Lenovo Closes CES 2017 With 58 Awards, 17 New Products; ThinkPad X1 Series Updates For Carbon, Yoga, Tablet

10 January 2017, 10:13 am EST By Van D Mobile & Apps

Lenovo was the star of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, raking in 58 awards and introducing a wide array of products. Fans were particularly excited about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series.

Journal Sentinel wrote that the Consumer Technology Association previously chose 35 products worthy of the CES 2017 Best of Innovations Award. The association defined awardees as a product or technology that scores above the threshold set for a given category. The multiple awardees are selected among 28 categories. Lenovo reportedly won 58 awards for 17 of its products.

Indian Express revealed that Lenovo unveiled the enhanced version of its ThinkPad X1 laptops at CES 2017. The list of Lenovo devices launched at the event include the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The company also featured new Legion laptops, a multimedia controller, Miix 720 with Lenovo Active Pen 2, smart assistant, smart storage and Phab 2 Pro apps.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will showcase a smaller and lighter version in 2017. The notebook now has a weight of 1.14 kg, a 14-inch IPS display, a better TrackPoint and an improved Microsoft Precision Touchpad with physical buttons. The device also includes an improved processor, longer battery life and new connectivity ports. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A wireless WAN with up to three times faster LTE speeds. As for connectivity, the new ThinkPad device has ThunderboltTM 3 ports, HDMI, and type-A USB 3.0 ports. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will come in black and silver variants.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon also boasts of added security. The notebook includes an IR camera with face recognition support for enhanced biometric authentication. It also has a Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint sensor and FIDO-enabled biometric authentication support for PayPal.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga has the same security and connectivity features as the X1 Carbon. The notebook/tablet hybrid device has a 14-inch OLED screen, an Intel Iris Graphics processor and 15 hours of battery life. The new keyboard can fully retract to convert the laptop into a tablet. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2017) has also been improved to feature a 2-in-1 design, with port expansion and extra battery life.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are set to launch in February 2017, while the X1 Tablet is due in March. More updates and details are expected soon.

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