Lenovo ThinkPad business laptops rule the market and, although the company’s premium ThinkPad X1 model gets everyone’s attention, your IT department is likely to give you something from their X, T, L or P series laptops. However, there is nothing to sniff at, as the PC-maker announced today that all of those lineups are getting refreshed models with either the 11th-gen Intel or AMD Risen 5000 mobile processors.
And they are not the only enticing changes to the new models. The ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga now feature a 13.3-inch WQXGA display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, giving you more vertical room to work. In the Intel model you will also get Wi-Fi 6 or 6E, while in the AMD configuration, Wi-Fi 6 and mobile 5G or 4G wireless will also be an option. Enhanced security features will include match-on-fingerprint fingerprint readers and IR cameras for facial recognition.
The new 14- and 15.6-inch T-series laptops will share the same processor, wireless, and security features as the X13, but will feature bright 500- and 600-night displays to make it easier to work with overhead lights or outside it. You’ll also be able to achieve this with the entry-level discrete Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics. But if you need more graphics muscle for design work, then you might want to check out the new P-series laptop.
The ThinkPad P14s and P15s can be configured with Nvidia T500 workstation discrete graphics with an 11th-gen Intel Core vPro processor. Their displays – available in 14- and 15.6-inch sizes – ship with X-Rite factory color calibration.
If you are just looking for a common workhorse laptop, the ThinkPad L series is also refreshing with new Intel and AMD processors, Nvidia MX450 discrete graphics, Wi-Fi 6 and optional 4G wireless and up to 14 and 15 Is available in Inch size. It is the least expensive at $ 689 when it arrives in May. This translates to around £ 489 or AU $ 870.
Along with refreshed ThinkPad, Lenovo announced the ThinkVision P40w-20, 39.7-inch IPS 300-night HDR-compliant display. It is the world’s first Intel Active Management technology-enabled Thunderbolt 4 monitor, giving IT departments a secure, stable connection for remote setup and support. The display also has EKVM capabilities allowing you to connect to two PC sources and even split those sources simultaneously on the display.
The monitor is expected to be available in June for $ 1,699.