2014 is just getting starting and we already have one of the biggest tech events of the year getting underway. CES 2014 doesn’t officially start for another two days, but we’ve got press releases coming out and a big press day tomorrow. Lenovo just unveiled a handful of new devices, like the successor to the popular Lenovo X1 Carbon ultrabook and a new 8-inch tablet that looks like a winner already.
We’ve got 8 new Windows devices from Lenovo at CES. Ranging in size and function from tablets to ultrabooks to all-in-one’s. One of the most interesting devices announced that will especially appeal to the Windows Phone Central crowd is the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. This is an 8-inch tablet that’s aimed at “business” users. What that really means is that the ThinkPad 8 is packing some pretty impressive specs.
The ThinkPad 8 features an 8.3-inch display that packs an eye pleasing resolution of 1920 x 1200. It’s also running Windows 8.1 Pro, which means we’ve the latest Intel Atom quad-core processors in there so you’ll be able to run desktop applications. Speaking of desktop, there will be keyboard and docking options available for this little machine. Other specs include internal storage up to 128GB, a microUSB 3.0 port, LTE connectivity and more. It goes on sale in late-January and will be available starting at $399 in configure-to-order models or $429 at retailers. This is one device we can’t wait to check out in person this week.
Quickshot Cover for ThinkPad 8
The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is by far the one device announced by Lenovo that we’re most excited about. But there are also other models we’ll be checking out. There’s the next-generation X1 Carbon ultrabook that improves on the previous generation and promises up to 9 hours of battery life.
Lenovo’s MIIX 2 a few months ago. It’s the 8-inch tablet that a lot of you are enjoying. To give consumers more options, there are two new models of the MIIX 2 available – a 10-inch and 11-inch variant. Both models offer full HD resolutions at 1920 x 1200 a 10-point touchscreen display. You’re powered by an Intel Atom on the 10-inch version, while the 11-inch has an Intel Core i5 processor.
In addition to the above products, Lenovo also announced two new laptops aimed more at power users. The 14-inch Y40 and 15.6-inch Y50 have the specs to please those who like to live on the edge. For example, the Y50 can be decked out with an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 display. Yeah, we’re going to need to see that in person.
Bringing up the announcement from Lenovo are three computers for your desk. The Lenovo Horizon 2, A740, and C560 are all big, bad all-in-one’s running Windows 8.1. Normally not our thing, but if you’re interested let us know and we’ll definitely check them out for you.
So, out of everything announced from Lenovo so far what are you most excited about? The ThinkPad 8 right? Sound off below.
Source: Windows Blog
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