Lenovo Malaysia today showcased their latest additions to their ThinkPad X1 line of high-performance notebooks for enterprise customers as well as their Mirage VR headset. The refreshed 2018 incarnation of the Thinkpad X1 Carbon, the Thinkpad X1 Yoga and the ThinkPad X1 Tablet will come in a host of configurations depending on the needs of buyers and the ThinkPad X1 range will all run Windows 10 Pro.
The 2018 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the world’s lightest 14-inch commercial notebook at a waifishly light 1.13kg while coming with an impressive array of hardware belying its slim dimensions. The X1 Carbon comes with either a 14-inch HDR WQHD IPS display or a touch-capable 1080P variant, up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD graphics and up to a 1TB PCIe SSD to keep things nippy. Prices for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start from RM7,999 depending on configuration with availability starting from today online and at all Lenovo exclusive stores nationwide.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga, as you’d likely surmise from the nomenclature has a 360-degree hinge that allows users to flip the device around and about to deploy it in a number of different modes on top of the usual laptop mode. You can opt to put it in a tablet mode, a display mode and a tent mode as well, depending on your use case. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes with up to a 14-inch HDR WQHD IPS display or with a 1080p touch-capable display, up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD graphics and up to a 1TB PCie SSD. Prices start from RM8,999 and up and it ships with a bundled stylus. The ThinkPad X1 tablet is also available starting today online and at Lenovo exclusive stores nationwide.
The new ThinkPad X1 tablet is a hybrid convertible with a detachable keyboard and a flip-out kickstand on the back akin to a Surface notebook. In terms of hardware it ships with a 13-inch 3K, 3,000 x 2,000 pixel touchscreen that’s HDR-ready and sheathed in Gorilla Glass, up to an 8th generation Intel core i7 CPU, Intel HD graphics, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM and up to a 1TB PCie NVMe SSD. Battery life is rated at 9.5 hours on its 42Wh battery in the field. The ThinkPad X1 tablet will also ship with a Lenovo Pen Pro stylus but it has no price tag as yet though it is slated to arrive sometime in April.
Of note is that Lenovo also offered an up-close look at their Mirage Solo headset. The Mirage Solo doesn’t need you to hook it up to a PC nor does it require you to slot in a phone. It comes with support for Google’s Daydream, has a built-in Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage to serve up QHD resolution imagery straight to your eyeballs with a 110-degree field of view for a sense of realism. Getting about virtually is via a bundled remote control and the headset has a built-in P-sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer to track movement. The Mirage Solo is slated to arrive sometime in Q3 2018 for approximately RM2,000.