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:
|Category||Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon||Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Windows 10|
1080p, 4K HDR400
Up to 500 nits w/ Dolby Vision
1080p, WQHD, 4K HDR400
Up to 500 nits w/ Dolby Vision
|Processor||10th 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)|
|Graphics||Intel UHD||Intel UHD|
|Memory||8GB / 16GB LPDDR3||8GB / 16GB LPDDR3|
|Storage||Up to 2TB PCIe SSD||Up to 2TB PCIe SSD|
|Front Camera||HD + IR w/ThinkShutter||HD + IR w/ThinkShutter|
|Security||Windows Hello, IR camera, fingerprint reader, dTPM 2.0||Windows Hello, IR camera, fingerprint reader, dTPM 2.0|
|Connectivity||WLAN, LTE CAT9 & 16, NFC, Wi-Fi 6 (select models)||WLAN, LTE CAT9 & 16, NFC|
|Ports||2 x USB3.1 (Gen1), 2x Thunderbolt 3, Audio, HDMI 1.4||2 x USB3.1 (Gen1), 2x Thunderbolt 3, Audio, HDMI 1.4|
|Audio||Dolby Atmos speaker system||Dolby Atmos speaker system|
|Battery||51Wh (up to 18.5 hours)||51Wh (up to 18.5 hours)|
|Water Resistance||IPXX||Row 12 - Cell 2|
|Dimensions||323mm x 217mm x 14.95 mm||323mm x 218mm x 15.5mm|
|Weight||2.4 lb (1.09kg)||2.99 lb (1.3kg)|
|Colors||Black, Black w/ Carbon Fiber top cover||Iron 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.
Power on the go
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a solid business laptop with plenty of power to get things done. The forthcoming 10th Gen Intel Core processors will ratchet that power up even further
If you need a bit more flexibility while you're on the road, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga packs its own wallop, particularly with Intel's 10th Gen Core processors on the horizon.
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