A laptop with 5G, one with a folding display and all the other news announced by Lenovo at the CES 2020 exhibition in Las Vegas
Lenovo is also among the protagonists of CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Chinese manufacturer looks at the next evolution of the PC industry by focusing on versatile form factors and the inclusion of advanced features such as support for 5G networks. Let’s see in this article the most important news announced.
CES 2020: Lenovo Yoga 5G, ThinkPad X1 Fold and beyond
Let’s start from Yoga 5G, whose name is already quite explanatory in itself to understand what it is: a 2-in-1 laptop that makes portability its strength, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute platform for the Internet access on the go without compromising on performance. 14-inch touch display with Full HD resolution and brightness of 400 nits, infrared camera and a fingerprint reader for biometric authentication, declared autonomy that reaches 24 hours, Adreno 680 graphics card, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers and operating system Windows 10 with other features. All with a weight of 1.3 kg.
Then there is ThinkPad X1 Fold that Lenovo defines as “the first folding PC in the world”. Made with different light alloys and carbon fiber, it is covered with a leather cover and integrates a 13.3-inch foldable OLED display with a weight of less than 1 kg. The datasheet includes Intel Core processors and the possibility of supporting accessories such as a physical Bluetooth keyboard for editing texts. It will arrive on the market in mid-2020 with Windows 10, then it will be up to a version with a Windows 10X software platform specially optimized by Microsoft for this new category of products.
In the image below you can instead notice the design of ThinkBook Plus, designed to work as a traditional laptop (13.3-inch Full HD screen), but with a 10.8-inch e-ink display positioned on the outside that supports interaction with the Precision Pen stylus, also useful for showing notifications without weighing on the battery. There is no shortage of dedicated accessories such as the ThinkBook Plus Sleeve case and the ThinkBook Bluetooth Silent Mouse device.
News from Lenovo also on the Chrome OS front with IdeaPad Duet Chromebook (in the following image) which includes a battery capable of storing energy for ten hours of continuous use. The design is detachable 2-in-1 with 10.1-inch screen, minimalist style. IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook has a larger 13-inch panel, Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and WiFi in its most advanced configuration and ten hours of battery life.
The list of announcements is completed by the 14 or 15 inch Yoga Slim 7 laptops, characterized by a more traditional laptop design.
There’s also for the smart home with Lenovo Smart Frame (pictured below), second-generation Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus (Google Assistant integrated) and Lenovo Connected Home Security.
Finally, the first information on prices, related to North America. Yoga 5G will arrive in the spring from $ 1,499, Yoga Slim 7 in April from $ 1,209.99 for the Intel version and $ 849.99 for the AMD version in the 14-inch diagonal, while the larger 15-inch one will cost 1,209.99 dollars in the basic configuration. Still, IdeaPad Duet Chromebook can be purchased in May from $ 279.99 and IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook in June from $ 359.