Lenovo is not just updating the ThinkPad X1 lineup at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, but they are updating and introducing a plethora of new Think Products. The company does not think one product fits all, they see choice as being a pro for consumers as the end-user deserves to get something they want to get. A device that is packed with the latest and greatest and can carry out exactly what the user needs to get done. Lenovo is also not getting rid of the ThinkPad heritage, instead they are super charging it and reloading it.
In terms of workhorse notebooks, the ThinkPad T Series have been around for quite sometime, while the current ones are lighter and thinner, they still have a classic design and are built tough. Introducing the ThinkPad T460 and T560 which come with high-resolution displays and the ability to upgrade to Full HD. They can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage, plus they plenty of ports and connectivity options. Both will be landing in February while the T460 will start at $909, with the T560 at $969.
If you want a thinner and more portable design the T460s is also coming February, but will start at $1059. While it comes in at just 3 pounds and 18.8 millimeters thick, it is packed with power. You can get up too 512GB PCIe SSD of storage, up to 24GB of RAM, a WQHD display, and up to Intel 6th Generation Core i7 vPro CPU. If you want all power, the updated T460p has up to 12 hours of battery life and has swappable batteries. It has up to 1.7 times the performance of U series CPUs with Intel 6th Generation Core H Series Quad Core processors. The T460p is also coming in February for $1249.
The T Series is not the only series receiving updates, the new ThinkPad 13 comes in two flavors. You can have it running Windows or Chrome OS, making it great for professionals and for students. It has plenty of ports including a full size HDMI, OneLink +, 3 x USB 3.0, and USB Type-C. It has up to 512GB of storage and up to 16GB of RAM for quick performance. The Windows variant will come in at $449 in April, while the Chrome OS model will land in June for $399.99
The new ThinkPad X260 is coming February of 2016 and will start at $929. This specific device answers the customers call for a portable 12-inch ultrabook with long-lasting battery life. It has up to 21 hours of battery life and is just 2.9 pounds. On top of all this is a 12.5-inch Full HD display, up to Intel 6th Generation Core i7 processors, and much more.
The L460 and L560 are the new value ThinkPad notebooks and perform pretty well. They are powered by up too Intel 6th Generation Core i7 processor & Intel Celeron processors. In the L460 you can get up to 32GB of RAM, while the L560 can hold up to 16GB of RAM. Both feature Full HD displays with anti-glare as well as scalable performances. They will both land in February with the L460 starting at $749, and the L560 at $779.
In terms of accessories, building on top of the ThinkPad Stack System from years in the past, you can now get a ThinkPad Stack Mobile Projector and a Stack Charging System. The Projector is coming in April for $399 and features 720p resolution, along with 2 hour battery life. The charing system is also coming in April but for just $49.99. The new ThinkVision X24 Pro has an Intel 3D RealSense camera, plenty of ports, and several accessories. The X24 Pro will be $399 and should start shipping in May of 2016.
Lenovo has not forgotten about the ThinkCentre Tiny, they are not unveiling one but two new models. Introducing the new ThinkCentre-in-One 22 and 24. These new TIO’s come in a 21.5-inch and a 23.8-inch sizes, plus a touchscreen is now an option. No word on pricing just yet, but these new TIO’s should be coming in April.
Lastly, we have the YOGA 900 Business Edition and MIIX 700 Business Edition which fit in with the bring your own device to work collection. The MIIX 700 has many enterprise feature including a detachable 2-in-1 form factor. It has 12-inch Full HD display with a layer of Gorilla Glass, plus it can have up to 8GB of memory and up to a 256GB SSD for storage. The MIIX 700 Business Edition will land in February for a special order price.
The YOGA 900 Business Edition is also coming in February for a special order price. It comes in at just 2.8-pounds and is just 14.4 millimeters thick and has a watchband hinge and several modes. It has a QHD+ display, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage.
One size does not fit all, and Lenovo certainly recognizes this. As they have a stellar Think Product lineup for 2016 and it is certainly has something for everyone, including several new ThinkPad Stack accessories and even some bring your own device to work products. Stay tuned for full reviews on these in the coming weeks!
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