The 2017 Thinkpad X270 now offers a touch screen option and delivers up to 20 hours of battery life thanks to a dual battery configuration.
Unlike other 12-inch notebooks like the MacBook, the new Lenovo Thinkpad X270 delivers all the ports you need in a small form factor with a 12-inch display.
Lenovo describes this updated 12-inch Windows 10 notebook as, “Designed for serious business mobility with a complete set of ports and connectivity.”
Buyers can now opt for Microsoft Signature Image, which loads a clean image of Window 10 with no bloatware for added speed and reliability.
Lenovo also includes the new Microsoft Precision TouchPad standard that promises a better touchpad experience.
Although there are a full complement of ports, the notebook uses USB C for power, display and data transfer. The 2017 ThinkPad X270 includes, USB-C “Anti-Fry” Protection. This means each notebook includes, “a circuit to guard against badly designed or malfunctioning non-Lenovo USB-C power supplies.”
Users also gain a Touch style fingerprint reader for easier login and security that is more reliable than swipe style readers. Additional security upgrades include, dTPM 2.0 security support complete with discrete TPM 2.0 support that Windows 10 requires for BitLocker and other security systems.
The ThinkPad X270 uses the latest Intel Core I processors and integrated graphics.
You can buy the 2017 ThinkPad X270 in March starting at $909.
ThinkPad X270 Specs (2017)
Latest Intel Core i technology
4,8,16GB DDR4 (16Max)
Up to 2TB HDD/512GB PCIe SSD
Front: 3 cell (23Wh); Back: 3 cell (23Wh), 6 cell (48Wh), 6 cell (72Wh) 21.4hours
12.5” HD (220nit, 300nit IPS), FHD (300nit IPS) FHD Touch
Weight / Dimension
2.9lbs; 12.02” x 8.2” x .79” (305.5mm x 208.5mm x 20.3mm)
Features / Ports
HDMI, Type C, Ethernet, Headphone/Mic, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 3.0 always on x 1, 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, Smart Card Reader (Option with NFC), dTPM 2.0