Lenovo announced refreshes to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga ahead of CES 2020. The laptops are powered by 10th Gen Intel processors and include several options focused on privacy. The X1 Carbon starts at $1,499, and the X1 Yoga starts at $1,599, and both laptops are expected to ship in 2020. Lenovo did not specify a month or quarter in 2020 that the laptops are expected to ship.
Both laptops support Dolby Atmos as well as 4K Dolby Vision. The displays of each laptop can reach 500 nits of brightness and are FHD. Lenovo highlights that both devices feature enhanced keyboard layouts with United Communication (UC) controls.
Here’s a more complete breakdown of the specs for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga has largely similar specs, but there are a few key differences.
Both laptops focus on privacy. They are both secured-core PCs and have ThinkShutter and several other hardware and software privacy features. Both have options for PrivacyGuard displays that can make it harder for people to sneak a peek at your screen. The laptops also work with ThinkPad PrivacyAlert, which can tell when someone is looking at your screen and automatically turn on PrivacyGuard.
Both laptops have 51Wh batteries and support rapid charge. As expected, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can flip around to be used in tent mode or as a tablet. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga also features an integrated pen. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a traditional clamshell laptop.
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