Lenovo gives us a sneak peek at the new ThinkPad laptops getting the “Meteor Lake” treatment, as Intel debuts new 14th-gen Core Ultra chips. Intel’s new processors are designed for performance and efficiency, with separate CPU, GPU, and NPU components for AI tasks. Let’s jump into the details then.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 looks similar to its predecessors but features an updated Intel Core Ultra processor with three compute engines: CPU, GPU, and NPU. The CPUs also offer faster AI-powered tasks, faster generative text, and text-to-image capabilities. The laptop will also have up to 64GB of RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. The 14-inch 2880p OLED display will feature a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It’s expected to hit the market in December 2023, starting at $2,989.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 9 is also similar to its predecessor but features an updated Intel Core Ultra processor with three compute engines for power-efficient computing. It will also have up to 64GB of RAM and up to 2TB of Gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and it is expected to launch in March 2024 with a starting price of $2,639.