CES 2019: Lenovo Unveils Six Devices, Including New X1 Carbon And A 43-Inch Monitor

New Year, New Products

Lenovo is looking to get a strong start to the year with an array of product launches at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, including updates to some of its signature business devices as well as a number of new workplace offerings. Refreshes to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga—the latter of which is getting a smaller form factor—are complemented by the introduction of an ultra-wide ThinkVision monitor and several devices aimed at better workplace collaboration.

In the following slides, we've got the details on the six new products that Lenovo just unveiled as part of CES 2019.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Seventh Gen

Already one of our favorite business notebooks at the CRN Test Center, Lenovo is enhancing the ThinkPad X1 Carbon for its seventh-generation update including with a new ePrivacy integrated privacy screen option. The 14-inch display also offers a new 4K/UHD resolution model with brightness of up to 500 nits, along with WQHD and FHD touch and non-touch models. For the body, the seventh-gen X1 Carbon features a new woven carbon fiber finish, and the notebook includes a built-in webcam shutter. Other new features include a Dolby Atmos four-speaker sound system, and the notebook gets a performance boost by moving up to Intel's Whiskey Lake eighth-gen Core i processors. The X1 Carbon also remains highly portable at 2.46 pounds, and measures 0.58 of an inch thick, making it a bit thinner than the previous 0.63-of-an-inch model. Battery life remains strong as well, with a promise of up to 15 hours on a charge.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, seventh gen, will be available in June for a starting price of $1,709.99.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, Fourth Gen

For its fourth-generation update, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga convertible is also getting an option for UHD resolution on its 14-inch display with 500 nits of brightness. For improved privacy and security, the 2-in-1 notebook will offer the built-in webcam cover and an option for the ePrivacy integrated privacy screen. Lenovo has focused on reducing the size of the X1 Yoga with the fourth-gen update, which has a 17 percent smaller footprint overall than the previous model thanks to reduced bezels around the display and a thinner form factor. The new X1 Yoga measures 0.59 of an inch thick, making it 11 percent thinner than the third-gen model. Like the new X1 Carbon, the updated ThinkPad X1 Yoga gets improved performance by moving to Intel's "Whiskey Lake" eighth-gen Core i processors, and gets enhanced audio from a Dolby Atmos four-speaker sound system. The new X1 Yoga offers long battery life of up to 15 hours on a charge and will be offered in a new "iron gray" color, as well.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, fourth gen, will be available in June for a starting price of $1,929.99.

Lenovo ThinkVision P44W

Lenovo is targeting the most serious power users with the ThinkVision P44W, a 43.4-inch curved monitor for businesses. The massive monitor features a 32:10 aspect ratio and slim bezels for helping to immerse users in what they're working on, as well as a refresh rate of 144Hz. The ThinkVision P44W doesn't skimp on display quality, either, with ultra-sharp resolution (of 3,840 x 1,200) and up to 450 nits of brightness. The monitor is also highly adjustable with options to lift, tilt and swivel the display. In addition, the ThinkVision P44W offers a wide range of ports including two HDMI ports, USB-C and USB-A.

The Lenovo ThinkVision P44W will be available in April for a starting price of $1,299.99.

Lenovo VoIP 360 Camera Speaker

Lenovo is aiming to help solve some key workplace collaboration issues with the new VoIP 360 Camera Speaker, aimed at enabling videoconferencing for small meetings or for users who are on the go. For audio, the speaker features acoustic echo cancellation as well as reduced background noise. And for video, the camera enables 360-degree video conferencing for small meetings. The device is also highly portable at just 3.5 inches tall and a weight of 0.4 of a pound. The Lenovo VoIP 360 Camera Speaker works with collaboration platforms including Skype, Cisco Webex, Google Hangouts and Jabber.

The Lenovo VoIP 360 Camera Speaker will be available in March for $249.99.

Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker

Lenovo is also using CES 2019 to debut a second offering for on-the-go collaboration, the Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker. The speaker stands out for being highly portable (0.43 of an inch thick, 0.31 of a pound) and long-lasting (with battery life of up to eight hours), while also providing strong 360-degree audio quality with a four-speaker setup. In addition, the Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker offers USB-C connectivity and features a "splash- proof" water resistance rating.

The Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker will be available in April for $149.99.

Lenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub

To further cater to the needs of modern highly mobile workers, the Lenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub is a compact connectivity device for laptop docking. The hub can be connected via a single USB-C cable to provide access to HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, USB-C and two USB-A ports. And the hub weighs just a quarter of a pound while measuring 5 x 2 x 0.67 of an inch in size.

The Lenovo Powered USB-C Travel Hub will be available in January for $79.99.