Lenovo updates ThinkPads

Lenovo is going to be updating their ThinkPad lineup and showing them off at CES 2017. The updates include new trackpads, new CPUs, and some new Windows features. Overall it might not be a leap above the previous generation but if you have been putting off picking up a new laptop or ultrabook you might want to hold off a little longer. The Verge has the story.

Several new laptops, including the ThinkPad X270, the ThinkPad Yoga 370, four new ThinkPad T Ultrabook models, and the less-expensive ThinkPad 13, will include support for Microsoft’s Windows Precision Touchpad, a new-ish set of drivers and interface for configuring touchpad gestures that was released with the launch of Windows 10. ThinkPad trackpads for years have been iconic at best and awful at their worst, with their little red TrackPoint buttons and sometimes-jittery touchpads. The TrackPoint button still makes an appearance on these newer laptops, but at least with the Precision Touchpad support there’s the promise of a smooth, fluid trackpad.