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CES 2016 Updates: Lenovo Officially Introduces ThinkPad X1 Tablet-Laptop Hybrid

ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo has just unveiled its latest ThinkPad X1 tablet.

As a laptop-tablet hybrid, it comes with various add-ons that can full expand the functions of the device.

According to Tom Warren from The Verge, who was given the chance to try out the 12-inch ThinkPad X1, like most hybrid tablets, the device comes with an attachable keyboard and kickstand to convert it into a laptop. The ThinkPad keyboard, which features a trackpad, can be secured at the bottom of the tablet through the device's magnetic connectors.

But aside from these, Lenovo also unveiled three modules to bulk up the features of the device. The first module is known as Productivity and can expand the device's battery life by an additional five hours, bringing the overall duration to 15 hours.

The Presenter module, on the other hand, is a pico projector that can display 60-inch images from the bottom of the device. According to the company, this feature was specifically designed office presentations.

Lastly, the 3D Imaging module utilizes the RealSense camera from Intel to capture 3D images. Through this features, users can edit and image and prep it for 3D printing.

These modules can be attached to the device through its various ports.

According to a press release from the company, the ThinkPad X1 tablet will hit stores sometime in February of this year. It will arrive with a retail price of $899 but this does not include the three modules. Those looking to get all three should expect to spend over $1500 since the Productivity and 3D Imaging modules cost $149 each while the Presenter can be purchased for $279. Users also have to option to buy a stylus pen for the device priced at $50.

Aside from the ThinkPad X1, Lenovo also introduced other new members of the X1 series. These include the ThinkPad X1 Yoga notebook and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook. The former will be available starting this month and can be purchased for $1,449 while the latter will debut in February at $1,299.

"Lenovo's customer-centric engineering focus enables us to design and build products where en-user needs come first," Johnson Jia, the senior vice president of Lenovo's Personal Computing Group said in a press release.

"Optimizing our products with unique features and for greater performance, better cloud access and class-leading security and durability will help customers use technology as their secret weapon," the executive added.

Tags ThinkPad X1, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo, Laptop, Tablet, Laplet, Technology, CES 2016

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