Lenovo announced at CES that the entire ThinkPad laptop line is being improved and refreshed. Using new chips from Intel, Lenovo’s popular ThinkPads will now have improved processing performance, graphical performance, and better battery life. Unfortunately, the price has also increased by a proportional amount.
Thinner, lighter, faster … expensive: Here come Lenovo’s new ThinkPads, which also have longer battery life. Lenovo hasn’t radically changed the new ThinkPads, and for good reason. Its committed user base resists product overhauls. Headlined by the ultrathin ThinkPad Carbon X1 and workhorse ThinkPad X250, the new laptops now have Intel’s latest fifth-generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. Users should see an immediate improvement in graphics, application performance and battery life with Intel’s new chips, set to be announced at International CES this week and based on the Broadwell architecture. Lenovo has reduced the size and weight of the ThinkPads with the leaner chips.