, one Thunderbolt 4 port, one USB-C port (USB 3.2), a 3.5mm port, an 8MP rear camera, 5MP webcam, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, and 4G connectivity.

The ThinkPad X12 Detachable is available from this month and will set you back at least $1,149 for the base model.

Need a conventional laptop?

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9

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Lenovo also had something for those wanting a traditional laptop, as it announced the ninth generation Lenovo X1 Carbon notebook at CES 2021. The new laptop delivers some solid core specs, such as a 14-inch display (16:10, up to UHD+ HDR), a maximum of 32GB of RAM, up to 2TB SSD, up to 16 hours of juice via the 57Whr battery, and rapid charging via a 65W charger. 

In terms of I/O, the new Carbon laptop also brings two full-sized USB ports (USB 3.2), two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm port. Connectivity needs are met by Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, 5G connectivity via optional nano-SIM slot, and NFC. Other notable specs include an HD camera (disappointing), four far-field microphones with Dolby Voice support, and a fingerprint scanner.

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon hits the market next month and will be available from $1,429.