A new ThinkPad X1 nano laptop could be in the works. Discovered by WalkingCat on Twitter, it offers sleek frames and a new aspect ratio of 16:10 on the screen as well as 5G and 4G connectivity.
Although a number of slides sent by WalkingCat detail some of the laptops that have already been released, one of the more interesting revelations is a look at the ThinkPad X1 Nano in a form that could evolve to much of its glory. Lenovo appears to call the device "the lightest ThinkPad ever built" and emphasizes that its weight is less than 1 kilogram – or 2.2 pounds.
More importantly, however, the leaked slide also shows that the X1 Nano has an "ultra-narrow screen" and a screen-to-body ratio of 85%. Slim on all four sides, the information on the slide indicates that the laptop is available in the 16:10 aspect ratio, which cuts out the typical lower chin on the screen. This corresponds to the Dell XPS 13 with the same larger screen to make more room for multitasking on the screen.
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Other target specifications identified on the slide are that the laptop appears to be 14.8 mm thick, just like the XPS 13. It could also include the next-generation Tiger Lake chipset from Intel under the hood, 16 GB of RAM and a target battery life of 10 mm have up to 17 hours.
Elsewhere on the slide, support for 4 × 4 MIMO LTE and 5G networks is mentioned. When you join the Lenovo Flex 5G, another 5G laptop, this is a great travel companion for your life without worrying about WiFi.
Of course, the device also seems to support an optional touchscreen, as is standard with most ThinkPads. It will be equipped with what Lenovo calls "premium carbon fiber design" and "optional Web-A cover". In terms of connectivity, two Thunderbolt USB-C ports and an audio jack are mentioned on the slide.
It is not clear when these slides were released, and nothing has been confirmed yet. As always, this means that the X1 Nano should only be seen as a rumor. With Dell not yet finalizing the release of the XPS 13, XPS 15, and XPS 17, it is not surprising that Lenovo is updating its own range with similar design features.