X1 Family - ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Tablet
Lenovo launches the ThinkPad X1 Family (X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon & X1 Tablet) ahead of CES 2017. Lenovo

Lenovo is set to make waves at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) in Las Vegas. The company has announced three new devices dubbed collectively as the X1 Family ahead of the annual event alongside its new unnamed virtual reality (VR) headset: the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Tablet.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is powered by Intel’s 7th gen chipset and can supposedly last up to 16 hours. It boasts of a biometric verification system together with its IR camera, which has Windows Hello face recognition logon support. A fingerprint sensor is also available to boot.

The 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga makes use of an OLED display and comes with an upgraded Pen Pro that delivers better writing experience. The new keyboard completely draws back in tablet mode for ease of use. The X1 Yoga comes in two colours: silver and the classic ThinkPad black.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon equips Intel’s latest Kaby Lake chipset and up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Storage options are aplenty as Lenovo is offering the X1 Carbon at the following options: 128 GB, 180 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB SSD Intel PCIe TLC OPAL2, 512 GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2 and 1 TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2. The X1 Carbon sports a 14-inch IPS display that is available in two variants: a WQHD model and an FHD model.

Lenovo’s new device also includes Windows Hello as a security feature, allowing users to easily log in using a finger. Lenovo says that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon can last more than 15 hours of usage.

ThinkPad X1 Tablet

The 12-inch ThinkPad X1 Tablet is basically a compact version of the X1 Yoga that furnishes a full-sized, detachable keyboard. It features a 2K IPS display and also runs on Intel’s 7th gen processors with up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and up to 1 TB of SSD storage. While the X1 Tablet only provides 10 hours of battery life, Lenovo’s Productivity Module can add 5 extra hours of usage.

ThinkPad X1 Family pricing and availability

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which are priced US$1,499 (AU$2,073) and US$1,399 (AU$1,935) respectively, are going to be available starting February on Lenovo’s website. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet will be available in March with a US$949 (AU$1,312) price tag.

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