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  • - ThinkPads are well, ThinkPads.

  • They are a line of business laptops that most people

  • can spot from a mile away.

  • So, they're red and black,

  • they have clickers, and webcam shutters, and keyboard nubs.

  • And most of the time when you buy a ThinkPad,

  • you know exactly what you're getting.

  • But today we're looking at a brand new ThinkPad line

  • that Lenovo is hoping will make the ThinkPad cool

  • among a younger Gen Z audience.

  • This is the ThinkPad Z series.

  • There's a 13-inch and a 16-inch model

  • and they're both unlike any ThinkPad we've seen before.

  • The ThinkPad Z13 starts at 1,549

  • and the Z16 starts at 2,099.

  • And both of them will be shipping in May.

  • So Lenovo has tried a couple of different funky things

  • in ThinkPads this past year,

  • we've had haptic touch pads and 16-by-10 screens,

  • different colors, different materials,

  • and they've experimented with even more features

  • throughout this design process.

  • Not all of which made it to the final form.

  • This ThinkPad Z series is essentially where Lenovo landed

  • after seeing which of this year's releases customers liked

  • and which ones they didn't.

  • The first thing you'll probably notice about the Z series

  • is that it doesn't really look like a ThinkPad.

  • Okay, so there is a big logo on it that says, "ThinkPad".

  • And don't worry, the little red track point is still here,

  • but this new device comes in three color options.

  • So there's a gray, there's a black,

  • and there's a blackish recycled vegan leather.

  • And Lenovo's changed a number of the other features

  • that have been staples of the ThinkPad line for years.

  • So if you've ever used, say the ThinkPad X1 Carbon,

  • you'll know that they famously have the control

  • and the function keys reversed from where they are

  • on most keyboards, but they're in their normal location

  • on the Z series.

  • Most ThinkPads also have half-sized arrow keys,

  • but they are full sized on this device.

  • And Lenovo got rid of the discrete mouse clickers,

  • which are another famous ThinkPad feature.

  • Now there's also an infrared FHD webcam,

  • which you won't miss because it lives

  • in a very visible enclosure like it's literally labeled.

  • And there's finally, finally a 16-by-10 display

  • on this device with impressively tiny bezels,

  • like really, you can barely see them.

  • Also, and I'm really excited about this,

  • Lenovo says almost its entire portfolio is going

  • to be 16-by-10 this year.

  • There's a fun little tidbit for you.

  • So, what we have here is a device that looks a lot more

  • like some of the most popular consumer laptops

  • on the market than it does like a traditional ThinkPad.

  • Mainly, it's very thin at just over half-an-inch thick.

  • You're making some trade offs for that thinness though.

  • And some of them are a big deal.

  • (keyboard clacking)

  • There's a bit less keyboard travel on this

  • than there is on some larger ThinkPads and it's noticeable.

  • There's also a haptic touch pad,

  • which is probably my least favorite part.

  • The click was really shallow on the unit I tested.

  • (touchpad clicking)

  • Lenovo says you'll be able to customize that.

  • The RAM is also soldered, so you can't upgrade it

  • on either model.

  • And finally, the biggest one, ports.

  • There are two USB-C ports on the Z13 and that's it.

  • That's not a lot that could end up being a deal breaker

  • for people who need to connect a lot of things.

  • But the thing I'm most excited about here

  • is what's on the inside.

  • So this entire line is AMD exclusive

  • and they'll all include AMD's

  • brand new Ryzen 6000 processors.

  • And the 16-incher can also include AMD's discrete graphics,

  • so it's a lot of AMD. (chuckles)

  • In fact, Lenovo worked with AMD to make

  • a Lenovo-exclusive Ryzen Pro U-series chip

  • that you'll only see in this line.

  • Now, Lenovo says that this processor

  • will be both more powerful and more efficient

  • than AMD's other offerings.

  • Now, I have no idea if that's true,

  • we generally expect that higher wattage chips

  • would be less efficient.

  • So, you know, we'll have to wait

  • and see how it actually performs.

  • The long and short of all this is,

  • Lenovo is trying to expand the ThinkPad line

  • to a generation of people

  • that it thinks care more about mobility,

  • that is a thin chassis and mobile power

  • than they do about things like a super-comfortable touchpad,

  • a useful port selection and a keyboard with lots of travel.

  • As an ostensible member of the audience they're targeting,

  • I'm not sure if I agree.

  • Don't get me wrong, I love a thin device

  • and I love a good AMD system,

  • but some of these trade-offs are serious considerations.

  • And these models like some of

  • the other funkier ThinkPad models this past year

  • are leaving behind some of the features

  • that have made ThinkPads so popular in the past.

  • And they're venturing more towards

  • the mainstream consumer laptops sphere.

  • That's a competitive field.

  • And these ThinkPads rather than being

  • in a class of their own,

  • like they are in the business sphere,

  • are going to be competing with the XPS,

  • the Galaxy book, the MacBook,

  • they're going to be competing with devices that are thin,

  • but also have more ports and are more comfortable.

  • ThinkPads are really great computers

  • and I can't wait to try these ones out.

  • I just really hope they're not falling victims

  • of the "thin-at-all-costs" mindset

  • that brought us the butterfly keyboard.

  • ThinkPad keyboards have always been some

  • of my favorite keyboards on the market

  • because they've so much travel and they're so sturdy,

  • but I'm gonna need a little more time

  • to fall in love with this one

  • because it's a little bit flatter.

  • So what's your favorite laptop keyboard?

- ThinkPads are well, ThinkPads.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z-Series: the new laptops on the block

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    Taisuke Umetani 發佈於 2022 年 01 月 09 日
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