In this post, we will check out some of the latest Thinkpads that come with Intel 11th Gen or Ryzen 4000 processors. 

Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup of laptops attracts many business users and comes with a no-nonsense simple black aesthetic look. All thanks to its build quality, industry-leading keyboards, and accurate pointing stick.

Thinkpads have been a darling of corporates even before Lenovo acquired the Thinkpad division from IBM. I still have an old ThinkPad that was made by IBM and it still boots.

Thinkpads are rugged, robustly build workhorses meant for people who share the same traits.

You will find a ThinkPad of your budget with the best hardware equipped from this lineup. Not only corporates but bloggers, professional artists, creators, or even students love the exceptional typing experience of the Thinkpad.

Apart from the great keyboard and reliability, Lenovo is able to improve the performance and battery life using the latest Gen Intel and AMD processors.

Recently, Lenovo released the lightest ThinkPad X1 Nano with the latest Intel’s 11th Gen processor.

Lenovo also makes Premium  thin Yoga laptops and ThinkBooks that are also a good choice for work & multi-media experience.

The company also updated the E-series ThinkPads with the Intel 11th, Gen Tiger Lake processors.

Some of these laptops are launched in India and some will launch soon.

Let’s check out some of the best and latest Thinkpad machines, starting with the Thinkpad X1 Nano.

1.Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano – Intel 11th Gen CPU (Tiger Lake):

Lenovo has recently launched the most anticipated Notebook – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano. As per the company, this laptop is the lightest ThinkPad ever launched.

It weighs less than 1 kg.

Lenovo thinkpad X1 Nano
Lenovo thinkpad X1 Nano

It is powered by Intel’s latest 11th Generation – Tiger Lake processor and is part of Intel’s Evo program. The laptop also supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to offer exceptional visual and sound quality.

The Thinkpad has a choice for touch and non-touch display.

X1 Nano is the first ThinkPad with an update of AI and biometric ThinkShield security specialties.

Notably, the X1 Nano’s price starts at USD 1399 (approx. INR 1,02,299).

It will soon go on sale in many countries.

However, the company has not announced the availability of the ThinkPad X1 Nano in India. Let’s hope to have it soon!

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Specifications:

Powering the ThinkPad is Intel’s new 10nm based 11th Gen processor. You can configure it up to Core-i7. Also, there is improved graphics capabilities, thanks to the Intel Iris Xe GPU.

The laptop can be pre-loaded with Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux OS.

Notably, the screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio that is excellent for reading and editing documents.

The laptop comes with a 13 inches 2K display with a 2160 * 1350 pixels resolution along with Dolby Vision.

It has 100% sRGB and 450 nits brightness.

As far as the storage is considered, it will have internal storage of up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe and also has up to 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM.

The light-weight ThinkPad weighs 907g and measures dimension at 292.8 * 207.7 * 13.87 mm.

The 48 Whr battery with 65W charging supports claims to have a lifespan of 17.3 hours, on a single charge.

Additionally, X1 Nano includes the connectivity sections likewise Intel WIFI 6 AX201, LTE 5G CAT20, LTE 4G CAT9, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Further, the I/O ports comprise 2 * Thunderbolt 4 and 3.5 mm audio jack.

Lenovo takes the security solemnly with an IR camera alongside a ThinkShutter cover and fingerprint scanner.

Key Specification:

  • Screen Size: 13 Inches, IPS Panel, 450 Nits Brightness, 100% sRGB Color gamut.
  • Resolution: 2160 * 1350
  • Processor: Intel 11th Gen processor up to Core i7 (Quad-Core)
  • Graphics Card: Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux OS
  • RAM: up to 16 GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage Capacity: up to 1 TB SSD
  • Web Camera: IR camera with ThinkShutter
  • Keyboard: Backlit
  • Battery: Battery powered with 17.3 hours battery life
  • Weight: 907g (Light Weight)
  • Price: starts at USD 1399 (approx. INR 1,02,299)

Info Source Lenovo:

2. Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 and ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 (Tiger Lake)

Lenovo has upgraded its E-series Thinkpad with the new and powerful Intel 11th Gen processor. So definitely it will include Thunderbolt 4.

These Notebooks are for the one who’s looking for the budget-oriented and performance-oriented laptops.

Lenovo Thinkpad E14 and E15 gen 2
Lenovo Thinkpad E14 and E15 gen 2

The only thing that disappoints in E-series is the inferior display, as it had 250 cd/m2 brightness and around 60% sRGB coverage.

With the latest launch, Lenovo has decided to fix this drawback in the Thinkpad E-series.

Notably, the new E14 Gen 2 and E15 Gen 2 ThinkPads will have a better display that will combine 300 cd/m2 brightness with FHD panel and offer 100% sRGB coverage.

The screen will be standard for E15 while optional for E14.

Both the ThinkPads will be carrying the Intel’s latest 10nm based 11th Gen processor (Tiger Lake ) to offer far better single-core and graphics performance.

Read More – Intel 11th Gen Laptop Processors Vs AMD Ryzen 4000 Vs 10th Gen Intel

Earlier, Lenovo released the E14 with AMD Ryzen 4000, but now the company has decided to move from AMD to Intel Tiger Lake.

Though AMD Ryzen is known for its best multi-core performance, the Tiger Lake is the real powerhouse when it comes to the integrated graphics performance.

The latest ThinkPads with the updated screen will be available at a base price of $699 (INR 51,299).

It is quite affordable at least in the US we can expect a 25% mark-up in the Indian price.

Both the ThinkPads are available in Black and Mineral metallic color.

Let’s check out the specifications for ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 and ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 loaded with Intel’s 11th Gen Processor (Tiger Lake):

Both the machines can also come with the latest NVIDIA MX450 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM.

The E14 has 14 inches screen size while the E15 comes with 15 inches. Both have an FHD IPS panel with 300 nits brightness and 100% sRGB coverage.

As far as the storage is concerned, ThinkPads comes with up to 2 TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Dual SSD.

You can configure it up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM with a 2666 MHz frequency rate.

The battery lasts for a maximum of 8 hours (as per Lenovo) with a 45 WHr battery (not too big) with Type-C 45W fast charging support.

They have an HD + IR camera with ThinkShutter. The Notebooks have 2 * 2 W stereo speakers.

The ThinkPads have a full-size Backlit keyboard that is an absolute treat to type on.

Additionally, they comprise Thunderbolt 4.0, a USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 2.0, HDMI 4.1, RJ45, and 3.5 mm combo jack.

Besides this, the E15 includes two extra ports, likewise USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C and DP 1.2.

The connectivity section involves Intel’s WIFI 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

There is not a big difference in the weight as E14 weighs 1.5 kg while E15 weighs 1.7 kg.

The dimension for E14 is 324 * 220 * 17.9 mm while E15 measures 365 * 240 *18.9 m ( w*d*h ).

Source – Notebook Check:

3. Lenovo ThinkPad T14s with AMD Ryzen:

Let’s take a glimpse at Lenovo T-series ThinkPad T14s, which comes with a robust AMD Ryzen 4000 processor.

This processor is best known for its efficiency and performance.

Lenovo Thinkpad t14s AMD
Lenovo Thinkpad t14s AMD

Specifications details for Lenovo ThinkPad T14s:

The ThinkPad T14s comes with 14 inches FHD IPS anti-glare display. It has a 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution and is available with different panels that come with up to 400 nits of max brightness.

Powering the Notebook is AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U (6 Cores) or you can get the more powerful Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U (8 Core) processor.

It runs on Windows 10 Pro.

It comes with the integrated Radeon Vega 7 graphics card.

The Ryzen 5 model comes with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM while the Ryzen 7 has up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM with 3200 MHz frequency. The RAM here is soldered so can’t be expanded any further.

The storage options start from basic 128 GB up to 1 TB PCIe SSD.

The Notebook packs 3-cell Li-Polymer 50 WHr battery with 57 W charging support. It features a 720p HD web camera and a TPM 2.0 chip for security.

ThinkPad T14s comes with a backlit spill-resistant keyboard.

The ThinkPad T14s weighs 1.27 kg and measures dimensions at 16.71 * 327.6 * 226.6 mm (h*w*d).

Notably, the connectivity hits with Intel WIFI 6 AX200 (2*2) and Bluetooth 5.1. The port section includes 2 * USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 * USB-C, microSD card reader, HDMI 2.0, RJ45, and 3.5 mm combo jack.

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s comes with a starting price of $1,529 (Approx. INR 1,12,199).

Key Specification:

  • Screen Size: 14 Inches
  • Resolution: 1920 * 1080 with up to 400 Nits of Brightness
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U OR Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U processors
  • Graphics Card: Integrated Radeon Vega 7
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
  • RAM:  Ryzen 5 – up to 16 GB DDR4 (soldered) and Ryzen 7 with up to 32 GB soldered.
  • Storage Capacity: up to 1 TB SSD
  • Web Camera: IR camera with ThinkShutter
  • Keyboard: Backlit spill-resistant keyboard
  • Battery: 50 WHr battery with 57 W charging support
  • Weight: 1.27 kg
  • Price: starts at  $1,529 (Approx. INR 1,12,199)

Lenovo has also launched the T14s in India recently, however it is available only on the Lenovo Store. The price in India starts at Rs. 91,990.

Info source Lenovo:

4. Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Loaded with AMD Ryzen:

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is more affordable in comparison to other ThinkPads. The ThinkPad comes loaded with the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor. The surpassing feature of this small laptop is productivity performance and a comfortable keyboard.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 img 1

Specification Details for Lenovo ThinkPad X13:

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 comes with 13.3 inches IPS display with 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution and 278 nits brightness. The display disappoints the users a little because of the dim screen and dull colors.

Powering the X13 is an efficacious AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U processor. The laptop comes with an integrated Radeon Vega Graphics. It runs on Windows 10 Pro operating system.

Besides, the storage arrives from 256 GB up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD. It holds up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM with a 3200 MHz frequency rate.

The ThinkPad packs a 48 WHr battery with 65 W charging support. It sports a 720p webcam with ThinkShutter and a DTPM 2.0 security chip.

The speaker supports Dolby audio system, which serves excellent audio quality.

The thin and light laptop weighs 1.2 kg. It measures the dimension of 312.4 * 218.4 * 17.7 mm.

The ThinkPad X13 uses a concave style keycaps and has a red Trackpoint nub at the center of the keyboard.

The connectivity section includes 2 * Thunderbolt 3, 2 * USB 3.1 Type-A, microSD card reader, 3.5 mm combo jack, HDMI 2.0, and Kensington Lock slot. It supports WIFI 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

The base price for Lenovo ThinkPad X13 starts from $974 ( INR 71,450)

Key Specification:

  • Screen Size: 13.3 Inches
  • Resolution: 1920 * 1080
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U
  • Graphics Card: Integrated Radeon Vega
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
  • RAM:  up to 32 GB DDR4 (3200 MHz)
  • Storage Capacity: up to 1 TB SSD
  • Web Camera: IR camera with ThinkShutter
  • Keyboard: Backlit with concave style keycaps
  • Battery: 48 WHr battery with 65 W charging support
  • Weight: 1.2 kg
  • Price: starts at  $974 ( INR 71,450)

Also, Lenovo has recently launched the new ThinkBook 13s that is a good addition to the portfolio. It comes with the latest 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake processor.

Written By – Heena Makwana

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