ThinkPad X Series
With the new X280 and the new X380 Yoga, Lenovo is updating its ThinkPad X Series. The new X280 is 15% thinner and 20% lighter than its predecessor. Furthermore it will provide up 16.6 hours of battery life with support for Rapid Charge. Lenovo promises to charge up to 80% in just one hour.
The updated X380 Yoga comes with improved support for the Active Pen stylus. It will offer up to 13.6 hours of battery life and also Rapid Charge.
ThinkPad X280 starts at $999 and the X380 Yoga starts at $1,459. Both devices will be available from January 2018.
ThinkPad T Series
Lenovo has refreshed three ThinkPads from the T series. The T480s, T480 and T580 now all include the ThinkShutter which is a physical webcam cover for more camera security confidence. Furthermore all updated ThinkPad T devices support Windows Hello with an IR camera and also a fingerprint reader. Lenovo says that these ThinkPads will offer up to 27 hours of battery life. The ThinkPad T580 comes with an optional discrete GPU that can power UHD displays. Starting this month, you can buy the T480 for $989, the T480s starts at $1269 and the T580 at $1079.
ThinkPad L Series
The refreshed ThinkPad L series offers thinner and lighter designs with new optional multi-touch displays. The L380 Yoga, the L380, the L480 and the L580 are all powered by 8th gen Intel Core processors. On the ThinkPad L580 you can get a discrete GPU from AMD for added performance.
Available from February 2018, ThinkPad L380 Yoga starts at $549, L380 starts at $449, L480 starts at $779 and L580 starts at $769.
Additionally, Lenovo is introducing two new monitors. The ThinkVision X24 is a FHD ultra-thin monitor at just 4mm thin with only 1.1mm bezels. The ThinkVision P32u is a 32-inch UHD 4k display with multi-color space capability.
ThinkVision X24 will already be available this month for $249. ThinkVision P32u will go on sale in March for $1,349.
With the refreshed ThinkPad lineup Lenovo is concentrating on thinner designs, improved performance and security. All new ThinkPads offer a couple of really nice changes. We will probably hear a bit more from Lenovo at CES where the company is expected to present their new Windows on ARM laptop.