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T490S and Comet Lake

2019-08-28, 20:24 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?


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Re: T490S and Comet Lake

2019-08-29, 13:37 PM

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.

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