Lenovo is one of the companies that keep churning out products, especially at tech shows, like MWC, IFA or CES. That’s probably why they’ve been filling our news feed with novelty over the past hours, with a variety of device formats taken on. Those include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018, a device for the creative types.
Unveiled at CES 2018, this tablet is supposed to be ideal for graphic designers. Compared to its predecessor it brings forth a new kickstand design, that involves a hinge starting in the middle of the back side. It feels a bit like Microsoft Surface and serves for extra flexibility. The detachable 2 in 1 computer hooks up to a Lenovo removable keyboard, which provides a pretty nifty key travel distance.
The screen is the one you’ll be using the most though, a 13 inch IPS touch display with a great 3000 x 2000 pixel resolution. This is a bump up from the predecessor’s 2160 x 1440 pixels. The panel is compatible with the Lenovo Pen Pro, the digitizer pen that supports 4096 levels of pressure and also tile to shade features. The device has two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side, but it lacks full size USB connectivity for some reason, at least from the preliminary specs.
This year’s model offers an Intel Core i7 7th gen CPU, plus up to 16 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB of SSD (OPAL2 PCIe-NVMe M.2). It all weighs 890 grams and measures 8.9 mm. The price is $1599 and availability happens this month.