Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 tablet, a modular 2-in-1 laptop

Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of laptops continually push the business PC market in a new direction. The X1 Tablet is a big step, and it has some pretty impressive features, accompanied by some top of the line specs.

Being a tablet, the X1 Tablet has a touchscreen that comes with a stylus that allows you to sign, draw, and sketch across applications — including Office 2016. The coolest part of the X1 Tablet is its modular design. You can use it as a tablet, snap on the keyboard to use it as a laptop, add the presenter module for presentations, or add the productivity module for more ports. There’s even more battery life to be found with some of the modules.



The X1 Tablet runs Windows 10 Pro, on top of a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor. You can get up to 1TB of storage with the internal SSD, although smaller SSDs are available. With up to 16GB of RAM, a 2K 12″ screen, and Intel HD Graphics 615, you’re sure to be plenty productive with this unique ThinkPad PC.

As for ports, there’s USB-C with power delivery, USB 3.0, mini Display Port, microSD, and even a nano SIM slot so you can work without WiFi. There’s even a fingerprint reader on this PC for easy authentication.

You can purchase the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet starting in March 2017, at a base price of $949. The tablet only comes in a black version, but the keyboard comes in either black, silver, or red. Stay tuned for an up-close look over on our YouTube channel at CES 2017!