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ThinkPads with a new design and recycled materials

Las Vegas (dpa/tmn) – Breathe fresh with Lenovo ThinkPads. The Z13 and Z16 models presented at CES have a new design and new materials. The business notebooks available from May-June 2022 will be more elegant than previous cast – with the exception of the X1 series.

Instead of hard edges and a more practical design language, the Z13 (13.3 inches, 1.25 kg) and Z16 (16 inches, 1.97 kg) have rounded corners, an aluminum surround frame, and a prominent camera on the top edge of the screen. The keyboard’s signature red trackball remained, but the glass trackpads grew and the screen edges shrunk.

Much of the material is recycled

According to the manufacturer, 75 percent of the aluminum used is recycled, and the synthetic leather used on the Z13 is made largely of recycled PET. 90% of energy sources are made from post-consumer content. This means: for example, from recycled bottles or metals obtained from electronic scrap. The containers are made of compostable materials such as bamboo or sugarcane.

Inside AMD’s Ryzen Pro U and H series laptops is up to 32 gigabytes (GB) of RAM, a maximum of 2 terabytes (TB) of SSD storage, and, on demand, a dedicated graphics chip in the larger Z16. Lenovo uses OLED technology with self-illuminating diodes for its displays. On top of that are HD webcams and microphones for video conferencing, and the camera can be electronically dimmed when not in use.

The Thinkpad Z13 starts at €1649, while the Thinkpad Z16 costs at least €2249.