Lenovo launch new Yoga, ThinkPad & Chromebook laptops @ IFA 2018
At their annual TechLife event during IFA 2018, Lenovo has unveiled their latest additions to the Yoga, ThinkPad and Chromebook range of laptops. With Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos appearing in more and more of Lenovo’s devices along with improved panel displays and speaker arrangements, it’s clear Lenovo are keen to get the ‘entertainment consumption’ side of their products right. They’e also improved a lot of the security aspects of their new devices so this too highlights their commitment to get the important things right. There’s quite a bit to cover so let’s get stuck in.
To start, we got to have a look at the new Yoga C930 which has an extremely impressive Dolby Atmos rotating sound-bar built into its hinge. The new device also supports Dobly Vision HDR along with an in-built stylus for us on the touchscreen. You can also use the far-field mics that are on-board to control Cortana or Alexa. The Yoga C930 is expected to arrive at the end of September for a RRP of €1,499.
Next, we got to play with the new Yoga Book C930, the successor to the innovative Android-powered Yoga Book which came out a few years ago. The new Yoga Book C930 is the the world’s first dual display laptop with and E-ink display, which takes the place of a physical keyboard.
The E Ink screen can be used as a customizable keyboard with multi-language support, digital paper for notes or sketching, and even an eReader if you’d like! Windows 10 and Intel Core processor is powering the whole thing. The Yoga Book C930 is expected to arrive September also with a RRP of €999.
We were then introduced to the new Yoga C630 WOS which is the first device to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform and has integrated LTE Advanced Pro with up to 25+ hours of local video playback which is pretty incredible. It’s expected to arrive this November for an RRP of €999.
One of the most impressive piece of kit launched today was the new Yoga Chromebook. This new premium-looking Chromebook has the option to include a 4K, near-edgeless, touchscreen display with an 8th Gen Intel Core processors, SSD storage, DDR4 memory, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Availability is expected for the end of October with a starting price of €799.
We know we’ve just listed a new Chromebook above but it falls under the Yoga category of products. Lenovo did announce new, more mainstream Chromebooks also in the form of the Chromebook C330 and S330. The C330 comes with a 10 point touchscreen IPS display that’s fully convertible whilst the S330 has impressively thin bezels around its FHD IPS display.
The S330 starts at €279 with availability expected for November time and the C330 is expected in November also with an RRP of €349.
The start of the show was most definitely the brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme. Packing the best of both worlds, be-it for media/gaming/entertainment consumption or heavy duty business work, the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme appears to have it all.
Packing a 4K Dolby Vision enabled HDR display and Dobly Atmos enabled speakers and headphone jack, you can be sure your content will look and sound incredible on this new laptop. Having watched a few Dobly Vision and Atmos enabled demo videos, we can definitely say that this is definitely one of the best media viewing laptops available right now.
Under the hood, there’s an NVIDIA GeForce 1050 GPU and the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processor, up to i9. There’s also ‘RapidCharge’ which will get you 80 percent battery in just 60 mins. It’s also obviously got the ThinkPad staples you’d come to expect as well like a fingerprint reader and all the other security features as well.
Lenovo also announced that their very well received Google Assistant enabled Smart Display is coming to the UK in the coming months. They’re also entering the Smart Home market with brand new Smart Plug, Smart Bulb and Smart Camera devices expected to launch here in Europe in early 2019. All of these new smart home devices will be controlled by the new Lenovo Link app.
We’ll aim to cover as many of these new devices in proper hands-on reviews as soon as we have them so stay tuned to TheEffect.Net for more Lenovo coverage in the coming weeks and months.