Lenovo is today doing some incremental updates to its lower-priced IdeaPad laptops and the ThinkPad X and T series. Laptops worth at least US $ 1,000 may be more exciting and higher quality devices, but most customers choose models under US $ 1,000. Lenovo is now trying to bring some of these premium features to those lower price points.
The updated Lenovo IdeaPad S540 now includes Intel 8th Gen Core i7 processors or AMD's Ryzen 7 3700U processors and an option for Nvidia's discrete GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Lenovo has reduced its aperture by more than 25 percent and added a webcam privacy officer ̵
Lenovo has also included a clever PrivacyGuard feature in the ThinkPad X390 that uses the IR camera to detect if anyone is behind you to enable or even turn off privacy alerts the ability to darken the display and make it visible only when you are sitting right in front of the laptop. ThinkPads are for big and small businesses. Therefore, it is a smart feature to prevent people from looking over your shoulder when working on a confidential document in a café or on an airplane. There is also a ThinkShutter webcam cover for additional privacy. The ThinkPad X390 from Lenovo will be available in June from $ 1,099. The company also releases a ThinkPad X390 yoga version with typical 2-in-1 features for $ 1,359.
Lenovo is also updating its bestselling ThinkPad T-series for 2019. Similar to the IdeaPads, this year's focus is on the ThinkPad T490's refinement, with the PrivacyGuard feature, a ThinkShutter webcam cover, two far-field microphones, and one new HDR IPS display option. The sleeker T490s also features an HDR display option or low-power 1080 panel, the PrivacyGuard feature, a new aluminum cover and 13 percent less overall than last year's model. Both the ThinkPad T490 and the T490 will be available in June. The T490 costs $ 999 and the T490 $ 1,279.