Road Warrior, Redefined: How Lenovo® and Intel Co-Engineered the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 for Hybrid Professionals

Key Takeaways:

  • Intel and Lenovo co-engineered the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2, powered by Intel vPro®, An Intel Evo™ Design with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, to redefine expectations for a business laptop, with powerful performance in one of the sleekest, quietest, and most elegant PCs on the market.

  • New, innovative, technology allows the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 to stay cool and quiet by automatically and predictively adjusting power, performance, and fan usage in real-time based on workloads and sensor data.

  • Built to master the hybrid work world, the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 comes in a striking 13-inch form factor using innovative technology for compact mother board on thin PCBs, features a full suite of real-world-ready capabilities, and a commitment to improve sustainability.

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As the world has entered a new era of intelligent performance, today’s professionals require flexibility, portability, and secure solutions to work from anywhere, without compromise.

Those were the guiding tenants that drove the Lenovo and Intel engineering teams when they created the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2.

Co-engineered down to the millisecond and the millimeter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 redefines what professionals can expect from their business laptop: the performance typically found in a 15-inch PC is now available in a sleek 13-inch form factor that weighs under a kilogram.

For an unmatched laptop experience, the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 is built on the Intel vPro®, An Intel® Evo™ Design with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, which brings together performance, security, manageability, and stability1. These laptops have lightning-fast responsiveness, smooth multitasking, superior video conferencing, and up to 14 hours2 of real-world battery life. And with built-in features like Windows Hello facial recognition, fingerprint reader, Intel visual sensing technology, noise cancellation, and built-in 5G connectivity, people can remain productive wherever their workday takes them.

What makes this laptop even more special is Intel® Adaptix™ technology, which intelligently adjusts power, performance, and fan control to meet a person’s needs while keeping the laptop cool and quiet.

And it’s all done with a commitment to sustainability, including a low-temp solder manufacturing method and more sustainable materials—making the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 an ideal choice for professionals who are focused on minimizing their carbon footprint.

Performance Review: Intelligent Performance Meets Striking Design

Achieving excellent performance on a sleek system raises inherent challenges for heat, battery life, and fan noise. To solve this, the Lenovo and Intel teams took a platform-level approach, reaching from board design to computer vision capabilities. At the core is Intel® Dynamic Tuning Technology (Intel® DTT), which reduces noise and skin temperature.

Sleek no longer has to mean noisy, and high-performance no longer has to mean bulky. Think about a self-driving car on the freeway. Rather than shifting back and forth between top speed or a total stop, the car adapts its speed to its environment. In the same sense, Intel® DTT intelligently adjusts the system up and down to closely match what a person is doing at each moment and what they’re likely to do next. For a “bursty” workload like video playback, it finds periodic, short periods of downtime to lower performance and limit fan usage. For more intense workloads, it gets ahead of performance demands.

The result is a more power-efficient, and enjoyable PC experience.

Doing Well by Doing Good: Built with Sustainability in Mind

Businesses and professionals are making bold commitments to sustainability, with Lenovo and Intel being no different. To help meet those values, Lenovo and Intel took key steps to minimize the environmental impact of the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2.

The design uses up to 97% recycled plastics in the battery brackets, speakers, and A/C adapter, as well as low-temperature soldering that requires less heat and hazardous materials. Plus, organizations and people can purchase it with Lenovo’s CO2 offset service, which contributes to United Nations Climate Action projects to offset the carbon it took to make and ship the laptop.

The Bottomline: A New Breed of Laptop for a New Era of Business

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 both extends and elevates Lenovo and Intel’s long-standing focus on business PCs. It’s built for the rigors of everyday work, but it brings a new level of intelligent performance, intuitive design, and sustainable impact.

At Intel, we’ll continue to work with our partners to drive the technologies that help people navigate the rapidly changing dynamics of business, with a relentless focus on solving real-world challenges and advancing what professionals can expect from their most important tools.

The Lenovo® ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 Key Specs

   
Weight (lbs/kg) Starting at 970 g / 2.13 lbs
Resolutions/Color Gamut 13" AOFT (Touch) OR Nontouch 2K with Dolby® Vision™ (2160 x 1350, 450nit) 100% sRGB, Low Blue Light
CPU Intel vPro®, An Intel® Evo™ Design with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Graphics Intel® Iris® Xe
Memory Up to 32GB LPDDR5 6400MHz soldered down (dual channel)
Storage Up to 1TB Gen 4 performance PCIe SSD
Battery Size 49.6 Whr Li-ion polymer, supports Rapid Charge
Docking Thunderbolt 4, USB-C
Ports 2x USB-C (TBT4), Audio, Nano SIM
Wireless Communication Intel® Wi-Fi 6E, CAT16 eSIM, 5G sub6 eSIM, BT5.2
Additional Features Intel vPro®, an Intel® Evo Design™
Sustainability 30% PCC recycled plastic used in speaker enclosure, 97% PCC recycled plastic used in the 49.6 Whr battery, Low-temperature solder, 90% recycled and/or sustainable packaging, ENERGY STAR® certified, EPEAT® Gold registered in U.S., Canada, and Germany, TCO v9

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Información sobre productos y desempeño

1All Intel Evo Branded designs must meet demanding thresholds for key mobile user experiences like responsiveness and battery life; individual device performance may vary. Details at www.intel.com/performance-evo.
2All battery life claims are approximate and based on results using the MobileMark®2018 battery-life benchmark test. Actual battery life will vary and depend on many factors, such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use.