Lenovo has announced a number of updates to its ThinkPad line. We are upgrading the Lightweight ThinkPad X13 and Convertible X13 Yoga, as well as the P-Series of high-end T-Series, budget-oriented L-Series and mobile workstations.
The biggest news is that all of these models have got spec bumps. Each category includes models with AMD’s Raizen 5000 mobile processors as well as Intel’s 11th General Wipro chips. They’re also getting connectivity upgrades, including some options for Wi-Fi 6E on Intel systems and Wi-Fi 6 for AMD ones. Some models also support 5G.
The news I’m personally most excited about is that the X13i (Intel), X13 (AMD) and X13 Yoga (Intel) are getting a 16:10 display. Manufacturers around the board are switching to lernchi screens for business and productivity notebooks. They give you more space for multitasking and reduce the need for scrolling and zooming. The X13 also has a new Dolby Audio Dio speaker system with user-facing speakers – they were shooting at the bottom over previous models.
Updated T-Series (including T14s i, T14 i, and T15 Intel and T14s and T14 with AMD), L-Series (L14 and L15 with AMD and L14 i and L15 i with Intel) and P-Series (Including P14, P14S and P15) all include new chips. These models also have new security options, including match-non-chip fingerprint readers; In some Intel systems T14s i and X13 I have human presence-detection sensors.
Pricing and availability are a bit confusing, so bear with me. It looks like most Intel models are coming in March, while AMD models are coming in May. The X13 Yoga is an exception – it’s coming in April. The T-Series starts at $ 1,159 (for the T14), the L-Series starts at 9 689 (for both models), and the P-Series starts at 3 1,3169 (for the P14). The X13 starts at $ 1,139 (for the AMD model) and the X13 Yoga at $ 1,379.