Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga models are the first PCs with the new TÜV Rheinland Dynamic Privacy Filter certification
The latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga launched with 16:10 UHD or FHD LCD displays. Now, they can add TÜV Rheinland's new Dynamic Privacy Filter standard for laptop displays to this up-to-date spec. The new certification is based on the "objective measurement and subjective analysis" of a given device's ability to keep on-screen contents safe from off-angle view.
This testing also incorporates scenario-specific privacy-modelling, as well as the assessment of a given display-privacy setting in terms of its visuals, reliability, and user guide - not to mention its ability to be switched on and off at will (which is the definition of "dynamic" in this context).
Therefore, a badge indicating a pass in these new tests might well emerge as a desirable feature in next-gen enterprise laptops: even remote workers might need to keep work files confidential around interruption-prone family members.
TÜV Rheinland has conferred the inaugural Dynamic Privacy Filter awards on the X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6 in March 2021, accepted by Lenovo's Executive Director of Commercial Notebooks, Sohichi Yokota, and Senior Manager of Commercial Notebook R&D and Certification Wang Minggang on behalf of the PCs.
Besides their new adjustable privacy certifications, the convertible and laptop offer a variety of security-focused features to their target market. They include fingerprint readers, dedicated second-gen TPMs and physical shutters for their Windows Hello-ready IR webcams.