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ThinkPad 2018 ThinkPad Portfolio

Good news for those considering making a new ThinkPad purchase for the coming year - here's the lineup of ThinkPads set to hit the stores.


From : Lenovo Newsroom

 

Highlights of the 2018 ThinkPad T, X and L portfolio include:

  • Thinner and Lighter designs with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors across the line-up 
  • Broader support of Facial Recognition for Windows Hello 
  • Introduces ThinkShutter physical webcam cover for camera security confidence 
  • Brand-new ThinkPad L Series embraces Yoga design and 13” displays 
  • Universal USB Type-C power adapters across all ThinkPad models
  • New mechanical Side Docking option for ubiquitous compatibility and key-lock security 
  • In addition, new ThinkVision displays create productive desktop experiences and new Lenovo Tablet 10 built for vertical solutions

ThinkPad X Series – Full Performance, Yoga Flexibility and Compact Design

ThinkPad X280

ThinkPad X380 Yoga

  • Mil-Spec tested for durability, the ThinkPad X series can work in some of the world’s most inhospitable places
  • Rapid Charge delivers 80 percent battery in 60 minutes with X280 offering up to 16.6 hours1 and X380 Yoga offering up to 13.6 hours of battery life1
  • X280 is 20 percent lighter (2.5 pounds) and 15 percent thinner (17.4mm) compared to its predecessor
  • X380 Yoga enhances end-user experience with Active Pen and secure access made easy with IR camera and Windows Hello.
  • ThinkPad X280 starts at $999 (USD), X380 Yoga starts at $1,459, both available from January 20182

ThinkPad T Series – Perfected Corporate Workhorse

ThinkPad T480s 

ThinkPad T480

ThinkPad T580

  • Performance is boosted with powerful 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
  • Class-leading security with IR camera, fingerprint reader and ThinkShutter Camera Privacy to protect valuable user data. 
  • Optional discrete graphics power premium displays up to UHD on ThinkPad T580
  • Extraordinary longevity with extended battery options delivering up to 27 hours of battery life1.
  • ThinkPad T480s, at just 2.9 pounds is one of the lightest business laptops in its category
  • ThinkPad T480 starts at $989, T480s starts at $1,269 and T580 starts at $1,079, all available starting January 20182.
ThinkPad L Series – Versatile Business Machines, Exceptional Value
ThinkPad L380 Yoga
ThinkPad L380
ThinkPad L480
ThinkPad L580
  • New 13-inch form factors and redesigned thinner and lighter 14 and 15-inch laptops offer customers greater choice
  • Optional multi-touch displays, complete docking solutions and powerful 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors offer great performance and exceptional value
  • ThinkPad L580 can also offer new discrete AMD graphics
  • Available from February 2018, ThinkPad L380 Yoga starts at $549, L380 starts at $449, L480 starts at $779 and L580 starts at $7692.

Lenovo Tablet 10 – Compact, Tough and Secure Detachable

Lenovo Tablet 10
  • New detachable powered by Intel® Celeron® N Series processors designed to benefit vertical applications such as healthcare and retail
  • Featuring fingerprint reader and discrete Trusted Platform Module for business-class protection
  • Integrated rechargeable pen, up to 9 hours of battery life1 and Wireless WAN enhance the detachable users’ experience
  • Lenovo Tablet 10 will be available from March 2018, starting price will be available shortly.

ThinkPad Docking Station – Simple and ubiquitous docking solutions

ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station
  • Fresh approach to traditional docking design with one-touch slide-to-connect mechanism
  • Designed to accommodate most 12, 14 and 15-inch ThinkPad laptops3
  • Provides complete connectivity options and keylock security for physical asset protection
  • ThinkPad Docking Station will be available from January in three different models. Basic 90W at $199, Pro 135W at $249 and Ultra 135W at $2992

ThinkVision X24 and P32u – Premium Monitors are your ThinkPad Laptop’s Best Friend

ThinkVision X24
ThinkVision P32u
  • ThinkVision X24 is an ultra-thin monitor at just 4mm thin with narrow (1.1mm) bezels
  • Full HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) display provides a wide viewing angle and 96 percent sRGB color gamut
  • ThinkVision P32u is a UHD 4K display with multi-color space capability
  • The 32-inch near-edgeless monitor features Thunderbolt 3 In and Out ports for daisy-chain capability
  • User comfort is maximized with a flexible stand that offers lift, tilt, swivel and pivot
  • ThinkVision X24 will be available from January 2018 at $2492
  • ThinkVision P32u will be available from March 2018 at $1,3492

 Want to know more about the products? Check out this discussion board as we review some of the offerings.

 


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What about the E580 series? A really nice piece of hardware not only for the small wallet.
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Re: ThinkPad 2018 ThinkPad Portfolio

Two HUGE disappointments after taking a look at the specs sheet.

ThinkPad T580 Platform Specifications

 

System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage

Why? Seriously, why? Why I cannot use it with dual drive setup. One fast but low capacity PCIe NVMe ssd on the M.2 slot and another high capacity hard drive on the regular 2.5" HDD bay. Why one or another but not both? Please somebody tell me that I am reading this wrong.

 

15.6" (396mm) FHD (1920x1080), anti-glare, LED backlight, IPS,
250 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 700:1 contrast ratio, 170° viewing angle

250 nits on a FHD display on a laptop that costs more than $1000? 250 nits is the bare minimum we are looking for on a mid class, mid-to-high class laptop. 250 nits??? Really??? I don't understand. Is this T580 on top of the low-end laptops or it's on the bottom of mid-class laptops. It's obviously not the T580 I expected it to be.

 

I am so upset, can't find the right words to express my big disappointment.

 

Same isssues with T480 as well...

ThinkPad T480 Platform Specifications

 

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Re: ThinkPad 2018 ThinkPad Portfolio


@duraturkwrote:

Two HUGE disappointments after taking a look at the specs sheet.

ThinkPad T580 Platform Specifications

 

System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage

Why? Seriously, why? Why I cannot use it with dual drive setup. One fast but low capacity PCIe NVMe ssd on the M.2 slot and another high capacity hard drive on the regular 2.5" HDD bay. Why one or another but not both? Please somebody tell me that I am reading this wrong.

 


I'm reading this too... Are we reading wrong ? Can someone tell us if it's true or not ?

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I think, the E580 is a better choice.
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Re: ThinkPad 2018 ThinkPad Portfolio


@KenoshaKid wrote:

@duraturkwrote:

Two HUGE disappointments after taking a look at the specs sheet.

ThinkPad T580 Platform Specifications

 

System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage

Why? Seriously, why? Why I cannot use it with dual drive setup. One fast but low capacity PCIe NVMe ssd on the M.2 slot and another high capacity hard drive on the regular 2.5" HDD bay. Why one or another but not both? Please somebody tell me that I am reading this wrong.

 


I'm reading this too... Are we reading wrong ? Can someone tell us if it's true or not ?


Just below the line quoted, that base spec linked also says this:

 

Some: 128GB M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s,
in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage, mutually exclusive with WWAN

 

No personal experience with that model, just going by what I read,

 

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WWAN slot is M.2 2242 form factor, as far as I know. My Samsung 960 Evo is M.2 2280.

Good luck finding any recent and decent M.2 PCIe SSD in 2242 form factor.

I am disappointed big time with this design decisions.
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After a quick look at the specs, it fits better to my needs. Thanks.

 


@_Kris_wrote:
I think, the E580 is a better choice.

 

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@duraturk wrote:
WWAN slot is M.2 2242 form factor, as far as I know. My Samsung 960 Evo is M.2 2280.

Good luck finding any recent and decent M.2 PCIe SSD in 2242 form factor.

I am disappointed big time with this design decisions.

You may (or may not...) find this CES announcement interesting.  I don't know if there are single vs double sided issues in that slot.

 

https://www.ocz.com/us/brand/news/toshiba-introduces-rc100-nvme-ssd-ces

 

[edit to add] Unverified specs scrounged from the web:

 

Toshiba RC100 SSD 2242 NVMe.PNG

 

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@duraturkwrote:

After a quick look at the specs, it fits better to my needs. Thanks.

 


@_Kris_wrote:
I think, the E580 is a better choice.

 


Are recent T models really more durable than E models ? E models are presented as entry level, but is the 400€ difference between E and T (with same config) worth it ?