Lenovo significantly enhances ThinkBook™ Plus Gen 2 i and introduces all new ThinkBook 13x i featuring 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and new ThinkBook 14p Gen 2 and 16p Gen 2 powered by latest generation AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® Next-Gen Laptop GPU
January 12, 2021 – Lenovo announced today the new ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i and introduced the equally stylish ThinkBook 13x i, ThinkBook 14p Gen 2 and ThinkBook 16p Gen 2. Built specifically for mobile professionals in Small and Medium Businesses (SMB), using aluminium materials with a distinctive dual tone finish, the latest ThinkBook models unite innovative features with sophisticated designs to empower users in a new world of flexible workspaces. The latest in the line of ThinkBook laptops integrate state-of-the-art technologies to enhance user experiences wherever they are. New 16:10 aspect ratio displays with Dolby Vision® HDR imaging and Dolby Atmos® support on select models, TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe® Display Certification and the introduction of the latest generation NVIDIA GeForce graphics on the ThinkBook 16p opens up a world of content creation, editing and entertainment. As businesses adapt to new ways of working, it is often harder for SMB’s to adopt hybrid business models, making it even more critical that users are equipped with the right technology that allows them to adapt to any situation.
One Design, Two Form Factors
The latest ThinkBook laptops are designed from foundational customer experience insights to focus on the all-important end user experience. ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 has been enhanced in almost every area. Key improvements include:
- The e-Ink display has increased from 48% screen-to-body (STB) ratio to 68% offering a larger 12-inch usable area and resolution of that top cover display has been increased to match the 2560×1600 resolution of the main display.
- Performance has been improved with a better refresh rate and the e-Ink User Interface (UI) has been rethought and redesigned to provide a more intuitive access to most used information, now with flexible options to run productivity apps without having to open the lid.
- The new thinner (13.9mm) and lighter (1.3kg) model transitions to new 16:10 low blue light displays which also sees the STB ratio increase from 78% to nearly 90% for a virtually edge-to-edge screen experience.
- Touch interaction has been improved with a new garaged pen that will automatically launch select applications for greater usability.
- Connectivity includes Intel Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, Wi-Fi 61 and a new optional ThinkBook Charging Mat, powered by Energysquare’s Power by Contact® technology, can wirelessly recharge the larger battery that provides up to 15 hours of charge2, or up to 24 hours2 when using the e-Ink display only.
The compact ThinkBook 13x i, available in Storm Gray or Cloud Gray, is one of the slimmest 13-inch business laptops available. At only 12.9mm thin and weighing less than 1.2kg, users have the flexibility to carry their device wherever work takes them. This sleek laptop shares all of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i attributes, except the e-Ink display, including Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and Thunderbolt 4 ports. Designed on Intel Evo platform and powered by low power 11th Gen Intel Core Processors, ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i and 13x i can deliver excellent speed and intelligence while maintaining outstanding battery life3. Adding Wi-Fi 61 fast speed wireless LAN and a 53-watt hour battery means users can adapt to most situations in and out of their primary workspaces.
Power to the User
Powered by up to the latest AMD Ryzen™ 9 5000 H Series Mobile Processors, ThinkBook 14p and 16p will appeal to power users who desire performance models with professional display quality, fast memory and high-speed connectivity. Users will enjoy video conferencing optimized laptops through the optional Full HD webcam protected by ThinkShutter physical covers, a larger Touchpad and a comfortable ambient light sensing backlit keyboard that includes quick access conference calling keys. The laptops also feature smart functions designed to further enhance collaboration experiences. An AI-based noise cancellation algorithm will suppress ambient noise and users can easily switch audio modes between Private mode for personal conferencing, Shared mode for group calling or Environmental mode when a user wishes to share sounds from other devices.
ThinkBook 14p is thin and light (16.9mm and 1.4kg) and can be configured with up to 14-inch 2.8K OLED display with VESA® DisplayHDR™ True Black standard. ThinkBook 16p will be available with optional next generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX discrete graphics to complement AMD Ryzen processing power and deliver a high-performance laptop with a 16-inch 2560×1600 display that can accelerate creative work including ray tracing, AI and high-resolution video. For true color accuracy and consistency, ThinkBook 16p can also be configured with a pre-calibrated display that is X-Rite™ Pantone® certified.
Finally, to help business users be even more efficient with these PCs, Lenovo Vantage software will receive several updates over the next few months4, some of which are specific to SMB users that specify within the app that their device will be used for “Work.” New features include the addition of dedicated pages, like the Meeting Manager and Creator Center, within Vantage to help users better configure their device settings for online meetings and creative work and applications. This update also sees an expansion of recently launched Vantage Smart Performance Services to global markets, granting more users access to one-click scans, fixes for malware and zero-day virus removal, for all-in-one PC performance, maintenance and security. And with new progressive web app caching that loads Vantage in mere seconds5, you’ll be able to access all of these new and existing Vantage features faster, no matter where you are in the world.
U.S. Pricing and Availability6
- ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i will be available from Q1 2021, starting at $1549.
- ThinkBook 13x i will be available from Q1 2021, starting at $1199.
- ThinkBook 14p will be available from Q1 2021, starting at $849.
- ThinkBook 16p will be available from Q1 2021, starting at $1299.
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1 Requires separately purchased Wi-Fi router and plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Wi-Fi 6 speeds are typically up to 9.6 Gbps compared to Wi-Fi 5 with up to 3.5 Gbps. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors
2 Battery life will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors.
3 Source: Intel. As measured by industry benchmark and Representative Usage Guides testing and unique features of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors that power designs, which are co-engineered as part of Intel’s comprehensive laptop innovation program Project Athena then tested, measured, and verified against a premium specification and key experience indicators to ensure unparalleled user experiences. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/Evo.
4 Between January and April of 2021, these Vantage updates will be made available on any consumer or SMB PC that is configured for “home and office use” during device setup. Updates will be available in the Microsoft Store for manual download.
5 Actual load time may vary by region and with different configurations.
6 Prices do not include tax, shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in select markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
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