08-28-2019 01:24 PM
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon, is getting upgraded to Intel’s new Comet Lake, 10th Gen CPUs. Available in September, the new X1 Carbon configs will start at $1,479 and will be joined by a Comet-Lake-powered X1 Yoga, Thinkpad T490, ThinkPad X390, ThinkPad L13 and ThinkPad L13 Yoga. B
the T490S will not receive the Comet Lake?
08-29-2019 06:37 AM
Sounds like a typical annual product line refresh. But for the T490 specifically, I doubt that they will put the new CPU into a T490 which has its own set of clearly defined specs. It will be a T4100 or whatever.
The T490s is getting squeezed between the Carbon X1 and the T490, as the "non-s" models get thinner and lighter and lose bulky features.
The question seems to be whether the "s" sub-series will be discontinued next year. I would not miss it.
The "s" series made sense historically in context of a T440-T440s-X1 choice, for example. But now T490 and X1 are as close together as the T440s and the X1 were back then.