Lenovo Delivers The World’s First Laptops With Intel Core Ultra

Lenovo has recently introduced its latest lineup of laptops, including the ThinkPad™ X1 Carbon 12th Generation, ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 9th Generation and the IdeaPad Pro 5. These laptops, known as Intel® Evo™ Edition models, are designed to leverage AI capabilities for enhanced business computing.

  • January 9, 2024 | Author: Alan Strakey
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In anticipation of CES 2024, Lenovo has announced a range of new laptops catering to business and consumer needs. These innovative devices aim to harness the potential of AI technology, offering improved productivity, creativity and efficiency. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12, ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 and IdeaPad Pro 5i are all powered by the latest Intel® Core™ Ultra processors and run on Windows 11. This combination ensures optimal power efficiency, high-performance levels and immersive user experiences.


ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 Powers an AI Revolution

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is the first noticeable laptop redesign in years. It is packed with cutting-edge features such as the latest Intel Core Ultra CPUs, integrated Arc GPU from Intel and a new Intel NPU for accelerated AI processing capabilities. Starting at $2,989, the X1 Carbon promises enhanced performance and extended battery life.


The X1 Carbon features razor-thin bezels surrounding a stunning 14-inch OLED display boasting a crisp resolution of 2.8K,running at a smooth refresh rate of 120Hz. It also offers an impressive visual experience. As expected from Lenovo products, the laptop comes equipped with a sturdy carbon fiber chassis while providing one of the finest tactile keyboards available today.


The upgraded features of the ThinkPad X1 Gen 9 include a significantly improved 8-megapixel built-in camera with a physical privacy shutter. The new design maintains the modern feel while staying true to ThinkPad's iconic heritage. Regarding external connectivity, users have access to two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB A ports with a speed of 5Gbps, an HDMI 2.1 connection and a standard 3.5mm audio jack.


ThinkPad X1 Gen 9 2-in-1 Transforms User Experiences

The ThinkPad X1 Gen 9 is the 2-in-1 version of the X1 Carbon, sharing many similarities, but with two distinctive features that set it apart. The hinge on the X1 Yoga allows for a complete 360-degree fold into tablet mode, and the screen supports touch input and compatibility for active stylus pens.


In today's world, where versatility is vital, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a true 2-in-1 powerhouse that can seamlessly transform from laptop to tablet. This innovative device caters to the varied needs of modern users, making it an invaluable asset for channel partners who aim to provide adaptable computing solutions. The expected availability of the X1 Yoga is March 2024, with prices starting at $2,639.


IdeaPad Pro 5i Pushes Power to the Limit  

The IdeaPad Pro 5i pushes the boundaries of power by being the world's first consumer laptop to run on an Intel Core Ultra chipset, making it a part of the Intel Evo Edition. This innovative technology enables faster AI-driven features like generating images and text, speedy photo creation and editing, quicker video exporting and seamless multitasking.


The Pro 5i is available in both 16-inch and 14-inch models. Both options offer powerful performance with CPU options up to Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9 processors. Running on Windows 11, it supports up to 32GB LPDDR5X RAM and storage options of up to 1TB Gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD. The graphics capabilities include integrated Intel Iris Xe or AMD Radeon graphics and the option for discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti or RTX 4050 Laptop GP.


What sets this laptop apart is its focus on affordability without compromising quality. Starting at $1,150, it presents an appealing opportunity for partners who want to cater to budget-conscious consumers while delivering exceptional performance.


Driving the Next Wave of Business Computing

Lenovo's new lineup of devices is at the forefront of driving an AI PC revolution that will profoundly transform how people create, collaborate and interact. Lenovo 360 partners have access to a range of products that enable them to meet the varied requirements of their clients while also embracing the advancements in AI-powered business computing. 


To learn more, please refer to the official press release by Lenovo.

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