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Updated | Lenovo ThinkBook S spotted in China, could hit Europe in late May

The new ThinkBook S models could launch by the end of May for the European region. (Source: Notebook Italia)
The new ThinkBook S models could launch by the end of May for the European region. (Source: Notebook Italia)
The new ThinkBook S models may replace the 13 and 14-inch Ideapad S-series models, at least in China. They appear to have updated designs with improved metal chassis, slim lateral bezels and displays that can unfold flat on the table, while the specs include Intel Core i7-8565U CPUs, up to 16 HB RAM and up to 512 GB NVMe SSDs. The more expensive variants may integrate discrete AMD Radeon 540X GPUs.

The EEC just issued certificates for ThinkBook 13S-IWL and 14S-IWL models, so the new brand is essentially confirmed to be official in Europe.

Lenovo may be preparing to launch a new brand of laptops, as Notebook Italia spotted a pair of 13 and 14-inch models going by the ThinkBook S moniker at a recent trade show in China. These models are also mentioned in a few European online retailer listings, and it looks like they could be shipping by late May for around 1,000 Euros.

According to a video posted by Notebook Italia, the new ThinkBook S-series might replace the 13 / 14-inch models from the Ideapad series, but it is unclear if regions outside of China will be getting these models under the new moniker. The new models also come with updated designs, including improved metal chassis, slim lateral bezels and displays that can unfold flat on the table. The only difference between the two models is the screen size, as both come with a 1080p IPS displays, shuttered 720p webcams, and backlit keyboards featuring a fingerprint sensor on the power button.

Spec-wise, both models feature the Intel Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake CPUs coupled with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB NVMe SSD storage. The more expensive variants will also include a discrete AMD Radeon 540X GPU. The battery should last for around 11 hours and the connector suite includes 3 x USB-A + 1 x USB-C, and HDMI out and an audio jack.

The 13-inch display (right) is brighter than the 14-inch one. (Source: Notebook Italia)
The 13-inch display (right) is brighter than the 14-inch one. (Source: Notebook Italia)
New metallic chassis (Source: Notebook Italia)
New metallic chassis (Source: Notebook Italia)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-05- 3 (Update: 2019-05- 4)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.