Lenovo’s refreshed ThinkPads feature Kaby Lake CPUs, precision touchpads

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Lenovo’s come out with a slew of brand new ThinkPad laptops ahead of CES 2017, claiming that the series has been inspired by customer feedback. The company has indeed implemented a number of significant changes which could improve user experience.

For instance, each ThinkPad’s trackpad now supports Microsoft’s Precision Touchpad spec which is supposed to offer more precise and smoother feedback. The laptops additionally ship with Intel’s latest 7th generation Kaby Lake processors and feature biometric security such as face recognition via Windows Hello and a fingerprint scanner that securely processes all data in-house.

In welcome news for people sick of unnecessary bloatware, Lenovo says the Windows 10 OS in its notebooks come preloaded with optimized Microsoft Signature Image to deliver a cleaner and faster system straight out of the gate. Moreover, some models will now be offered with up to 16GB of lightning-quick Intel Optane 3D drives.

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As for the laptops themselves, the star of the show is the ThinkPad Yoga 370 which has gotten revamped and now boasts of a 13.3-inch 1080p screen, Thunderbolt 3 support, and an integrated pen. It’ll hit stores in March priced at $1264. Another notable device is the $674 ThinkPad 13, coming to the fore with MIL-SPEC certification for enhanced durability and faster SSD options.

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Business-leaning folks can look to the new ThinkPad T470s, ThinkPad T470, ThinkPad T570, and ThinkPad T470p which will set them back by $1099, $914, $909, and $1049, respectively. The premium ultrabooks have gotten some major upgrades such as thinner profiles, 4K resolution screens, and up to 32GB of RAM.

Lenovo’s also launched the ThinkPad X270, ThinkPad L470, and ThinkPad L570 at $909, $779 and $809, correspondingly. Apart from notebooks, the company’s also announced the $329 ThinkVision P27h, $259 ThinkVision P24h, and ThinkPad Thunderbolt and Type C docks.

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