Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, Lenovo today unveiled updates to its laptop lineup: the ThinkPad X, ThinkPad T, and ThinkPad L series. The Chinese company promised thinner and lighter designs, 8th-generation Intel Core processors, broader facial recognition support for Windows Hello, and USB Type-C power adapters. Other devices shown off included a new mechanical Side Docking option, ThinkVision displays, and the Lenovo Tablet 10. All of them ship sometime this quarter.
Lenovo recently lost the title of world’s biggest PC maker to HP. The company’s CES message this year is clear: It wants its top spot back.
Lenovo announced two devices in the ThinkPad X lineup: the X280 and the X380. Both offer rapid charging that promises to get you back to 80 percent battery life in 60 minutes. Speaking of battery life, the X280 offers up to 16.6 hours, while the X380 Yoga features up to 13.6 hours. The X280 is 20 percent lighter (2.5 pounds) and 15 percent thinner (17.4mm) compared to its predecessor, while the X380 Yoga comes with an Active Pen and an IR camera with Windows Hello support.
The ThinkPad X280 starts at $999, while the X380 Yoga starts at $1,459, and both ship later this month.
Lenovo announced three devices in the ThinkPad T lineup: the T480s, the T480, and the T580. All three feature an IR camera, fingerprint reader, and camera privacy cover. Lenovo promises these devices can get up to 72 hours of battery life. The T480 appears to have no standout feature, the T480s is supposed to be “one of the lightest business laptops in its…