The world’s largest PC maker by shipments, Lenovo, is looking at putting a Windows Precision Trackpad into its refreshed Lenovo ThinkPad laptop. Also on the cards is the new Kaby Lake processor from Intel and Windows Hello support for authentication.
Lenovo said today that many of the authentication features such as the Windows Hello that uses an infrared camera for facial recognition, biometric matching on the fingerprint sensor and so on are geared towards the European market where security protocols are very stringent.
The 2017 Lenovo ThinkPad line-up is pretty impressive, and pricing seems to be quite aggressive as well.
Lenovo ThinkPad Models for 2017, with Prices
The entry-level model is the $674 ThinkPad 13 aimed at small business users and students.
Next up is the ThinkPad L at $779 for the 14-inch model and $909 for the 15-inch variant.
There are also no less than four new ThinkPad T Ultrabooks at $909 each, as well as a 12-inch ThinkPad X270 starting at $909 with touch display options.
Finally, the flagship model ThinkPad Yoga 370 that will retail for $1,264 come March, and be available in silver as well as the traditional black. A few other models may get the silver option next year as well.
That’s not a bad price range, and it will help Lenovo target a much broader market in 2017 with the ThinkPad brand.
We can also expect to see new docks supporting Thunderbolt 3 and the emerging USB-C type inputs.
What to Expect at CES 2017
All these Lenovo ThinkPad devices are expected to be unveiled at CES 2017 that’s starting next week in Las Vegas. Also featured at the extravaganza will be Microsoft, with its “cellular PC” concept, and Faraday Future with its very first mass-production all-electric vehicle. There are also special media events from chipmaker Qualcomm, LG Electronics, Samsung, Hyundai Motors Mobility, Intel and other big tech names.
It’s going to be an exciting 2017, with some deep advancements in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, electric vehicles, autonomous car technology, Internet of Things, mobile devices, 8k TVs and much, much, more.
Stay tuned to 1redDrop.com as we take you through some of the biggest announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 extravaganza in glitzy Las Vegas, Nevada, over the next several days.
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Source: The Verge