Lenovo tries to modularize its ThinkPad X1 tablet

Lenovo tries to modularize its ThinkPad X1 tablet

Though ideology is same, which is to come up with a perfect tablet that performs more than the usual, Lenovo seems to have seriously added a fresh take on the formula. Today at CES, Lenovo is going to introduce the ThinkPad X1 tablet. Lenovo plans to launch the tablet in February.

Experts said that Lenovo in ThinkPad X1 tablet has taken the approach of the Surface Pro 4 concept. The company has included certain interesting features in the $899 ThinkPad X1 like USB-C ports, which is capable of handling power, data and video.

The tablet is a regular 12-inch tablet powered by Intel’s latest Core m7 chipset. It starts as an 8.4 mm thin, 1.75-pound tablets that reach 13 mm and 2.4 pounds total when keyboard is included. The ThinkPad X1 specification include a sixth-generation Intel Skylake core m7 vPro CPU; a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD; and 16GB of LPDDR3 memory.

Though the new tablet look like other Window tablet, it is certainly not as user can attach three modules to the bottom to transform it into a laptop, projector or a 3D camera.

The modules look like battery packs. One of the modules combines Intel’s RealSense camera to capture and edit objects for 3D printing. Experts said that they have seen such cameras to be appearing on laptops and desktops, but not many tablets have derived advantage of 3D imaging. But experts also think that putting a 3D camera at the bottom of ThinkPad X1 has limited it to just capture objects.

The ThinkPad X1 tablet’s keyboard is a complete ThinkPad keyboard along with a TrackPoint and trackpad. The keyboard attaches itself magnetically to the bottom of the tablet along with an additional module.

An active stylus is also there, but it is completely optional has been priced at $50. Experts have been finding the concept of additional modules interesting. The 3D camera or additional battery / ports modules are $149 and the projector at $279.

According to the TheVerge, every laptop maker is trying to create the perfect tablet that does a little more than the usual, and now Lenovo has a fresh take on the formula. At CES today, Lenovo is introducing the ThinkPad X1 tablet. It’s a regular 12-inch tablet powered by Intel’s latest Core m7 chipset, but it’s also a little more.

tomsHardware report said, although a new X1 Carbon laptop seems like it should be the premier product in this new lineup, the star is arguably the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It seems like the tablet got most of the attention of Lenovo’s engineering team. The company sees the device as a PC replacement.

ComputerWorld reported that, Lenovo launches ThinkPad X1 line at CES 2016. In Lost Wages, there’s a bunch of new, enterprisey mobile kit for to drool over, including a Surface-like tablet, a convertible, wireless docking, and more.




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