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The New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Is The Ultimate Office Hybrid

By Jan David Perianes , Jan 04, 2016 10:33 PM EST
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PC manufacturers have been integrating unique, innovative features to their devices in order to set their offerings apart from their competition. With that said, number one PC manufacturer Lenovo wants to be ahead of the curve as it dishes out a new ThinkPad X1 hybrid that combines powerful hardware and a pico projector, as well as a 3D camera, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year.

At Las Vegas' CES 2016, Lenovo has introduced a new ThinkPad X1 -- a 12-inch slate that is powered by the latest Intel Core m7 chipset to deliver superb performance. Furthermore, it even comes with the company's "presenter" module that includes a pico projector to put out its display on a 60-inch surface.

At first glance, the ThinkPad X1 tablet appears to be a normal Windows tablet, but Lenovo has managed to equip the flexibility of its Yoga series of devices by adding a kickstand at the back of the device. Furthermore, reports say that the tablet also features a detachable keyboard that's similar to Microsoft's line of Surface hybrids, meaning it can also attach itself via magnets at the bottom of the device. It's also complete with the ThinkPad keyboard that also features a TrackPoint and a trackpad.

Another module for the ThinkPad X1 features an Intel RealSense camera that can capture and edit things for 3D printing. Intel's RealSense camera has been seen on other laptops and tablets that have come out recently. However, many tablets have not yet taken advantage of the feature just yet.

According to reports, Lenovo will be launching the ThinkPad X1 hybrid next month with a tag price of US$899. The 3D camera or the additional battery and ports modules cost US$149, and the projector comes with a US$279 price tag. With that said, users will have to dish out over US$1000 should they want the full experience that the ThinkPad X1 can provide when it comes out.

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