Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop (Gen 8) 2020 version

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KEY POINTS
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop (Gen 8) Robust. Reliant. Beast.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop (Gen 8) is lightweight and easy to carry.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop (Gen 8) professional favorite Windows laptop.

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his Ultrabook from Lenovo is the premier series of Intel powered Windows laptop which have been long time favorites of the professionals and amateurs alike. The upgraded 2020 version is envisaged to provide more features, more security while maintaining the familiarity with the line-up. The laptop is thin yet a powerful beast. It is one of the lightest laptops from Lenovo yet packs inside massive 51 Wh battery. With the brand new 4K supportive screen and Dolby Atmos sound, The ThinkPad makes a very compelling case for the premium Ultrabook range.

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The most promising and premium laptop from the line of products of Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 has been renewed with some new features while retaining the USP of this line of laptops. The ThinkPad is viewed as a laptop that delivers robust performance in a compact size with amazing battery life, basically all that you aspire in your dream machine. Now, it has been upgraded with much needed rapid charge technology, “best in class” connectivity standards and protocol, Enhanced audio and a few of advanced security features.
It is the latest and most awaited laptop from the house of Lenovo.

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What can be seen as a marriage between premium performance and mobility, the ThinkPad is now an Intel 14” mobility certified laptop. It is lightweight and easy to carry while making no compromises with the performance with the Intel 10th generation Core i7 chips and an UHD 4K screen. It packs in up to 18+ hours performance to help you make it through the day. Given such enhancements, it is sure to remain the professional favourite Windows laptop in the market.

Detailed Features

Robust. Reliant. Beast. These three words perfectly sum up what the Lenovo ThinkPad stands for. It has certain highlights as enumerated below which make it a sure buy for anyone looking to upgrade into one of the best available Windows powered laptop.

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1. Immersive Displays: Featuring the cinematic 4K Dolby Vision panel which offers high dynamic range (HDR) technology which is a treat while you watch a video, tweak and edit graphics, play games etc. It can handle it all. One of the variants also comes with the FHD touchscreen which make it into a 2 in 1 convertible which is very helpful for graphic editing and video processing.
2. Astounding Sounds: equipped with a Dolby Atmos speaker system, the ThinkPad includes 2 upward firing tweeters and two downward firing woofers. The speakers create an environment never heard of before. Also, it includes a 360-degree microphone which can cut unwanted noise and highlight your voice. Moreover, it can be used to play music and wake system using voice command.
3. Robust Built: Tested for 12 military grade requirements and about 200 international standard quality tests, it is guaranteed to perform flawlessly in extreme conditions and environment, from Arctic wilderness to desert dust storms and to spills and drops, it works just as fine.

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4. Connectivity: Accessing the web was never easier. Equipped with Wi-Fi 6, it ensured fast and reliable connection in a world where everything is moving online. It also has an option to configure WWAN with an LTE-A card for accessing the internet just like a mobile phone.

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5. Security: The ThinkShield security solution includes a platform module for data encryption and it also works in conjunction with the latest version of Windows Security. The webcam is equipped with a shutter for privacy and security. The laptop also features a match-on-chip fingerprint reader, which is touted to be the most secure technology available.

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6. Privacy : The ThinkShield also includes a privacy filter for obstructing the view at certain angle maintaining your data as a private entity. Privacy Alert is an integrated software that works with the IR camera to ensure that if others look over your shoulder, a popup notifies you of the potential threat.

Specifications

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  • Dimensions and weight: 12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.59″ and weighing at 1.09kg / 2.40lb.
  • Memory: 6GB LPDDR3.
  • Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10810U with vPro™ (1.10GHz, up to 4.70GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache).
  • Battery: 51Wh beat which also includes Rapid Charge.
  • Ports: 2 x USB-C 3.1 (Gen 2) Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer), 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1), HDMI 1.4, Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking, Headphone / mic combo.
  • Keyboard: is Backlit with white LED lighting, new FN row F9-F11. Moreover, it also a spill resistant for those hurried coffee mornings.
  • Audio: Equipped with Dolby Atmos® Speaker System.
  • Camera: HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover with an optional Hybrid Infrared (IR)
  • In the Box: ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, 65W AC adapter, 4 Cell 51Wh Internal battery, Quick Start Guide

Plan for Launch

Lenovo plans to Launch the ThinkPad Gen 8 this year, though exact date of availability has still not been declared. It was first unveiled at CES 2020 earlier this year.
The base variant is expected to start from $ 1499 with the prices increasing with upgrades to screen and processing capabilities.

Company Details

Lenovo Group Limited, shortened Lenovo is a Chinese multinational company headquartered in Hong-Kong. The company is market leader and pioneer in PCs, laptops and computing solutions for enterprises. They have been long partners of Microsoft, USA and also own the mobile brand Motorola.

Lenovo is a long-known name in the field of tech innovation for multifarious consumer need at very reasonable prices. Hence, the company has earned its name for being the enterprises bringing computing solution for all, make it more accessible, one product at a time.

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