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The new Lenovo ThinkCentre X1: You won't believe how slim it is

There are dozens of low and mid-range all-in-one PCs out there but Lenovo's new ThinkCentre X1 is anything but. Announced at CES 2016 out in Las Vegas, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was just a monitor. It's that slim.

It's part of the new look X1 family, Lenovo's highest-end Windows 10 products and it sits along side the laptop announcements as another serious option for someone looking for a powerful, yet still stylish and well built PC.

Inside that 11mm thin aluminum chassis you'll find a 23.8-inch 1920x1080 Full HD anti-glare display and up to a 6th-generation Skylake Intel Core i7 processor. This is paired with 16GB of 2333MHz DDR4 RAM and a variety of storage options. You can have a 500GB hard drive, up to a 1TB hybrid drive (SSHD), 512GB SSD or a 500GB SED/OPAL compliant self encrypting hard drive.

Facing you you'll find a 1080p-capable webcam and you're not wanting on ports with 5 x USB 3.0, an optional card reader, DisplayPort in & out combo port and LAN all present, a decent selection especially given the form factor.

The stand on the ThinkCentre X1 is also worth a mention, since it's not just a boring, functional item. As far as stands go it looks pretty nice and allows a tilt adjustment from -5 to +45 degrees for user comfort.

In terms of price you'll be looking at a starting point of $1029 and it'll be shipping beginning in March. For more from Lenovo be sure to follow our complete CES 2016 coverage.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

15 Comments
  • Theres your problem the cpu is doing double duty
  • It should be more than adequate to handle almost everything you can throw at it. I'm curious - is the cpu a full desktop or a ULV?
    I imagine most likely the latter.
  • That stand looks a bit too thin...
  • Wow!!!    Love it!!! I may just hold off on getting that iMac this year.   Windows All in One offerings have crap in 2015.   
  • Had me at anti glare....
  • Touch screen?
  • Why would you want a touchscreen on that?
  • So that I could do things by touching the screen?  Now that I'm used to touch on my laptop, I want it everywhere.  Not going to use it as much as on the laptop, no doubt, but still nice.
  • How close are you to your big PC screen that you can reach it with your arm? :P
  • I put my all in one pc on the floor and i sit cross legged in front of it like a child.  I like to use my fingers to draw on the screen, but sometimes my mommy says it's bedtime. 
  • windows hello compatible?
  • But not height adjustable?! What a bummer.
  • With Dell not updating their XPS All in One this looks like a serious option for me...
  • Ditto!  Dell's all in one lineup is terrible.  All have been fraught with major fan noise issues and dead on arrival problems.  Their screens also have a cheap plastic coating that makes it too glossy and seems cheap.  I hope dell comes out with some sort of premium infinity display type of all in one.  27 inch is also too big, as is their top of the line xps 27.  I hope they go quality instead of size.  As of now, this thinkcentre is my biggest hope for a 2016 all in one purchase.  The asus zen aio sucks.  Don;t even consider it.  
  • this is a desk pc - why should it be slim in a first place? you dont put it in your bag!