Lenovo will introduce a slew of new upgrades in their coveted Thinkpad lineup in 2017, the company has announced today. The Lenovo Thinkpad has long been a popular choice for those in the business sectors. The upgrades will include a host of new features and will be powered by Intel’s brand new Kaby Lake processors. According to Intel’s previous announcements about the Kaby Lake, the new seventh generation core i chip will be used to power some of the thinnest laptops in the world. The new line of Thinkpads to shed some of their dimensions in this light while still being very fast and efficient devices.

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The new Lenovo ThinkPad T470s.

Among some of the newly announced upgrades, the 2017 Thinkpads will come integrated with Windows Precision TouchPad drivers, a recently announced system that promises a smoother user experience across all the devices in the lineup. The Lenovo Thinkpad‘s trackpad has seen both good days and bad, but the new integration means that the trackpads in the new models will be more responsive and user-friendly.

Besides this, the new range of Thinkpad laptops will come with better RAM as well as increased storage capacity. We will also see Lenovo add new port types, like the USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, which will allow for more up to date connectivity techniques. Some of the more upscale models will also include Intel’s Optane memory, which means storage on these laptops will be faster and more advanced than what we are used to seeing in today’s date. Also expect all of the new Thinkpads to come with better displays and Windows Hello support along with some of the more familiar features like fingerprint readers for added security.

Coming to the individual devices themselves, the first is the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 370, a newer 13.3-inch variant of the Thinkpad Yoga models that will come with Full HD display, 1TB of storage alongside 16GB of DDR4 RAM, Thunderbolt 3, a microSD slot, and an integrated stylus. It will launch in March at the price of $1264.

In the Thinkpad Series T lineup, the upcoming models are the ThinkPad T470, ThinkPad T570, ThinkPad T470s, and the ThinkPad T470p, which will retail for $914, $909, $1099, and $1049 respectively. The updated ThinkPad L series begin at $779 and include the ThinkPad L470 and the ThinkPad L570, with the latter retailing for $809. There’s also the new 12.5-inch ThinkPad X270 that will cost $909 and USB-C connectivity, up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM along with up to 2 TB of storage, and an impressive split battery system that offers up to 21 hours of life. Finally, there is the ThinkPad 13, the least expensive model, that is expected to cost $674. Its features include a 13.3-inch FHD screen along with an SD Card reader and USB-C port.

The new range of Thinkpads will start retailing from March 2017. The familiar matte black colour of the devices will be accompanied by a sliver on many of the new laptops.


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