Originally announced in CES 2020, Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 featuring Intel Comet Lake CPUs brought everyone to surprise that why Lenovo is using the 14nm process instead of the newer and more efficient 10nm Ice Lake CPUs.
The major reason for this was there’s a significant difference between a consumer laptop and a business laptop which requires more security and manageability features, much needed for corporate work.
Intel vPro CPUs are very important for such uses and it’s very disappointing that even though a year of the original announcement of the Intel Ice Lake CPUs have passed but the new Ice Lake CPUs do not support such features which the Comet Lake CPUs does.
The product page of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 says that you can opt up to up to 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10810U with vPro. This 14 nm processor has similar specs to the existing Intel Core i7-10710U featuring six CPU cores and the same clock speeds of up to 4.70 GHz with 12MB and 15 W TDP.
This is a thin and lightweight laptop with up to 18+ hours of battery life along with best-in-class connectivity, and rapid charging technology. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 packs up to 4K Dolby Vision panels along with a new 500 nit FHD PrivacyGuard AG display with PrivacyAlert.
The laptop is MIL-SPEC tested and also support Dolby Atmos audio, it is paired with LPDDR3 8 GB / 16 GB RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe SSD. The keyboard remains the same as last gen, now comes equipped with VoIP call buttons, rest all of the design also is conserved compared to 2019 models.
The availability of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 with Core i7-10810U is unknown as for now but being uploaded on the product page we can expect to be start shipping soon. The updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 has a starting price of $1,499 (around Rs.1,07,600).
In the coming days, we can expect more business laptops featuring this CPU but its sad to see even though 10nm has been introduced for a year now we have to wait until 2021 to see 10nm based vPro CPUs.
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