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Lenovo's X1 Carbon lasts four hours longer with Intel's 10th-gen chips

The latest ThinkPad models have 10th-gen Intel processors.
Amrita Khalid, @askhalid
August 27, 2019
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Lenovo's flagship line of X1 laptops is leveling up. The PC maker today unveiled the latest generation of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga models, both which will include a 10th-gen Intel Core processor. The hardware refresh isn't restricted to the most premium models. The latest ThinkPadX390 and T490 will also come with the 10th-gen Intel chip. In short, this should ensure faster, better performance across the board for Lenovo's business laptops.

The seventh-generation X1 Carbon FHD laptop has a battery life of 18.5 hours, which improves upon the older model by more than four hours. The 14-inch display comes in a number of different options, including a new 400 nit FHD display. The latest X1 Carbon also includes a Dolby Atmos speaker system, with two top-firing tweeters and two down-firing woofers. It weighs in at 2.4 pounds, or roughly one kilogram.

The latest Yoga laptop got a pretty drastic makeover, with a new aluminum chassis that is made with both carbon fiber and magnesium. As we've seen in the past, the Yoga model is heavier than Carbon, at less than 2.9 pounds. The fourth-generation Yoga is both thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Even though the chassis is thinner (at 15.5 mm compared to 17.05 mm), it includes all the same legacy ports. It also includes support for all docking solutions, including ThinkPad Mechanical Dock.

Lenovo is also updating its ThinkPad L series, the L13 and the L13 Yoga. Both 13-inch laptops are getting thinner bezels (17.6 mm) and can be outfitted with an i7 10th-gen Intel chip. The L13 Yoga model only offers 12 hours of battery power, but the L13 can deliver slightly more at 14 hours.

The new X1 laptops will be available in September. The X1 Carbon will start at $1,479 dollars, and the Yoga will start at $1,609. In October, you can expect the new T490 and X390 laptops, which will start at $1,129 and $1,109, respectively. Those looking for more budget-minded options can spring for the L series instead, which is also due to come out in October. The L13 and the L13 Yoga will be priced at $749 and $919, respectively.

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