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CES 2020 | Lenovo upgrades the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga to Comet Lake processors

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 and X1 Yoga Gen 5 will start at US$1,499 and US$1,599 respectively. (Image source: Lenovo)
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 and X1 Yoga Gen 5 will start at US$1,499 and US$1,599 respectively. (Image source: Lenovo)
A new year and a new ThinkPad X1 lineup. Lenovo has given the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga a Comet Lake U refresh, along with other treats for display and keyboard fans too. The X1 Carbon Gen 8 and X1 Yoga Gen 5 will be available worldwide from US$1,499 and US$1,599.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga have been well received in recent years, with recent models garnering top marks in our tests. Now, Lenovo is upgrading both devices to Intel 10th generation processors, specifically Comet Lake-U (CML-U). Announced today at CES 2020, the X1 Carbon Gen 8 and X1 Yoga Gen 5 will both receive Core i5 and Core i7 CML-U SKUs, including their vPro-equipped counterparts. There will be 6-core Core i7 options too.

Moreover, both devices will feature 4K Dolby Vision panels, a new 500 nit FHD PrivacyGuard AG display with PrivacyAlert and an upgraded keyboard layout with unified communications controls. Lenovo claims that the X1 Carbon Gen 8 and X1 Yoga Gen 5 will also be MIL-SPEC tested.

Pricing for specific SKUs is currently unknown, beyond the X1 Carbon Gen 8 starting at US$1,499 and the X1 Yoga Gen 5 at US$1,599. Lenovo reports that both devices will be available worldwide sometime this year. The specifications for both devices are as follows:

Device ThinkPad X1 Carbon ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
CPU CML-U i5/i7, i5/i7 vPro - includes 6-core i7 CML-U i5/i7, i5/i7 vPro - includes 6-core i7
GPU Intel UHD Intel UHD
RAM LPDDR3 8 GB / 16 GB LPDDR3 8 GB / 16 GB
Storage Up to 2 TB PCIe SSD Up to 2 TB PCIe SSD
Camera HD + IR w/ThinkShutter HD w/Privacy, HD +IR w/Privacy
Battery size 51 Wh 51 Wh
Estimated battery life 10-18.5 hours 10-15 hours
Keyboard 6-row chiclet (1.5 mm & 4.5 mm keycaps) 6-row chiclet (1.5 mm & 4.5 mm keycaps)
Dimensions 323 x 217 x 14.9 mm 323 x 218 x 15.25 mm
Weight 1.09 kg (2.40 lbs) 1.3 kg (2.99 lbs)
Screen options 14-inch FHD LP IPS - 400 nit
FHD IPS LP Touch - 400 nit
FHD IPS ePrivacy AG - 500 nits
WQHD IPS - 300 nits
HDR 400 LP UHD IPS, 10-bit - 500 nits
14-inch HD IPS - 400 nits
FHD ePrivacy AG - 500 nits
WQHD IPS - 300 nits
HDR 400 UHD IPS - 500 nits
I/O 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, 3.5 mm jack, WiFi 802.11 ax, NFC, LTE Cat 9 & Cat 16 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, 3.5 mm jack, WiFi 802.11 ax, NFC, LTE Cat 9 & Cat 16
Colour Black or Black with Carbon Fibre top Iron Grey
Security Touch FPR, IR camera, ThinkShutter RGB & IR, dTPM 2.0 Touch FPR, IR camera, ThinkShutter RGB & IR, dTPM 2.0
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. (Image source: Lenovo)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01- 3 (Update: 2020-01- 3)
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