Lenovo has introduced its ThinkPad X1 Fold, a model that comes of age with a better optimized second generation, and is accompanied by the second generation of Lenovo Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro tablets, as well as a new 16-inch professional ChromeBook.
In full fever of folding screens Lenovo Launches 2nd Generation ThinkPad X1 Foldits innovative laptop with a flexible folding screen that bets on higher performance with a more optimized screen.
The new folding laptop is not the only model that debuts in the 2nd generation, since the TAB P11 series tablets They are also renewed while maintaining the nomenclature, and in this second batch they are committed to offering better performance while maintaining versatility with a device that responds efficiently both in work or study tasks, as well as in mobile work.
Lenovo closes the group of presentations prior to the IFA fair in Berlin with the presentation of its new ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 and IdeaPad 5i of large format that bets on a 16-inch screen, 2.5 K and refresh rate of 120 Hz.
|ThinkPad X1 Fold|
|Dimensions||Folded: 276.2 x 176.4 x 17.4mm | Open: 276.1 x 345.7 x 8.6mm|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro|
|Processor||12th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 U9|
|GPU||intel iris xe|
|RAM||Up to 32GB|
|Storage||Up to 1TB NVMe|
|screen type||16.3-inch touch OLED with 4:3 format (12” folded)|
|Screen resolution||(2,560 X 2,024 pixels) | 600 nits of brightness | 100% DCI-P3 | HDR Dolby Vision|
|wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi 6E | Bluetooth 5.2 | LTE/5G optional|
|A/V data connectors||1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 | 2x Thunderbolt 4|
|Drums||48 Wh (16 Whr expansion option in configuration) | 65W USB-C charger|
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, further optimized to improve the user experience in any scenario
Lenovo has taken good note of the user experience of the first generation of the ThinkPad X1 Fold arriving in 2020 –my colleague Alejandro was able to prove it for this analysis–.
In this new version, both the behavior, quality and features of the screen have been improved, as well as the response of the software, which now adapts better to the way it is used, while the redesign of the 200 pieces that form the hinge has made it possible to eliminate the space that remained between the two halves, leaving a 17.4mm thickness.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold comes out of this update equipped with an Intel vPro that meets the mobility demands of Intel Evo, with Intel 12th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 Processor accompanied by a GPU Iris Xe. To all this is added a M.2 SSD storage up to 1TB and RAM options up to 32GB LPDDR5.
One of the most obvious novelties is the reduction of the frames, offering a larger useful screen diagonal, which goes from the 13.3 inches of the previous model to the 16.3-inch ultra-bright foldable OLED panel that mounts the second generation.
It has a 4:3 aspect ratio that allows you to change the orientation to use it both horizontally and vertically to view video content with a 600nit brightness and support for Dolby Vision.
This versatility has been enhanced with a better recognition of the orientation and the level of folding, reconfiguring parameters such as the distribution of the stereo sound when changing the orientation of the laptop enhancing the experience with content encoded for Dolby Atmos.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold allows you to add a optional portable external keyboard that incorporates a stand that allows the ThinkPad X1 Fold to be placed vertically on a table to make better use of the screen space for comfortable editing of texts.
That same keyboard can be magnetically attached to one side turning the X1 Fold into a conventional 12-inch laptop, or use the on-screen touch keyboard that appears when the laptop is folded.
Connectivity is an important point for a laptop designed for mobility. The new ThinkPad X1 Fold features three USB Type-C ports, including two Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and WiFi 6E. Security is provided by a fingerprint sensor controlled by a TPM 2.0 chip.
The battery capacity of the second generation ThinkPad X1 Fold allows you to configure two options: the basic starts at 48Whr, but a second 16Whr battery can be added during the configuration of the laptop, thus improving its autonomy, although at an additional cost.
ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 and IdeaPad 5i ChromeBook, large screens and better features for professional laptops and Chromebook
Lenovo has also updated its catalog of professional laptops and those based on Chrome, and it does so by adding new references in the 16-inch range with two laptops that are committed to offering a very good visual experience and the most optimal performance.
The ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 that arrives loaded with a 2.5K IPS screen and a 16” diagonal to improve productivity, together with a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz and VESA HDR400 and Dolby Vision certification to improve the visual experience. Under the hood we find a processor AMD Ryzen 9 6000H series and dedicated graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060.
|ThinkBook 16p Gen 3|
|Dimensions||354.6 x 252.0 x 19.5mm|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 6000H series|
|GPU||Nvidia RTX 3060|
|RAM||Up to 32GB|
|Storage||Up to 2TB NVMe|
|screen type||IPS 16 inches|
|Screen resolution||2K | 500 nits of brightness | 100% sRGB | Up to 165Hz|
|wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 | Bluetooth 5.0|
|A/V data connectors||1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 | 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 | USB4 | HDMI 2.1 | Jack 3.5mm | sd reader reader|
The hardware configuration is completed with up to 32GB of dual-channel LPDDR5 memoryuntil 2TB of dual SSD storage and one 71Wh battery managing to maintain productivity at the highest level throughout the day.
The new ThinkBook can connect to Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks, and includes two USB Type-C ports including one usb4two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 and one HDMI 2.1 port.
For his part, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook proposes a more versatile use for both teleworking and studying, prioritizing connectivity and autonomy with up to 12 hours battery, Wi-Fi 6E.
ride one 16” screen with 2.5K resolution and refresh rate of 120 Hz. Processors are mounted inside 12th Gen Intel Core i3 designed to offer the best performance for the whole family.
Lenovo TAB P11 and P11 Pro Tablets 2nd Generation, Android for Study and Work
Matching the features you expect in a work computer with those you expect in a multimedia tablet is a difficult task.
The new range is powered by android 12but it presents important differences in terms of the chosen hardware.
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro bets on an 11.2-inch OLED touch screen with support for Dolby Vision and HDR 10+ delivering a rate of 600nit brightness and coverage for 100% of the DCI-P3 space. The gaming experience is enhanced by incorporating a 120Hz display with 360Hz touch response.
The new generation has MediaTek Kompanio 1300T processor eight cores and a memory of up to 8GB RAM. In connectivity, the Wi-Fi certification and an autonomy of up to 14 hours of use that guarantees more hours of productivity and entertainment thanks to its 8,000mAh.
The included keyboard is inspired by that of the ThinkPad and features curved keys and an integrated touchpad to facilitate efficient work on the go. It is also compatible with the Lenovo Precision 3 Pen.
The version of the P11 designed for entertainment opts for a 11.5-inch IPS panel with 2.5K resolutionrefresh rate of 120 Hz. The power is borne by a MediaTek G99 processor octa-core with up to 6GB RAMbattery of 7,700mAh and Wi-Fi 6E capability.
Proof of its versatility can be found in the function Lenovo Freestylewhich enables Easily connect these Android tablets with your Lenovo Windows PCstransforming the tablet into a portable second screen to extend your desktop.
Both the Lenovo Tab P11 2nd generation and the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro will feature at least two major Android updates, up to Android 14and three years of security updates since its release.
The Tab P11 will be available from November 2022 and will have a price from 299 euroswhile the TAB P11 Pro will be available from September 2022 and will be priced from 499 euros.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism