Lenovo Advances State of Mobile Computing

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    At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show this week, Lenovo expanded its family of tablets and notebooks to include a convertible ThinkPad X1 Yoga PC that makes use of a 14-in OLED display from Samsung to provide deeper color contrasts on screen in a form factor that only weighs 2.8 pounds.

    In addition, Lenovo unveiled a ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook PC that makes use of 1TB of NVMe solid-state disk (SSDs) storage in a form factor that weighs 2.6 pounds, and a 12-in ThinkPad X1 Tablet that not only provides up to 15 hours of battery life, but also features support for Intel 3D RealSense technology and a projector via modules that can be physically attached to the tablet.

    Lenovo added members to the T-Series of 14-in and 15-in ThinkPad notebooks that now feature more memory in a lighter form factor and announced Business Class editions of existing YOGA 900 and MIIX 700 convertible PCs based on Intel Core M processors.


    Finally, Lenovo unveiled the ThinkCentre X1 AIO, an all-in-one desktop PC built around a 23.8-in screen that is housed in an 11mm frame, and a ThinkVision desktop display that adds support for Intel 3D RealSense cameras.

    Thanks to advances in OLED displays and SSD technologies, as well as a new generation of Intel processors, Kevin Beck, product ambassador and senior competitive analyst for Lenovo, says Lenovo is committing to providing multiple types of devices that, regardless of the use case, do not require organizations to compromise on the computing experience.

    The challenge facing most IT organizations now will be figuring out exactly what combination of devices to deploy in a world where — because of the advanced technologies that can now be packed inside a computing device — the line between where a traditional notebook PC ends and a tablet begins is increasingly becoming all but indistinguishable.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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