Lenovo CES 2019: ThinkPad upgrades for Carbon and Yoga

Jack Baker 8 January 2019 NEWS

Updated lighter models and new accessories.

CES 2019 brings with it the 7th generation of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the 4th generation of the X1 Yoga, as well as a gamut of other tech and accessories.

Both new laptops feature 8th-generation Intel processors, a Dolby Atmos speaker system and added security features. Both offer 400-nit FHD displays, with some models sporting higher-resolution panels. Additionally, users will be able to add Cat16 LTE-A functionality for connectivity on the move.

Lenovo announced the 4th generation of X1 Yoga devices, with the "multi-mode" laptop having a 17% smaller footprint than the previous model. Being 11% thinner and measuring just 1.52cm thick, overall it weighs 1.35kgs.

The new redesign of the X1 Yoga required Lenovo to "completely go back to the drawing board and develop all new approaches," vice president of commercial product portfolio Jerry Paradise said.

The new 2019 ThinkPad X1 Carbon features the same size display as the last generation at 14 inches, but is thinner and lighter with the 7th generation X1 Carbon coming in at 1.49cm thick and weighing just over 1 kilogram (for the lightest model).

Lenovo coupled the launch of its business-grade laptops with a large number of similarly oriented devices and accessories, including the huge ThinkVision P44w, with a 43.3 inch 3840 x 1200 display and an ultra-wide 32:10 aspect ratio. Other accessories include a new Thunderbolt 3 dock, a USB headset, a 360-degree VoIP camera and a USB-C hub.

There's hardly any information yet about the full specifications of the new devices, such as what SKU of 8th-generation Intel Core processors will be offered or what graphics processing will be onboard. Australian information on display types hasn't been provided either.

Availability and pricing information is not yet available for Australia, but we'll update you once we know more.

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