Lenovo has just refreshed its range of ThinkPad laptops ahead of CES 2017. Naturally, these business-minded laptops are updated with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors; they’re also packed with Microsoft’s Precision Touchpads now along with a cleaner version of Windows 10.
Curiously, it’s not the entire ThinkPad lineup that’s updated: the new laptops only consist of the 12-inch ThinkPad X270, the convertible ThinkPad Yoga 370, the ThinkPad T and L laptops, as well as the budget-minded ThinkPad 13. Regardless, these are still most of the laptops in the series – aside from the flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga machines.
Not surprisingly, these new ThinkPad laptops will ship with Intel’s seventh generation processors. On top of that, some of them will also come with Windows Hello, which uses an infrared camera for facial recognition. While these are definitely welcome additions, the fact that Lenovo is opting for Microsoft’s Precision Touchpads for these new ThinkPad laptops is arguably even more interesting; this should make for better touchpads on these machines.
Last but not least is a cleaner version of Windows 10 on these new ThinkPads. According to Lenovo, all 2017 ThinkPad laptops will come with Windows 10 Signature Edition. Essentially, this version of the operating system is devoid of any bloatware, which should be much more pleasant to use.
To future proof these new ThinkPad laptops, Lenovo also included USB-C ports on some of these laptops, which works in tandem with the company’s new USB-C docks and monitors. These laptops will start shipping to consumers from February 2017 onwards.