The ThinkPad family continues to grow. In addition to the X1 Titanium Yoga model that we have dedicated an exclusive article to, Lenovo has introduced three more computers in this series that, on paper, the paint well. One of them, the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, is a new model that brings together the features of a laptop and a tablet in a single device and follows the path initiated by this company with the ThinkPad X1 Tablet.
The other two computers, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6 are not new, but, according to Lenovo, have been thoroughly redesigned to offer features not available in previous versions of these laptops. As one button shows: according to the Chinese company, these are the first devices in the world market that are compatible with Dolby Voice. And, also, in this version, they offer 5G connectivity.
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable, X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6: Technical Specifications
|ThinkPad X12 Detachable||ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9||ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6|
|Screen||12.3-inch removable, 400-nit, Full HD + IPS LCD with Dolby Vision||IPS LCD 16:10 Dolby Vision||IPS LCD 16:10 Dolby Vision|
|Processor||11th Gen Intel Core||11th Gen Intel Core||11th Gen Intel Core|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe||Intel Iris Xe||Intel Iris Xe|
|Memory||LPDDR4x||Up to 32GB LPDDR4x||Up to 32GB LPDDR4x|
|Secondary Storage||Not Known||Up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD||Up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Sound||Dolby Audio||Dolby Atmos and Dolby Voice||Dolby Atmos and Dolby Voice|
|OS||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Wireless Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1|
|Battery||No||57 Whr||57 Whr|
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable: Offer us the best of a Laptop and a Tablet
This convertible computer implements a mechanism that allows us to detach the keyboard from the screen, so whoever decides to get it can use it in both traditional laptop and tablet mode. The screen incorporates a 12.3-inch IPS-type LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution, has a brightness delivery capacity of 400 nits, and is compatible with Dolby Vision content, an attractive feature that has become a hallmark of most ThinkPad family devices.
The heart of this device is an 11th generation Intel Core microprocessor that relies on Iris Xe graphics logic and LPDDR4x memory chips (Lenovo has not yet confirmed what main memory and secondary storage capacities will be available). What we do know is that it incorporates Dolby Audio, and also that it will be available with optional 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6: Have Been Deeply Redesigned
These two computers have a lot in common. One of the most interesting things they share is their compatibility with the new Dolby Voice technology, an innovation that aims to make the sound of our video calls significantly higher quality. To achieve this, according to Lenovo, this feature processes the voices to separate them and give them a higher resolution.
It also dynamically adjusts their level, cancels noise and echo, and optimizes the operation of the computer’s microphone and speakers. However, it only works on services that are compatible with it. On paper, it looks good, but we’ll have to wait until we thoroughly analyze one of these devices to confirm if it lives up to expectations.
As you can see in the images that illustrate this article, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 is a traditional laptop, while the X1 Yoga Gen 6 is a convertible. A distinctive feature of the former is that it is built-in carbon fiber and magnesium alloy, two materials that give it a remarkable lightness and strength (we have seen in our analysis of previous reviews of this model). The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6, on the other hand, is made of aluminum.
As far as their specifications are concerned, both devices have a lot in common. Both incorporate a screen with an IPS type LCD panel compatible with Dolby Vision, 11th generation Intel Core microprocessors, Iris Xe graphics, up to 32 GB LPDDR4x, an SSD with a maximum capacity of 1 TB and NVMe PCIe interface, and finally, they can process and virtualize Dolby Atmos sound. One last note: like the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, they offer 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1.
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable, X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6: Price and Availability
The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series will be available on these dates and with the following prices:
- ThinkPad X12 Detachable: will arrive in mid-March with a starting price of $1,149.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: will arrive during the month of April with a starting price of $1,429.
- ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6: will arrive during the month of April with a starting price of $1,569.