Intel's 10th generation chips find their way to the world, and Lenovo has a whole host of new ThinkPads that get the new processors it announces today. The new laptops are largely the same as the previous designs, apart from the improved specifications, so do not expect a major update.
At the top of those laptops is a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the seventh generation of hardware that Lenovo has released. New this year are the just-announced 10th generation Comet Lake chips from Intel in both Core i5 and Core i7 options (including a hexacore Core i7 model). It has too Intel & # 39; s Project Athena label, which means it is guaranteed (in theory) for a battery life of at least nine hours. The new chips are available in September from $ 1,479.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga gets a similar update, with 10th generation Core i5 and i7 chips. Unlike the X1 Carbon, it does not get an Intel & # 39; s Project Athena label, but like the X1 Carbon, it is otherwise identical to the previous version. It will also be available in September from $ 1,609.
The ThinkPad T490 and X390 also get new chips. (Both have Core i5 and Core i7 options, although not the best hexacore option.) But like the two new X1 models, the rest of the laptops are unchanged in design.
Finally, there is the ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga. Although they are the cheapest laptops announced by Lenovo today, they are also the most substantial update: the new models are an update of the old L390 model. In comparison with those computers, they offer thinner and lighter designs. Lenovo also offers brighter screens, smaller edges, an optional IR camera for Windows Hello and a sliding "ThinkShutter" integrated webcam cover.
The L13 and L13 Yoga (which, as the names imply, are rotating display models of the L13) also offer Intel & # 39; s 10th Gen chips, although those are optional. Cheaper, less powerful chips will also be available, including Celeron chips from Intel. Both models will be available in October, with the L13 starting at $ 749 and the L13 Yoga starting at $ 919.