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Lenovo’s New Device Lineup Brings Portability, Performance And Collaboration

Kyle Alspach

Lenovo’s intelligent devices portfolio for 2020 includes new notebooks, desktops and displays, as well as a new category of device: the foldable PC.

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Lenovo’s intelligent devices portfolio for 2020 includes an emphasis on the types of capabilities that many workers are looking for right now, whether they’re working remotely or in the office—such as portability, performance and collaboration. The lineup ranges from notebooks to desktops to displays, and highlights the key areas of innovation that Lenovo has been focusing on, such as with the ThinkPad X1 Fold--the first mainstream foldable PC to hit the market. Also included in our roundup are unique devices such as the lightest ThinkPad to date (the ThinkPad X1 Nano), a desktop PC made for edge computing (the ThinkCentre M75n IoT) and a device that’s dedicated for Microsoft Teams meetings (the ThinkSmart View).

What follows are eight key devices to know about from Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group portfolio for 2020.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Eighth Generation

As Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad, the latest X1 Carbon gets some key upgrades that business users will appreciate. A new display option offers the Privacy Guard integrated privacy screen and high brightness, up to 500 nits, along with a touch screen. The eighth-generation X1 Carbon also offers an enhanced keyboard, with the inclusion of keys for unified communications. Perhaps the most stunning quality remains its portability, with the notebook weighing in at just 2.4 pounds. That makes the 14-inch X1 Carbon notably lighter even than other top-level notebooks that have smaller display sizes.

The ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One

The ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One sports a 23.8-inch FHD display and strong performance via 10th-generation Intel Core processors, along with available AMD Radeon 625 graphics. Security features include an optional Privacy Guard integrated privacy screen, software that blurs the display when a user turns away and an integrated ThinkShutter webcam cover.

ThinkPad X1 Nano

As Lenovo has touted, the ThinkPad X1 Nano is the “lightest ThinkPad ever” with a starting weight of 1.99 pounds. Launching in the fourth quarter of the year, the 13-inch notebook will also feature a new 16:10 aspect ratio— offering a larger workspace area on the screen—along with 17 hours of battery life and optional 5G.

ThinkVision T27hv-20 USB-C Hub

Lenovo’s ThinkVision T27hv-20 USB-C Hub, which launches in December, will offer a 27-inch screen with ThinkColor software for an enhanced viewing experience. Other features include a 1,080p IR/ RGB webcam, integrated speakers, noise-canceling mics and automatic screen blurring when users look away.

ThinkPad X1 Fold

Lenovo is introducing the world to a new category of device, the foldable PC, with the launch of the ThinkPad X1 Fold. The device features a 13.3-inch display that, when unfolded, can be used as a tablet or as a screen connected to a Bluetooth keyboard. When folded, the ThinkPad X1 Fold can serve as a dual-display device with numerous options for multitasking across the two screens—including with a keyboard that can magnetically attach to the lower screen for use in a standard notebook fashion. The X1 Fold is also highly portable, weighing 2.2 pounds, and features optional 5G connectivity.

ThinkCentre M75n IoT

Amid the boom in edge computing, Lenovo has delivered the ThinkCentre M75n IoT as a compact, wirelessly connected and powerful edge PC—equipped with an AMD Athlon processor to enable collection and analysis of data in real time.

ThinkBook 14s Yoga

Lenovo is expanding its ThinkBook portfolio, which is aimed at small and midsize businesses, with new models including the ThinkBook 14s Yoga. The notebook will be the first convertible ThinkBook when it debuts in November. Other features include a Smart Pen that syncs with the notebook.

ThinkSmart View

As the need for remote conferencing continues to soar, the ThinkSmart View is a timely device from Lenovo—with its 8-inch touch screen for taking part in Microsoft Teams videoconferencing and audio calls. Key features include easy one-touch meeting launches, along with built-in speakers and microphones.

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