Lenovo unveils modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet with pico projector and 3D imaging options

Lenovo unveils modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet with pico projector and 3D imaging options

Lenovo arrived at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 with the new modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The tablet sports an all-new design that lets you add a pico projector or a 3D camera to get an advanced user experience.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet can receive new functionality through some simple clip-on modules. The company has initially designed three different modules for the tablet — a Productivity module that increases the battery life by up to 15 hours, Presenter module with a pico projector and HDMI port and a 3D Imaging module that features rear-facing Intel RealSense camera sensors.

Apart from the modules, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet can work as a notebook after attaching a full-size ThinkPad keyboard that has a TrackPoint optical pointer with three adjustable typing angles. The tablet weighs 2.4 pounds (about a kilogram) with the keyboard option. Further, there is 4G LTE Advanced connectivity to offer high-speed data access on the go.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet with a unique modular design

Lenovo has additionally provided a removable rear panel on the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. This provides users an ease in serviceability and upgrades. You simply need to remove the rear panel to replace components like the battery, WWAN card or SSD storage.

The tablet has a 12-inch display with 2160 x 1440 pixels (2K) resolution and an Intel Core m7 processor. There is an active stylus support to offer a solution for designers as well as to take on Microsoft Surface tablets that already have stylus pen support. Besides, the tablet comes preloaded with a palm rejection logic algorithm which intelligently reduces instances of accidental touches.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet specifications:

  • 12-inch display
  • Windows 10 Pro OS
  • Sixth-generation Intel Core m7 processor
  • Up to 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD storage
  • Rear camera with LED flash, HD front camera
  • LTE-A, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Built-in kick stand and modular design

The modular Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet will be available starting February with a price tag of $899 (approximately Rs. 59,700). The optional Productivity module will separately go on sale alongside the tablet for $149 (approximately Rs. 9,900), while the Projector module and the 3D Imaging module will be available starting May for $279 (approximately Rs. 18,500) and $149 (approximately Rs. 9,900), respectively.

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In addition to the modular tablet, Lenovo is showcasing the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon at the CES in Las Vegas. “Today’s progressive customers are open-minded, energetic and enthusiastic tech influencers who continually seek technology that will help them push the boundaries. ThinkPad has a heritage of engineering for the future, with an instantly recognisable design that has endured,” said Dilip Bhatia, VP, Worldwide Marketing and User Experience — PC and Enterprise Group, Lenovo, while addressing the audience at the company’s CES keynote.

“Our expanded X1 family stays true to that heritage and has been designed and engineered for these forward thinkers.”

All the new ThinkPad X1 models have WiGig wireless docking support, fingerprint sensor and up to 1TB of Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD storage.

Categories: CES 2016, Tablets