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New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga, should drop 'very soon,' Lenovo says

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo teased that the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga are coming "very soon."
  • Both laptops have an option for PrivacyGuard displays and have enhanced keyboard layouts.
  • The X1 Carbon starts at $1,499, and the X1 Yoga starts at $1,599.

Lenovo announced some new hardware this week, including the ThinkPad P14s and P15s as well as the ThinkCentre M70, M80, and M90. In addition to announcing those new devices, Lenovo added a little tease regarding thing ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 and ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. Lenovo states that these two new laptops are "coming very soon." Lenovo also adds that the new T, X, and L series laptops are coming very soon, though we already knew those would arrive in Q2 2020.

"Very soon" doesn't add much clarity when it comes to a release date, but it's more specific than what we knew before. When Lenovo announced the refreshed laptops at CES 2020, the company only specified that the laptops would launch in 2020.

The refreshed ThinkPad laptops are powered by 10th Gen Intel processors and feature several privacy options. At CES 2020, Lenovo announced that the X1 Carbon starts at $1,499, and the X1 Yoga starts at $1,599.

Both laptops feature 4K Dolby Vision and support Dolby Atmos. They can each reach 500 nits of brightness, so they should be clearly visible in almost all settings.

Here's a more complete breakdown of the specs for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 that Lenovo shared at CES 2020:

CategoryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Display14-inch FHD LPS IPS (400 nit)
14-inch FHD IPS LP Touch (400nit)
14-inch FHD IPS ePrivacy AG (500 nit) Touch
14-inch WQHD IPS (300 nit)
14-inch HDR 400 LP UHD IPS (500 nit) 10 bit
Processor10th Gen Intel Core i5
10th Gen Intel Core i7
10th Gen Intel Core i5 vPro
10th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro (includes 6-core i7)
GraphicsIntegrated
MemoryLPDDR3 8GB
LPDDR3 16GB
StorageUp to 2TB PCIe SSD
WebcamHD+IR with ThinkShutter (supports Windows Hello)
SecurityTouch FPR, IR Camera
ThinkShutter RGB&IR
dTPM 2.0
WirelessWLAN 802.11 AX
NFC
LTE CAT9
LTE CAT16
Ports2 x USB3.1 (Gen1)
2x TBT3
HDMI 1.4
Audio
AudioDolby Atmos Speaker System
Battery51Whr
Weight1.09kg(2.4lbs)
Rapid chargeYes (with 65W AC)

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 has many similar specs:

CategoryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
Display14-inch FHD IPS (400 nit)
(AG Option) FHD ePrivacy AG (500 nit)
WQHD IPS (300 nit)
HDR400 UHD IPS (500nit)
Processor10th Gen Intel Core i5
10th Gen Intel Core i7
10th Gen Intel Core i5 vPro
10th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro (includes 6-core i7)
GraphicsIntegrated UHD
MemoryLPDDR3 8GB
LPDDR3 16GB
StorageUp to 2TB PCIe SSD
WebcamHD with privacy
HD+IR with privacy and
SecurityTouch FPR, IR Camera
ThinkShutter RGB&IR
dTPM 2.0
WirelessWLAN 802.11 AX
NFC
LTE CAT9
LTE CAT16
Ports2 x USB3.1 (Gen1)
2x TBT3
HDMI 1.4
Audio
AudioDolby Atmos Speaker System
Battery51Whr
Weight1.3kg(2.99lbs)
Rapid chargeYes (with 65W AC)
PenIntegrated and Optional ThinkPad Pens

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1 Comment
  • I am confused the 8th gen x1 carbon is out already, am I missing something?