Lenovo as we speak gave a primary take a look at a complete bunch of latest ThinkPads as a part of its bulletins for Cellular World congress. For essentially the most half, these are spec refreshes, although some convey slight modifications to their designs as properly, together with some new supplies.
The modifications are throughout Lenovo’s AMD centered Z sequence, its ThinkPad X13 and 13 Yoga, new T and L-series refreshes and the ThinkPad E-series geared toward small companies.
The ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 Gen 2 are refreshes from last-year’s AMD-powered machine. This 12 months, they’re coming with AMD Ryzen 7000-series processors (Lenovo hasn’t mentioned which particular ones as of this writing). The Z13 will use built-in Radeon graphics, whereas the Z16 could have the choice for a discrete AMD Radeon 6550M. Each will go as much as 64GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. Each laptops could have an choice for a 1920 x 1200, 16:10 display screen; the 13-inch will go as much as a 2880 x 1800 OLED panel, whereas the 16-inch tops out at a 3840 x 2400 OLED touchscreen.
With the Z-series, Lenovo is debuting a brand new “woven flax” materials bonded to the recycled aluminum high cowl. It’s going to keep plenty of the options that made it differ from conventional ThinkPads, akin to a haptic touchpad and TrackPoint Fast Menu, and proceed with a 1080p webcam and Wi-Fi 6E.
This technology’s haptic touchpads are from an organization referred to as Sensei, which developed the touchpads within the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Fold. Sensei’s tech wasn’t within the previous-gen Z sequence, so we’ll need to get some hands-on time to see if there is a noticeable distinction.
The Z13 will begin at $1,249 and ship in July, with the Z16 following in August, beginning at $1,749.
On the X sequence — the ThinkPad X13 Gen 5 and ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 5, Lenovo claims that it’s shrinking down bezels for a higher-screen-to-body ratio. The audio system are actually top-firing, which ought to make for higher audio (although that might imply they face away in some makes use of on the 2-in-1 Yoga) and there is an non-compulsory 5-megapixel digital camera with infrared. The clamshell model can be getting a 13.3-inch 2880 x 1800 OLED display screen with Dolby Imaginative and prescient assist.
The ThinkPad X13 Gen 4, a regular laptop computer, could have each thirteenth Gen Intel Core processors and AMD Ryzen 7000 sequence cellular processors. It’s going to convey as much as 32GB of LPDDR5 and as much as 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage. The 13.3-inch show will vary from a 1920 x 1200 non-touch show (with a configurable contact choice) all the best way as much as a high-res OLED panel. The Yoga model will solely use Intel CPUs, however have the identical reminiscence and storage choices. The 13.3-inch choices will high out at a 1920 x 1200 touchscreen. Each will begin with an FHD webcam with privateness shutter; the 5MP with IR is an improve.
The X13 and X13 Yoga will each ship in Could 2023, with costs for the clamshell starting at $1,099 and the 2-in-1 beginning at $1,379.
Lenovo’s steadfast T sequence is getting what Lenovo is looking “incremental enhancements,” together with sustainable supplies and the non-compulsory 5 MP digital camera. The ThinkPad T14 Gen 5, T16 Gen 2 and T14s Gen 4 will all have the choice for a 2880 x 1880 OLED panel. All three of those units will include both thirteenth Gen Intel Core processors with vPro, or Ryzen 7000 chips. These laptops will launch in Could 2023, with the T14s beginning at $1,479, the T14 at $1,239 and the T16 at $1,269.
The lower-cost L-series will add a brand new blue-light show configuration choice for the L13 Gen 5 and L13 Yoga Gen 5, whereas the L14 Gen 4 and L15 Gen 4 could have larger capability storage choices than earlier than at 2TB. These will launch in April, with the L13 and L13 Yoga beginning at $869 and $1,099, respectively, whereas each the L14 and L15 are anticipated to start out at $869.
Lenovo is positioning its E-series in the direction of small and medium-sized companies, alongside the ThinkBook sequence. The ThinkPad E15 Gen 5 is getting a refresh alongside a brand new, bigger ThinkPad E16. The E sequence is shifting to 16:10 for the primary time with each Intel and AMD processors. The E14 Gen 5 is deliberate to launch for $739 in Could, whereas the E16 Gen 1 will begin at $759.