Lenovo has introduced two new additions to its ThinkPad product portfolio: the ThinkPad 8, a premium 8-inch tablet offering full PC experience on the move, and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a third-generation Ultrabook that’s also the world’s lightest at 14-inch.
The compact ThinkPad 8 is a premium 8-inch tablet constructed out of machine-cut aluminum. It comes as a portable device equipped with all the technologies professionals need without sacrificing the ability to connect to a keyboard and display full PC experience. People on-the-go can use it in Tablet Mode or go for optional Quickshot Cover by converting it into Tent Mode. One can also opt for Desktop Mode and use it connect it to the optional keyboard base, dock or monitor.
The ThinkPad 8 also allows users to capture photos and videos intuitively and easily with the Quickshot cover. All a user needs to do is peel back the tablet’s cover to expose its 8 MP high-definition camera, thereby triggering the camera app to open. Users can view and edit photos and videos on its super bright 8.3 inch, 1920×1200 display and transfer them wirelessly using Miracast technology. It is also possible to view photos and videos via a cable using its microHDMI port.
Supporting full PC experience, the ThinkPad 8 comes with the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor and offers up to 128GB of internal storage. The tablet is capable to expand into desktop PC by attaching it to a Thinkpad USB 3.0 dock station.
Business users will be more productive at their desk by connecting a second LCD monitor, full size USB keyboard and desktop storage device into the Thinkpad USB 3.0 dock. It also comes with a microUSB 3.0 port and a full Windows8 Pro experience suited for professional needs. Businesses can also opt for a variety of service and support solutions to fit their needs.
Finally, Lenovo’s new Advanced Exchange warranty upgrade option raises the bar on the tablet support experience. This upgrade provides a replacement tablet the next business day after determining that a customer’s tablet has failed. The customer simply ships back the original tablet in a pre-paid shipping box and keeps the replacement. With the same serial number as the original tablet, the replacement makes it easy for businesses to track and manage leased products.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Weighing only 2.8 pounds, the new X1 Carbon is considered as the lightest 14-inch Ultrabook in the world. Born from the same stock as aircrafts and racing cars, the X1 Carbon was forged from Carbon Fiber, which weighs less than magnesium and aluminum, but is stronger than both.
Lenovo says the new X1 Carbon adapts to the way users work. Its Adaptive Keyboard feature, for instance, dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used. The new Ultrabook also integrates voice and gesture control, allowing users to interact with their PC in a modern and more familiar way.
The New X1 Carbon also improves the viewing and touch experiences for users. Its new ColorBurst Display provides sharper, brighter images at higher resolutions for a superior visual experience whether one is watching a movie or creating a presentation. Designed for customers who are always on the move, the new X1 Carbon uses Rapid Charge technology, providing 80% charge in less than one hour.
Coupled with up to 9 hours of battery life (over 70% improvement from the last generation) and optional built-in 4G capability, it can actually provide all the mobility and connectivity that users may need wherever they go.
For customers who require improved docking experience, the new X1 Carbon uses a special connector called the OneLink which helps eliminate cable clutter. This allows users to get power, Gigabit Ethernet, and dual-display support through a single cable via ThinkPad OneLink docking solutions.
Providing high performance docking via a single cable, the ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock offers multiple USB ports, audio and Ethernet connections and comes with a driver-free dual video support through DisplayPort and DVI (on selected models). Its fully integrated 90W AC adapter also provides power for the notebook while supporting rapid charge. It can also charge other devices such as a smartphone.
Both the ThinkPad 8 and new ThinkPad X1 Carbon are available at Php25,490 and Php105,000, respectively.