With international trade shows like IFA cancelled this year, Lenovo is still showing off their latest releases this week with a slew of new tablets, laptops and more announced during their Lenovo Tech World event.
Lenovo is of course starting off strong with some new laptops – with two new Windows laptops, and a new Chromebook. The new Windows offerings include a refresh of their Yoga Slim 7 Carbon, now with an OLED display, and the Yoga Slim 7 Pro offering a more pro level laptop for content creators. Finally, there is the new IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook which now comes with an OLED display.
Both the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon and Yoga Slim 7 Pro will both launch running Windows 11 – and include an IR WebCam with privacy controls included to help stave off any over the shoulder looky loos.
Yoga Slim 7 Carbon
The big news for the second generation of the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon is the introduction of an OLED display, making it the world’s lightest 14” OLED laptop says Lenovo.
The laptop will include a 14-inch QHD+ resolution OLED display in 16:10 aspect ratio with both VESA DisplayHDR and TrueBlack 500 certification. The panel runs at 90Hz refresh rate, and offers brightness from 400 to 600 nits.
For media enthusiasts you’ll be pleased to see the laptop includes support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
Lenovo will offer the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon with up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Series Mobile Processors which include AMD Radeon Graphics, as well as an option to upgrade to an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU. You’ll find models with up to 16GB Dual Channel LPDDR4x RAM and storage options up to 1TB SSD PCIe M.2 – all powered with a 61WHr battery for up to 14.5 hours of battery life.
The laptop is also durable, with a military grade (MIL-STD 810H) rating against drops, bumps and more.
Lenovo says the 14-inch Yoga Slim 7 Carbon laptop will be priced starting at $1,699 with availability from this month on Lenovo.com.
Yoga Slim 7 Pro
For those wanting a little more oomph, the Yoga Slim 7 Pro offers more for creators wanting more pro options including a 16-inch QHD In-Plane Switching (IPS) touch screen in 16:10 aspect ratio.
The IPS display offers up to 500 nits brightness, with 120Hz refresh rate and comes with 100% SRGB colour accuracy and of course Dolby Vision support.
There’s plenty of power with Lenovo offering up to AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Mobile Processors with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU. Users will find up to 16GB dual-channel DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of storage PCIe M.2 SSD. The laptop will include a 75WHr battery with Rapid Charge Boost that can power the laptop for up to 12.5 hours.
In terms of when you’ll be able to get a hold of the Yoga Slim 7 Pro, Lenovo Australia has advised they’ve yet to determine local pricing and availability – but stay tuned for any updates.
IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook
Finally, the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook is the world’s first detachable Chromebook with an OLED display, and is a larger, more powerful version of last year’s super popular Lenovo Chromebook Duet.
The IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook is a detachable, so has a tablet with easily removable keyboard held on by magnets and communicating with POGO pins, as well as a textured folio case on the rear which also offers a kickstand.
The 13.3-inch OLED display is colour accurate with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and is certified as an Eyesafe Display from TÜV Rheinland and an Eye Care Display from SGS.
The tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform with provides up to 256GB eMMC SSD of storage and up to 8GB LPDDR4x of memory all powered by a 42WHr
Battery offering up to 15 hours of use.
The tablet weighs just 700g and is7.24mm thin with two colour options announced: Storm Grey
or Abyss Blue hue.
If you’re taken with this latest Chromebook Duet you’ll be able to get your hands on one from$799 starting November 2021.
Lenovo is announcing two new tablets at Tech World including the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Wi-Fi only & 5G) and Lenovo Tab P11 5G. Lenovo is also announcing Project Unity, a way to pair your P12 Pro wirelessly as a second display.
Lenovo’s P-series Android tablets are running Google Entertainment Space, which was described by Google at launch as ‘a one-stop, personalized home for all your favorite movies, shows, videos, games and books’.
There’s two models announced, the P11 (5G) and the
Lenovo Tab P11 5G
The Tab P11 5G takes the best of the P11 tablet family and adds on a Dolby Vision display, faster, snappier performance and of course 5G.
The tablet is no slouch, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G Mobile Platform which includes support for sub-6GHz 5G bands, and has options for up to 8GB RAM + 256GB of onboard storage. There’s a 7700mAh battery on board with 20W quick charge as well.
The 11-inch 2K resolution IPS display can put out up to 400nits brightness, and also includes support for Dolby Vision.
There are some peripherals available for the Tab P11 5G, with an optional keyboard pack announced, as well as support included for the Lenovo Precision Pen 2.
Weighing in at 520 grams, the tablet looks great and will be made available in three colours: Moon White, Storm Grey, Modernist Teal
If you’re looking to get your hands on the Tab P11 5G you’ll have to wait a while longer, with Lenovo still determining local pricing and availability.
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Wi-Fi only & 5G)
If the P11 5G doesn’t quite have the power you’re after, the P12 Pro offers a larger AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh, as well as a new Precision Pen 3.
The tablet includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Mobile Platform with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of on-board storage. Lenovo is also going for long battery life on the P12 Pro with a 10200mAh that also supports 45W Quick Charge.
The tablet also includes support for Dolby Atmos, with JBL speakers with quad channel sound included.
The Precision Pen 3 is a bit of a deal with the Tab 12 Pro, it now attaches magnetically to the rear of the tablet for storage, and also charges it wirelessly. The button on the pen can be customised, as well as being able to be used as a remote control for functions like shutter release and more.
The P12 Pro will come with a keyboard in the box which can be attached magnetically to the base of the tablet making it a very versatile mobile office.
Unfortunately there’s no news on availability or pricing for the Tab P12 Pro 5G and Wifi, with Lenovo Australia advising that the local pricing and availability of the 12-inch Lenovo Tab P12 Pro tablet with Wi-Fi only and of the 5G model are yet to be determined.
Project Unity is a smart companion for your Windows 10 or 11 Lenovo PC, offering you the option to connect the Tab P12 Pro wirelessly as a secondary display. Lenovo says the pairing is simple with a pin input used to sync the two devices, which lets you seamlessly extend your desktop to the tablet for additional display real estate when you need it.
Lenovo says the tablet remains fully functional while in use with Project Unity with the C’s Windows programs and the tablet’s Android apps can run simultaneously side by side’. The tablet also allows you to use the stylus for even better productivity.
Before you get too excited, it’s only for Lenovo PC’s and Lenovo has said that Project Unity is launching in the US initially, with ANZ availability yet to be determined.
Lenovo has unveiled three new monitors, the Lenovo G24e and 27e-20 for consumers looking for affordable gaming monitors, as well as the ThinkVision P27u-20 geared towards creative professionals.
The Lenovo G24e-20 and G27e-20 are 23.8” and 27” respectively in size, with FullHD (1920×1080) resolution and 100Hz refresh rate. Both displays support AMD FreeSync and offer 300 nits of brightness and 95 percent sRGB for increased colour accuracy.
The P27u-20 is the higher-end 27-inch display offering 4K (3840×2160) UHD resolution using an IPS panel. As a monitor aimed at creative professionals, Lenovo says the monitor supports a wide colour gamut (99.1% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB) with factory calibrated colour accuracy.
To make the P27u-20 more attractive, there’s also a hub built-in offering multiple USB 3.2 ports including Thunderbolt 4 input and output, a downstream USB-C port delivering up to 27W and an integrated RJ45 Ethernet port.
Lenovo has confirmed that all three monitors will be heading to both New Zealand and Australia in Q3.
Lastly, Lenovo are getting into earbuds with the announcement of the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds.
The buds feature 11mm dynamic drivers and use 6 mics – 3 mics per earbud – for Noise Cancelling, with Lenovo saying the buds are capable of reducing up to 38 decibels of ambient noise.
Using Lenovo Smart Pair technology, the smart wireless earbuds will instantly pair to your Windows or Android device, simply by flipping open the lid on the compact charging case. They can also be paired with up to two devices simultaneously via Bluetooth.
You’ll get around 28 hours of combined use from the buds and charging case, and you can recharge with either wireless or wired charging via USB-C.
The buds are IPX4 rated so you can hit the gym and sweat to your hearts content and weigh in at just 4.2 grams each. The buds will come in both White and Black hues.
Will we see the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds in Australia? Well, Lenovo Australia has advised they’re still working to determine if they will roll them out here.