New Lenovo laptops and accessories at CES 2017

A promising line-up from Lenovo for 2017


Ahead of CES in Las Vegas, Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Tablet, which ships without a physical keyboard.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga features the seventh-generation Intel CPU with added biometric security. This includes an infrared camera with facial recognition support and a Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint sensor.

Friction in the stylus creates a feel of real drawing

Its stylus also seems to have gotten an upgrade to feel more like a real pen. This is due to the soft elastomer found on its tip that creates the added friction to add a realistic element to the writing and drawing experience. The X1 Yoga is equipped with a 14-inch OLED display, which Lenovo says can reproduce “stunning colours, absolute blacks and 100 per cent Adobe RGB colour space. The device’s keyboard now retracts completely flat. The concept is similar to the recently reviewed Yogabook although in this case, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga might be a bit too heavy to be used in tablet mode.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

On the contrary, the X1 Carbon is Lenovo’s fully fledged laptop. It features the latest Intel Kaby Lake CPU and up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM. To complement the lightning fast hardware comes up to 1TB of SSD storage. In terms of display, you can either opt for the WQHD (2K) or FHD (1080p) 14-inch panel. With Lenovo claiming the battery will last for up to 15.5 hours, the device seems promising.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon holds an impressive 1TB of SSD storage and a claimed 15 hours’ battery life

X1 Tablet

Lastly, there is the Intel i7-powered X1 tablet. This one is not new for Lenovo and features a 12-inch 2K IPS display. Offering up to ten hours of battery life, it can run an additional five hours beyond this via the Productivity Module (an uber-fancy name for a detachable keyboard). The extension transforms this erstwhile tablet into a fully fledged notebook.

This tablet has a detachable keyboard that adds five hours of battery life 

Lenovo 500 Wireless Keyboard

In addition to its laptop lineup, the company also expanded its range of peripherals. Otherwise known for their optical and ball-operated controllers, the Lenovo 500 stands out. The keyboard acts entirely as a multi-touch trackpad with Windows 10 gesture support. With the improved ergonomics, the controller is comfortable for extended use and at a meagre 141g it’s also easy to pick up.

This wireless keyboard doubles as a multi-touch trackpad with Windows 10 gesture support

Having been designed for two-thumb typing, the keyboard remains small enough to be easily stored in a back pack. Operational at a range of 20m, the controller can easily be used both at home on the couch and in the office for presentations.

All the devices from Lenovo will be available starting February on the company’s online store. The X1 Yoga is slated for a $1,499 (Dh5,505) price tag, $1,399 for the X1 Carbon while the X1 tablet will sell for $949 in March. The company’s wireless keyboard will retail for $55 starting March as well. No information for availability and pricing for the UAE has yet been confirmed.


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