Lenovo’s ThinkPad Line Beefs up with a Slew of New Devices for Work and Play

Lenovo’s ThinkPad line is famous for being workhorses that will never let you down. They’re aiming to continue that tradition with five new models from portability to power.

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga

On the portable side, Lenovo has the ThinkPad X390, which boasts a 13″ screen in a 12″ size computer, at only 2.6 pounds. It also has an eye-popping 17-hour battery life. If you’re more of a touchscreen type, the ThinkPad X390 Yoga is the 2-in-1 version complete with a built-in pen for easy inking and handwriting input. The X390 will start at $1,099, and the X390 Yoga will start at $1,359 this June.

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Features

  • NEW 13″ display in 12″ footprint
  • NEW 50% thinner bezels
  • NEW ThinkPad PrivacyGuard & PrivacyAlert
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter for webcam security
  • Features the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ Global LTE WWAN

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Memory: Max 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 17.6 Hours, 48Wh
  • Display: 13.3” Up to FHD 300nit on-cell touch or 400nit Privacy Guard non-touch
  • Features / Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4,1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, ThinkPad PrivacyAlert, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight / Dimension: Up to 2.68 lbs.’ (1.22 kg) / 12.27” x 8.54” x .61” (311.9 x 217 x 16.5mm)

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga Features

  • NEW Mechanical Side Docking
  • NEW Dual Far-Field noise-canceling mics
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter for webcam security
  • Features the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Gig+
  • 12% thinner and 5% lighter than its predecessor
  • 16% thinner bezels

Lenovo X390 Yoga Specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Memory: Max 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 14.5 Hours, 50Wh
  • Display: 13.3” FHD IPS 300nit
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight / Dimension: Up to 2.93 lbs. (1.32 kg) / 12.2” x 8.62” x .63” (310.4 x 219 x 15.95mm)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T490S

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a bigger screen, there are also the ThinkPad T490 and ThinkPad T490S. The T490 sports a 14″ screen, Intel Core processors, and up-firing speakers so you can more comfortably stream Santa Clarita Diet while working on spreadsheets. The T490s is in the same family as the T490, but it’s lighter and slimmer at 2.81lbs (the T490 clocks in at 3.23lbs). There’s a slight premium for that slimness, with the T490s starting at $1,279, while the T490 starts at $999. Both will be available this June.

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Features

  • NEW Up-firing speakers
  • NEW Dual far-field microphones
  • NEW ThinkPad PrivacyGuard & PrivacyAlert
  • NEW WQHD IPS HDR w/ Dolby Vision
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter webcam security
  • 22% thinner bezel

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • Memory: Max 48GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium w/ up-firing speakers, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 16.1 Hours, 50Wh
  • Display: 14” Up to WQHD IPS 500nit HDR w/ Dolby Vision
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
    Security
    MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, ThinkPad PrivacyAlert, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight / Dimension: Up to 3.23 lbs.’ (1.46 kg) / 12.95” x 8.93” x .70” (329 x 227 x 17.9mm)

Lenovo ThinkPad T490S Features

  • New WQHD Dolby Vision or Low Power 400nit FHD panels
  • New Dual Far-Field microphones for an improved audio experience
  • New ThinkPad 400nit PrivacyGuard panel with PrivacyAlert
  • New Aluminum top cover for Silver option
  • 13% thinner over predecessor
  • Features the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Gig+

Lenovo ThinkPad T490S Specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Memory: Max 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 20 Hours, 50Wh
  • Display: 14” Up to WQHD IPS 500nit with Dolby Vision
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, ThinkPad PrivacyAlert, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight / Dimension: Up to 2.81 lbs.’ (1.27 kg) / 12.94” x 8.88” x .63” (328.8 x 225.8 x 16.1mm)

Finally, if you like the idea of a powerhouse like the T490 but need a bigger screen, there’s the  Lenovo ThinkPad T590. You get Intel Core i7 processors, up to a Terabyte of storage, and a 15″ screen, plus up to 15 hours of battery life. Look for the T590 starting at $1,029 this June.

Lenovo ThinkPad T590 Features

  • NEW 4K HDR 500nit with Dolby Vision
  • NEW discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • NEW RapidCharge with single battery
  • NEW Hybrid HD & IR Camera w/ ThinkShutter for webcam security
  • 11% lighter than predecessor

Lenovo ThinkPad T590 Specifications

  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel Core vPro i7
  • OS: Up to Win 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • Memory: Max 48GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio Premium, Dual Array Far Field Microphones
  • Battery: Up to 15 Hours, 57Wh
  • Display: 15.6” Up to UHD IPS 500nit HDR with Dolby Vision
  • Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x USB 3.1 USB-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Audio Combo, side mechanical docking
  • Security: MoC FPR, IR Camera w/ Windows Hello, dTPM 2.0, ThinkShutter, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Weight / Dimension: Up to 3.87 lbs.’ (1.75 kg) / 14.4” x 9.76” x .78” (365.8 x 248 x 19.1mm)

If you need a great business-class laptop that can handle your workload, the new Lenovo ThinkPads ar definitely worth considering.

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