Lenovo updated the X1 flagship notebooks Thinkpad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga ahead of CES 2020. The previous updates to these models were in August 2019, and because of this there are no major changes in the models.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga are now powered by the 10th generation Intel Core processors. These processors were already using same generation of Intel Core processors in last year’s models, but the latest models use the 10th generation Intel vPro chips. The Intel vPro platform provides enterprise management and security options added to 10th gen Core processors’ specs.
Another new feature is that you can choose a laptop configuration with a storage capacity of up to 2 TB now, while in the previous models, the storage capacity was limited to 1 TB. The amount of RAM is up to 16 GB with no changes. Also, function keys have been added to the laptop keyboard to activate the VoIP services.
The biggest change is that you can now choose a configuration with a 1080p 500 nits with proprietary PrivacyGuard technology. With this tech, your screen will be protected from prying eyes. Both laptops will have WiFi 6, which is gaining popularity in the new laptop models. The new models’ weight and thickness are retained as 1.09 kilograms/14.9 mm for X1 Carbon and 1.3 kilograms/15.25 mm for X1 Yoga.
Other than these new features, both models are identical to their predecessors. Lenovo X1 Carbon supports up to 18.5 hours of battery life, while the X1 Yoga model provides up to 15 hours of battery life. New models will be sold in 2020, but Lenovo has not specified a specific timeframe yet. Lenovo X1 Carbon starts from $1,499 and the X1 Yoga starts from $1,599.