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5 Things To Know About Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Nano

The company is debuting its ‘lightest ThinkPad ever’ with the X1 Nano, which weighs just under 2 pounds.

Lenovo is doubling down on portable business devices with the launch of a new model for its ThinkPad notebook portfolio, the ThinkPad X1 Nano.

The launch comes as Lenovo seeks to capture share in the North America PC market, where the company remained in third place as of the second quarter of the year with market share of 15.6 percent, according to research firm Gartner.

[Related: Lenovo North America PC Chief: ‘We’ve Never Had This Much Demand Waiting For Us’]

Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Nano Tuesday along with unveiling new models for its ThinkBook SMB portfolio as well as launching preorders for its foldable laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Fold.

What follows are five things to know about the ThinkPad X1 Nano.

Portability

Lenovo is touting the ThinkPad X1 Nano as its “lightest ThinkPad ever,” with a starting weight of just 1.99 pounds. That makes it significantly lighter even than Lenovo’s flagship portable notebook, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which weighs in at 2.4 pounds.

The X1 Nano also features a thin form factor for a business notebook, with a thickness of 0.55 of an inch.

Lenovo said the X1 Nano is the first ThinkPad to meet the specifications of Intel’s new Intel Evo platform brand, a successor of sorts to Intel’s Ultrabook brand.

In terms of materials, the X1 Nano includes a durable carbon-fiber weave top cover, Lenovo said.

Display

The ThinkPad X1 Nano will feature a 13-inch display with a new 16:10 aspect ratio, offering a larger workspace area on the screen.

The X1 Nano display will come in touch and nontouch versions, with resolution of 2,160 x 1,350 and high brightness of up to 450 nits.

Performance And Battery Life

Even with the thin and light form factor, Lenovo saids the ThinkPad X1 Nano will not skimp on performance or battery life. The notebook will be offered with up to an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, as well as with Intel Iris X graphics.

The X1 Nano will stand out with optional 5G connectivity, as well.

On battery life, Lenovo is promising up to 17.3 hours of battery life for the X1 Nano with its 48 WHr battery.

Other Specs And Features

Lenovo saids the X1 Nano will offer a number of other features that have the notebook primed for secure collaboration.

The X1 Nano offers security features such as human presence detection, which locks the notebook when the user walks away, as well as a fingerprint reader for authentication.

The notebook also offers always-on responsiveness, allowing users to get back to working within “less than a second” after opening the device, Lenovo said.

In terms of other specs, the X1 Nano will come with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage, four 360-degree mics and a Dolby Atmos speaker system.

Price and Availability

Lenovo said the ThinkPad X1 Nano will have a starting price of $1,399. On availability, the company said the X1 Nano will be shipping in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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