Lenovo’s new ThinkPads feature Ryzen 5000 chips and 16:10 displays – The Verge

Lenovo has introduced quite a lot of updates to its ThinkPad line. We’re getting upgrades to the light-weight ThinkPad X13 and convertible X13 Yoga, in addition to the high-end T-Collection, the budget-oriented L-Collection, and the P-Collection of cell workstations.

The largest information is that every one of those fashions have gotten spec bumps. Every sequence consists of fashions with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 cell processors in addition to Intel’s 11th Gen vPro chips. They’re additionally getting connectivity upgrades, together with some choices for Wi-Fi 6E on the Intel techniques and Wi-Fi 6 for the AMD ones. Some fashions assist 5G as effectively.

The information I’m personally most enthusiastic about is that the X13 i (Intel), X13 (AMD), and X13 Yoga (Intel) are getting 16:10 shows. Manufacturers across the board have been switching to taller screens for enterprise and productiveness notebooks. They offer you extra room for multitasking and fewer of a necessity for scrolling and zooming out. There’s additionally a brand new Dolby Audio speaker system with user-facing audio system on the X13 — they have been bottom-firing on earlier fashions.

The up to date T-Collection (together with the T14s i, T14 i, and T15 with Intel and the T14s and T14 with AMD), L-Collection (together with the L14 and L15 with AMD and the L14 i and L15 i with Intel), and the P-Collection (together with the P14s, P14s i, and P15s) all embrace the brand new chips as effectively. The fashions even have new safety choices together with Match-on-Chip fingerprint readers; some Intel techniques together with the T14s i and X13 i’ve human presence-detection sensors.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 open, angled to the left. The screen displays a PowerPoint presentation.

And right here’s the ThinkPad L15, Gen 2.
Picture: Lenovo

Pricing and availability are a bit complicated, so bear with me. It appears like a lot of the Intel fashions are coming in March, whereas the AMD fashions are coming in Could. The X13 Yoga is the exception — it’s coming in April. The T-Collection begins at $1,159 (for the T14), the L-Collection begins at $689 (for each fashions), and the P-Collection begins at $1,3169 (for the P14s). The X13 begins at $1,139 (for the AMD mannequin) and the X13 Yoga begins at $1,379.

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