Lenovo has recently released what it calls "ThinkPad's lightest laptop ever" - the ThinkPad X1 Nano. This new laptop comes in at just under 2 pounds (1.99 pounds). This model falls into the company's productivity category, featuring an 11th Gen Intel vPro processor, with a variety of speeds by model. They range from a Cor i5-1130G7 on the base model up through a Core i7-1180G7 on the top model.
As the name would suggest, the laptop itself is fairly small. It features a 13" screen, which is a perfect size for most people in the productivity world. The small screen and form factor makes it an ideal laptop for traveling (once that becomes a normal part of our lives again) as well as getting up from your home desk and traveling to your couch. The screen's resolution is a little odd: 2160 x 1350, which makes for an aspect ratio of 16:10. The screen is also extremely bright. It is marketed at 400 nits, with a real-world value actually higher than marketed: 430 nits.
As you would expect from a ThinkPad, it has the high-quality keyboard, which is something the brand is known for. It also features the eraser head mouse, for those who appreciate it, as well as a traditional trackpad for those who do not. The eraser head is a long-standing tradition on Lenovo laptops, as it remains popular in business applications.
The body features a soft touch surface, on both the outside and inside of the case. This finish is becoming increasingly common on more premium laptops, as it makes for a more comfortable experience. It is most felt when actually using the laptop, as the combination of a curved front corner and the soft touch material prevent cuts and creases on your wrists and overall fatigue. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is available now from Lenovo.
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