Lenovo introduced new ThinkPad family laptops

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Lenovo представила новые ноутбуки семейства ThinkPadThe ThinkPad on average were thinner and lighter.

Large international consumer electronics show, rarely do without exhibits Lenovo, and CES 2018 will be the venue for the debut of at least nine new laptops and “2-in-1” collections of the Lenovo ThinkPad X-Series, T-Series and L-Series. For new products characterized by such common features as the use of processors Intel Core of the 8th generation, enhanced support face recognition for Windows Hello, the presence of blinds for webcam ThinkShutter, connector for power adapter USB-C port to connect the docking station. In addition, the ThinkPad on average were thinner and lighter.

Our story is about new Lenovo ThinkPad 2018 opens 12.5-inch “baby” ThinkPad X280 — the successor to last year’s model X270-oriented business segment of the notebook market. The laptop weighs only 1.16 kg with dimensions 307,7 × 209,8 × 17,4–17,8 mm. It are based on the Intel processors up to Core i7 processors, DDR4 memory up to 16 GB solid state drive capacity up to 1TB and 12.5-inch matrix with a resolution of up to 1920 × 1080 resolution, IPS technology and multi-touch.

The graphics subsystem of ThinkPad X280 represented by core Intel Graphics UHD 620, over the network connection meet Gigabit Ethernet and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 × 2 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2), and acceptable quality sound technology Dolby Advanced Audio. Rechargeable battery X280 technology-enabled fast charge (RapidCharge) can operate without connection to AC power up to 13 hours.

In addition, the manufacturer highlights the presence of a new 12.5-inch ThinkPad fingerprint scanner Match-On-Chip, output HDMI, combined headphone Jack and microphone. In the middle of the keyboard is the usual TrackPoint — miniature joystick, which can be used as a replacement for the mouse.

Basic configuration ThinkPad X280 is estimated by the manufacturer at $999 (here and below prices for the U.S. market without sales tax). In stores X280, like other laptop models from this note will appear before the end of the month.

Device Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X380 is made in the form factor “2 in 1”: the swivel screen allows you to use the product as a tablet. In General, this 13.3-inch laptop looks better X280 aggregate application performance, but it is larger (313,5 x 222,2 x 18,2 mm) and heavier (1.4 kg).

X380 ThinkPad Yoga is based on the Intel Core processors with vPro technology (up to Core i7), operates up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB NVMe SSD, and is equipped with Full HD (1920 × 1080) IPS-matrix with a brightness level of 300 CD/m2 and support for touch input. One battery new “2-in-1” can work up to 13 hours 36 min. Nominal battery with RapidCharge is 51 W·h

From fellow X380 Yoga also compares favorably with the application interface Intel Thunderbolt 3 and card reader SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC. The minimum cost is $1459.

Business people offers Lenovo laptops ThinkPad T series, each of which has the support of management tools enterprise it infrastructure with Intel vPro (thanks to the CPU/SoC Core). Two of the three laptops are equipped with a pair of batteries that will be useful in case the working day will be delayed, or the owner of the laptop will forget to connect the device to a power source with a PM.

Let ThinkPad T480 not as glamorous as representatives of the X-series, but his performance in the top configuration can meet not every new office desktop. The company Core processors, 8-th generation is up to 32 GB of RAM DDR4-2400, SSD and HDD drives up to 1 TB, and, optionally, NVIDIA GeForce 2GB GDDR5 MX150. Self-powered “hardware” is provided by two battery nominal 24 W·h, each, without recharging, they can hold up to 14 h 30 min

14-inch screen model ThinkPad T480, depending on the configuration made by technology TN or IPS (optional with multitouch), and is characterized by a resolution from 1366 × 768 up to 2560 × 1440 pixels.

The laptop weighs a minimum of 1.59 kg with dimensions 336,6 × 232,5 × 19,95 mm. Along with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, it has a LTE modem and Nano-SIM slot. Also on the side faces T480 there are ports USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI, RJ-45, card reader SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC (“4-in-1”), socket for headphones and microphone, connector for power adapter USB-C connector for docking station. For work wireless network connections meets module Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (2×2 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2).

The recommended price of Lenovo ThinkPad T480 in the base configuration is $989.

Device ThinkPad T480s modest fellow that his total amount of RAM is limited to 24 GB DDR4-2400 (looks like 8 GB RAM is soldered directly on the Board), time, battery life does not exceed 13 hours and 30 minutes (from battery 57 WHr), and, in addition, there is no compartment for the installation of hard drive.

However, future owners T480s will still be able to rely on the high performance Intel Core i7 with vPro PCI-E SSD up to 1 TB and video card GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory (the latter is still better than the HD/UHD Graphics).

In addition to the usual Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet, for different configurations of ThinkPad adapters T480s announced LTE and Sierra Wireless EM7565 (a part of the auxiliary SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon). T480s equal dimensions 331 x 226,8 x 18,45 mm, and weighs a minimum of 1.32 lbs. In the sale of novelty will appear at prices from $1269.

The ASUS laptop T580 is addressed to those who characteristics of the above devices T480 and T480s seem too modest. To win the heart (and wallet) enthusiasts called the optional Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 15.6 inches and tandem batteries nominal value of 32 and 72 W·h. the Latter will allow the laptop to operate without being connected to AC up to 27 hours. I think that to play the MX150 GeForce 2GB GDDR5 with such autonomy will be at least one night.

On set of application characteristics ThinkPad T580 almost all copies T480, except in a 15.6-inch laptop can be installed hard disk drive (in addition to M. 2 SSD) not one but two terabytes. In the most modest configuration T580 limited to integrated Intel HD graphics 620 and Full HD-matrix without touch input.

Announced dimensions of the device are 365,8 x 252,8 x 19,95–20,2 mm, weight — not less of 1.97 kg. In the sale of the T580 will debut simultaneously with other ThinkPad — until the end of the month, as indicated above. The price of the product for overseas retail is $1079.

The ThinkPad L series is designed for the budget conscious public. In their characteristics will not meet the 1 TB SSD, two batteries, Thunderbolt 3 and Dolby Advanced Audio, however, to upgrade these laptops will fit in most cases. In the Arsenal of the 13.3-inch ThinkPad L380 appear: touch IPS display with anti-reflective coating and a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, Intel Core 8th generation (up to Core i7), up to 32 GB of RAM DDR4-2400, M. 2 SSD up to 512 GB and the battery 45 WHr (up to 12 hours of battery life).

Graphics subsystem the integrated Intel UHD 620, audio — stereo speakers with a nominal value of 2 × 2 watts and the MIC grille. Have ThinkPad L380, apparently, is no wired network connection, so it is limited to Wi-Fi adapter Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265. At the sides of the laptop are USB 3.0 ports of type A and type C (2 PCs) and a single HDMI 1.4. Dimensions L380 are 322 × 224,2 × 18.8 mm, the device weighs a minimum of 1.46 kg. the simplest version of this laptop will cost customers $609.

L380 ThinkPad Yoga — another “2-in-1” as described above X380 Yoga, however, this time — with the “filling” from the L380. Due to the more severe mechanism for fixing the screen weight L380 Yoga starts from 1.56 kg. Another difference between the “2-in-1” from classic notebook is the number of connectors USB 3.0 Type-A: those are not two, but three.

Considerable recommended retail price of $1049 (and above) can be explained by the fact that she will not be offered in the same modest baseline configuration as a ThinkPad L380. The thickness of Yoga and L380 L380 same — 18.8 mm.

In the specifications of 14-inch ThinkPad laptop L480, along with Intel UHD 620, option AMD Radeon 530. Features of this adapter are limited 320-384 shaders, 64-bit memory bus and one or two gigabytes of buffer memory DDR3 or GDDR5. At the same time as the CPU can be used the venerable Intel Core i7 8-generation vPro technology. Company him up to 32 GB DDR4-2400, SSD of up to 512GB and/or 1-TB hard disk. Battery the laptop L480 is the same as that of its fellow L-series — nominal 45 WH, with support for fast charging. The device weighs from 1.68 kg with dimensions of 335 × 235 × 22.5 mm.

When choosing between different configurations ThinkPad L480 should pay attention to the display technology (TN, IPS, or IPS multi-touch) and resolution (1366 × 768 or 1920 × 1080 pixels). From an extensive list of interfaces select the USB 3.0 types A and C, HDMI 1.4, Wi-Fi (2×2 802.11 ac)/Bluetooth 4.2 and optional LTE. In the sale of the L480 will be available at price of $779 and up.

Lenovo ThinkPad L580 can simply be described as increased L480 because of the similarity of their characteristics. As noted above, the L580 keyboard provides a numeric keypad. Other differences from the L480 — large diagonal screen is 15.6 inches, shorter work from a single battery charge (11 hours vs. 12 hours), the lack of options IPS multi-touch, on the contrary, the presence of an optional component of the 2-Tbyte HDD storage (instead of 1 TB).

In addition, ThinkPad L580 larger and heavier than its “younger brother”: 376,5 x 254,5 x 22,95 mm and a minimum of 2 kg, respectively. Considering the high prevalence of 15.6-inch laptops compared to 14-inch, it is not surprising that the basic configuration L580 is only 769 USD.

About the new docking stations ThinkPad Docking Station at the time of preparation of this material was little is known. They provide owners of ThinkPad laptops (except for the “2-in-1”) an extended set of connectors, are equipped with powerful AC adapters, and anti-theft locks.

The list is compatible with docking stations 2018 ThinkPad models include the latest X280, T480, T480s, T580, L480 and L580. The global release of Lenovo ThinkPad Docking Station 90W versions, Basic ($199), Pro 135W ($249) and Ultra 135W ($299) will be held before the end of the month.

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