Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Nano, its lightest ThinkPad yet at under two pounds

Today, Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X1 Nano, its latest addition to the premium ThinkPad X1 family. Previously shown in a leaked presentation, the Nano joins the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, and X1 Extreme in the lineup. Previously, the calling card of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon was that it's the lightest of the bunch, but now that title falls to the X1 Nano.

This PC weighs in at 1.99 pounds, making it the lightest ThinkPad ever. But that's not all that's new. Lots of parts of the device have been modernized. For example, it has a 16:10 display, rather than the typical 16:9 that you'll find on ThinkPads. It's only 13 inches though, so while the Carbon is nearly a half-pound heavier, it does have a much wider display. That custom screen comes with Dolby Vision HDR and a 2160x1350 resolution, and touch is optional.

Naturally, it comes with Intel's 11th-generation 'Tiger Lake' processors, which come with the company's Iris Xe graphics. That means it comes with Thunderbolt 4 and faster memory as well. And in the connectivity department, the ThinkPad X1 Nano comes with an option for 5G, another first for the ThinkPad series.

In other words, it's the lightest ThinkPad ever, it's the first with Tiger Lake, the first modern ThinkPad with a 16:10 screen, and the first with 5G. That's quite a bit. Not all of it has been modernized though, as it maintains the TrackPoint in the keyboard, something that ThinkPads will probably always have. It's made out of carbon fiber, with the carbon fiber weave lid.

The ThinkPad X1 Nano is coming in the fourth quarter of this year, starting at $1,399.

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