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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Lenovo reveals the new ThinkBook laptops at CES 2021

01/14/2021 11:34:04 PM

One of the announcements Lenovo has made during the Consumer Electronics Show is the introduction of new models for the ThinkBook line.

On 12 January 2021, the global leader for tech and innovation has formally introduced the new ThinkBook Plus Gen 2i as well as the equally stylish ThinkBook 13x i, 14p Gen 2, and 16p Gen 2 – all of these meant for use of mobile professionals in small and medium businesses. 

The latest ThinkBook laptops are built using materials with a distinctive dual-tone finish. Inside these models are the innovative features with sophisticated design, unified to create an empowering user experience in the world of flexible workspaces.  

Specifically, ThinkBook 16p has the new 16:10 aspect ratio displays with Dolby Vision HDR imaging and Dolby Atmos support on select models and the introduction of the latest generation NVIDIA GeForce graphics which opens up a world of content creation, editing, and entertainment. As businesses adapt to new ways of working, it is often harder for SMBs to adopt hybrid business models, making it even more critical that users are equipped with the right technology that allows them to adapt to any situation.

Known for having one design and two form factors, Lenovo has made several significant improvements; making the latest ThinkBook models focus on the all-important end-user experience. These include: 

The e-Ink display has increased from a 48% screen-to-body (STB) ratio to 68% offering a larger 12-inch usable area and the resolution of that top cover display has been increased to match the 2560x1600 resolution of the main display.

Performance has been improved with a better refresh rate and the e-Ink User Interface (UI) has been rethought and redesigned to provide more intuitive access to most used information, now with flexible options to run productivity apps without having to open the lid.

The new thinner (13.9mm) and lighter (1.3kg) model transitions to new 16:10 low blue light displays which also sees the STB ratio increase from 78% to nearly 90% for a virtually edge-to-edge screen experience. 

Touch interaction has been improved with a new garaged pen that will automatically launch select applications for greater usability. 

Connectivity includes Intel Thunderbolt 4 ports, Wi-Fi 61, and a new optional ThinkBook Charging Mat, powered by Energysquare’s Power by Contact technology, which can wirelessly recharge the larger battery that provides up to 15 hours of charge, or up to 24 hours when using the e-Ink display only. 

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x i is known to be one of the slimmest 13-inch business laptops available today. With such a slim lightweight figure (weighing only at 1.2 kgs), users now have the flexibility to carry their device wherever work takes them, especially now that is shares all of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i attributes, except the e-Ink display, including Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and Thunderbolt 4 ports. The said two devices are also equipped with powerful attributes such as low power 11th Gen Intel Core Processors, Wi-Fi 6 fast speed wireless LAN, and a 53-watt hour battery, and designed on Intel Evo platform so that users adapt to most situations in and out of their primary workspaces. 

The compact ThinkBook 13x i is available in two variants of Storm Gray or Gcloud Gray.

Meanwhile, ThinkBook 14p and 16p models would appeal to aficionados who prefer powerful laptops, for they will enjoy video conferencing optimized laptops through the optional Full HD webcam protected by ThinkShutter physical covers, a larger Touchpad and a comfortable ambient light sensing backlit keyboard that includes quick access conference calling keys. That, of course, aside from being powered by the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors, as well as having smart functions designed to further enhance collaboration experiences such as an AI-based noise cancellation algorithm that will suppress ambient noise and lets users easily switch audio modes between Private mode for personal conferencing, Shared mode for group calling or Environmental mode when a user wishes to share sounds from other devices. 

ThinkBook 14p is thin and light (16.9mm and 1.4kg) and can be configured with up to 14-inch 2.8K OLED display with VESA DisplayHDR True Black standard. ThinkBook 16p will be available with optional next-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX Laptop GPU to complement AMD Ryzen processing power and deliver a high-performance laptop with a 16-inch 2560x1600 display that can accelerate creative work including ray tracing, AI, and high-resolution video. For true color accuracy and consistency, ThinkBook 16p can also be configured with a pre-calibrated display that is X-Rite Pantone certified.

Aside from introducing the new models, the brand's special business-catered software is set to have its own shares of revamps. As part of its objective of helping businesses to be more efficient, Lenovo Vantage will undergo several updates over the next few months, with some of them being specified for “Work” intentions such as the addition of dedicated pages, like the Meeting Manager and Creator Center, to name a few. These features were added to aid the need for businesses to configure their device settings for online meetings and creative work and applications. Plus, the recent update sees an expansion of recently launched Vantage Smart Performance Services to global markets, granting more users access to one-click scans, fixes for malware, and zero-day virus removal, for all-in-one PC performance, maintenance, and security. And with the new progressive web app caching that loads Vantage in mere seconds, you’ll be able to access all of these new and existing Vantage features faster, no matter where you are in the world. 

Check out Lenovo's CES Homepage for more details.

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