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CES 2017: ThinkPad fans will love Lenovo's updates to X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga

AT CES 2017, Lenovo introduced updated versions of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga. Fans of the company's X1 enterprise laptops will like the changes.

At CES 2017 Lenovo showed off the newest members of its enterprise laptop lineup.First up, is a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This fifth-generation version looks a lot like the previous models. However, it's smaller, lighter and (at least according to Lenovo) boosts an impressive 15.5 hours of battery life.

It has a 14-inch, full HD display, runs on Intel's Kaby Lake U-series processors, has an LTE modem, and supports Microsoft's Precision Trackpad. As for ports, it has a 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2 USB 3 ports, an HDMI port and MicroSD and MicroSIM slots.

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If you're a fan of Lenovo's X1 Carbon line or looking for an ultralight Windows laptop, I think the new model is definitely worth checking out. Shipping begins in February and pricing starts at $1,349.

Next is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. This convertible laptop has a 14-inch OLED touch display and can be configured in a variety of processor, storage, and memory configurations, including including Intel's Core i7 vPro processors, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.

Among several improvements to this model is a new "rise and fall" keyboard that retracts the keys when you fold the screen into tablet mode.

Pricing for the new X1 Yoga starts at $1,499 and it also begins shipping in February.

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