Lenovo presented the next generation of its 16-inch ThinkPad X1 Fold at IFA in Berlin, as well as the Glasses T1 wearables and the latest news about the Tap P11 tablets.
The company’s technology brought Lenovo Glasses T1 to IFA, bringing the performance of smartphones and laptops to a virtual private screen for consumers. This portable device relies on processing from an external computer to which it connects via a USB-C or Lightning cable.
The wearable is compatible with all major operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS) and is worn like a normal pair of glasses, projecting a screen in front of the user’s eyes. The frame houses microOLED lenses that reproduce vivid colors and high contrast (10,000:1) and speakers on the sides.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 are adjustable, both at the nose and at the temples, and have even been used with eyeglasses with an additional frame. And they’re suited for both gaming and hybrid work.
The company did not disclose pricing for the device, but announced that it will first be sold in China later this year and will be available in select markets in 2023.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 foldable
Lenovo also presented the new generation of its folding computer: the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, an OLED screen that reaches a size of 16.3 inches when fully extended and 12 inches when folded, allowing different ways of use .
The company emphasized that with this new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold it tries to offer the performance of a large-screen PC, while keeping the portability of the original model, launched in 2020 and with a 13.3-inch screen. It will be available from November in the US with Windows 11 at a starting price of $2,999.
This device is combined with a magnetic keyboard, which allows it, on the one hand, to be fully unfolded and act as a desktop computer with a 16-inch screen, but on the other hand, if the hinge is folded, it can be used in a different way, like a laptop with a smaller screen size.
With the help of a stand, this screen can be used vertically with a less pronounced fold, with the keyboard at the end of the screen. But it’s also possible to use it without a keyboard, like a large tablet, or use the hinge like a book.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold offers a resolution of 2,024 x 2,560 pixels with a brightness of 600 nits with HDR (or 400 nits with SDR), supports the full DCI-P3 gamut at 100% and also has support for Dolby Vision technology .
It features the Intel vPro platform with 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 1TB of internal storage and up to 32GB LPDDR5 RAM options. And in terms of audio, it integrates three Dolby Atmos speakers.
The company highlighted this device as a sustainable product, not only because the outer shell is made from recycled plastic, but also because it can be repaired. In addition, the packaging is made from bamboo and eliminates plastic and paper.
New Lenovo Legion, Thinkpad, Ideapad and Chromebook devices
Lenovo also presented the second generation of the Tab P11 series of tablets, which consists of two models: standard and Tap P11 Pro, both with support for the Lenovo Precision Pen stylus.
The Lenovo Tap P11 Pro is the top model. It runs Android 12 with a MediaTek Kompanio 1300T processor, 8GB of RAM and a battery that offers up to 14 hours of battery life.
The 11.2-inch screen uses an OLED touch panel with support for Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+ technologies, with support for the full DCI-P3 color gamut at 100% and a maximum brightness of 600 nits. It offers touch refresh rates of 120Hz and 360Hz and includes JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos.
The Lenovo Tap P11 runs Android 12L, specifically for larger screens, and uses an 11.5-inch LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and four speakers with Dolby Atmos. The tablet is equipped with a MediaTek G99 processor, up to 6 GB of RAM and WiFi 6E connectivity.
Chromebook news focuses on the 16-inch IdeaPad 5i Chromebook convertible, which offers a 2.5K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The battery offers up to 12 hours of battery life and includes an FHD camera for video calling that includes two front-facing Waves MaxxAudio speakers.
The IdeaPad 5i Chromebook features 12th Gen Intel Core i3 processors, WiFi 6E, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of internal storage.
Lenovo Legion Y32p-30
For hybrid work, the company also presented the Lenovo Legion Y32p-30 “gaming” monitor with a diagonal of 31.5 inches, UHD resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate and 0.2 ms response time. Priced at €999, it is expected to hit the market from January 2023.
Along with this Lenovo Legion display, the company also updated the ThinkVision family of monitors, which will gradually reach the market starting from December, with a price starting at 249 euros, and presented the ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise desktop, a computer compact running ChromeOS and 12th generation Intel Core i5 processors. It has multi-display support for up to four monitors and WiFi 6E connectivity.(W,M.)