A featherweight, although not in features. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is the Asian company’s latest twist on the professional market. A lightweight, very light, just 962 grams. And with a very compact design with its 13-inch screen. But that’s as far as the concessions to minimalism go because this laptop is capable of giving a lot of thought to professionals who value mobility. 11th generation Intel Core i7 processors, a screen with 450 nits brightness or more than 17 hours of autonomy are some of the strong points that this model is designed to tempt you with. To find it in the stores you will have to wait until the beginning of next year. Its price will be $1,399.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Features
|Screen||13-inch screen with resolution of 2160 x 1350 pixels, 450 nits of brightness and compatible with Dolby Vision, covers 100% of the sRGB space|
Optional touch screen
|Processor and RAM||11th Gen Intel Core i7|
Up to 16GB RAM
|Internal memory||Up to 1TB in M.2 PCIe SSD format|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Integrated Graphics|
|Sound||Dolby Atmos Compatible Speakers (Two Tweeters and Two Woofers)|
|Autonomy||Up to 17.3 hours of use|
|Connectivity||2 x Thunderbolt 4|
Optional 5G connection
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro or Linux|
|Colors||Black with an optional carbon fiber coating|
|Design and dimensions||Metal|
292.8 x 207.7 x 13.87 millimeters (962 grams)
|Featured Features||Physical shutter to cover the webcam|
4 360º microphones
|Release date||Early 2021|
First Level Screen and 4 Speakers
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano stands out, in addition to its design, because of its screen. The Nano has a 13-inch panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1350 pixels, with a very high brightness of 450 nits that make it an excellent companion for travel or outdoor work. To give an example, the recently launched Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold with a folding OLED panel only reaches 300 nits. Professionals who get the Nano can choose between a traditional and non-touchscreen configuration. In both cases, it is compatible with Dolby Vision and covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum.
Another big surprise is in the speaker field. Up to four speakers in this compact model, two of the woofers and the other two twitters. A guarantee for a first-class multimedia experience, and compatible with the Dolby Atmos system. Four 360 microphones have also been included to provide clear and well-defined audio for business conferences. By the way, the webcam of this model has a physical shutter to cover the camera when we are not using it and avoid being spied on.
The Lightest ThinkPad to Date
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is a computer designed to take you anywhere. And that shows in its weight. Only 962 grams, which is the thinnest laptop from the company to date. It also helps that the screen frames have been greatly reduced to make it very compact, along with the thinness of 1.38 centimeters, the thinnest you’ll find in a laptop today. But… with the corresponding sacrifices. The company has decided to bring us a model that only has two Thunderbolt 4 type ports. No trace of conventional size USB or HDMI or mini DisplayPort.
A risky decision even if there is an easy solution like the use of a dock to enjoy these connections. I always prefer to have these connections at hand even if a thicker one is needed. As for wireless connections, there is an optional configuration with 5G, WiFi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Another key to this model is its autonomy, which reaches a maximum of 17.3 hours. Although it is a theoretical figure that you should not expect to reach, even reducing it to half the time we have a whole day with the Nano without having to look for a plug. In the guts of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano, you will find an 11th generation Intel Core processor (up to Intel Core i7) along with up to 16 GB of RAM. Not bad for this compact format, although there will be no possibility of including a dedicated graphics card. The technical part is completed with an internal memory of up to 1 TB in SSD format.
Price and Availability
To see the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano in stores one will have to wait till some weeks since it does not arrive until the beginning of the next year. Its price will start at $1,399, which puts it directly in a segment within reach of a few pockets. In short, this is another example of Lenovo’s capacity for innovation, with a team that is strongly committed to using outside the office and the multimedia section, but which sacrifices physical connectors and options such as a dedicated graphics card.
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