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5 Things To Know About Lenovo's Expanded ThinkBook Lineup

The company is adding two new models to the SMB-focused notebook series, including the first 15-inch model.

Unveiled in connection with Lenovo Accelerate 2019 in May, the ThinkBook is a new line of notebooks that aims to bring powerful specs and a sleeker design to small and medium-sized businesses.

The ThinkBook combines many business-friendly elements of the ThinkPad—including strong performance, durability and security—with an all-aluminum chassis and a price level meant to appeal to SMBs.

[Related: Review: Lenovo's ThinkBook Offers Appealing Design And Features For The Money]

Lenovo initially launched two models, the 13.3-inch ThinkBook 13s and 14-inch ThinkBook 14s.

Now, the PC maker is expanding the lineup with two additional models, along with updating the original models with new processors.

What follows are five key things to know about Lenovo's expanded ThinkBook lineup.

New Models

The two new models coming to the ThinkBook lineup are the ThinkBook 14 and the ThinkBook 15.

The ThinkBook 14 features a 14-inch display, while the ThinkBook 15 represents the first 15-inch notebook in the ThinkBook lineup.

Both of the new ThinkBooks offer an aluminum and magnesium chassis and key features of the initial ThinkBooks, such as a power button that doubles as a fingerprint reader (for faster log-in) and a built-in webcam shutter.

ThinkBook 14

The ThinkBook 14 features FHD display resolution and up to a six-core, tenth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. AMD Radeon 620 graphics are also available.

The ThinkBook 14 offers 4 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1 TB of PCIe SSD storage, along with up to 12 hours of battery life with a 57 Whr battery.

The ThinkBook's keyboard is backlit and includes Skype for Business hotkeys, Lenovo said.

ThinkBook 15

The ThinkBook 15 offers just a few differences apart from its display size.

Like the smaller model, the ThinkBook 15 comes with an FHD display, up to six-core, tenth-generation Intel Core i7 processing power, 4GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of PCIe storage.

The ThinkBook 15 also offers the same maximum battery life of with up to 12 hours of battery life with a 57 Whr battery.

Differences include the availability of AMD Radeon 625 graphics and the inclusion of a number pad on the keyboard.

Updated 13s And 14s Models

Meanwhile, Lenovo is also upgrading the performance on the original ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s models.

Both of the notebooks will now be available with tenth-generation Intel Core processors, Lenovo said.

Pricing And Availability

Lenovo said that the two new ThinkBook models, as well as the two updated models, will all be available in November.

The starting price for the ThinkBook 14 will be $649, while the ThinkBook 15 will start at $679, according to the company.

The updated ThinkBook 13s will have a starting price of $729 and the updated ThinkBook 14s will start at $749, Lenovo said.

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