Lenovo has introduced a slate of recent laptops. Don’t get too excited — it doesn’t embody the X1 Fold, the Slim 7, the Yoga 5G, or any of the opposite groundbreaking merchandise reporters have been buzzing about since CES 2020.
They’re ThinkPads. Lenovo often proclaims incremental upgrades to its ThinkPad lineup in the course of the tech-trade downtime between CES in January and February’s Mobile World Congress.
At this level, we’ve been seeing new ThinkPads for some time (the first ones got here out in 1992), and it appears Lenovo was operating out of names. At the moment last year, the T collection was as much as T490, and the X collection was as much as X390 — in need of tacking digits onto the tip, Lenovo wanted a brand new naming scheme.
To that end, meet the ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga. Don’t let the identify similarity idiot you — these aren’t associated with the X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga. They’re really each successor to the X390, which, with its 13.3-inch display, held the title of smallest ThinkPad within the series and now shares that spec with this pair of recent models.
Inside, you’ll discover 10th-Gen Intel processors, as much as 2TB of PCIe SSD storage, and built-in graphics. The X13 comes with as much as 32GB of RAM, whereas the X13 Yoga will get as much as 16GB. The X13 has a Thunderbolt three port, whereas the X13 Yoga doesn’t. The X13s (and each new ThinkPad) help Wi-Fi 6.
Like their predecessor, each X collection notebooks may also include Lenovo’s PrivacyGuard function, which leverages the system’s digicam to detect if somebody is behind you. You’ll be able to have the system warn you or darken the show so potential snoops can’t see it from the edges. The X13 Yoga also can include a 4K OLED display. Each X13s might be obtainable in Q2 2020; the X13 begins at $849 and the X13 Yoga at $1,099.
There’s not a lot to say right here — they’re ThinkPads, and so they look similar to last year’s ThinkPads, with some incremental upgrades. Lenovo can be updating its bestselling T collection of ThinkPads. What was the T490 has developed into the T14 and T14s, and the T590 has grown to be the T15. Just like the X collection, there’s nothing earth-shattering about them.