One of the most important catalogs of laptops will be updated shortly, talk about the legendary Lenovo ThinkPad family, once in the hands of IBM. Renewal is at many levels – technology, software and accessories – affecting at least nine different computers.
We started with the operating system and the disappearance of bloatware with the choice of Windows 10 ‘Signature Edition’, versions Pro and Home. Lenovo and Microsoft make an effort to thin the system and eliminate the typical unnecessary applications that laptop manufacturers make.
Another highlight in the entire notebook line is the introduction of the ‘technology Precision Touchpad’, with which Microsoft ensures minimal quality – software and hardware – in this control system. They’ll try to match things with one of the Mac starters.
Apart from new specifications and some hardware, frills not want to miss as important the availability of a new color in a notebook family that had always distinguished by color “black matte”: now there will be a “silver” option for some models. Some will find it strange, but they look quite good in pictures.
Intel Optane enters the scene
The new generation of SSD drives Intel is here and is called Optane, is based on technology 3D XPoint , which claims to be a thousand times faster than conventional NAND, as well as being ‘non – volatile’: something like if we could Use RAM as a hard disk.
Present in only some models – T470p, L470, L570, T470 and T570 -, we can find the introduction of a new memory system that can change the future of the design of the equipment, that for now with small capacities: 16GB.
No less important is the boost it will have port USB-C with all these teams, and especially emphasize the relationship of it with Thunderbolt 3. This automatically opens the door to new and interesting accessories that make laptops more capable and flexible.
ThinkPad Yoga 370
Screen 13.3 – inch full HD resolution, is sandwiched in between Yoga size models 14 and 12.5 inches Lenovo already had in inventory. That is, not replace any, it is a new computer designed for the professional sector, also for demanding home users.
Things to keep in mind with this new equipment: Thunderbolt 3, integrated pen holder on the screen, a hinge that allows to rotate 360 degrees the screen, and a weight of only 1.44 kilos.
This is one of those ThinkPad that can be chosen in black or silver, both cases will have to wait until March next year, with prices that easily exceed 1,300 dollars year.
Lenovo qualifies it as a computer to work with; the T470 carries security systems like fingerprint sensor and infrared camera to make use of Windows Hello. The screen size is 14 inches with Full HD resolution and a graphic GeForce 940MX charge of moving.
This laptop is one that opens with the 16GB Intel Optane, and uses Thunderbolt three masked USB-C port, which opens the doors to new accessories designed for the occasion: displays and docks with many ports.
It can put up to 32GB of RAM and has a double battery system that allows you to fit 23 Wh in the front area, and 48/73 Wh in the rear. This will be sold as of February; the base price in the United States is 914 dollars.
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Another hard laptop for demanding users who need more screen, 15.6 inches (you can choose 4K resolution). The ThinkPad T570 arrives to replace the model T560 and will go on sale in March, starting at 900 dollars.
Here we have again those 16GB Intel Optane memory, Thunderbolt 3 port, GeForce 940MX graphics, security systems discussed in the previous computer, and up to 1TB in SSD format.
With respect to the model that replaces it has managed to reduce the price of important form up to 1.99 kilos. Its size allows you to have room for a numeric keypad and host a battery that gives you up to 21 hours of life.
This is the replacement for the T460s. Comes with screen 14 inches – WQHD – this model can be purchased in February in silver or black matt, still no details on pricing. We could say that this is a more attractive light of the previous T470 option, with similar performance: it weighs 1.36 kilos.
As almost all of his presentation mates are delighted to support Thunberbolt 3, curiously it can be uploaded through it, but it also remains the proprietary port of Lenovo. Autonomy gives you something more than 8 hours of life.
Arrives in March to replace the ThinkPad T460p and as we indicated by the letter ‘p’, this is the performance version of the team 14 inches from the house. It has WQHD or Full HD screen, in both cases associated with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics. The expectation is that this version takes a more powerful processora, quad – core.
This computer curiously does not use USB-C ports, nor does it present Thunderbolt 3 support. It is rare since they have agreed to give you the option to insert the Intel Optane 16GB drive.
The little family is renewed this January, continues to maintain Full HD screen 13 inches, which can also be tactile, is optional. It can be obtained in the United States starting at 675 dollars.
The developments are found in the backlit keyboard optionally, the port USB-C, or a faster SSDs up to 512GB. Yes, this model we will find the new silver.
This comes to remove from among the ThinkPad X260, it does so with a screen of 12.5 inches and full HD resolution. It dares the USB-C port – data and load – and up to 512GB in SSD format, in a faster drive.
This laptop is called to be one of the most interesting for those seeking autonomy and portability, the 260 boasted 17 hours of life with the extended battery. The new model will walk around, if it does not surpass it. It goes on sale in March from 900 dollars.
Monitors and docks with USB-C
The offer is completed with accessories such as frameless monitors, with a size of 24 and 28 inches. They use IPS panels and USB-C ports that power the laptops, also have four USB 3.0 ports and a DisplayPort output in case we want to place a second screen.
The other they offer are docks with ports that allow us to connect two 4K monitors using Thunderbolt 3 technology, or two 1080p through the normal USB-C. In addition to data, these ports also transmit load.