The annual slew of announcements from IFA are underway, with Lenovo announcing new Chromebooks, laptops and Tablets at the show.
Lenovo’s new Chromebook models are the S340 and C340. The C340 is a two-in-one design with a 360-degree hinge which comes in two sizes: 11-inch or 15.6-inch, while the S340 is a more familiar clam-shell design and has a 14-inch FullHD resolution IPS display.
The C340 is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor and up to 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 128GB storage, while the S340 is powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
In terms of colour options, the C340 will come in either Sand Pink or Platinum Grey, while the S340 will be launched in Dark Orchid, or Onyx Black.
Lenovo is exploring local launch options for the Chromebooks in Australia. In Europe, Lenovo has priced the 11-inch C340 to start at €299, while the 15-inch model will start at €449. The 14-inch S340 Chromebook S340 is starting at €299.
Lenovo has also announced new Ideapad S340 and S540 laptops running Windows at the show.
The S340 has a 13-inch FullHD resolution display and is powered by Intel’s 10th generation mobile U series processors with options for up to 16GB of DDR3 and up to 512GB of storage (SSD).
The S540 has a 13-inch QHD resolution display and is powered by either an AMD Ryzen processor with Radeon graphics, or 10th Generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors with an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 for higher end models, or Intel’s integrated graphics for the budget range.
Both models of the S540 will offer a choice of up to 16GB of RAM, as well as up to 1TB of storage.
Both the AMD and Intel models have been announced in Frost White, Ice Blue and Light Silver.
Lenovo lists up to 16 hours of battery life for both the AMD and Intel models, so it comes down to your choice.
Lenovo is one of only a handful of companies still releasing Android tablets, and now they’ve announced two more, the M7 and M8, both aimed at the budget conscious.
The M7 comes with a basic 7-inch (1024×600) resolution display, while the M8 comes with an 8-inch display in either HD or FullHD resolution.
The M8 is powered by a Mediatek Helio A22 processor with 2 or 3GB RAM and 16 or 32GB storage – though you do get a microSD card slot to expand that.
While I don’t see these taking great pics, there is a 2MP Selfie Camera is on the front, while a 5MP sensor is on the rear. There’s also a generous 5,000 mAh battery included as well so you’ll be consuming a lot of content on this tablet.
Lenovo will offer the M8 in two colour options, Platinum Grey and Iron Grey.
The M7 will be powered by a 1.3GHz Mediatek processor, with slight differences based on if you get the LTE (MT8765B), or Wi-Fi (MT8321) only model.
Lenovo will offer either 1 or 2 GB RAM and either 16 or 32 GB of storage. Both configurations will get Android 9 (Pie) installed, however the 1GB model will run the ‘Go’ version.
You’ll also get a broader range of colours on the M7 with Iron Grey, Platinum Grey and Onyx Black on offer when they launch.
Lenovo Australia hasn’t announced pricing as yet, but the M8 starts at €139 for the HD version, while the FullHD model starts at €159 in Europe. The M7 is more affordable, priced at €99 presumably for the Android Go model with 1GB RAM. Both tablets will hit the European market in October.
We’ll have local Australian availability and pricing information as soon as it’s available.
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