Lenovo Announces World’s First OLED Laptop, and New Modular Tablet
Lenovo has just announced their ThinkPad X1 family of hardware that includes a new modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet, and a hybrid OLED laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.
“Lenovo’s customer-centric engineering focus enables us to design and build products where end-user needs come first,” Lenovo said in a press release. “The new X1 family demonstrates our relentless pursuit of innovation that elevates the products above the norm. Optimizing our products with unique features and for greater performance, better cloud access and class-leading security and durability will help customers use technology as their secret weapon.”
The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is launched to take on Microsoft’s Surface Book, and features a slew of modular attachments that add to the functionality of the device’s main functions. These peripherals include:
- The full size ThinkPad keyboard with the iconic TrackPoint having three adjustable typing angles
- The $149 Productivity Module that increases battery life up to 15 hours total
- The $279 Presenter Module that sports a pico projector and HDMI port
- The $149 3D Imaging Module with its rear-facing Intel RealSense camera
Further, ThinkPad X1 is the first Windows tablet with LTE Advanced connectivity. The device supports USB Type C and has options for an expandable 1TB HDD as well. The X1 Tablet will be available starting February for $899.
Next up is the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which is touted as the “world’s first convertible that features an OLED display.” The laptop is is incredibly thin at just 0.66 inches and light at only 2.8 pounds. Featuring a resolution of 2560 x 1440p, the X1 Yoga features an Intel Core i7 vPro and up to 16GB of RAM.
The new OLED laptop comes with a patented Lift and Lock keyboard that retracts keys in tablet mode. Additionally, X1 Yoga sports an active pen that is perfect for highlighting and writing notes directly on webpages using the Microsoft Edge browser. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga starts at $1,449, and is available in January.