In an announcement ahead of CES 2023, Lenovo announced that the ThinkPad X1 laptop line (X1 Carbon, X1 Nano, X1 Yoga) would be updated to “latest Intel Core processors.” The new laptop is due to start shipping in his April.
Presumably, this means Intel will start shipping new processors sometime between now and April. The company’s mobile product line has yet to catch up with its 13th generation desktop chips, so CES would be a good time to announce it. No matter what generation of chips Lenovo uses, these laptops are guaranteed to be Evo certified, up to Intel Core i7 with his vPro.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 offers up to 64GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD storage. It features a 14-inch display with a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1800 with HDR500 True Black certification. The design is completely unchanged from last year, with the same footprint of 315.6 x 222.5 x 15.36 mm (12.42 x 8.76 x 0.60 inches). The foldable X1 Yoga Gen 8 shares the same RAM and storage specs, but the 14-inch screen will be a 3840 x 2400 OLED panel.
The smaller and lighter ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 stops at 16GB of LPDDR5 (but can use the same 2TB of storage) and its 13″ display is up to 2K (probably 2160 x 1350, Last reviewed model) The weight of this has creeped up a bit to 2.13 pounds.
All laptops share the same port selection: two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a pair of USB 3.2 Type-A, HDMI 2.0b, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They all also have camera shutters, support the Tile app for tracking, have fingerprint readers, are MIL-STD810H tested, and support Dolby Atmos.
What makes these notebooks different is that unlike the previous generation X1 Carbon, Nano and Yoga, they are made partially from recycled materials. For the X1 Carbon, this means using recycled magnesium for the palm rest and aluminum for the bottom. The X1 Nano, on the other hand, uses a hybrid of 90% recycled magnesium for both the bottom and palm rest. Lenovo didn’t reveal if there are specific components in the Yoga’s chassis, but the packaging is made from bamboo and sugarcane fibers.
X1 Carbon Gen 11 starting at $1,729. The base price of the X1 Yoga Gen 8 is $1,859. The entry price for the X1 Nano Gen 3 is $1,649, but Lenovo suggests that these are all “expectations” and subject to change.
Lenovo today unveils a range of other products under the Think brand, including two ThinkVision monitors with 4K Mini LED displays and a curved ultra-wide display.