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Lenovo Updates ThinkPads With Newest AMD, Intel Chips for MWC

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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.

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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.

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