Lenovo Thinkpad X12Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad X12 Detachable at CES 2021.
  • The PC features a form factor similar to Microsoft's Surface Pro, but with specs far and above what Microsoft currently offers.
  • The ThinkPad X12 Detachable is expected to go on sale later in January starting at $1,149.

Lenovo is going all-out for CES 2021, announcing a slew of new laptops. Among the latest is the new Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable, a detachable PC that should appeal to anyone who is a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro form factor.

While the ThinkPad X12 Detachable certainly takes its cues from the Surface Pro, it sets itself apart with a range of specs that outclass Microsoft's offering. That includes Intel's latest 11th Gen processors with vPro, along with Intel Iris Xe graphics for added integrated graphics horsepower. Thunderbolt 4 ports are on board here as well, along with Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE support.

Category ThinkPad X12 Detachable (Gen 1)
OS Windows 10 Pro
Processor Up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR4x
Graphics Intel Iris Xe
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display 12.3 inches
FHD+
3:2 aspect ratio
400 nits, touch
Pen Lenovo Precision Pen
Tilt support
Ports Thunderbolt 4
USB-C 3.2
Nano SIM
3.5mm audio
Audio Dolby Premium
Dual array microphones
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
4G LTE
Bluetooth 5.1
Camera Front-facing 5MP
Rear-facing 8MP
Security IR camera
Fingerprint reader
Battery 42Wh
Dimensions 11.15 x 8.01 x 0.35 inches
(283.3mm x 203.5mm x 8.8mm)
Weight 1.67 pounds (760g)
2.42 pounds (1.1kg) with keyboard
Color Black

The ThinkPad X12 Detachable can be pulled away from its keyboard to be used in tablet mode, and it's compatible with the Lenovo Precision Pen or Lenovo Digital Pen for inking. The backlit keyboard also includes Lenovo's iconic red keyboard nub for those who are fans. An IR camera and fingerprint reader also ensure that you've got multiple options to keep your PC secure with Windows Hello.

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With a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 12.3-inch display, it's hard to ignore the similarities to the Surface Pro here. For those intrigued by the Surface Pro's design who want to go a little higher-end on specs, the Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable may be just what you're looking for.

Lenovo says the ThinkPad X12 Detachable is set to go on sale later in January starting at $1,149.