Lenovo updates ThinkPad X1 line with new audio, video and security features

Lenovo introduced new ThinkPad models during CES 2022 , with features aimed at improving workers' experience in hybrid regimes. Common to all models is a new “communications bar” that houses a Full HD (1920 x 1080) webcam and infrared camera to enhance video quality and security, along with 360-degree quad far-field microphones for enhanced Dolby audio .

According to Lenovo, another new addition is the improved Computer Vision (CV) technology that enhances ThinkShield's security, improving user presence detection for smarter privacy, more convenient login and better power management.

Finally, ThinkPad X1 models now support Tile's full set of location features, allowing users to locate their PCs for up to 14 days, even when turned off.

Meet the top three ThinkPad X1 models enhanced by Lenovo

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 received some refinements and redesigns for its 10th generation. In addition to the improvements across the X1, the laptop has been updated to Intel vPro and P 12th gen processors, DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 4.

A new, leak-resistant keycap design on the keyboard integrates air intake vents to improve thermal management and performance.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10. Image: Lenovo

A new 14-inch 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED display with high dynamic range (HDR) Dolby Vision support has been added, utilizing add-on film touch (AOFT) technology to enable a better touch experience.

Intel's vPro platform integration ensures the highest level of security. Finally, wireless connectivity has been enhanced with Wi-Fi 6E and a 5G sub-6 WWAN option.

According to the manufacturer, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 will be available in March 2022 with a starting price of US$1,639 (around R$9,616).

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ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7

Another improved model was the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7, which mostly received internal upgrades such as 12th generation intel vPro CPUs for better performance and security. Added to that, DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 4 further improve performance, according to information from the manufacturer.

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 shares the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's new keycap design with integrated air intake, while the keyboard remains leak resistant. In addition, a new OLED WQUXGA display option (3840 x 2400) incorporates Dolby Vision HDR.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7. Image: Lenovo

This model also received an upgrade to Wi-Fi 6E and offers optional 5G sub-6 WWAN support.

Also available in March 2022, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 will start at $1,749 (approximately R$9,940).

ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2

Finally, the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2, which shares many of the same updates as the other two models, including 12th gen Intel vPro and P processors, DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 4.

ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2. Image: Lenovo

It provides an impressive amount of power and security in the same thin and light chassis. The spill-resistant keyboard also incorporates the same intake vents for better thermal performance, and wireless connectivity is enhanced with Wi-Fi 6E and optional 5G sub-6 WWAN.

The ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 received the 2.8K OLED display with Dolby Vision touch technology and AOFT.

Available starting in April, this model will start at US$1,659 (around R$9,430).

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