With the addition of an update, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series has been upgraded. The two new updates are ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Both the laptops come with a 10th generation “Ice Lake” processor and a RAM of 16GB. But these are not the actual USPs. Alternatively, the updated ThinkPad X1 models will be available with the ability to include PrivacyGuard technology from Lenovo. The technology would attract customers by allowing them to prevent screens from prying eyes. The new ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon also touted have Mil Specifications tested build quality and include features like Dolby Atmos audio, and an optional Dolby Vision supported displays.
Similar to that of the Sure View display technology provided by HP, the PrivacyGuard technology on the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5) and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8) is created to allow users to hide the on-screen content from people around them.
Users can configure the laptops with a new 500-nit panel that can hold the proprietary technology. Furthermore, there is a PrivacyAlert feature on the upgraded ThinkPad X1 Yoga that alerts users if someone looks at their screen and immediately turns on the PrivacyGuard feature.
The previous generations of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon that launched in August 2019, had up to 400 nit display panel option. But, the new models have an option to feature 500 nits of brightness. It implies that the upgraded laptops have a brighter screen.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have some set of buttons on the keyboard that let users attend VoIP calls. This feature is important for professionals who often connect with their clients through VoIP.
Lenovo says that both the fifth-generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga and the eighth-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available for sale this year. While the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available to buy starting from $1,499 (approx Rs. 1,07,600), the latest ThinkPad X1 Yoga will have an initial cost of $1,599 (about Rs. 1,14,800).