Lenovo Teases 3 New ThinkPads Ahead of CES 2023

The latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga, and Nano models will include 13th-gen Intel processors and offer intelligent camera features.

Today Lenovo provided a sneak peak of the workstation hardware it plans to showcase at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas in January. Alongside new monitors, peripherals and other desk accessories, Lenovo unveiled its forthcoming generation of ThinkPad X1 laptops including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11, ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8, and ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3.

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Lenovo hasn’t revealed every detail of the new laptops, but it did confirm a few key specs. The three new ThinkPads are all designed on Intel’s Evo platform, which is a set of standards the processor-maker has outlined for the class of thin, light and premium laptops that includes the X1 lineup. The X1 models can be configured with several CPUs, up to Intel’s 13th-gen Core i7 processors. The X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga will include up to 64GB of LPDDR5 memory while the X1 Nano will include up to 16GB. All three laptops will offer up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 storage.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11. (Source: Lenovo.)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11. (Source: Lenovo.)

Another notable feature of the new ThinkPads is their support for an application called Lenovo View, which Lenovo described in their press release as a “suite of intelligent camera-based features designed to help users unlock the power of the integrated camera to enhance video call experiences and improve security and digital health.” Those features include alerting the user if an unauthorized onlooker is viewing their screen and reminding users to shift their posture or rest their eyes if necessary. Additionally, Lenovo View aims to boost image quality and camera framing for video calls.

Lenovo View on the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3. (Source: Lenovo.)

Lenovo View on the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3. (Source: Lenovo.)

All three ThinkPad X1 laptops will be available in April 2023, according to Lenovo. Pricing will start at $1,729 for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11, $1,859 for the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8, and $1,649 for the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3.

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Michael Alba

Michael is a senior editor at engineering.com. He covers computer hardware, design software, electronics, and more. Michael holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta.