CES 2015: Lenovo Unleashes 8 ThinkPads And SMB Accessories

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Lenovo hit the ground running here at CES 2015, unveiling late Sunday night eight new ThinkPad laptops along with a new ThinkPad Stack system to help declutter the desktop. The new ThinkPads are part of a complete refresh of the popular notebook line that includes new thin and light models, workhorse laptops and mammoth desktop replacement systems.

Here is a quick overview of Lenovo's new ThinkPad family lineup announced here at CES 2015.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo unleashed a 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop that couples an HD touch screen with a thin and light form factor. Lenovo said its rugged case is up for everyday use with its 0.73-inch-thick and 2.9-pound chassis. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a base configuration price of $1,250 and is available later this month.

ThinkPad X250

Lenovo's 12.5-inch X250 ThinkPad weighs in at 2.88 pounds, sports a 0.8-inch-thick body and features Lenovo's Power Bridge technology that allows for hot-swappable battery replacements. The X250 has a starting price of $1,150 and will be available in February.

ThinkVision X24

The ThinkVision X24 monitor measures 23.8 inches and prominently features a svelte form factor for helping keep desktops clear of a big monitor footprint. The 1,920-x-1,080 display is only 7.5mm thin and has a very thin bezel that allows an "unobstructed" side-by-side dual-monitor setup, according to Lenovo. The ThinkVision X24 display supports both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs.

ThinkPad Stack Accessories

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Stack system is a stackable group of Lenovo accessories designed to help easily manage core mobile accessories with zero clutter headaches. Using a Lego-like snap and stack technology, Lenovo offers a modular Bluetooth speaker with noise-cancelling microphone ($90), a dual-port USB power bank ($50), a Wi-Fi access point to share a 4G phone connection ($200), a 20k mAh power bank and 1 TB HHD.

Lenovo also offers software to manage the whole stack when the 1 TB of storage and the HHD are paired with the Lenovo Access point.

ThinkPad T450s

The Lenovo T450 family of notebooks each feature Intel's just-announced fifth-generation Core M "Broadwell" chip technology. The 14-inch T450s sports Intel's i7 processor, a 0.83-inch-thick chassis and weighs 3.5 pounds. It also features the Power Bridge hot-swappable battery technology. The business-class Ultrabook is backed by Lenovo's business-class service and support, and has a starting price of $1,100.

Thanks to the power-saving chip upgrade, this ThinkPad T450s has an excellent battery life of 17 hours.

ThinkPad T450

The ThinkPad T450 is Lenovo's second of four laptops in the 450 family. The T450 has a starting price of $850. The difference with the other T450 models is that this 14-inch laptop does not have a touch-screen option. Like its brethren, the T450 includes the Intel fifth-gen Broadwell power-sipping chip and also the Power Bridge hot-swappable battery technology.

ThinkPad T550

The ThinkPad T550 is an affordable desktop replacement starting at $1,000. This 15.6-inch laptop features a high-resolution display (2,880-x-1,620) and comes with 16 GB of memory. It can be configured with 1 TB HDD storage or 512 GB of SSD. The 5-pound desktop replacement is .88 inches thick and is available next month.

ThinkPad E450

The E ThinkPad is Lenovo's most affordable new line with a starting price of $600. The E450 packs a 14-inch screen that can be upgraded to touch along with an upgrade option of an optical drive. The E450 weighs 4 pounds and is 0.87 inches thick.

ThinkPad E550

The ThinkPad E550 is the slightly larger brother of the E450 with its 15.6-inch display. The laptop comes with a range of upgrade options that include touch screen and an optical drive. The E550 can be configured with up to 1 TB of HDD or 128 GB of SSD. The ThinkPad E550 is 5.2 pounds and 0.94 inches thick. It has a price tag of $600.

Both E series ThinkPads are available next month.

ThinkPad L450

The ThinkPad L450 rounds out Lenovo's 450 series of laptops. This 14-inch notebook starts at an affordable $700, weighs in at 4.5 pounds and is Lenovo's entry-level 450 series notebook. Lenovo said it has 8 hours of battery life, thanks to the introduction of Intel's Broadwell processor.