This week is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. People come from all over the world to check out the latest and the greatest technology from the best companies. Lenovo announced several new products during CES, including a few from the business class ThinkPad line. One thing that is new to the ThinkPad line this year is Amazon’s Alexa integration, because who was using Cortana anyway?
ThinkPad X1 Tablet
The company announced the 3rd generation of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. This device is a direct competitor of Microsoft’s Surface. It comes with a stylus for note taking or drawing, has a kickstand and a detachable keyboard. The new tablet has some killer battery life and includes the TrackPoint mouse on the keyboard that ThinkPad is known for.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Also announced is the 6th generation of the extremely popular ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The company states that with its stunning, new look, the ultralight ThinkPad X1 Carbon merges elegant design, seamless responsiveness, and legendary durability to create the ultimate in mobile productivity. The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers robust security features, including ThinkShutter, which covers the front-facing HD webcam, and match-on-chip fingerprint readers with anti-spoofing technology that helps safeguard company data while providing more secure authentication and log-in. In addition, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon can be connected to the new ThinkPad Pro Dock (optional) with its USB-C side mechanical docking station that spans a broad offering of 2018 ThinkPad devices, making it a great cost-saving docking solution.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Finally, Lenovo announced the 3rd generation of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. The Yoga line is able to flip the monitor all the way around with its 360-degree hinge to allow the laptop to be used like a tablet. This is a “best of both worlds” device for those wanting business level specs and security, but also want the flexibility of a Yoga device. The integrated ThinkPad Pen provides the perfect outlet for your creativity. And FIDO® authentication capabilities enable on-device security so you can stay focused on the business at hand.
So if it is time for you to upgrade your devices, these are excellent choices!