Exactly one year after the launch of the ThinkPad X250, Lenovo presents at CES 2016 its successor. We speak of course of the Lenovo ThinkPad X260, actually already emerged a few months ago in a roadmap escaped the Chinese offices, but now official with a full specification and vivid images.
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 is not surprising: it maintains the same design of the previous model, it features a chassis made of aluminum alloy and magnesium, which provides strength and lightness, a keyboard AccuType (backlit) with three-button trackpad and integrated security technologies such as biometric sensor for the fingerprint reader (optional), the smart card reader, a TPM chip for encryption of sensitive data via hardware and webcam with facial recognition capabilities. In short, there is everything for the productivity of business customers.
A change, however, are the technical specifications, latest. ThinkPad X260 as it features an Intel Skylake-U (Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7), flanked by 16GB SKU in the DDR4 more expensive and various storage solutions to choose between hard drives up to 1TB 5400rpm or 7200rpm , hybrid drives (500GB + 8GB OPAL) or SSD in various denominations up to 512GB. Weight (1.3 kg) and size (305.5 x 208.5 x 20.3) are unchanged, but the screen from 12.5 inches can have HD resolutions (1366 x 768 pixels) or Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), TN or IPS, with 200 -300 nits brightness.
The ThinkPad X260 is also home to a good park ports, including 3 USB 3.0 (one more than last year, replacing the USB 2.0), HDMI video outputs (VGA not more) and Mini DisplayPort, audio jacks for headphones and combo microphone and card reader 4-in-1 (SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC), while for connectivity modules are laid Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11ac and optional Bluetooth.
ThinkPad X260 is also provided for Power Bridge: the removable 6-cell battery is flanked by an accessory already integrated into the chassis 3 cells, which occurs when the first battery is discharged. The autonomy total estimated by Lenovo is 21 consecutive hours, using a 3-cell battery in addition to the 6-cell (72 Wh). The technology allows you to remove the battery before or charge your notebook with tranquility, without the risk of losing their jobs.
No known more details about availability and prices, but we are sure that the ThinkPad X260 ThinkPad X250 will replace in the same price range, about $ 1,200. We will be back soon, with the first hands-on video from the show in Las Vegas