[MWC 2019] New Lenovo ThinkPad and ThinkVision hardware announced

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The new ThinkPad T and X series laptops are designed to offer the best secure mobile computing experience.

Just before MWC 2019 starts tomorrow in Barcelona, Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad T490s, T490, T590, X390, X390 Yoga, and the ThinkVision M14 mobile display.

The new ThinkPad T and X series laptops are designed to offer the best secure mobile computing experience. With features like LTE-A Wireless LAN and ThinkShield support, the new laptops offer peace of mind while working on the go.

“Progressive designs of ThinkPad laptops begin with valuable dialogue with our customers. Once our engineers engage, we are committed to delivering an intelligent computing experience built on years of know-how, with the single goal to delight end users.”

Jerry Paradise, vice president, Lenovo Commercial Product Portfolio

The new ThinkPads offer up additional security in a number of ways. The Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader ensures your biometric information never leaves the chip. ThinkShutter allows you to physically cover your camera while PrivacyGuard allows you to toggle screen privacy easily. Finally, PrivacyAlert will even warn you if someone is snooping over your shoulder.

For administrators, Lenovo has updated the ThinkPad BIOS to a new graphical user interface, making it easier to navigate. The updated BIOS will allow administrators to restrict port access, set remote supervisor/access passwords, and remotely manage system deployment. The new BIOS even has a “self-healing” feature which will restore the last known good backup copy in the event of corruption or a malicious attack.

Highlights of the new ThinkPad laptops include:

  • ThinkShield features such as ThinkPad PrivacyGuard with PrivacyAlert and ThinkShutter physical webcam security are available on most models
  • New modern ThinkPad BIOS with new features including self-healing capability
  • High speed WWAN for best connectivity with up to Gigabit speeds, using Fibocom L860-GL CAT16 LTE on the T490
  • T490s, X390 and X390 Yoga feature the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Gig+
  • Dual microphones with four meter far-field performance and true 360o capability
  • HDR display with Dolby Vision™ support available on all T series
  • New low power 400 nit FHD display available on T490s and T490
  • Latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors

The ThinkVision M14 offers up a mobile display solution with USB-C pass-through ports. It can be used as a 14-inch FHD second screen for increased productivity or to use as a means to share content with customers and colleagues. Ultra-slim at 4.6mm, it provides 300 nit brightness and weighs just 1.3 lbs (595g).

Let’s see what Lenovo has to say about the new models and specifications.

Lenovo ThinkPad X390

The Lenovo ThinkPad X390
The Lenovo ThinkPad X390

The new ThinkPad X390 is the smallest system in the ThinkPad family and ideal for travel at 2.6 lbs. This year, the X390 has moved up to a larger 13” screen without increasing the size of the system. Powered by the latest Intel® Core™ processors, this notebook delivers exceptional performance with its 17.6-hour long battery life.

  • NEW 13” display in 12” footprint
  • NEW 50% thinner bezels
  • NEW ThinkPad PrivacyGuard & PrivacyAlert
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter for webcam security •
  • Features the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Gig+
  • Global LTE WWAN

ThinkPad X390 specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Memory: Max 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 17.6 Hours, 48Wh
  • Display: 13.3” Up to FHD 300nit on-cell touch or 400nit Privacy Guard non-touch
  • Features/Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, ThinkPad PrivacyAlert, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight/Dimension: Up to 2.68 lbs.’ (1.22 kg) / 12.27” x 8.54” x .61” (311.9 x 217 x 16.5mm)

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga

The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga
The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga

The X390 Yoga is the 2-in-1 convertible cousin of the travel ready X390 and has been rebuilt from the ground up to be even more portable at under 3 lbs. and 12% thinner than before There’s an onboard pen to make the most of the system when morphing into Yoga modes such as tablet, stand and tent configurations.

  • NEW Mechanical Side Docking
  • NEW Dual Far-Field noise cancelling mics
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter for webcam security •
  • Features the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Gig+
  • 12% thinner and 5% lighter than its predecessor
  • 16% thinner bezels

ThinkPad X390 YOGA specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Memory: Max 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 14.5 Hours, 50Wh
  • Display: 13.3” FHD IPS 300nit
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight/Dimension: Up to 2.93 lbs. (1.32 kg) / 12.2” x 8.62” x .63” (310.4 x 219 x 15.95mm)

Lenovo ThinkPad T490s

The Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
The Lenovo ThinkPad T490s

The ThinkPad T490s is the slimmer sibling of the workhorse T490, but comes in a lighter and thinner package, packing high-end tech in a bright 500nit HDR display or a low power FHD for serious battery life. There’s also Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones as well as Hybrid HD+IR Camera and ThinkShutter for webcam privacy.

  • New WQHD Dolby Vision or Low Power 400nit FHD panels
  • New Dual Far-Field microphones for improved audio experience
  • New ThinkPad 400nit PrivacyGuard panel with PrivacyAlert
  • New Aluminum top cover for Silver option
  • 13% thinner over predecessor
  • Features the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Gig+

ThinkPad T490s specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Memory: Max 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 20 Hours, 50Wh
  • Display: 14” Up to WQHD IPS 500nit with Dolby Vision
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, ThinkPad PrivacyAlert, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight/Dimension: Up to 2.81 lbs.’ (1.27 kg) / 12.94” x 8.88” x .63” (328.8 x 225.8 x 16.1mm)

Lenovo ThinkPad T490

The Lenovo ThinkPad T490
The Lenovo ThinkPad T490

The ThinkPad T Series is a mainstream business workhorse and has long been the best selling ThinkPad. This years’ model has been further refined to improve this winning formula. The ThinkPad T490 combines the power of Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA graphics, and rich audio and display features – designed for any task. We have added a stunning WQHD 500-nit HDR display for an upgraded viewing experience.

  • NEW Up-firing speakers
  • NEW Dual far-field microphones
  • NEW ThinkPad PrivacyGuard & PrivacyAlert
  • NEW WQHD IPS HDR w/ Dolby Vision
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter webcam security
  • 22% thinner bezel

ThinkPad T490 specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • Memory: Max 48GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium w/ up-firing speakers, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 16.1 Hours, 50Wh
  • Display: 14” Up to WQHD IPS 500nit HDR w/ Dolby Vision
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, ThinkPad PrivacyAlert, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight/Dimension: Up to 3.23 lbs.’ (1.46 kg) / 12.95” x 8.93” x .70” (329 x 227 x 17.9mm)

Lenovo ThinkPad T590

The Lenovo ThinkPad T590
The Lenovo ThinkPad T590

The ThinkPad T590 shares all the desired attributes of the T490 but provides the answer for those requiring more screen real-estate with the larger 15.6” screen, but at the same time won’t break your back staying under 4 lbs. This powerful workhorse is equipped with the latest Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors and discrete graphics to help you power through intensive tasks with ease. This ultra-portable laptop comes with up to 15 hours of battery life, enough to last an entire workday.

  • NEW 4K HDR 500nit with Dolby Vision
  • NEW discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • NEW RapidCharge with single battery
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter for webcam security
  • 11% lighter than predecessor

ThinkPad T590 specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • Memory: Max 48GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 15 Hours, 57Wh
  • Display: 15.6” Up to UHD IPS 500nit HDR with Dolby Vision
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight/Dimension: Up to 3.87 lbs.’ (1.75 kg) / 14.4” x 9.76” x .78” (365.8 x 248 x 19.1mm)

Lenovo ThinkVision M14

The new ThinkVision M14 monitor offers a simple mobile display solution for increased screen real-estate while on the move allowing users to share content with colleagues and customers. Thin and light, the ThinkVision M14 is the perfect travelers’ companion.

  • Design with 14” full-HD, IPS display, 300 nits
  • USB Type-C ports on either side allow both left- and righthanded users, these ports support both power and video delivery simultaneously from a single port.
  • Thin and light form factor weighing less than 595g (1.3 lbs.) and is 4.6mm thin
  • Offers a ‘power pass through that powers the mobile monitor by an adapter and charges at the same time
  • Tilt angle of -10°~90°, for positioning and ergonomic height adjustable
  • Wall mount support
  • Advanced low blue light technology minimizes eye strain

ThinkVision M14 specifications

  • Panel: 14” IPS Anti-Glare, touch compatible
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Borderless: 3-Side SNB
  • Color Gamut: NTSC 72%
  • Response time: (GtG) <=6ms with OD
  • Brightness: 300nit
  • Stand: Tilt, lift
  • Port: USB Type-C x 2
  • Buttons: 4 Power, Up, Down, Low blue light
  • Kensington Lock: Yes
  • Monitor Height Adjustment: Yes
  • Cable: USB Type-C to C
  • Accessory: Cover
  • Power: External
  • Eye Comfort: Yes – Low Blue Light

The various ThinkPad models will be available starting in May with expected prices as follows:

  • ThinkPad T490s starting at US$1,279/€1,099 (ex VAT)
  • ThinkPad T490 starting at US$999/€969 (ex VAT)
  • ThinkPad T590 starting at US$1,029/€949 (ex VAT)
  • ThinkPad X390 starting at US$1,099/€999 (ex VAT)
  • ThinkPad X390 Yoga starting at US$1,359/€1,149 (ex VAT)

The ThinkVision M14 will also be available in May with an expected price of US$249/€229 (incl VAT).

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