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Lenovo updates ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga with 10th Gen Intel CPUs

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced refreshes to its ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga today.
  • Both laptops now come with Intel's 10th Gen Core CPUs.
  • The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga are expected to launch in September starting at $1,479 and $1,609, respectively.

Lenovo debuted refreshes to its ThinkPad line today, taking advantage of Intel's new 10th Gen "Comet Lake" processors with updates to the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Both laptops keep the same design that's already on the market, but these new 10th Gen chips should add a significant boost in power.

You'll be able to pick up the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga with a range of 10th Gen Intel Core processors, covering the Core i5 up to the six-core Core i7. According to Intel, these new processors come with up to "double-digit performance gains" over the previous generation. There's also built-in Thunderbolt 3 support and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) on board.

Here's a rundown of the full specs on both laptops:

CategoryLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10
Display14 inches
1080p, 4K HDR400
Up to 500 nits w/ Dolby Vision
14 inches
1080p, WQHD, 4K HDR400
Up to 500 nits w/ Dolby Vision
Processor10th Gen (Comet Lake) Intel Core i5/i7 (available with 6-core i7)10th Gen (Comet Lake) Intel Core i5/i7 (available with 6-core i7)
GraphicsIntel UHDIntel UHD
Memory8GB / 16GB LPDDR38GB / 16GB LPDDR3
StorageUp to 2TB PCIe SSDUp to 2TB PCIe SSD
Front CameraHD + IR w/ThinkShutterHD + IR w/ThinkShutter
SecurityWindows Hello, IR camera, fingerprint reader, dTPM 2.0Windows Hello, IR camera, fingerprint reader, dTPM 2.0
ConnectivityWLAN, LTE CAT9 & 16, NFC, Wi-Fi 6 (select models)WLAN, LTE CAT9 & 16, NFC
Ports2 x USB3.1 (Gen1), 2x Thunderbolt 3, Audio, HDMI 1.42 x USB3.1 (Gen1), 2x Thunderbolt 3, Audio, HDMI 1.4
AudioDolby Atmos speaker systemDolby Atmos speaker system
Battery51Wh (up to 18.5 hours)51Wh (up to 18.5 hours)
Water ResistanceIPXX
Dimensions323mm x 217mm x 14.95 mm323mm x 218mm x 15.5mm
Weight2.4 lb (1.09kg)2.99 lb (1.3kg)
ColorsBlack, Black w/ Carbon Fiber top coverIron Gray

In addition to the X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon, Lenovo launched the ThinkPad T490 and X390. Both laptops have been updated with 10th Gen Intel processors as well, but remain the same otherwise.

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are expected to launch in September starting at $1,479 and $1,609, respectively. The ThinkPad T490 and X390 are expected to launch in October starting at $1,129 and $1,019, respectively.

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