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Lenovo slaps Kaby Lake CPUs in Thinkpad X1 and Legion laptops


NewsHubLenovo is charging out of the gate at the Consumer Electronics Show with new portable machine. On one corner, we have machines representing its stalwart Thinkpad business-oriented brand. On the opposite end, there’s the company’s new Legion gaming marque. All of the machines pack Intel’s latest seventh-generation Kaby Lake CPUs. The Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a traditional slim laptop, the Thinkpad X1 Yoga is a cross between a laptop and a tablet, and the Legion Y520 is a gaming laptop with gamer-oriented aesthetics and discrete graphics cards. Let’s take a look at each one of these.
The Thinkpad X1 Carbon is available in a wide range of specifications, with top-of-the-line models packing an Intel seventh-generation Core i7-7600U, 16GB of 1866 MT/s LPDDR3 memory, and 1TB of NVMe storage. Lenovo says the X1 Carbon’s battery should last up to 15.5 hours, but we expect that range-topping configurations will not last quite so long on a single charge. Road warriors won’t need to sacrifice external connectivity for the sake of portability. Although the X1 Carbon has a 0.62″ (16 mm) profile and weights just 2.5 lbs (1.

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