The ThinkPad line is full of workhorses, and Lenovo's most persistent customers like it that way. But even a workhorse can wear something fancy coat. This is the case with the latest high-end ThinkPads, the latest updates to the CES X1 Carbon flagship and X1
ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th generation)
The new 7th generation aesthetics of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon touches mean that the part finally looks like the cover, usually a soft-touch plastic or similar surface now the carbon fiber of the underlying ultralight frame. It's subtle – almost too subtle to see in the photo below. However, Lenovo representatives say that the Carbon brand is better suited to what customers expect from similar applications in sports cars and high-end bicycles.
The carbon fiber makes it surprisingly easy for a 14-inch machine at under 2.5 pounds. Nevertheless, Lenovo managed to add options for fingerprint authentication, CAT-16 LTE Wireless, and a rechargeable battery specified for 15 hours in normal use. (As always, you take that estimate with a grain of salt.) The screen, often a low point on the ThinkPad line, looks brilliant: the screen we tried had a 4K panel with 500 nits of brightness. Users who do not need this sharpness can opt for a 1080p screen with a new, energy-efficient 400-nit mode.
Lenovo is particularly proud of the new speakers integrated into the keyboard deck, which are certified for Dolby Atmos and the packing of tweeters and packs. Woofers Although they are by no means booming, they are a significant improvement in terms of clarity and clarity Reach over last year's version. The PrivacyGuard feature detects prying eyes with the webcam and alerts the user to people who might be able to access their TPS reports. If you are worried about remote espionage, a hardware shutter cover will be taken from the older design. And of course it comes with the latest core processors from the 8th generation from Intel.
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available in June and will cost $ 1709.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Generation)  The ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which is in its fourth version, has been significantly redesigned: a full aluminum alloy case is used. This allows Lenovo to improve all of its dimensions, and in conjunction with the ultra-thin bezels, it is now one of the smallest 14-inch laptops. It's strange to see that the normally useful brand is packed in something so fashionable, but the sleek body looks great with the classic keyboard and design elements.
Yoga is just under three pounds and justifies this being higher price with the convertible form factor and integrated stylus. The new version is also compatible with all Lenovo ThinkPad docks and provides a simple mechanical connection to a larger workstation. The X1 Yoga can also be configured with an LTE radio and includes the camera shutter and the PrivacyGuard function. It starts in June for $ 1929.