August 10, 2020

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 gets Comet Lake power

Lenovo’s famously durable, yet lightweight ThinkPad X1 Carbon reaches its 8th generation with even more power and safety features. When the newest models start shipping later in 2020 with starting price of $1,499, these corporate laptops will offer Intel’s 10th-generation Comet Lake CPUs fortified with vPro security. (The current generation of ThinkPad X1 Carbon already uses the first wave of 10th-gen chips without vPro.) And there’s more, thanks in part to Intel’s Project Athena.

Project Athena, unveiled at CES 2019, is Intel’s program to drive innovation in laptop development. The Thinkpad X1 Carbon is already part of the program. Lenovo is promising concrete changes with the upcoming 8th generation, including faster responsiveness and wake-up from sleep, plus longer battery life.

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