Lenovo Unveils Its Latest ThinkPad Laptops ahead of CES Kickoff

The new lineup of ThinkPad laptops unveiled by Lenovo today comes with a number of new features, including a physical security cover for webcams, the addition of USB Type-C power adapters, and improved facial recognition for use with Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric security.

Lenovo said the new ThinkPads are thinner and lighter than previous generations, and will feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors. Most of the new ThinkPads are scheduled to become available later this month.

In addition to the new ThinkPad designs, Lenovo also announced a new detachable tablet, a ThinkPad docking station, and two new premium monitors. The announcements come ahead of the kickoff of CES 2018 electronics show in Las Vegas, which runs Jan. 9-12.

Three Series Focused on Different Needs

The latest entries in Lenovo's ThinkPad line include two X Series models, three T Series models, and four L Series models. Lenovo said the X Series focuses on performance, flexibility and compact design, while the T Series is a "corporate workhorse," and the L Series offers value-based business versatility.

Designed for durability, the ThinkPad X Series "can work in some of the world's most inhospitable places," and provides long battery life with support for Rapid Charge, according to Lenovo. The series includes the 2.5-pound, 17.4-mm-thick ThinkPad X280 (starting at $999) and the ThinkPad X380 Yoga ($1,459 and up), which comes with an IR camera and Active Pen.

The "workhorse" T Series includes the ThinkPad T480 (starting at $989), the ThinkPad T580 ($1,079 and up), and the 2.9-pound ThinkPad T480s (priced at $1,269 and up). All come with an IR camera, a fingerprint reader, and the new ThinkShutter camera privacy feature. They each also offer an extended battery option that can provide up to 27 hours of battery life, Lenovo said.

Among the new L Series models are the...

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