CES 2020 Recap: Lenovo’s New Consumer Innovations

During CES, Lenovo launched a number of new consumer innovations from Laptops to Displays to Smart home products. While at CES I had a chance to experience the Lenovo Ducati 5 limited-edition, ThinkPad X1 Fold, the Yoga™ 5G 2-in-1 convertible laptop, the Yoga Slim 7 laptop, ThinkReality VR/AR, and the LAVIE AIO.

Lenovo Ducati 5 Limited-Edition

This premium 14-inch Windows 10 laptop has a lot of get-up-and-go and up to 12 hours of battery lifewith Rapid Charge2 for speedy battery pit-stops. Under the hood users will discover fast responsiveness with up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors, Intel integrated graphics, and upward-facing speakers and Dolby Audio™ for clearer sound without distortion.

Impress your buddies when streaming races with lightning-fast WiFi 6 connectivity and the immersive clarity of the Lenovo Ducati 5’s 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with razor-thin bezels for wide-angled viewing and in-plane switching (IPS) up to 300 nits bright.

The cutting-edge USB-C port is capable of fast transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps.3 Get optional white backlit keyboard and even more winning features including an integrated fingerprint reader in the power button supported by Windows Hello for faster log in, HD webcam with an integrated privacy shutter, and supercharged memory (with 8 GB DDR4) and storage (1TB SSD PCIe). The new Lenovo Ducati 5 weighs just 3.48lbs (1.58kg) and 0.66 inches (16.9mm) thin.

The special edition 14-inch Lenovo Ducati 5 will start at €899.00 (including VAT)and will be available in select markets starting in April 2020. For more information please visit: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/high-speed-performance-and-design-with-special-limited-edition-lenovo-ducati-5/.

World’s First Foldable PC, ThinkPad X1 Fold

ThinkPad X1 Fold is the first fully functional PC with a folding OLED display. Designed to offer unprecedented productivity, it will offer a ground-breaking new form factor that will reimagine mobile computing. As it morphs through multiple modes, from a small footprint device into a fully flat 13.3-inch display, X1 Fold will deliver laptop efficiency with smartphone portability. Built from a combination of lightweight alloys and carbon fiber and covered in a luxurious leather folio cover, the X1 Fold will offer the durability and reliability users expect from any ThinkPad.

Unfolded, the X1 Fold is ideal for touch heavy content consumption with 13.3-inches of OLED display real estate and weighing less than 2.2 pounds (1kg). In landscape mode with the integrated kickstand in the leather folio case, users can review and annotate the latest presentation or use the Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard. When folded closed, the keyboard is stored and wirelessly charged inside the system and secured with magnets. 

ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 10 is expected to be available mid-2020 with prices expected to start at $2499. The Windows 10X version is expected to be available at a later date. ThinkPad X1 Fold Stand is expected to be available in 2nd half 2020. Pricing will be revealed closer to launch date. For more information please visit: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/worlds-first-foldable-pc-thinkpad-x1-fold-ushers-in-a-new-era-of-mobile-computing/

Go Faster with World’s First Lenovo Yoga 5G PC

The Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world’s first 5G PC supporting both millimeter-wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks, this ground-breaking device provides ultra-fast connectivity, reduced latency, and wider bandwidth. This ultra-portable 2-in-1 laptop is the first-ever PC powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8cx 5G Compute Platform, bringing you high-speed 5G network connectivity that’s up to 10 times faster than 4G through a 5G service provider. With lightning-fast download speeds of around 4Gb/s3 supported by nine built-in antennas for a stronger signal.

At 2.86lbs (1.3kg), the Yoga 5G is effortlessly portable. Mobile multi-taskers and digital natives will enjoy the mobility of a smartphone without a WiFi connection or a hotspot2 as they fly through tasks thanks to the familiarity of their PC’s productivity features. Once you log in with a hands-free infrared (IR) camera or integrated fingerprint reader, you’re good to go for up to 24 hours (a full day!) of battery life.4

The 14-inch Full HD IPS touch display offers 400 nits brightness with narrow bezels on all sides, enabling expansive views of all your favorite streaming shows which you’ll enjoy in stunning clarity from anywhere. The powerful Qualcomm Adreno® 680 graphics and user-facing stereo speakers powered by Dolby Atmos® completes your entertainment experience. The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 5G (known as Lenovo Flex 5G in North America) will start at $1,499 and is expected to be available starting spring 2020. For more information please visit: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/lenovo-breaks-barriers-with-new-consumer-technology-unveiled-at-ces-2020-2/.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is Smarter Than Ever

The new premium Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 laptop Smarter embraces personalized choices with a variety of colors, textures, plus processor, graphics options available and available in either 14-inch or 15-inch. Both options have Windows 10 and the convenience of our exclusive Lenovo Q-Control Intelligent Cooling feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize battery life by an average of up to 20 percent.

Even more AI-enabled features are offered via Lenovo Smart Assist on the Yoga Slim 7, including a boost to attention-sensing functionality from Glance by Mirametrix®. On the 14-inch model and choose between up to AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processor with Radeon™ graphics, or the Intel-based 14-inch Yoga Slim 7.  It features up to 10th Gen Intel Core™ i7 with Intel Iris® Plus graphics, and the option to the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® MX graphics. On the sleek 14-inch model, measuring 0.60 inches (15.4mm) thin and 3.41lbs (1.55kg), you’ll enjoy up to 4K HDR clarity, with an optional glass display. Or go Full HD touch display on the all-metal 14-inch model, measuring 0.58 inches (14.9mm) thin and 3.30lbs (1.5kg). Choose between three sophisticated colors: Slate Grey, Orchid (purple), and Dark Moss.

You can also go bigger with the 15-inch Full HD optional glass display for a sleek all-metal look in Slate Grey, with an expansive 90 percent screen area. The 15-inch model also offers up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics for faster, smoother performance whether you’re editing content or gaming. The Dolby Atmos Speaker System powers speakers that face upward towards the user for a more immersive listening experience, as well as the high visual quality that’s expected from a display with a 100 percent sRGB color gamut. Lenovo also announced Amazon® Alexa® features12 coming to Lenovo PCs later this year, starting with the new Yoga Slim 7.

The 14-inch Intel-based Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 laptop (known as IdeaPad 14 in North America) will start at $1,209.99 and the AMD-based model will start at $849.99. The 15-inch Intel-based model (known as IdeaPad 15 in North America) will start at $1,209.99 All are expected to be available starting April 2020. For more information please visit: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/lenovo-breaks-barriers-with-new-consumer-technology-unveiled-at-ces-2020-2/.

LAVIE Home All-in-One

The LAVIE Home All-in-One is by NEC Personal Computers, Ltd. is a joint venture company of Lenovo and NEC Corporation. The LAVIE Home All-in-One has a 27-inch FHD display that’s designed by LG Display and speakers embedded in the display. It works with Intel’s Wake on Voice function, so you have flexibility with how to control the display. The LAVIE Home All-in-One runs on an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, making it the newly announced LAVIE device with the latest processor.

This AIO incorporates the Crystal Sound Display to make a sound you can literally feel, foregoing the traditional speaker box. Its Exciter and Piezo units vibrate the display to create sound—effectively using the 27″ screen as a speaker. The LAVIE will be available in March of 2020 and more information can be found here: https://www.windowscentral.com/nec-announces-range-lavie-pcs-including-all-one-and-two-laptops.

Lenovo ThinkReality

ThinkReality is a solutions-based approach comprised of both software and hardware for businesses to adopt, implement, and manage commercial Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) solutions.

At just 380 grams, the A6 is one of the lightest head-mounted displays available on the market. We’ve designed this device so that it can be worn for extended periods of time and not lead to fatigue. And with the ability to swap out batteries, you can keep working all day long without breaking a sweat. To learn more about ThinkReality please visit: https://www.lenovo.com/ww/en/solutions/thinkreality.

Lenovo launched several products from displays to accessories also launched at CES the above are just the products I had the opportunity to experience while there. To learn about all the products launched at CES 2020 from Lenovo please visit: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/events/ces/products.


Source: Lenovo, NEC, CES