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Lenovo’s new ThinkPad has a 3D camera that can motion capture your face

Lenovo ThinkPad E560

Following the official launch of Intel’s latest Skylake processors, Lenovo has revamped its laptop lineup with a range of powerful new ThinkPads.

The beloved ThinkPad line gets two new E-Series models and a couple of variants. The one you really want is the E560, which includes a 720p Intel RealSense 3D camera that can sense depth and enables a host of cool applications like motion capture and 3D scanning.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad E460 retains the beloved laptop series’classic looks

The 14-inch E460 and the 15.6-inch E560 feature Intel Skylake processors coupled with discrete AMD Radeon graphics cards, extensive memory and storage options, and your choice of HD or Full HD displays.

There are three processors to choose from: Intel Core i7 6500U, i5 6200U and i3 6100U. The E560 also has an additional option — a Celeron 3855U.

Lenovo says you can expect up to nine hours of battery life on the new ThinkPads, but of course, your mileage will vary with your usage habits.

You can also opt for the cheaper E465 and E565. These are AMD processor-powered variants that share specs with their Intel-based siblings but scrimp on battery life (down from nine hours to six and a half).

The E460 and AMD-powered E465 will be available in November with starting prices of $549 and $449 respectively. The larger E560 and E565 will start at $549 and $479.

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Published September 2, 2015 — 09:03 UTC