ThinkPad X1 Tablet Computer by Lenovo Design Group

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
ThinkPad X1 Tablet

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Computer

INSPIRATION:
The ThinkPad X1 tablet has the traditional ThinkPad DNA inspired by the Japanese bento box. Belonging to the X1 series, sophisticated black finishes are applied. Smooth motion X cross-hinges were incorporated as iconic details.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3’s premium design will evoke delight in business professionals. Its impressive specifications, including a larger 13-inch display, provide superior user experience comparable to a business laptop while being thinner, lighter and providing the flexibility of a stand-alone tablet. The unique kickstand cross hinges allow a fluid transition to multiple modes. A full-pitch ThinkPad keyboard cover is designed for a balance of strength, thinness, and maximum usability.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Users can enjoy the flexibility of the light weight tablet while having the productivity of a laptop. The integrated kickstand smoothly adjusts to different viewing angles with or without the keyboard attached. The keyboard is thin and light yet solid, including TrackPoint + buttons and a generous size clickpad for navigation, allowing good user experience.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
13 - 24 months, primarily in Yokohama, Japan. To be launched in 2018

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Digital and Electronic Devices Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Construction materials ensure high performance, usability, and durability while being thinner and lighter. The material selection is optimized, balancing robustness and manufacturing quality. Front display: Gorilla Glass Rear: Mg/Al hybrid Kickstand: Al The newly developed kickstand cross-hinges ensure smooth angle adjustment and stability. The hinges are thin enough to be centered under the fingerprint reader in the display bezel, allowing optimal positions for both features.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Tablet: 304.0 x 225.56mm, 8.9mm thickness. 13" screen 3000 x2000 (3:2). Integrated finger print reader for security. Front camera 2m Rear camera 8m, Body: Mg + Al hybrid, Stand: Al, Weight: 859g. Matching Keyboard: 5.4mm thickness, weight 361.9g. TrackPoint navigation, Clickpad: 100 x 63mm

TAGS:
Thinkpad, Computer, Lenovo, Simplicity, Notebook, Tablet,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
Incorporate track point navigation and quality user experience into a super thin, light keyboard. Developing and applying a black finish that feels premium yet durable. Assigning finger print reader space and location. Developing robust and smooth hinges for the kickstand.

ADDED DATE:
2017-09-28 21:50:35

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Experience Design Group, Lenovo

IMAGE CREDITS:
Lenovo Design Group, 2017.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Lenovo Group Ltd.

PROFILE:
Lenovo is an innovative, international technology company formed as a result of the acquisition by the Lenovo Group of the IBM Personal Computing Division. As a global leader in the PC market, we develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge, reliable, high-quality PC products and value-added professional services that provide customers around the world with smarter ways to be productive and competitive. We base our success on our customers achieving their goals: productivity in business and enhancement of personal life.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Thinkpad X1 Tablet Computer by Lenovo Design Group is a Nominee in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Thinkpad X1 Tablet Computer by Lenovo Design Group is Winner in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category, 2017 - 2018.



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