Lenovo is adding two new laptops to its ThinkPad lineup. The Lenovo ThinkPad L390 is a 3.2 pound notebook with a 13.3 inch full HD touchscreen display with a 180-degree hinge, while the Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga is a 3.5 pound convertible model with pen support and a 360-degree hinge.
They’re also the first two ThinkPads to feature Intel Whiskey Lake chips which should offer a small performance boost over Kaby Lake-R chips while also adding support for Gigabit WiFi.
Both models should be available this month, with prices starting at $659 for an entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and $889 for the ThinkPad L390 Yoga.
The new laptops support up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, up to 512GB of PCIe solid state storage, and both versions have two USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, HDMI 1.4 and mini Ethernet jacks, and a microSD card reader.
Both also features 45 Wh batteries (although Lenovo estimates you’ll get up to two hours longer battery life with the non-convertible model), and both laptops come in black or silver color options.
The convertible model does have a few special features beside the 360-degree hinge. It comes with a Lenovo Active Pen that fits into a “garage” slot in the computer when it’s not in use. The ThinkPad L390 Yoga also has an IR camera for Windows Hello-compatible face recognition. Both laptop models feature fingerprint sensors.
While the ThinkPad L390 Yoga weighs a little more than the non-convertible model, both laptops have the same physical dimensions: 12.7″ x 8.8″ x 0.7″.
via Tom’s Hardware and SlashGear
The L390 looks nice but I lost a lot of trust in Lenovo after the Superfish issue. I know, I should just get over it, but it kind of gives us an idea what Lenovo thinks about its customers.
To be fair (IIRC) the Superfish was on their consumer line. Not excusing what they did, as that was foolish of them to do that in the first place.
Also why are they use some propriety micro-ethernet adapter? Why couldn’t they just have a USB-C port there and then supply a USB-C Ethernet adapter?
I think the appeal is supposed to be that, since people need to carry around an ethernet cable with them anyways (at least the people who use ethernet while traveling), this will allow them to carry no additional items.
With a proper Ethernet port you can get a proper mac adress, that is linked to that specific port – compared to an adapter.
This is usefull for many professionals.
Ethernet adapters have proper MAC addresses specific to them as well.
Then you need to use the same adapter All the time, also when docking the laptop – which is quite a hassle
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