Lenovo's refreshed ThinkPad X1 laptops squeeze in Alexa and HDR displays

Lenovo Think Pad X1 Tablet Think Pad X1 Carbon Think Pad X1 Yoga Launched at CES 2018

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Also new, is the Google smart display device, called the Lenovo Smart Display. Earlier this year, Lenovo had already introduced its ThinkPad T, L, and X updates for 2018.

Tested to survive water, extreme heat and ice7, the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon merges beauty and legendary durability to create a laptop packed with distinctive engineering.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will cost $1,709.

The premium laptop comes with a 14-inch (2,560 x 1,440p) HDR ready IPS display having markedly smaller bezels to the sides. Like the X1 Carbon, the high-end model gets a 14-inch WQHD display with Dolby Vision HDR support.

And of course, they all include Intel's new eighth-generation U-series processors. Lenovo claims the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's battery will last 15 hours on a single charge.

Both devices also come with ThinkShutters for the webcams which act as an alternative to placing over your camera for privacy. With the built-in fingerprint reader, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will sign users into Windows 10 without them typing their password or PIN.

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Lenovo's refreshed ThinkPad X1 laptops squeeze in Alexa and HDR displays

If you're a regular reader of HotHardware (which we're sure you are), then you know that we've always been fans of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 family of products. On the other hand, the X1 Yoga is the world's only convertible with integrated pen and Global LTE-A capability.

Both laptops have far-field microphones to enable Alexa, meaning you should be able to talk to them from across the room. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, a headset jack, a MicroSD card reader, 1 HDMI port and a docking connector. The X1 Carbon will start at $1709, and the X1 Yoga will start at $1889.

Lenovo has given the third-generation ThinkPad X1 Tablet an all-new 13-inch design, with a 3K display (3,000 x 2,000 pixels) promising vibrant colors and supporting HDR (with the screen being fashioned from Gorilla Glass). The new features are similar to the Carbon variant, such as 360-degree microphones and Alexa support, ThinkShutter, fingerprint scanner, and up to 15 hours of battery life. The storage and memory capacities of the device are the same as ThinkPad X1 Carbon. "The X1 Yoga offers the same selection of ports, but in a chassis that's 0.7" thick (1.7 cm) and weighs 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg). The X1 Tablet will be launching in March at a starting price of $1599 while the ThinkVision X1 will be available this month, but does not have a starting price yet.

As for the X1 Tablet, Lenovo hasn't changed a lot about the device, now in its 3rd generation.

Let's get the basics out of the way first: this year's X1 line has the latest 8th gen Intel Core processors under the hood that will offer improved performance and power usage. Lenovo has also upgraded the processor inside the tablet to the 8th gen Intel Core processors, although an ARM variant of the device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors would undoubtedly be a sweet addition to the ThinkPad family.

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