[CES 2016] Lenovo Introduces Modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet; Updates Think X1 Family


Lenovo has unveiled its newly expanded ThinkPad X1 line of computers. One of the new additions is the ThinkPad X1 Tablet with a unique Ultra Connect modular design which offers additional functionality through simple optional clip-on modules — something no other tablet currently offers.

ThinkPad X1 Tablet

As mentioned above, the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet offers additional functionality with the Ultra Connect modular design. Three modules will allow users to expand the tablet based on their usage. For added battery life, the Productivity Module will increase battery life to up to 15 hours total; the Presenter Module includes a pico projector and HDMI port for presentations allowing the user to project a 60-inch display from 2 meters away; and the 3D Imaging Module with a rear-facing Intel RealSense camera to assist users in capturing and editing objects for graphic design & 3D printing.

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet also includes a classic ThinkPad keyboard with adjustable angles and a TrackPoint pad. Together, the tablet and keyboard weigh just 2.4 pounds.

Key Features

  • Up to Intel 6th Gen Core m7 vPro
  • Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Optional LTE-A WWAN
  • WiGig docking
  • Up to 16GB memory LPDDR3
  • 12-inch FHD+ 2K 2160×1440 (3:2) IPS
  • Tablet: 8.4mm (0.33”) With Keyboard: 13mm (0.51″)
  • Tablet: 795g (1.75lbs) With Keyboard: 1.1kg (2.4lbs)
  • USB Type-C
  • IR Camera (optional) WiGig, 1x USB 3.0, 1xUSB Type-C PD, mDP, micro SD, Audio, Nano Sim (also available via Modules: additional USB3.0, Full Size HDMI, OneLink+ docking port)

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet will be available starting in February 2016 starting at $899USD. The Productivity Module ($149USD) and Presenter Module ($279USD) will also be available with the 3D Imaging Module ($149USD) coming later in May 2016.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Next up is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga convertible which features an optional OLED display for rich colors and deeper blacks. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga has four modes: laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode, and tablet mode. It also features the patented Life and Lock keyboard which retracts keys when used in tablet mode, and the active pen is housed and charged inside the system to minimize the potential for loss.

Key Features

  • Up to Intel 6th Gen Core i7 vPro
  • Intel HD Graphics HD520
  • WQHD touch display 2560×1440
  • Optional 14-inch OLED 2560×1440 WQHD Touch 300 nits; 14-inch 1920×1080 FHD IPS Touch 300 nits; 14-inch WQHD 2560×1440 IPS Touch 300nits
  • Up to 16GB memory
  • Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Optional LTE-A WWAN; Optional WiGig docking
  • MilSpec tested
  • Common Ports: 3xUSB3.0 OneLink+ (RJ45), MiniDP, HDMI, microSD, Audio, Touch FPR, WWAN
  • Onboard Stylus Pen
  • Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.0 x .66 inches
  • 2.8lbs/1270g weight

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga will be available later this month starting at $1449USD.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The world’s lightest 14-inch business ultrabook, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, gets an upgrade making it even lighter at just 2.6lbs. Based on customer feedback, Lenovo has added more display options, increased memory and storage capacity, and improved connectivity in the new models.

Key Features

  • 0.65”/16.45mm thin, 2.6lbs/1179g weight
  • 2560×1440 WQHD 300nits; 14-inch 1920×1080 FHD IPS 300nits
  • Up to 16GB memory
  • Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics HD520
  • Optional LTE-A WWAN
  • Optional WiGig docking
  • MilSpec tested
  • Up to Intel 6th Gen Core i7 vPro
  • Common Ports: 3xUSB 3.0; OneLink+ (RJ45), MiniDP, HDMI, microSD, Audio, Touch FPR, WWAN
  • Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
  • Battery life: Up to 11 hrs. (52Whr)
  • Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.0 x .66 inches
  • Camera & Microphone: 720p / Digital array mic

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will ship in February 2016 at a price starting at $1299USD.

ThinkPad X1 Accessories

The ThinkPad X1 family also includes a number of accessories specifically designed to match and enhance the overall user experience:

  • ThinkPad X1 Wireless Touch Mouse is a thin and light dual mode mouse optimized for travel. Flip it over to use the integrated touchpad presenter for easy navigation through slides.
  • The ThinkPad X1 In Ear Headphones have been optimized by Dolby for the X1 series and engineered with dual drivers to improve phone calls, music and movies.
  • The ThinkPad X1 WiGig Dock gives workplace flexibility and clutter-free docking. WiGig 1.1 technology provides up to 10x faster speeds than WiFi, and the 4.6Gbps transfer rate ensures rapid data transfer & high quality video to play smoothly.
  • The ThinkPad 65W Micro Adapter is 58 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter than a standard power adapter and is the ideal lightweight travel mate for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga.
  • The X1 Sleeve, with its soft-touch interior and easy-to-open magnetic flap, is the perfect transport companion for your X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga.

The ThinkPad X1 Wireless Touch Mouse and In Ear Headphones ships later this month for $69.99USD each; the ThinkPad X1 WiGig dock ships later this month as well for $250USD, and the ThinkPad 65W Micro Adapter ships in April at a price of $80USD.


Last Updated on November 27, 2018.


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