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  • Writer's pictureDave Kennedy

The ThinkPad X1 Nano - Things you may have missed.

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

29th September Lenovo announced the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop there has ever been. The ThinkPad X1 Nano. A new level of flagship. Ultra Light and compact but maintaining enough power to be very productive. Here is some of the neat aspects the mainstream tech media may have missed.

InfraRed Camera with human presence detection

  • Supports Windows Hello login

  • Automatically locks computer when you are no longer in front of it and unlocks on your return

  • Blurs your screen a short time after you look away

  • Alerts you if someone seems to be peering over your shoulder.

2x Thunderbolt 4 Ports

  • Allows 2x 4K displays connected via the USB-C type connector.

  • Data transfer rates of 32GB per second

  • Increased Security over the Thunderbolt 3

  • This could make this a very appealing creators option if it works with a eGPU equipped dock.

17.3 Hours Battery Life

  • Often Manufacturers battery estimation are based on some extreme power saving settings. In this case the claim is based on testing against Mobilemark 2014

  • Even if only half or less of the claimed figure was achieved with conventional use that would still be considerably more than an average workday.

WiFi 6

  • Capable of connecting to the newest and best WiFi 6 networks with the best speeds and most consistent connections all while reducing power consumption.


  • Lenovo have recently been broadening the availability of ThinkPads with operating systems other than Windows 10 such as Ubuntu and Fedora the X1 Nano is no exception to this and will be available with Linux.

These are just some of the pretty epic list of features. Oh and if you hadn't noticed it ways less than 1Kg and is less than 14mm Thick! There is definitely a lot of potential squeezed into a small package.

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