Lenovo announces new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga with Comet Lake vPro

As Lenovo has historically done for years now, it announced refreshes of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga ahead of CES today. The two PCs make up the company's premium 14-inch ThinkPad lineup, as the only other X1 PC is the 15.6-inch X1 Extreme.

There's not a lot that's new this year with the X1 Carbon Gen 8 and the X1 Yoga Gen 5, since Lenovo actually refreshed the previous generations with Intel's 10th-generation 'Comet Lake' processors back in August. What you'll get now is still Comet Lake, but there's an option for Comet Lake vPro.

There are also a couple of new display panels. You can now get it a 500-nit FHD PrivacyGuard display, and there's a 400-nit touch option now too. The keyboard also now has Unified Communications controls.

Another small thing that's changed is the logo on the lid. It's now one ThinkPad X1 logo, rather than a premium black ThinkPad logo and a separate X1 logo.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 and ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 will be available in 2020, starting at $1,499 and $1,599, respectively.

Also new is the ThinkCentre M90a AIO, which also includes Comet Lake U vPro processors. The all-in-one PC has an 88% screen-to-body ratio, Dolby Atmos audio, and a 23.8-inch FHD screen with optional PrivacyGuard. It also has dedicated graphics in the form of an AMD Radeon 625 with 2GB GDDR5.

The ThinkCentre M90a AIO will be available in June, starting at $1,099.

Lenovo also introduced new monitors from its Think lineup. The ThinkVision Creator Extreme is a 27-inch 4K monitor with HDR1000, narrow bezels, and a slim design. The other three monitors are the ThinkVision P27h-20, T24v-20, and T34w-20, reflecting their screen sizes. The T34w-20 is a curved ultrawide screen though, with 3440x1440 resolution.

The ThinkVision Creator Extreme is coming in April for $2,499, the P27h-20 in March for $499, the T24v-20 in April for $264, and the T34w-20 is coming in March for $799.

Finally, Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II, which is meant to offer the same premium experience that you'd get with a ThinkPad. It's now rechargeable via USB Type-C, also including 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth 5 for Microsoft Swift Pair. It's coming in May for $99.99.

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