Lenovo Gets a Head-Start on CES With Four New ThinkPad X1 Devices

ThinkPad X1 Tablet

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When you’re Lenovo, you go big or go home. And the company’s already gone through all of the trouble of setting up shop in Las Vegas, so it might as well announce a whole bunch of products, right? The Chinese computer maker is actually getting a jump on just about everyone else, with several updates to its well-loved ThinkPad X1 line four days before CES is officially scheduled to kick off (not that we’re keeping track, or anything).

The centerpiece of the big refresh is the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The Windows convertible weighs in at an ultralight 2.4-pounds and sports the company’s signature full-size keyboard.

What’s really cool here is the device’s modularity, adding functionality to the tablet with clip-on accessories, including a battery pack that bumps life up to 15 total hours, a Presenter module that brings a pico projector and HDMI port, and a the novel 3D Imaging module, which brings a rear-facing RealSense 3D camera.

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is almost as light, weighing in at 2.8 pounds and measuring 0.66 inches thick. The tablet features a stylus-like pen for making highlights and taking notes that is stored and charged inside the device. Users can also upgrade the convertible with an optional Samsung OLED display for improved visuals.

Targeted at more business-minded users, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 14-inch ultrabook that weighs in a 2.6 pounds. Along with the rest of the aforementioned devices, the Carbon offers up to 1TB of storage and option 4G LTE connectivity.

Oh, and there’s also a all-in-one. The ThinkCentre X1 AIO sports a 27-inch display on a thin frame and a number of options, including a USB C port the company hopes you’ll use to connect up to the new ThinkPad X1 Tablet you also buy.

The Tablet and Carbon arrive in February, starting at $899 and $1,299, respectively. The Yoga, meanwhile, is arriving later this much, starting at $1,449. Those looking to add the all-in-one to their desktop will have to wait for March. That one starts at $1,049.

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