Four years have passed since Lenovo’s first Yoga hybrid, and the company has recently launched a new line of ThinkPad X1 laptops with updated technology, such as OLED screen on Yoga hybrid, as well as the modern docks for X1 tablets, which were partly introduced to allow Lenovo to experiment with technological innovations. New items were launched prior to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
It seems like the company wishes to modify the set physical layout of PCw, as the new items have also been made thinner, boosted in performance and given a longer life span in terms of batter charge.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the one and only hybrid ever introduced, which comes with an extra Samsung organic light-emitting diode screen, providing crisper images than traditional Liquid Crystal Display.
OLED displays have previously been built into smartphones, tablets, TVs. This feature is valued for its extra-thin nature, low weight, large viewing angle, colour range and low power consumption.
Yoga laptops (including X1) have devices with an attached keyboard (you can flip it around to change your laptop into a tablet). The model has a weight of 1270 g. It comes with up to Intel i7 CPUs, 1 terabyte of drive space for storage and 16 gigabytes of DDR 3 RAM. A base model will be ready for delivery this month including a high-definition Liquid Crystal Display. The OLED version is to be accessible in April; however, we still do not know about the product’s cost just yet.
The 12-inch version is outstanding for its versatile docking function, ability to snap on a keyboard, projector, 3D camera module or an extended battery (which offers extra 5 hours to the item’s 10-hour batter life span).
The base model will include a display with 2160x 1440 pixels, Intel CPUs up to M7, up to 1 terabyte of storage, 16 gigabytes of Random-access memory, 2 (or 8)- megapixel cameras. This item does not come with a built-in organic light-emitting diode display.
On top of that, the company has also launched a more updated version called ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which is much quicker, thinner and lower in weight than the previous models. It is 8% slimmer than its ‘ancestor’ and weighs 1180g (10% decrease). The increase in its speed is due to Skylake CPUs, which are faster than the Broadwell chips in the previous version. You will be able to purchase this item next month (from £1050).
Some other characteristics of the new items are the following: USB Type-C ports, wireless Internet, additional Wireless Gigabit Alliance and a diversity of screen slots.
In addition, every X1 product has optional Long-Term Evolution- Advanced mobile connectivity. This is an extra update (in terms of speed) to the traditional Long-Term Evolution technology.