As it was easy to guess, the new ultra-thin ThinkPad X1 and ThinkPad X1 Yoga are not the only Lenovo notebooks updated with Intel Core “Comet Lake” processors of 10th Jan, because the Chinese company has decided to renew also the families of portable computers (and convertibles) cheaper. We are sure that we will see the Lenovo news at IFA 2019, where he organized a dedicated event, but we can get an initial idea of the characteristics of the upcoming models with the information released by the company in these days.
Basically it is only a minor refresh, but important for those who are attentive to performance and is interested in buying an updated configuration: Lenovo ThinkPad L13 and ThinkPad L13 Yoga with Intel Comet Lake processors will be available in the US from October to a base price of $ 749 and $ 919 respectively, while Lenovo ThinkPad X390 and ThinkPad T490 will be marketed in the same period starting at $ 1019 and $ 1129.
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 and ThinkPad L13 Yoga will support up to the Core i7 (Comet Lake) and RAM up to 16GB not expandable because it is soldered to the motherboard, in a frame that measures about 17 mm thick. The clamshell model weighs 1.4Kg and is equipped with an IPS Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) up to 300 nits with a maximum aperture of 180 degrees, while the convertible version mounts the same display in a weight of 1.5Kg, with a jointed hinge that allows it to be used also in tablet, tent and stand mode. There is no shortage of stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium technology and support for Lenovo’s Rapid Charge technology that can provide 80% charge in 60 minutes.
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 is a 1.27 kg notebook with dimensions of 312 x 215 x 17 mm, it integrates a 13.3 inch display with maximum resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 400 nits, supports up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB storage on memory on PCIe SSDs . ThinkPad T490 is a bit larger, as it measures 330 x 228 x 17 millimeters and weighs 1.54 kg, but has a 14-inch WQHD (500 nit) or Full HD (400 nit) screen, a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card , up to 48GB of RAM and standard-size RJ-45 port (which is missing on the smaller model).