Lenovo releases the ThinkCentre Neo, ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, and ThinkBook 14S Yoga

For the business owners out there

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (10th-gen)

Lenovo announced three new computers under the Think series. These are the ThinkCentre Neo, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and the ThinkBook 14S Yoga. Following IBM tradition, these computers are intended for enterprise and business use, and the laptops also provide heavy duty reliability.

ThinkCentre Neo

ThinkCentre Neo, courtesy of Intel

The ThinkCentre Neo is an Intel-powered business-centric desktop computer with a matte black finish and modernist and simplistic design. It is also made of eco-friendly materials and its packaging is made of plastic recycled from the oceans. Its paint-free design is also a contributor to Lenovo’s sustainability program.

There are four introduced by Lenovo. The ThinkCentre Neo 50s, ThinkCentre Neo 50t, ThinkCentre Neo 30a 22, and ThinkCentre Neo 30a 24. All of these are near-identical in specs and are powered using the latest 12th-gen Intel Core processors.

The most powerful is the ThinkCentre Neo 50s. It is designed with a balance of performance and efficiency. It is equipped with a liquid cooling system, the Intelligent Cooling Engine 5.0. The desktop is also said to perform silently and its TÜV-certified ultra-low noise system proves that. It has up to 64GB LPDDR4X RAM

The ThinkCentre Neo 50t has almost the same premise. Like the ThinkCentre Neo 50s, it is made with a balance of performance and efficiency as well as environmental sustainability.

The ThinkCentre Neo 30a 22 and 24 are all-in-one touchscreen monitors with the abilities of a desktop! As their names suggest, they offer displays measuring 22″ and 24″ respectively. Like the first two, these two business all-in-ones are designed with sustainability, efficiency, and power in mind.

Source: Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

ThinkPad X1 Carbon on Lenovo Philippines’ website

Like the desktops, the renowned ThinkPad X1 Carbon (now in its 10th generation) is designed with ruggedness for businesses that need a powerful laptop that could handle demanding tasks. This laptop is equipped with a 12th-gen Intel Core vPro processor. As part of ThinkPad tradition since the IBM days, it retains the red dot and the familiar ThinkPad keyboard and colour scheme.

Upgrades from the previous generation include a FullHD webcam, Windows 11 (though that’s debatable), 360-degree far field-of-view spatial microphones, and a privacy shutter for the webcam. These improvements are all embedded in the redesigned communications bar, a staple of ThinkPad design.

According to Lenovo, the laptop can be used for up to 15 hours on regular usage. In spite of its ruggedness, it’s also lightweight, only 1.13kg. While it runs Windows 11 by default, users can also opt to run two Linux builds (Ubuntu and Fedora). Its battery is a 57Wh cell and has 65W fast charging charged through its own PSU.

The laptop has varying display types and resolutions but they all measure 14″. There is a version of the laptop with a 2.8K (2880x1800px) OLED, making it one of the laptops with the highest resolution possible on a screen of its size.

It is equipped with a PCIe SSD Gen4 storage of up to 2TB and LPDDR4 RAM of up to 32GB. We mentioned earlier it uses the Intel Core vPro processor. This processor uses the Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics processing unit, which is common among other Intel Core processors.

In terms of ports, there are 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, an audio jack, an HDMI 2.0 port, and an optional Nano-SIM slot, which is quite rare for a laptop. It has NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6/6E, and optional 5G sub6 CAT 20 and 4G LTE connectivity for when you get the version with a Nano-SIM slot.

It has a quad-speaker system that is Dolby Atmos-certified and as mentioned, four 360-degree microphones. It has Dolby Voice for an enhanced video conferencing experience.

The keyboards are backlit with LED lighting and have air intake keys.

On Lenovo’s website, the laptop starts at Php88,995.05. You can visit their website to configure the ThinkPad of your choice.

Source: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

ThinkBook 14S Yoga

A flexible 2-in-1 laptop embedded with the Think line’s classic features. According to Lenovo, the laptop is equipped with a 12th-gen Intel Core i5-1235U processor with Intel UHD integrated graphics. This business-oriented notebook has a much more mainstream look in comparison to the ThinkPad series. It comes with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD internal storage. Users also have the option to choose the 12th-gen i7-1255U variant, although they have to pay a little more.

It has a 14in. FHD+ (1920x1080px) IPS LCD screen with anti-glare and 100%sRGB colour output. Also, as a 2-in-1 laptop, it has a touchscreen and has 300nits of brightness.

It has an HD webcam, a fingerprint sensor/power button combo, and a 4-cell 60Wh battery. The laptop is intended for productivity usage and there are software integrations to help with that.

According to Lenovo’s website, the Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga starts at Php58,995.85 for the i5 variant. The i7 variant starts at Php 66,097.75, which is Php7,800 more.

Source: Lenovo ThinkBook 14S Yoga