At CES, Lenovo is taking the covers off their latest Yoga range offering a new suite of devices perfect for on the go, work or play. We’re also seeing some new devices, with Lenovo launching the new Smart Paper tablet with E-Ink touch display, as well as a new high-end Android tablet with the Lenovo Tab Extreme.
Lenovo Tab Extreme
The Android tablet space is going to heat up this year, with the Google Pixel tablet set to launch, and Lenovo is also now offering a premium tablet experience with the Lenovo Tab Extreme.
The Tab Extreme features a gorgeous 14.5-inch 3K resolution OLED display with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support, 120Hz refresh rate and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Octa-core processor and paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of on-board storage but there’s also a microSD card slot for expanding storage.The tablet offers a premium experience for media playback with Lenovo Premium Audio System with Octa JBL speakers and Dolby Atmos.
The premium specs are all part of the package, though the case designed specifically for the Tab Extreme elevates it to a new level. The dual-hinge design allows the tablet to float above the full-sized keyboard which includes backlighting to make working in low-light environments easier. The case also includes a cleverly hidden protective storage compartment for the included Lenovo Precision Pen 3 when closed.
For convenience, the case attaches magnetically using POGO pins for connectivity and can be removed to reveal a kickstand which works in both portrait and landscape and is also removable.
The USB Type-C 2.0 port on the tablet supports charging, as well as the ability to use the Lenovo Tab Extreme as a monitor, or connect a secondary display. Lenovo also included Wifi 6E support for fast Wifi connectivity.
Powered by Android 13, the Lenovo Tab Extreme will include three Major OS Updates (Up to Android 16) and 4 years of Security updates.
The Lenovo Tab Extreme is unfortunately not yet confirmed for down under, with Lenovo Australia advising they are still working on confirming local pricing and availability.
Lenovo Smart Paper
For anyone looking for a digital notepad, the new Lenovo Smart Paper with E-Ink display offers an enticing option.
The device is easy to hold and carry with a lightweight, all-metal casing and large 10.3-inch anti-glare E-Ink touch display with support for an active battery-less stylus which is included.
The included stylus sits in a recessed tray on the side and never needs to be charged. The stylus includes a felt-tip with a mere 23-millisecond latency that makes the writing experience very close to writing on paper.
The stylus supports up to nine different pen settings, ranging from ballpoint pen, pencil (both mechanical and wooden), as well as markers and even calligraphy. There’s up to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity as well as tilt detection so it more accurately captures your writing style.
The software on-board includes a range of templates for almost every use including grids, lined pages, sheet music, calendars and even sports field layouts for coaches.
The Smart Paper is a digital note-taking device and also supports voice recording with dual integrated microphones to take notes during meetings or classes.
On the down time, the Smart Paper can also be used for reading, with eBook support through eBook.com, as well as support for ePUB, PDF, Office Documents.
The Lenovo Smart Paper will be hitting our shores starting at $699, however Lenovo Australia is still confirming dates.
The latest Yoga range includes the Yoga Book 9i with dual-screen OLED displays, as well as the Yoga AIO 9i for a powerful, yet striking tool for any office. Lenovo is also showing off the latest Yoga Slim 6i with all-metal aluminium materials, as well as the Yoga 9i and Yoga Slim 7i Carbon with 14-inch and 13-inch displays respectively and the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processors, as well as the Yoga 6 with the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.
Yoga Book 9i (13”, 8)
The new Yoga Book 9i is the first full size dual screen OLED laptop which is built on the Intel Evo platform and offers a number of form factors to help get work done.
Powered by a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-U15 processor, up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and with a Gen 4 PCIe SSD up to 1TB. The Yoga Book 9i includes dual 13.3-inch 2.8K resolution touch displays that are Dolby Vision compatible in 16:10 aspect ratio with support for multi-touch gestures.
Despite the 4-side narrow bezel around the displays, there’s a FullHD IR webcam with Windows Hello support that includes a privacy shutter for video conferencing.
The Yoga Book 9i includes a 360-degree rotating sound bar featuring Bowers & Wilkins speakers with Dolby Atmos support enhanced audio playback.
With 3x Thunderbolt 4.0 USB Type-C ports, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth support there’s no lack of connectivity. An 80WHr battery will keep you going all day long for work, or even longer for watching videos on single screen mode.
The Yoga Book 9i includes a folio stand and a detachable Bluetooth keyboard which enhances the multi-tasking potential. There’s also support for the Lenovo-designed Smart Pen stylus for note-taking and more.
Lenovo Australia has advised that the Yoga Book 9i will be available in July 2023 starting at $4,299.
Yoga AIO 9i
For anyone looking for a smart, stylish all-in-one for their desktop PC, the Yoga AIO 9i offers just this with a beautifully engineered machine that’s also powerful enough to support your work.
Featuring a 31.5-inch 3-side borderless, 4K resolution display which supports 100% sRGB it’s still slim and can be positioned to your liking with a metallic hinge on the stand which features a built-in wireless smartphone charger.
Powered by the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H or i9-13900H processors and using NVIDIA GeForce Next-Gen Laptop GPU the setup can be paired with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and up to 1TB of SSD storage.
There’s a built-in 5MP IR Camera in the display that also includes a front-facing Dual Microphone Array for video conferencing, and the Yoga AOI 9i also features Harman Kardon tuned speakers with Dolby Atmos spatial audio support.
The Yoga AIO 9i includes a number of ports on the rear, including a dual USB Type C (1x 4.0 + 1x 3.2) and dual USB 3.2 Type A ports with HDMI out for connecting additional monitors. There’s also a dual microphone/headphone jack for connecting your headset.
There’s good news for those wanting to get their hands on the Yoga AIO 9i, with Lenovo Australia advising it will be available in October this year starting at $3,999.
Yoga Slim 6i, Yoga 9i, Yoga Slim 7i Carbon and Yoga 6 Laptops
CES is also seeing the launch of the new Yoga Slim 6i, as well as refreshing the Yoga 9i, Yoga Slim 7i Carbon and Yoga 6 Laptops.
Yoga Slim 6i
The new Yoga Slim 6i offers a portable, yet stylishly designed device that’s both thin and lightweight, with a 14-inch 16:10 aspect ratio OLED display with Dolby Vision and optional touch support.
The laptop is powered by the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1240P or i7-1280P processors and comes with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB M.2 PCIe internal storage.
Lenovo is also offering an improved video conferencing experience on the Yoga Slim 6i, with noise cancelling and background blur features.
Yoga 9i and Yoga Slim 7i Carbon
The latest versions of the Yoga 9i and Slim 7i Carbon feature updated 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics and come with a 14-inch (4K OLED or 2.8K OLED) and 13.3-inch (2560×1600) display respectively.
The Yoga 9i will include dual Thunderbolt 4.0 USB-C ports and a USB Type-A Gen 3.2 port, while the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon includes a single Thunderbolt 4.0 USB-C port as well as a standard USB-C 3.2 port. Both models include support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth.
There is Windows Hello support for easy login, with the Yoga 9i including a FullHD IR webcam with shutter, while the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon gets a HD IR compatible camera.
For those AMD fans out there, the refreshed Yoga 6 offers the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors with options for either the Ryzen 5 7530U or Ryzen 7 7730U processors paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR4 memory and up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD with AMD Radeon Graphics.
The Yoga 6 also offers a FullHD resolution Windows Hello compatible webcam with Privacy shutter. Connectivity wise the Yoga 6 includes 2x USB-C 3.2 ports and dual USB A 3.2 ports with audio jack, microSD card reader and HDMI out.
The Yoga Slim 6i will be available in April 2023 starting at AU $1,999. The refreshed Yoga 9i will be launching here in July 2023 starting at AU $3,299. Unfortunately Lenovo Australia has yet to confirm local availability and pricing for both the Yoga 6 and Yoga Slim 7i Carbon.
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