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Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad business oriented laptop line is punctuated by a couple of stand-out models, but perhaps none as striking, at least for a ThinkPad, as the ThinkPad X1 series. In its current lineup, Lenovo offers two models specifically that command attention perhaps more than others, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga that we recently revisited--with its 360-degree hinge and sweet OLED display--and the new 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon that we'll be looking at here today. Though the 5th gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon may share a similar design signature and materials as the previous generation, Lenovo's 2017 version has been almost completely re-designed. Lenovo made some tough, smart decisions here... Read more...
We have already shown you a number of Lenovo’s latest products, which were announced over the last few days, during the lead-up to the Consumer Electronics Show -- you can find all of our CES 2017 coverage right here.  We have since, however, had a chance to get up close and personal with the machines and have some hands-on video to share with you all. While touring Lenovo’s suites adjacent to the convention center, we were able to get our hands on the new Legion Y-Series gaming notebooks, an upcoming wireless multimedia keyboard, all of the new ThinkPads slated for 2017 – including the hot, thin-bezeled ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo’s Smart Home Assistants, and a prototype Virtual Reality... Read more...
CES hasn’t even arrived yet, but Lenovo has already unleashed a truckload of new computing products to satisfy business users (and regular consumers that prefer higher-end machines). The company has announced a total of eight new ThinkPad models and two new ThinkVision displays along with two ThinkPad Docks.ThinkPad Yoga 370 So, let’s get right to it, shall we? First up is the $1,149 ThinkPad Yoga 370, which is a new 2-in-1 convertible with a familiar 360-degree hinge and the Lift ‘n’ Lock keyboard, which protects the keys when used in tablet mode. At the center of the Yoga 370 is a 13.3-inch 1920x1080 display with an anti-reflective coating. Powering the 18mm thick, 3-pound convertible are Kaby... Read more...
Lenovo has done a remarkable job of classing up its business notebooks without sacrificing the features and build-quality that make the ThinkPad line so popular with road warriors. It recently updated its ThinkPad X1 Yoga with an excellent 2560x1440 OLED panel, for example, making it even more attractive to executives. But the company hasn’t forgotten users who dig more utilitarian builds, and don't need the latest bells and whistles. The ThinkPad X260 is all about functionality, portability, and quality. It is a no-nonsense road warrior. At about $765, the ThinkPad X260 has the lowest starting price of any laptop in Lenovo’s ThinkPad X ultrabook series. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts at $1,142... Read more...
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga marks a marriage between two of Lenovo's premium notebook lines: the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad Yoga. The X1 Carbon line was introduced in 2012, bringing a largely carbon-fiber filled construction to decrease weight and increase durability compared to their previous X1 ultrabooks, while still maintaining the classic ThinkPad design established way back by IBM. The ThinkPad Yoga line, introduced a year later in 2013, consists of smaller 11 and 13 inch 2-in-1 form factors with a reinforced hinge capable of folding beyond 180 degrees into tent, stand or even tablet modes. Larger Yoga models are now available as well.  Unlike the X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad Yoga maintained... Read more...
We covered a lot of miles at CES 2016 this year, our fitness trackers often chirping "success" rather early in the day, but we saw a lot of people and a lot of tech gear in our travels. Some of it was hot - damn hot - some of it, not so much. There were some recurring themes this year, as with every year at CES it seems. The hot topics and trends this year were autonomous cars, virtual reality, more thin and light computing and of course more powerful gaming gear. Every Tech Web publication has its own short list of the best products showcased at CES 2016. We're going to run down our top 10 products we saw on display at the show, in no order of importance or preference. However, we will group... Read more...
As we covered earlier today, Lenovo has completely revamped their ThinkPad product lines for business and professional types, with not only the latest in platform technologies from Intel and others, like Skylake mobile CPUs and PCIe SSDs, but also some solid design updates and key feature additions. More and more, ThinkPad notebooks from Lenovo are taking on design cues and features that were brought to market with the advent of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The new 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon is now both thinner and lighter at just 2.6 pounds, with Intel Skylake on board and an NVMe PCI Express SSD offering up gobs of bandwidth. However, what could be apple of our eye, no pun intended, is the... Read more...
Although the Consumer Electronics Show hasn’t officially started just yet, many exhibitors are already setup and demoing their latest wares at various locations away from the convention center. Our first stop today was at Lenovo’s suite, where the company was showing off a wide array of products, from mainstream, thin and light notebooks to powerful, multi-GPU powered gaming systems. We’ve got a few of Lenovo’s product announcements already posted if you’d like some additional reading and will have a companion hands on video going up shortly featuring Lenovo’s new business-class Thinkpads, including the hot new Thinkpad Carbon X1 Yoga with OLED display. Here... Read more...
Lenovo is reTHINKing its product lineup for 2016 and from the looks of things, elite business users are going to be in for a real treat with a whole family of devices ranging from tablets to ultra-portables to thin desktop clients. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has always been one of our favorite ultraportable laptops, and today it just got a little bit more desirable. Lenovo bills the ThinkPad X1 Carbon as the “world’s lightest 14-inch business ultrabook,” and we’re not going to argue with its avowal. The ultrabook is now both thinner and lighter, coming at just 0.65mm thick and weighing in at a respectable 2.6 pounds. There’s upgraded hardware under the hood as well,... Read more...
Lenovo is the world’s number one PC maker, and the Chinese OEM plans on keeping that honor for years to come. In an effort to stay ahead of the competition and respond to ever-changing customer tastes, Lenovo has announced a sweeping revamp of numerous products across its ideapad and YOGA product lines, all of which come preloaded with Windows 10 (or the older Windows 7 if you prefer). First up is a new addition to Lenovo’s expansive convertible family: the ideapad MIIX 700. This device features a spacious 12-inch display along with Intel’s newly announced, Skylake-based Core m7 processors. The 2-in-1 convertible features Lenovo’s jewel-like dual watchband hinges, which allows the device to easily... Read more...
Lenovo is beefing up its reliable ThinkPad E Series notebooks with a late summer/early fall refresh. The ThinkPad E Series is aimed at the bread and butter of the business notebook sector and is available in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch form-factors. This time around, Lenovo has four base configurations for the E-Series, with the E460 (14-inch) and E560 (15.6-inch) models both featuring Intel power. Base configurations start with a Celeron 3855U processor, but businesses that have enough coin can spring for a speedy Core i7 6500U processor. There are also numerous graphics options to appease every budget from Intel HD Graphics to an AMD Radeon R5 M330 with 2GB of memory to a Radeon R7 M370 with... Read more...
This is a good year for creative professionals that are constantly on the go. After watching the corporate world trot around with thin and light notebooks that sport bleeding-edge hardware and touchscreens, the content creation and workstation set is finally getting to enjoy features in their notebooks that many others take for granted. Lenovo in particular has pumped up its workstation line with a slick ultrabook that is loaded for bear. Lenovo even heeded the complaints of some critics and reviewers (including ours) about the workstation line’s touchpad and gave it a complete overhaul on both the W550s and beefier W541 model. The W550s is designed to be light and portable while featuring... Read more...
The ThinkPad brand has been around for a long time; the first model was introduced by IBM way back in 1992 and its Lenovo offspring are still being produced to this day. And although technological advances over the past two decades have lead to ThinkPads that are lighter, much faster, and highly more cable than any model in the early 1990s could have ever imagined, there’s still a clear visual link between yesteryear and today with regards to design cues. But more could be done to further strengthen the link to the past, and as a result, Lenovo is seriously toying with the idea of making a “unique” model that would incorporate some of the strong ThinkPad language that has been erased in... Read more...
The ThinkPad name has a storied history in the notebook sector. Originally developed under the helm of IBM, and passed on to Lenovo roughly a decade ago, ThinkPad notebooks are still considering some of the best in the business. Lenovo’s latest 2015 edition of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception; the 13-inch class notebook is a strong performer and boasts excellent battery life thanks to its new Intel Broadwell processor architecture. With a base price of $1,299, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon carries with it a bit of a premium compared to other machines in its class, but it was still enough to earn our HotHardware “Recommended” label. To see our hands-on video review of the X1 Carbon, look out below:... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been through a few revisions now and it's easy to see why the product sells so well and why Lenovo continues to invest in the model lineage.  The ThinkPad X1 Carbon combines the sleek profile of a mainstream ultrabook with the durability and utility of Lenovo's classic ThinkPad line of business-class notebooks. With arguably some of the best notebook keyboard and trackpad setups in the market, the ThinkPad line is built for road warriors and demanding professionals first, but the X1 Carbon straddles the line with light-weight composite carbon fiber construction and squeaks in at .73 inches thick and just hair over 3 pounds for touch-enabled models. Lenovo... Read more...
Lenovo had a rough go of it over the past few weeks. First, news broke that Lenovo had installed Superfish (widely regarded as adware) on some of its notebooks. As public outcry mounted, Lenovo offered a public apology and provided customers with instructions for removing Superfish. But all the negative publicity isn’t Lenovo’s only headache now: someone claiming to be a customer affected by the software has filed a lawsuit against Lenovo in California. And, they’re aiming for class-action status.  The plaintiff in the case is Jessica Bennett, who suspected that her computer had adware on it and discovered Superfish. As we reported earlier, one of the aspects... Read more...
Lenovo's Thinkpad 540 is a beast, but you didn't need us to tell you that. This professional-caliber laptop is probably more powerful than your average desktop PC. And if its price doesn't tip you off to the fact that this laptop is sporting some serious hardware—$1,600 for Lenovo's "ready to ship" iteration of the laptop; starting at $1,400 for the customize-it-yourself iteration—then the system's spec sheet will surely give it away.  When loaded up with the high-end hardware inside our the system, the Thinkpad 540 inches past $2,500, easily.Yet, for all of this laptop's internal goodness, which includes a speedy Haswell processor and an eye-opening discrete... Read more...
Lenovo makes a big splash at CES every year with a bevy of new products, and 2015 is no exception. The world’s largest PC company is rolling out refreshed laptops, a new 24-inch monitor, and new ThinkPad Stack accessories. The headliner product for CES this year is obviously the latest version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. In order to commemorate over one hundred million cumulative ThinkPad laptops sold, the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon has received some meaningful updates including a PCIe interface for the laptop’s SSD that is said to boost storage performance by 80 percent. ThinkPad X1 Carbon The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has also been updated with Intel’s fifth generation Intel Core processors,... Read more...
With a little help from Ashton Kutcher today, Lenovo rolled out an array of new Yoga tablets and ultrabooks. Several cool features are making an appearance, including Intel’s Broadwell Core M-70 chip in the high-end models, as well as an integrated PICO projector and, in a first for the Yoga Tablet series, Windows. The Yoga devices are known for being light and flexible - and the new models are sporting improvements in both areas. Lenovo is making the systems available for sale now and is kicking off the launch with rebates. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. The flagship of the Yoga series is the new Yoga 3 Pro. We had good things to say about its predecessor last year, and although we’ll hold... Read more...
Lenovo is targeting its ThinkPad 8 at business users, which makes sense. Everyone values portability and power, but it’s the business user who’s most likely to say “I need my tablet to be capable of doing everything that my main PC can do.” With a full 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 and a 1920 x 1200 display, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 very nearly can... Intel’s Bay Trail Atom CPU powers the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. The Intel Z3770 quad-core Atom chip in the ThinkPad 8 runs at up to 2.39GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost. That’s a bit faster than the chip running Dell's Venue 8 Pro (a rival 8-inch, Windows 8.1 tablet) we recently reviewed, but it’s not the processor... Read more...
It could be said that Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon series cuts through the stuffy corporate facade, offering something for the conference room or coffee shop with a sleeker physique and sports car-like good looks.  The original ThinkPad X1 Carbon was initially released back in 2012 and at the time, its carbon fiber-infused chassis offered a rare combination of build quality and light-weight durability that Lenovo could still call a "ThinkPad" but with a style and feel all its own. New for 2014, Lenovo has completely revamped the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, from the 4th generation Intel Haswell Core series processor under its hood, to its new higher density carbon fiber-filled polymer skins, a higher... Read more...
In terms of brand recognition, Lenovo's ThinkPad probably has some of the best "brand equity" of just about any notebook line in the history of Windows PCs.  A favorite among IT managers for their rugged reliability, especially in business environments, Lenovo's ThinkPad brand, previously acquired from IBM, helped propel the company towards the number one PC market share position that it enjoys today.  Over the years, the ThinkPad has evolved dramatically as well, shape-shifting from squarish, utilitarian designs of the past, to new innovative, mechanically-gifted incarnations like the ThinkPad Yoga we recently reviewed.  And while even these newer ThinkPads are usually "dressed... Read more...
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