Intel’s 10th Gen chips are making their way into the world, and Lenovo has a bunch of new ThinkPads that are getting the new processors that it’s announcing today. The new laptops are largely the same as the previous designs, aside from the boosted specs, so don’t expect too drastic of an update.
Leading those laptops is a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the seventh generation of the hardware that Lenovo has released. New this year is Intel’s just-announced 10th Gen Comet Lake chips in both Core i5 and Core i7 options (including a hexacore Core i7 model). It also has Intel’s Project Athena label, meaning it’s guaranteed (in theory) to provide at least nine hours of battery life. The new chips will be available in September starting at $1,479.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is getting a similar update, with 10th Gen Core i5 and i7 chips. Unlike the X1 Carbon, it won’t be getting Intel’s Project Athena label, but like the X1 Carbon, it’s otherwise identical to the previous version. It’ll be available in September as well starting at $1,609.
The ThinkPad T490 and X390 are also getting new chips. (Both will have Core i5 and Core i7 options, although not the top of the line hexacore option.) But like the two new X1 models, the rest of the laptops are unchanged from a design perspective.
Lastly, there’s the ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga. While they’re the cheapest laptops Lenovo is announcing today, they’re also the most substantial update: the new models are an update to the old L390 model. Compared to those computers, they offer thinner and lighter designs. Lenovo is also offering brighter displays, smaller bezels, an optional IR camera for Windows Hello, and a sliding “ThinkShutter” integrated webcam cover.
The L13 and L13 Yoga (which, as the names imply are rotating display models of the L13) will also offer Intel’s 10th Gen chips, although those are optional. Cheaper, less powerful chips will also be available, including Intel’s Celeron chips. Both models will be available in October, with the L13 starting at $749 and the L13 Yoga starting at $919.