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Lenovo’s powerful ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga get sexier

Las Vegas, Nevada–Lenovo is announcing a ton of stuff at CES this week, among them the two refreshed models in their flagship notebook line.

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th-gen) and ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th-gen) are both thinner and lighter than their already thin and light predecessors.

The X1 Carbon weighs 1.08kg with a 14.95mm thickness and a carbon fiber weave finish on the cover. Powering this machine is an 8th-gen Intel Core processor coupled with up to 16GB RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage.


The X1 Carbon’s carbon fiber finish


It comes with a 14” display (with optional touch), Dolby Atmos-tuned speakers, an array of ports for your connectivity needs, and a 15-hour battery life along with RapidCharge technology that charges battery from 0 to 80 percent in just an hour.

Meanwhile, the X1 Yoga weighs 1.35kg with a 15.2mm thickness–11 percent thinner and 17 percent smaller footprint than its predecessor. The combination of the premium CNC aluminum chassis and 360° hinge means you can change from laptop to tablet to tent to stand mode without fear of breaking the laptop.

Like the X1 Carbon, the X1 Yoga is powered by up to 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processors, and  comes with up to 16GB RAM and up to 2TB SSD storage.

Both ThinkPad X1 laptops include a new 400-nit FHD display option with ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, which protects you and your data from prying eyes (say goodbye to shoulder surfing!). It even has a ThinkPad Privacy Alert feature that warns you if the person sitting beside you in the coffee shop is looking at your screen.


ThinkShutter feature


There’s also a nice, thoughtful feature called ThinkShutter, which is a tiny sliding cover that sits next to the webcam at the top of the device. Slide it when you want to make a video call, then slide it back again to shut the webcam.

Both devices will be available starting June 2019, with a starting price of $1,709 for the X1 Carbon and $1,929 for the X1 Yoga.

Words Katrina Rivere-Diga

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