About a year after launching the original ThinkPad X1 tablet, Lenovo is back with a new model featuring updated processor and a few other changes.
The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a 12 inch tablet with a 2160 x 1440 pixel IPS display, digital pen support, and optional accessories including a detachable keyboard, and a “presenter” module with an integrated projector.
Lenovo will start selling the new Thinkpad X1 tablet in March for about $950 and up.
The 2017 model is powered by up to an Intel Core i7-7Y75 Kaby Lake processor and supports up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory and up to 1TB of PCIe solid state storage (although entry-level models have SATA M.2 storage).
Other features include a battery that Lenovo says is good for up to 10 hours of run time, an optional “productivity module” which adds an extra 5 hours of battery life as well as a few extra ports.
The tablet itself has a USB Type-C port, USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort, microSD card slot, and Qulcomm Snapdragon x7 LTE modem and nano SIM card slot.
The 2017 ThinkPad X1 Tablet weighs 1.7 pounds and measures 0.3 inches thick. With a keyboard it weighs 2.35 pounds and measures 0.55 inches thick.
The tablet is available in any color as long as it’s black, while the keyboard will be available in black, silver, or red color options.