Although paper will never really disappear in our lifetime, our civilization today heavily relies on digital content, from graphics to videos to even documents. These digital artifacts don’t just appear out of thin air, of course, and somebody (or something) has to make them. Creating these assets, especially computer graphics and digital art, is a job in itself, and it requires the proper tools for the best possible output. Normal laptops, no matter how powerful they are, won’t always cut it because they lack both the form and the features to support more creative work. To address that particular market, Lenovo will be launching the new ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 with a sturdy 360-degree hinge and garaged stylus to deliver the power that professionals need, no matter their line of work.
The pen is mightier than the sword, as they say, and it is definitely more usable than the mouse for certain work. The stylus has become the tool of choice for those who need to draw or write in digital form, whether it’s for drawing art or signing documents. Although some laptops do support this kind of pen, most have it as an additional purchase that exists outside the body of the machine. In contrast, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 makes the pen a core part of its design and purpose to the point that it has its own silo inside the laptop, so you’ll never risk losing it while in transit.
Of course, such a tool would be almost pointless if the laptop didn’t support actually using it comfortably. As the name suggests, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can bend backward completely, transforming the laptop into a tablet and anything in between. This flexibility in form brings flexibility in function, allowing the same laptop to be used for typing, drawing, watching, and even reading. Even better, the latest generation of this convertible PC has the muscle to support all those use cases and applications you need for work.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 will run on the latest Intel Core processors, which would be the 13th generation at the time of this writing. The 14-inch screen not only supports resolutions of up to WQUXGA 4K but can also have a touch option, turning the laptop into a true tablet when fully folded backward. The laptop is also designed to support hybrid work arrangements, particularly with the Lenovo View suite of features that include privacy guards and alerts that detect unauthorized people looking over your shoulder, as well as auto-framing, background concealment, and video enhancements for stress-free video meetings.
This generation of ThinkPads also represents Lenovo’s continuing commitment to be a responsible company and reduce its negative effects on the environment. While the ThinkPad X1 Yoga itself doesn’t benefit from the use of recycled materials, save for Post Consumer Content plastic in some components, its packaging uses 100% bamboo and sugarcane fibers, and its box is made from plastic-free packaging with 90% recycled or FSC-certified content. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 will be available starting April 2023, with prices expected to start at $1,859.