Like many of its counterparts, Lenovo has a number of announcements it’s ready to make at CES 2019, currently underway in Las Vegas.
Among the swathe of products the company is revealing at CES, they have debuted two refreshed notebooks for 2019 – the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga.
Both are on the high-end of the scale, and should be available to consumers by the middle of the year.
As for what Lenovo has done to update the pair for the new year, let’s take a closer look at the specifications they’re sporting.
First the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which is one of the more underrated business-focused notebooks out there, if we’re going according to previous iterations.
Both models are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, with the X1 Carbon now weighing roughly 1.13kg and 14.9mm thin, and Lenovo even christening it the “world’s lightest commercial 14″ notebook.”
Speaking of which it features a 14″ display that comes in both touch and non-touch flavours. There’s also a standard screen that delivers 1080p and a premium option that boosts things up to 4K HDR. Internally the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors are on offer depending on the model spec you opt for, with up to 16GB RAM and up to 2TB PCIe SSD storage.
Shifting to the X1 Yoga, it has a vertically rotating screen that allows the notebook to be positioned in a few different modes, as was the case with previous generations.
The Yoga is also 11 percent lighter than its forebear and tips the scale at 1.35 kg with a 15.2mm thin body. Just like the Carbon, the X1 Yoga is 14″ with Lenovo also offering different display options including 1080p and 4K HDR.
Touch enabled as well, the X1 Yoga also features much of the same internal specification options as the Carbon. To that end 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs are available, along with up to 16GB RAM and up to 2TB PCIe SSD storage.
With both X1 models similarly specced, one would expect to be in the same ball park, but far from it.
There isn’t official local pricing yet, but Stateside the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is recommended to begin retailing at $1 710 (~R23 867) and X1 Yoga for $1 930 (~R26 898), which means you’re paying for the rotating display.