IBM introduced the first ThinkPad business laptops in 1992, 30 years ago. In 2005, the brand was acquired by Lenovo, and since then, all ThinkPad notebook models have been designed, developed, and distributed by Lenovo.
Earlier this week, Lenovo just launched a new laptop model of the T series, fully called the ThinkPad T16 Gen 1. This is the first 16-inch laptop in the ThinkPad T series, produced to replace the ThinkPad T15 large screen business laptop line. In addition to configuration upgrades, the ThinkPad T16 also has a new design and is quite different from the ThinkPad 2021 models.
Talking about the screen, the ThinkPad T16 is equipped with a 16-inch IPS LCD panel with a more modern 16:10 aspect ratio, instead of the familiar 16: 9 ratio before. This monitor has a 2.5K resolution, 500 nits peak brightness, 100% sRGB color coverage, and a touchscreen option.
Inside, the ThinkPad T16 Gen 1 brings the hardware power of Intel’s latest 12th generation processors, combined with up to 48GB of DDR4 RAM, 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSDs, and discrete NVIDIA MX550 or RTX 2050 graphics cards. In addition, the machine also has a version running AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6000 chip, equipped with up to 32GB LPDDR5 6400MHz RAM and 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD.
In terms of battery life, this laptop model has two capacity options of 52.5Wh or 86Wh, both included with a fast charger inside the box. The model runs Intel chip and 86Wh battery supports fast charging up to 135W.
The ThinkPad T16 Gen 1 supports Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and LTE. The device has two USB-C ports, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one HDMI 2.0b port, one RJ45 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a SIM card slot. The USB-C port on the Intel-powered models supports Thunderbolt 4, while the AMD model only has a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port.
As expected, the ThinkPad T16 Gen 1 will officially hit shelves in the US, Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2022. Interested readers can refer to more information about the Intel or AMD ThinkPad T16 Gen 1 on the main website. Lenovo’s formula.