Lenovo is expanding its high-end range of X1 notebooks. The 13.5-inch ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga notebook not only comes in the color that gives it its name and weighs less than 1.2 kilograms, but also has a touchscreen with a work-friendly aspect ratio of 3: 2 (2256 × 1504 pixels, 450 cd / m²) . Thanks to 360-degree hinges, the device, which is less than 12 millimeters thick, can optionally be used as a pen-operated tablet.
Intel processors of the eleventh generation of Core i (Tiger Lake) work in the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, which are supported by up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X memory and SSDs of up to 1 TB. Wi-Fi 6 is always on board, and LTE or 5G are also possible. Both USB-C sockets speak Thunderbolt 4; Lenovo puts the battery life at just under 11 hours. The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga should be available in February 2021 at prices from 2560 euros.
New editions of carbon and yoga
The tried and tested ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga series also receive upgrades. The carbon of the meanwhile ninth generation and the yoga of the sixth generation should be available in April at prices starting at 1840 euros (carbon) and 2080 euros (yoga), respectively. They also come with the eleventh Core i generation and related innovations such as Thunderbolt 4.
The biggest change compared to previous models, however, concerns the screen: Instead of 16: 9 displays, there are now 16:10 screens with a noticeable increase in picture height. This means that the two 14-inch notebooks are following the flagship notebooks from other manufacturers: Dell’s XPS 13 and other noble 13.3-inch devices brought 16:10 convenience with them as early as 2020.
Small side note: The ThinkPad X1 Nano – a compact 12.5-inch device with a 16:10 screen – presented in late autumn 2020 has not yet made it into stores, but that should change in January 2021. Prices start at 2100 euros.
Tablet with keyboard case
The ThinkPad X1 tablet originally existed in the X1 family, but its design – a tablet with a magnetically docking keyboard cover – was discontinued a few years ago. As an indirect successor, the ThinkPad X12 Detachable will be available in stores from March. Despite the similar name, it is not a high-end device, but plays in the upper middle class with prices starting at 1180 euros.
Behind the 12.3-inch screen in 3: 2 format is the complete technology for an eleventh-generation Core-i processor with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 1 TB of SSD storage space. Wi-Fi 6 is always on board, LTE optional. The tablet alone weighs less than 800 grams; with the keyboard cover clipped on, the weight increases to 1.1 kilograms.