Aside from the new Dell XPS 13, Lenovo is also announcing a couple of new laptops leading up to CES 2018. For now, the company is unveiling a refresh of its high-end, business-centric ThinkPad X laptops: the X280 and X380 Yoga.
Naturally, both the ThinkPad X280 and X380 come with Full HD touch displays – 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch respectively – Intel’s latest eight generation Core i7 processors paired with up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Much like all ThinkPad models releasing this year, they come with USB-C power adapters too.
As its name suggests, the X380 Yoga is a convertible laptop, and it comes with a dedicated stylus. Given its business-centric appeal, it has pretty respectable battery life as well: it’s said to last up to 13.6 hours. Thanks to Lenovo’s Rapid Charge technology, the X380 Yoga can be charged up to 80% in only 60 minutes – this also applies to the X280, which can deliver up to 13 hours of battery life.
One neat feature added to the X280 is what Lenovo dubs “ThinkShutter” – it’s essentially a physical webcam cover that slides across the webcam to disable it. While the X380 Yoga doesn’t come with this feature, it has an IR camera instead for use with Windows Hello.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X280 and X380 Yoga will be available to consumers sometime this month; the X280 retails from $999 (about RM4,005), while the X380 Yoga starts from a cool $1,459 (approximately RM5,850). At the time of writing, Malaysian availability of these ThinkPad laptops are not known yet.