Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano with 16:10 screen goes on sale in the USA
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Back in late September, Lenovo announced the ultra-light ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 1, the first ThinkPad with a 16:10 screen since 2010. It was to be released in December 2020. Fulfilling this promise, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is orderable in the USA since today - though not with all configurations yet and not for the promised start-price.
The last thing is not unusual, however: Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are often discounted heavily, but not right after release. Costing at least $1,721, the X1 Nano Gen 1 is still well above the announced base-price of $1,599 - it will probably hit that mark in a few weeks.
Price is not the only area where waiting might still be a good idea. In terms of the available configurations, several options are still missing, such as vPro processors as well as the 5G and LTE options. LTE is said to be available at some point in December, while 5G models will not arrive till January.
When additional CPU options go on sale is unknown at this point, though we do expect to see the Intel Core i5-1140G7 and i7-1180G7 - Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are business models and usually include the Intel CPUs with vPro. At the moment, only the two Tiger Lake UP4 CPUs Intel Core i5-1130G7 and i7-1160G7 are orderable. The main difference between these is that the i5 has lower clock rates and a slightly less powerful version of the Intel Iris Xe graphics.