Lenovo introduced its new features and launched its foldable screen laptop

Lenovo has just launched a new laptop in the ThinkPad and ThinkBook lines. An opportunity for the Chinese brand to launch in France the ThinPad X1 Fold, one of the first computers with a folding screen.

After a busy summer (Yoga, Smart Clock Essential, Tab P11 Pro…), Lenovo is back to launching new computers in its ThinkPad and ThinkBook professional lines. In such good shape on the market, the Chinese manufacturer is looking to capitalize on the arrival of the 11th generation Intel Core processors and is no less ambitious with the ThinkPad X1 Nano. The latest computer in the premium (ex-IBM) ThinkPad X1 range is all about featherweight, but it’s in the heavyweight category it wants to be listed in.

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Weighing 907 grams, this is a ThinkPad “lightest ever designed” and takes on a traditional ultraportable form. The ThinkPad X1 Nano features a 13-inch 2K display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision certified, which is touch-enabled as an option. Lenovo added four speakers and four 360-degree microphones in one case that has dimensions of 292.8 x 207.7 x 13.87mm. Note that it’s also Dolby Atmos certified.

Under the hood, the brand offers high-end machines with 11th generation Core processors (up to Core i7) with a maximum of 16GB of RAM (LPDDR4X) and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The ThinkPad X1 Nano adds a 48 Wh battery with up to 17 hours of battery life (65 W USB-C charger). On the connection side, there are two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 3.5mm jack while connectivity is provided by optional Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, in addition to Bluetooth 5.0.

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Lenovo is adding a suite of AI and biometric security features to this setup it calls ThinkShield. In particular, there are voice recognition and presence detection functions, which enable contactless connection and automatic locking of the device when the user is away. A fingerprint reader, compatible with Windows Hello, is also available. Also note the possibility of embedding Windows 10 Pro or Unbutu, options that are a bit rare on some competitors like Dell.

ThinkPad X1 Nano: a laptop with a folding screen arrives in France

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©Lenovo

A long time ago, before the arrival of Covid-19, CES 2020 unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Fold. Lenovo later confirmed the launch, in 2020, of its first foldable laptop. Lenovo’s “Fold” has finally waited until September to cross the Atlantic and make its debut in France. Like a foldable smartphone, the ThinkPad X1 Fold wants to disrupt the industry and its manufacturer ensures that it is “five years of work”.

The technical sheet hasn’t changed since CES 2020 (see our article) and Lenovo is taking advantage of the current situation to tout the machine’s merits. “ThinkPad X1 Fold adapts to new work models: remote, in-office and hybrid work”, explains the manufacturer. The laptop comes with optional accessories, including a mini Bluetooth keyboard, a Mod Pen for note-taking and an Easel Stand for placing the laptop in portrait or landscape mode.

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©Lenovo

In addition to the ThinkPad line, Lenovo launched the next generation of ThinkBook laptops. Six new models arrive in the market and target professionals to allow them “to get through the current transitional period”. The mid-range machine revolves around an 11th generation Intel Core processor with Iris Xe for the graphics department. This presence makes it possible to offer Thunderbolt 4 ports and accompany laptops with various ambitions.

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©Lenovo

The ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i stands out with its optional built-in wireless headphones, while the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 i comes with an optional QHD display. Finally, the ThinkBook 14s Yoga i is the first ThinkBook 2-in-1 and accompanies the ThinkBook 15p (GTX 1650 Ti and X-Rite certified displays), ThinkBook 14(s) Gen 2 and ThinkPad E14 and E15 Gen 2. Also watch for the arrival of the ThinkVision monitor New 27-inch T27hv-20 USB-C Hub, with 1080p webcam, noise-canceling microphone and integrated speaker.

Price and availability

Lenovo says the ThinkPad X1 Nano will arrive before the end of the year starting at $1,599. Pricing in euros has not been communicated and should first be launched in the United States. Regarding the ThinkPad X1 Fold, it is available by order from € 2799 and “will ship in a few weeks”.

On the ThinkBook side, prices vary by model and platform. The ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 will start at 839 euros, with a starting price of 939 euros for the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 i. The ThinkBook 14s Yoga starts at 1099 euros, the ThinkBook 15p i starts at 1399 euros while the ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 will be sold from 839 euros. Finally, the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 is planned to start at 879 euros and the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 is shown to start at 879 euros. This Intel model will be available at the end of the year in France. If you prefer AMD, the ThinBook 15 Gen 2 and 14 Gen 2 will go on sale in December starting at 799 euros. The ThinkVision T27hv-20 monitor will be on sale in mid-November from 449 euros.

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