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CES 2018 | Lenovo launches Gen 3 ThinkPad X1 tablet with larger 3K screen and updated specs

The Gen 3 ThinkPad X1 tablet comes with a detachable keyboard and a Pen Pro stylus. (Source: Lenovo)
The Gen 3 ThinkPad X1 tablet comes with a detachable keyboard and a Pen Pro stylus. (Source: Lenovo)
Compared to the Gen 2, the latest model integrates a bigger 13-inch IPS touchscreen with 3K resolution, CPUs updated to Intel's gen 8 Core i7 ULVs and extended security features including a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello and an infrared sensor. Shipping will begin this January and MSRP starts at US$1,599.

Lenovo will be presenting the third iteration of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet powered by Windows 10 Pro at CES 2018, and compared to the second generation, the differences are quite notable. The Chinese company has kept the detachable keyboard design so the device retains its ultraportable minimalistic profile, measuring 11.45 x 8.24 x 0.34 inches and weighing only 2.79 lbs with keyboard. The security features have been also reworked to include a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello and an infrared camera.

The most striking difference compared to Gen 2 is the bigger screen that now features a 13-inch IPS touch display with 3000 x 2000 resolution and is protected by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3. The processors have been updated to Intel’s gen 8 Core i7, while the GPUs received a small upgrade, from Intel HD Graphics 615 to 620. The device can handle up to 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM, and the storage units range from 128 GB M.2 SSDs to 1 TB NVMe M.2 SSDs. For drawings, sketches and annotations, Lenovo includes the Pen Pro stylus. The battery may last up to 9.5 hours.

The list of connectivity features includes:
•    2 x Intel® Thunderbolt 3 ports
•    4-in-1 micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
•    headphone and microphone combo jack + integrated stereo speakers
•    Nano SIM slot  
•    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2) 802.11 with Bluetooth 4.2
•    integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A (CAT6) Sierra EM7455 or EM7430 modems

The ThinkPad X1 Gen 3 Tablet will begin shipping in March, with a starting price of US$1,599.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-01- 9 (Update: 2019-04-30)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
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.