Lenovo unveiled the updated ThinkPad X1 line at CES 2018. It includes the thinnest and lightest premium devices, combining high performance with the latest technology. The new X1 Tablet, X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga support a number of advanced technologies such as Dolby Vision HDR.
The new 13-inch form factor of the X1 Tablet with a 3K HDR display. The Think Shutter webcam is designed for greater privacy, universal USB Type-C power for cross-platform compatibility, and universal docking solutions for broad compatibility and key lock protection.
Mil-Spec-tested ThinkPad durability and enhanced data security with infrared cameras, fingerprint reader and Windows Hello support.
The X1 Carbon continues to be the world’s lightest 14-inch commercial laptop thanks to its durable carbon fiber composite chassis. The X1 Yoga is the only model in the world to support LTE-A technology.
Dolby Vision HDR technology offers a wide dynamic range with high brightness and contrast, and a full spectrum of rich colors. In addition, the X1 Carbon can be equipped with a multi-touch surface.
Confidentiality is a major challenge today. To address the webcam security issue, Lenovo has developed Think Shutter Camera Privacy technology for the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga. A special cover covers the webcam when not in use.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is compatible with a wide range of accessories, including a new standard USB-C docking station for greater flexibility and device protection. Users can choose from alternative connection formats, including USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. The docking station also charges the ThinkPad battery.
Crystal Image is an improved version of the pre-installed software with a minimum number of applications, based on the already well-known Microsoft Signature system. ThinkPad Crystal Image provides the foundation for future deployments and imaging with Microsoft Autopilot.
The ThinkPad X1 Tablet has been designed to withstand even harsh environments. Tested according to MIL-SPEC standard. The updated 3rd generation ThinkPad X1 Tablet is equipped with an Intel Core processor for high performance. Optionally, the model can be used with the new digital pen Lenovo Pen Pro, which recognizes up to 4096 pressure levels. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports USB-C connectivity, and the new 360o Far-Field Communication microphones offer high sensitivity up to four meters. For added security, the dedicated Think Shutter for the built-in webcam can be used.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon also features support for the new LTE-A data transmission standard to keep you connected. For 1 hour of charging, the Rapid Charge function provides up to 12 hours of continuous use. Access authentication is possible with a fingerprint reader and Windows Hello face recognition.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Generation is the most powerful 2-in-1 device and combines all the innovative features of the X1 Carbon. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga supports the ThinkPad Pen Pro digital pen and can be used as a tablet or laptop. Like other models in the new series, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga features 360o Far-Field Communication microphones and a Think Shutter cover for secure webcam operation.
With support for the LTE-A standard, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga will allow users to receive and transmit the data they need, when they need it.
A wide range of optional accessories are available for the ThinkPad X1 series to enhance your convenience at work or at home. Think Vision X1 monitor with updated 27-inch UHD display and slim profile. The display has a wide color gamut, covering over 99% of the sRGB color space. The color depth is 10 bits. The device supports the Thunderbolt interface, and the integrated webcam is equipped with a “Moto-camera” system with microphones that automatically go up and down when the user needs it.
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At the same time, 75% of the parents surveyed noted that their children prefer searching for an answer on the Internet than asking them for help. This practice has gained popularity in countries where the latest technologies are most used in education, namely in India (89%) and China (85%), the lowest rate in German families – 54%. Here, not only parents, but also teachers are very careful about the use of technology in education, and especially in schools.
However, technology adoption has become widespread in Germany thanks to a government initiative in 2018 to equip more than 40,000 schools with the latest computers and software.
Not only children depend on technology: 60% of parents at least once viewed something on the Internet, and then pretended to already know the answer, helping their child to complete school assignments. Most often this concerned STEM subjects such as mathematics (45%) and science (38%), as well as geography (36%) and foreign languages (35%).
More than 80% of the study participants agreed that the use of the latest technologies in education helps students do better in school and assimilate information. In turn, a significant part of working parents (84%) noted that modern technologies allow them to work and, at the same time, constantly be in touch with their families. This statement is most prevalent in China and India – 95% of respondents in both countries believe that technology helps to balance career and life.
But parents in Germany and Italy think differently and argue that technology is less of a determining factor in the balance between parenting and keeping a job.
Despite the fact that technology has a positive effect on learning, 72% of parents still have some concerns. They believe technology can add addiction to youth and affect social skills. And along with this, 73% of respondents believe that technology helps future generations become more independent and solve problems on their own.