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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 devices with Snapdragon X7 LTE embedded modems debut at CES

4 Jan 2016

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The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 family is equal parts impressive and versatile. Announced at CES this week, the new additions to the portfolio bring unique attributes to an already established group—there’s the ThinkPad X1 Tablet (the modern one), the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (the flexible one), and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon business ultrabook (the serious one).

And as with any family, a core component ties them together; for Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 series, it’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modem. Although each iteration of the X1 might be crafted for different uses, they’re all designed with the speed, power, and reliability to meet the stringent demands of today’s forward thinkers, whether it be at home or on the move, at work or for play.

With the embedded Snapdragon X7 LTE modem, the expanded X1 portfolio supports up to 3x faster 4G LTE speeds through LTE Advanced (LTE-A) technology, supporting ultra-fast download speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

The Thinkpad X1 Tablet, X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon provide an array of benefits designed to match the quickly evolving needs of any user.

The expanded suite also features an array of new accessories designed to enhance the user experience across the mobile devices. Compatible with each device, the dual-mode wireless touch mouse, designed for travel, functions as a traditional mouse or an integrated touchpad presenter. And the ThinkPad 65W Micro Adapter, at 58 percent smaller than a standard power adapter, serves as an ideal travel mate for the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga.

The Thinkpad X1 Tablet features “modules”—clip-on additions that drastically change how the device can be used. With the Productivity Module, users can get up to 15 hours of battery life. And with the Presenter Module, users can create a mobile projection suite with the pico-projector and HDMI port attachment. Finally, the 3D Imaging Module gives creators the chance to work in 3D through its rear-facing camera module. Enabled by the Snapdragon X7 LTE modem, these modules add a serious degree of versatility, completely redefining the tablet from passive couch mate to active travel companion.

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga, at only .66 inches wide and 2.8 pounds, is the world's first convertible with an optional OLED display, creating immersive and engaging colors. An active pen, housed inside the system so it won’t get lost, allows for easy and intuitive navigation across any application. And the Yoga can provide up to 100 minutes of use after just 15 seconds of charging.

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon continues to provide a powerful platform for business use. The thinner, lighter, and sturdier satellite-grade carbon fiber frame houses its powerful performance, and helps it retain its spot as the world’s lightest 14-inch business ultrabook.

So whether it’s working from the office with the X1 Carbon or streaming a concert on the road with the X1 Tablet, Lenovo and the Snapdragon X7 LTE modem gives users an ultra-reliable, secure and responsive connection.

Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Monte Giles

Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Mobile Computing

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