For 2019, Lenovo has focused on refining the ThinkPad X1 series of laptops with the release of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen and ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen. The company also announced updated Lenovo Legion PCs, monitors and peripherals at CES.
ThinkPad X1 products
Highlights of the new ThinkPad X1 portfolio include:
- X1 Carbon 7th Gen and X1 Yoga 4th Gen are both thinner and lighter
- X1 Yoga 4th Gen now available in an all-aluminium chassis
- New display options, including a low power 400 nit FHD display with ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
- New Dolby Atmos Speaker System with four speakers and four far-field mics
- Latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors
- New Cat16 LTE-A option and enhanced WLAN and WWAN antenna design
- ThinkShutter now available on both HD and IR cameras
Additionally, the Lenovo portfolio expands today with a host of new visual and peripheral solutions and accessories, including a new ThinkVision 43.3-inch P44w that provides ultra-wide dual-display capability without bezels.
The 7th generation X1 Carbon will be available with a visible carbon fiber weave top cover. On the premium X1 Carbon model with a 4K Dolby Vision display, Lenovo has developed a top cover where the weave is evident to further highlight the use of carbon fiber in the construction of "the world’s lightest commercial 14” notebook."
Lenovo also recently announced its ThinkShield security solutions designed to protect your device, your identity, your data, and your online connectivity.
Both ThinkPad X1 laptops include a new 400 nit FHD display option that contains ThinkPad PrivacyGuard which protects the end users screen from prying eyes. ThinkPad Privacy Alert is a software feature that warns users if anyone is looking at their screen, and if so, it will automatically turn on Privacy Guard. ThinkShutter is now available on both IR and HD webcam models, and Lenovo has improved the speed and security of the Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader, which now includes Microsoft SecureBio support.
The 7th generation ThinkPad X1:
- 14.95mm thin and starting at 2.4 pounds (1.08kg).
- Features a Dolby Atmos Speaker System featuring two top-firing tweeters and two down-firing woofers.
- Four far-field microphones.
- Up to 15-hours, LTE-A Wireless WAN, CAT 16 LTE offering gigabit speeds where supported.
A selection of display options is available, including the stunning 500 nit, 10 bit, 4K Dolby Vision panel, or a new brighter 400 nit FHD display.
The 4th generation of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga multi-mode laptop is thinner and lighter with a smaller footprint thanks to narrower bezels and is constructed in a precision-machined aluminum chassis.
The keyboard, display options, Dolby Atmos Speaker System, far-field mics, and the battery life, and global LTE-A capability also come together in the X1 Yoga. The differences in this fourth-generation laptop go even further:
- Weighing less than 2.99 pounds (1.35kg), the X1 Yoga is 11% thinner than previous generation at 15.2mm
- Narrower bezels all around result in an overall 17% footprint reduction
- Reinforced precision machined aluminium chassis in “Iron Grey” color
- X1 Yoga now supports all docking solutions, including ThinkPad Mechanical Dock.
- Proven integrated ThinkPad Pen Pro continues to offer multi-mode pen input
The new ThinkVision P44w comes with a 43.4-inch display that offers an ultra-wide 32:10 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3840x1200, giving a screen real-estate equivalent to two 24-inch 16:10 displays. Dual integrated USB-C ports allow two video inputs that can simultaneously transfer data, video and audio signals as well as provide up to 90W charging power.
Other highlights include:
- Picture-by-picture (PBP) with one-key enable and switch for dual sources offers new levels of multi-tasking capability
- Smart desktop management software allows for multiple monitor configurations and display regions to be created
- Equipped with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports and advanced connectivity (2x HDMI 2.0 and 1 x DP 1.4) for those who like to do more
- VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 with 450nit peak brightness
Other accessories include:
- The new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 can create an easy to manage desk space in the office or at home. With dual UHD display capability and multiple high-performance ports, the Thunderbolt 3 dock will also provide charging power for selected ThinkPad laptops up to 65W. It also delivers Ethernet network passthrough and manageability supporting Wake-on-LAN and PXE Boot so that IT administrators can push through system updates or even full remote system recovery.
- The Lenovo Pro Stereo USB Headset, with noise cancelling microphone, turns any space into your personal conference room.
- The Lenovo VOIP 360 Camera speaker offers acoustic echo cancellation and background noise suppression, and 360-degree video capability with four different display options can enable split-view multi-user video meetings at the touch of a button. It is compatible with Skype, Jabber, Cisco Webex, Google Hangouts, and Tencent QQ. Lenovo is also working with Amazon on future certifications for Alexa and Chime.
- The Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker is very thin at just 11mm (0.43”) and delivers audio through four speakers for up to 8 hours. With quick charging (2 hours charge time) and simple touch controls for audio playback and VOIP, the ultraportable speaker also features USB-C connectivity and IPX2 splash-proof water resistance.
- The Lenovo Powered USB-C Hub will take advantage of newer laptops’ USB-C ports to deliver power and multiple ports for external device expansion. The Lenovo Commuter Backpack weighs less than two pounds and with a large 25 litre capacity, it has more than enough space for laptops up to 15.6-inch, cables, and accessories. It features a security pocket to protect high-value items and a clever high visibility panel that charges in sunlight and glows in the dark to better night-time travel security.
Availability and Pricing details:
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available from June 2019, with an expected starting price of $17094.
- ThinkPad X1 Yoga will be available from June 2019, with an expected starting price of $19294.
- ThinkVision P44w will be available from April 2019, with an expected starting price of $12994
- ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 is available now at $319.994.
- Lenovo Pro Stereo USB Headset will be available in June from $149.994.
- Lenovo VOIP 360 Camera Speaker will be available in March from $249.994.
- Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker will be available in April from $149.994
- Lenovo Powered USB-C Hub will be available in January from $79.994.
- Lenovo Commuter Backpack will be available in January, check www.lenovo.com for pricing.
Lenovo Legion Gets Performance Boost
Lenovo unveiled at CES the latest gaming additions to the Lenovo Legion line-up with:
- Savage new Lenovo Legion Y740 and Y540 Laptops
- Lenovo Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard and M500 RGB Gaming Mouse
- Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset and H300 Stereo Gaming Headset
- Lenovo Legion Y27gq Monitor and Y44w Monitor for ultra-fast, smooth and immersive gaming
- Upgraded Lenovo Legion T730 and T530 towers and C730 and C530 cubes to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs
This year, the Lenovo Legion laptops have been upgraded with up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, Intel Core processors and Windows 10 Home.
The top-of-the-line Lenovo Legion Y740 has what the most serious core gamer needs. The GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU is available on the 15-inch model, giving it more than enough power to run the latest action-filled titles. Its bigger 17-inch sibling supplies even more power with up to the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, upgraded from the last generation’s GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs.
Both sizes come with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, optional 32GB DDR4 2666Mhz memory, and 100 percent anti-ghosting CORSAIR iCue RGB backlit keyboard and system lighting with over 16 million color customization options. The Lenovo Legion Y740 also features Dolby Atmos Speaker System with Dolby Sound Radar.
The Lenovo Legion Y740’s optional 144Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) display has optional NVIDIA G-SYNC designed to eliminate that. It supports Dolby Vision and a brighter screen at up to 500 nits.
With up to a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU and Intel Core processors, the 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y540 also packs a hefty amount of power at a more accessible price point. It weighs only 2.3kg (5.1 lbs) for portability and gives you a white backlit keyboard offering under 1ms input response time. It also comes with Harman Kardon speakers and supports Dolby Atmos.
Both new laptops are outfitted with an upgraded battery over their predecessors, lasting up to six hours. They also feature the Lenovo Legion Coldfront dual fan thermal layout that keeps things nice and cool.
Lenovo Legion M500 RGB Gaming Mouse
The Legion M500 RGB gaming mouse features ergonomic textured grips, a Pixart PMW 3389 sensor featuring 16,000 dpi, 50g 400 IPS tracking precision and OMRON micro switches. It’s also totally customizable, with additional side buttons for any abilities you need to hit on a whim.
Lenovo Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard
Lenovo is introducing the Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard. Bringing a modern, minimalist design, this keyboard delivers the ultra-fast response time that can only be found in red switches and anti-ghosting with 104-key rollover.
Lenovo Legion H300 Stereo Gaming Headset and H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
The Lenovo Legion H300 Stereo Gaming Headset is made for the gamer who wants to play all day or all night while staying comfortable. It has an all-metal design and dynamic 50mm drivers.
Meanwhile, the Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset offers driverless 7.1 surround sound right out of the box.
Lenovo Legion Y27gq and Y44w Monitors
An ultra-wide 43.4-inch curved display with 3840 x 1200 resolution and a peak display brightness of 450 nits, the Lenovo Legion Y44w Monitor is made for gamers. This monitor supports a 144Hz refresh rate, it is equipped with VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 coupled with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 technology.
For the gamer who wants the latest technology, Lenovo has built a 27-inch Lenovo Legion Y27gq Monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology built in.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
- The 17-inch Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop will start at $1,979.99 and the 15-inch model will start at $1,749.99, both are expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and select retailers starting February 2019.
- The 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y540 Laptop will start at $929.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and select retailers starting May 2019.
- The Lenovo Legion M500 RGB Gaming Mouse will start at $59.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com starting April 2019.
- The Lenovo Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard will start at $99.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com starting April 2019.
- The Lenovo Legion H300 Stereo Gaming Headset will start at $59.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com starting April 2019.
- The Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset will start at $99.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com starting April 2019.
- The Lenovo Legion Y27gq Monitor will start at $999.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com starting April 2019.
- The Lenovo Legion Y44w Monitor will start at $1,199.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com starting April 2019.
- Pricing and availability of the Lenovo Legion T730, T530, C730 and C530 desktops with upgraded NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs will be shared later.