Lenovo is changing ThinkPad series in big way
Following the tradition, Lenovo has updated its business line of ThinkPad series just before Consumer Electronics Show (CES). But this time, it’s different. Lenovo didn’t add new processors, faster SSDs, and call it a day. Instead, the PC manufacturer is aiming to improve ThinkPad series in all way.
First, the 2017 version of ThinkPads will ship with ‘Microsoft Signature.’ Meaning, your new ThinkPad will be free of any unnecessary crapware. A Signature tag ensures that the device ships with only highly optimized drivers and boot, shutdown, sleep, perform faster and continue doing so over time. Think of it as a ‘Stock Android’ experience of PC world.
While ThinkPads already have robust trackpads, the competition is still ahead and deliver more solid capabilities. That’s going to change soon. Lenovo announced to use Microsoft’s Precision trackpads in ThinkPad line-up. The Precision software is made by Microsoft, and the software giant is continuously improving it with each edition of Windows 10. I personally miss this in my new HP Spectre x360 and glad to see Lenovo’s plans to utilize this.
The last one is a no-brainer. Lenovo is preparing to drop its proprietary one-cable docking solution, called OneLink+ for USB-C/Thunderbolt 3. No surprise here as USB-C is a way to go and other companies have already started to integrate it.
Other upgrades include new 7th gen Kaby lake processors, faster SSDs and maybe thinner bodies. Lenovo will take the stage at CES next week. Be sure to visit us for more details.