According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) InfoBrief 2018, a report specifically commissioned by Lenovo, millennials will form more than 50% of the workforce in the Asia Pacific region by the year 2020. This is a new generation of employees that are highly tech savvy, and have need of new technology that can provide them with better performance, security, mobility and flexibility at work.
Thus, in what could be the biggest launch by Lenovo in Q1 2018, if not the year, the Chinese brand revealed a wide range of new products for both the commercial and consumer categories. This includes three refreshed versions for models in the ThinkPad X1 series – the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Along with new models to the ThinkPad X, T and L series, Lenovo aims to address those needs.
“We are committed to user-centric transformation. Today’s launch solidifies Lenovo’s continued dedication to innovation through the lens of consumers and changing landscape of technology adoptions,” said Khoo Hung Chuan, General Manager of Lenovo Malaysia and Lenovo Singapore.
Based on Intel’s 8th Gen Core i processors, the new models in the ThinkPad X, T and L series are: X280, X380 Yoga, T480, T480s, T580, L380, L380 Yoga and L480. In addition, Lenovo also revealed the P52c, P520, and P720 workstations for those that do professional work like CAD designing or video rendering, as well as more casual options like the Tab 4 8-inch Plus series, Tab 4 310-inch Plus series and Yoga Book devices. The tablets and Yoga Book, in particular, were already announced and revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in late January.
Of the three newly announced models, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga stand out due to their lightweight, yet durable bodies. Moreover, both devices will come with many advantages, such as 500 nits brightness due to HDR, an integrated pen, global LTE-A compatibility, Far-Field Communications via its microphones for voice commands, and more.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga both become available on 14 March 2018, while the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is expected to be available in Malaysia sometime in April this year. In terms of pricing, Lenovo has set the price of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon at RM7,999, followed by RM8,999 for the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.