Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X1 Nano, a new premium laptop offering which like the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is one of the first to get Intel EVO branding - meaning it's really top stuff.
It's the lightest ThinkPad ever, according to their own tests based on their previous hardware starting at starting at 907g/1.99lbs (depends on the config).
It's sleek too measuring 292.8 x 207.7 x 13.87 mm (11.5 x 8.15 x 0.55 inches). Considering the size, with Intel's latest 11th Gen processors backed up by their new Xe graphics - it's another laptop that's going to double up as a reasonable gaming machine.
Thankfully, Lenovo continue to push Linux with more of their products and this is another. Ubuntu is going to sit along side Windows 10 Pro as a worldwide option when ordering. Some specs they provided:
|Processor||Up to 11th Generation Intel Core TM i7 Processors|
|Display||13" Non-touch Dolby Vision 2K (2160 x 1350, 450nit) with 100% sRGB
13" Touch Dolby Vision 2K (2160 x 1350, 450nit) with 100% sRGB
|Memory||Up to 16GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Audio||Dolby Atmos Speaker System
4x 360-degree Microphones
|Ports||2x ThunderboltTM 4
1x Audio (Headphone and Microphone Combo Jack)
|WiFI||Intel WiFi 6 AX201, 802.11 AX
LTE 5G CAT20
LTE 4G CAT9
|Keyboard||Backlit keyboard with new UC functions for F9-F11|
Note: it also features a "Match on Chip Fingerprint Reader" and an "IR camera with human presence detection" but according to our friend Jason over on Forbes those will not be directly supported with the Ubuntu option.
Really does sound like it's going to be a good unit. Plenty of power, with a good screen and some great speakers to go with it so you can really get immersed.
And their official teaser video to drool over:
Just like Dell with the XPS 13, they're also boasting long battery life which is part of the Intel EVO branding. With a 48Whr battery Lenovo said you can get up to "17.3 hours" ,which will reduce a lot based on how far you push it. Expect far less if gaming constantly for example.
When does this beauty arrive? The ThinkPad X1 Nano should be available to order later in Q4 this year, with pricing expected to be starting from $1,399. Not cheap but this is a premium laptop. They also announced the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which sounds lovely but they're not supporting Linux with it at this time. Full press release here.