Lenovo Goes Thin With ThinkPad X1 Titanium, Adds X12 Detachable

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium
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At the all-virtual CES 2021, Lenovo is bringing a slew of top-end ThinkPad X1-branded notebooks. The highlight of them is the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, its thinnest ThinkPad at just over 0.4 inches and, of course, a titanium coating. It will be available this month, starting at $1,899. A new X-series device, the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, will start around $1,149. These new devices will use Intel's 11th Gen processors with vPro and are Intel Evo certified. 

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The X1 Titanium has a 13.5-inch 3:2 display (the author of this piece thinks more productivity laptops should use this aspect ratio), but its thinness makes it limited on ports, with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a lock slot and a headphone jack. It has full Dolby support, including Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos speakers.  

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Header Cell - Column 0 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium YogaLenovo ThinkPad X12 DetachableLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
CPUUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vProUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vProUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vProUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro
GraphicsIntel Iris XeIntel Iris XeIntel Iris XeIntel Iris Xe
RAMUp to 16GB LPDDR4xUp to 16GB LPDDR4xUp to 32GB LPDDR4xUp to 32GB LPDDR4x
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 2TB Gen 4 PCIe SSDUp to 2TB Gen 4 PCIe SSD
Display13.5-inch, 2K, 3:2m Touch, Dolby Vision12.3-inch FHD IPS, 3:2, Touch14-inch, 16:10, up to UHD HDR40014-inch, 16:10, up to UHD HDR400
Size11.71 x 9.14 x 0.45 inches11.15 x 8.01 x 0.35 inches (0.57 inches thick with keyboard)12.38 x 8.72 x 0.59 inches12.38 x 8.72 x 0.59 inches
Weight2.54 pounds1.67 pounds, 2.42 pounds with keyboard.2.49 pounds3 pounds
AvailabilityJanuary 2021January 2021February 2021February 2021
Starting Price$1,899 $1,149 $1,429 $1,569

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Lenovo's ThinkPad X12 detachable looks a bit like a Microsoft Surface Pro, though the keyboard is all ThinkPad, down to the TrackPoint nub and backlighting. Unlike the X1 Titanium, it uses a magnesium chassis. The touchscreen supports stylus input through the optional Lenovo Precision Pen or Lenovo Digital Pen, though the bezels around the display appear on the thick side from images. At least you get an IR camera for Windows Hello. 

Both the X1 Carbon, which is one of the best Ultrabooks, and X1 Yoga are getting 16:10 displays with low blue light features and a fingerprint reader on the power button, as well as the 11th Gen vPro processors. Additionally, both will have support for Dolby Voice for better audio during both voice and video calls. The X1 Carbon will start at $1,499 and the X1 Yoga will start at $1,569, and both will launch in February.

The entire X1 line will offer "Human Presence Detection" to tell when you're in front of the computer and then unlock it with Windows Hello, as well as lock when you walk away. For IT managers deploying the devices, a new version of Lenovo Commercial Vantage is included.

Of course, it wouldn't be a new ThinkPad lineup without more docks, and new ThinkPad branded Thunderbolt 4 and USB Type-C docks have been announced and are coming later in the year.

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Threads @FreedmanAE and Mastodon @FreedmanAE.mastodon.social.

  • BillyBuerger
    3:2 and 16:10 displays on a thinkpad... About time. Hopefully it won't take too long for them to work these into their more reasonably priced thinkpads. Been stuck with 16:9 for way too long.
  • Rdslw
    And still no amd option there. 2/10 lenovo....