We’re on the ground at IFA 2013 in Berlin, where the biggest companies in tech kicked things off with a long list of new, hot hardware. We got close with Lenovo’s refreshed ThinkPad X240, a 12.5-inch laptop with a redesigned palm-rest that offsets the wrist woes of its predecessor, not to mention outfits the svelte clamshell with ports you won’t find on other Ultrabooks. The Acer Liquid S2 is a 6-inch phablet that packs the camera tech to record 4K videos., and HTC ccontinues to develop hardware with a keen focus on sound quality thanks to a new portable speaker. The HTC BoomBass not only pairs phones and tablets with a sub-woofer, it connects to those devices via Bluetooth and NFC. Below is a complete run-down of our first day at IFA 2013.
We loved the long battery life and solid performance of last year's ThinkPad X230, but that Ultrabook's awkward ergonomics left us with noticeable wrist aches. The all-new ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook looks to ease that pain with a longer palm rest design. The laptop's display, silhouette, chipset, and port array get a refreshing update, too. We went hands-on with the ThinkPad X240 to give you a sneak peek at the latest Lenovo Ultrabook.