Lenovo is updating its ThinkPad L-Series with two L390 laptops, one being the ThinkPad L390 and the other the ThinkPad L390 Yoga. Both laptops are designed to pass some Mil-Specs (military specifications) tests and are aimed at business users, including those who work “in the field,” thanks to the rear-facing camera.
L390 is the successor of the ThinkPad L380 we previously reviewed and should land within a similar price point, making them generally more affordable than the ThinkPad T-Series and X-Series. The ThinkPad L390 starts at $659, while the L390 Yoga starts at $889.
Still, both L390 and L390 Yoga can be configured with 32GB of RAM and 512MB of SSD drive. The CPU option listed is “up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7”, although specific SKUs have been indicated. Most likely, the Intel i7-8550U will be one of the options, along with at least one Core i5 CPU.
The battery of 45Whr is relatively small compared to the rest of the line-up, but not completely surprising given the lower price range. The L390 Yoga weighs 3.44 Lbs while the L390 is a little lighter at 3.22 Lbs.
These two laptops have a lot in common, including the 1080p/FHD display, support for dTPM 2.0 and the touch fingerprint reader (part of the ThinkShield security solution). However, the L390 Yoga is a bit fancier has an infrared camera face unlock option along with a garaged pen.
As usual, Lenovo differentiates its products with the extra durability tested by the Mil-Specs tests and provides a 360-degree hinge option, which is not that common in this segment of the market.
Both laptops will be available “this month” in Black and Silver color, so they should start shipping very soon.