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The $899 Tablet That Transforms Into A Laptop, Projector AND 3D Camera

 Lenovo is well known for its flexible 'Yoga' laptops that flip and twist. Now the company has gone one better by unveiling the ThinkPad X1 tablet - a 12-inch device that can transform into a
projector, laptop and a 3D camera. The X1 tablet, announced ahead of CES in Las Vegas, has something known as 'productivity modules' that add up to five hours of additional battery life.

It was revealed alongside an updated X1 range which includes a Yoga-brand 360-degree hinge X1 laptop, an X1 all-in-one PC, and an X1 monitor. The ThinkPad X1 is powered by Intel's latest Core M7 chipset, is 8.4-mm thick and has 10-hours of battery life. If users want to screen a film on the go, an optional 'presenter' module uses a pico projector to produce a 60-inch display from the bottom of the tablet.The device can be transformed into a 3D camera using a module that combines Intel's RealSense camera that captures and edits objects for 3D printing. It also has a full ThinkPad keyboard with a TrackPoint and trackpad as well as the option of using a kickstand.An optional active stylus, that could be useful for artists and graphic designers, is available for $50. The 3D camera and additional battery ports are $149, and the projector module comes in at $279.Lenovo is planning to launch the ThinkPad X1 tablet in February priced at $899.Johnson Jia, senior vice president, Personal Computing Group, Lenovo said the device is part of the company's drive to create 'unique features, for greater performance…and better cloud access.'
The company also unveiled its X1 Yoga, which has an attached keyboard that can flip around to turn the device into a tablet.
The 14-inch device has an optional 1,440 OLED screen that will provide more vibrant and realistic colours.
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X1 Yoga additionally features an active pen which the company claims is 'perfect for highlighting and writing notes directly on webpages'.
The X1 Yoga will be available later this month starting at $1,449.
Elsewhere, Lenovo introduced the latest edition of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, making it faster, slimmer and lighter than the predecessor, which was released last year.
The new model is 16.45mm thick, around 8 per cent thinner than its predecessor, and weighs 1.18 kg.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available next month starting at $1,299.
The ThinkPad L460 and L560 desktop replacement laptops were announced and start at $749.
Meanwhile, audiences in Las Vegas were impressed by the 27-inch display, 4K2K ThinkVision X1 monitor.
The borderless monitor features 3W speakers built into the display. It is priced at $799 and will be available from March onwards.


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