Less than two months after their global announcement at CES 2018, Lenovo has officially announced the arrival of the 2018 ThinkPad laptops in Malaysia. It is a large selection too, including the flagship X1 all the way to the entry level E series.
In fact, Lenovo has actually made some of them available on its e-commerce store before their official availability today. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th gen, X280, and T480 with 8th gen Intel Core processors have all been on sale for the past few weeks.
Starting today, the entire range of ThinkPad laptops will be available online and in stores. However, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet will only be arriving sometime in April.
The ThinkPad series are all tested to meet military standards for drops and spills, making them great companions for businesses. They can also be configured with fingerprint scanners and IR cameras for easy and secure access. But for the power user, the ThinkPad X and X1 series definitely appeal too, given their exceptional performance in some of the lightest laptops in the market.
For example, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon can be configured to fit up to a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD, while retaining its position as the world’s lightest 14-inch laptop, at just 1.13kg. The new 14″ HDR WQHD panel also has minimal bezels, allowing the chassis to be smaller than last year’s model.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga has the same set of processor, memory, and storage options as the X1 Carbon, but adds a 360-degree hinge and a ThinkPad Pen Pro, which is an active digitizer pen with 4096 pressure points.
Meanwhile, the ThinkPad X280 is a smaller alternative for those looking for a high performance portable workhorse. The 12.5″ Full HD display also has a touch option, giving it a modern alternative for those who need it. With a starting weight of just 1.16kg, this ThinkPad can also be configurable to the same high-end hardware as the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga.
The ThinkPad T480 and T580 series are the mainstream workhorses in the ThinkPad family, featuring 14- and 15.6-inch displays. The configuration options are more flexible, with up to 32GB of RAM, and HDD and SSD storage options. They can also be fitted with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU for some light gaming capabilities. If the starting weight of 1.58kg is a bit too heavy, there’s always the T480s, which features the same internals and display size and resolution, but slimmed down to 1.32kg.
The L and E series are more affordable ThinkPad options, and retain some of the brand’s iconic durable build. The L480, L380, and L380 Yoga all have similar hardware options, configurable to an 8th-gen Core i7, 32GB of RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, and Full HD touch displays. Finally, the E series are the budget options in the ThinkPad lineup, offering processors as low as a Core i3, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB HDD at a starting price of just RM3,199.
The 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad lineup will be available at the Lenovo Online Store and Lenovo Experience Stores nationwide starting today. The starting prices of the laptops are as follows:
ThinkPad X1 Yoga: from RM8999
ThinkPad X1 Carbon: from RM7999
ThinkPad X280: from RM4999
ThinkPad T480: from RM4899
ThinkPad T480s: from RM5999
ThinkPad L380: from RM4999
ThinkPad E480: from RM3299