Lenovo Breaks Barriers with New Consumer Technology Unveiled at CES 2020
People use technology to bring about change or make their lives easier, whether you’re helping to save the world or simply saving an email for later. These different user needs and customer insights are what power the new experiences we create. At Lenovo, we believe in faster, better, simpler, safer, and smarter technology for all, and at this year’s CES, we’re introducing a number of new consumer innovations including the Yoga™ 5G 2-in-1 convertible laptop, the Yoga Slim 7 laptop, the 2-in-1 IdeaPad™ Duet Chromebook®, and the IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook.
2020 will sustain our rolling revolution of intelligent transformation; we are building smarter solutions to make communication easier. Evolution that benefits us all only happens through listening to customer feedback and user insights, continuous bold moves, staying ahead of trends, and collaborating with technology partners on new product development, improved software and service offerings. Read on to learn what faster, better, simpler, safer and smarter means to us and how it benefits consumers.
Go Faster with World’s First Lenovo Yoga 5G PC
The Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world’s first 5G PC. Supporting both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks, this ground-breaking device is capable of satisfying your need for speed with ultra-fast connectivity, reduced latency, and wider bandwidth. Download large files instantly or stream a high-resolution video with true Full HD clarity even in highly populated areas like airports with 5G.
First previewed at COMPUTEX as Project Limitless, this ultra-portable 2-in-1 laptop is the first-ever PC powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8cx 5G Compute Platform, bringing you high-speed 5G network connectivity that’s up to 10 times faster than 4G through a 5G service provider2 when on the move and reliable WiFi access at home.
Need to edit video footage in real-time on set and then upload the finished film? Or how about faster screen refreshes for smoother mobile gaming? Or downloading a movie before a trip? It’s all possible with lightning-fast download speeds of around 4Gb/s supported by nine built-in antennas for a stronger signal.
At 2.86lbs (1.3kg), the Yoga 5G is effortlessly portable. Mobile multi-taskers and digital natives will enjoy the mobility of a smartphone without a WiFi connection or a hotspot as they fly through tasks thanks to the familiarity of their PC’s productivity features. Once you log in with a hands-free infrared (IR) camera or integrated fingerprint reader, you’re good to go for up to 24 hours (a full day!) of battery life.
The 14-inch Full HD IPS touch display offers 400 nits brightness with narrow bezels on all sides, enabling expansive views of all your favorite streaming shows which you’ll enjoy in stunning clarity from anywhere.
Powerful Qualcomm Adreno® 680 graphics and user-facing stereo speakers powered by Dolby Atmos® complete your entertainment experience. Offering twice the performance of the previous generation compute platform, the Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform lets you create, edit and multitask on the Yoga 5G at a fraction of the power consumption. Paired with a digital pen and Windows 10, the Yoga 5G is designed to supercharge your productivity. Additionally, the Yoga 5G’s software-enabled intelligent temperature control feature adjusts performance depending on your activities, keeping your laptop cool and eliminating the need for a noisy fan.
5G technology will change entire industries as we know them, disrupting some while helping to launch others. Expect Lenovo PCs like the Yoga 5G to continue delivering more robust support for productivity and collaboration applications.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is Smarter Than Ever
Smarter embraces personalized choices, and it’s better with a variety of sizes, colors, textures, plus processor and graphics options available with the new premium Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 laptop. Choose the right sized ultraslim laptop for you, available in either 14-inch or 15-inch.
Both options have Windows 10 and the convenience of our exclusive Lenovo Q-Control Intelligent Cooling feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize battery life by an average of up to 20 percent.
Even more AI-enabled features are offered via Lenovo Smart Assist on the Yoga Slim 7, including a boost to attention-sensing functionality from Glance by Mirametrix®. Move content from your display to a connected monitor with a turn of your head and the Smart Player can automatically pause audio or video playback when the user steps away, as well as the new Smart Display feature that can recognize when the user is looking away from the screen and automatically mask on-screen content for increased security.
Get great battery life on the 14-inch model and choose between up to AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processor with Radeon™ graphics, or the Intel-based 14-inch Yoga Slim 7. This sleek clamshell is engineered to be thin, light, and powerful, featuring up to 10th Gen Intel Core™ i7 with Intel Iris® Plus graphics, and the option to the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® MX graphics.
Make a statement with a textured Slate Grey fabric cover on the sleek 14-inch model, measuring 0.60 inches (15.4mm) thin and 3.41lbs (1.55kg). On this model, you’ll enjoy up to 4K HDR clarity, with an optional glass display. Or go Full HD touch display on the all-metal 14-inch model, measuring 0.58 inches (14.9mm) thin and 3.30lbs (1.5kg). Choose between three sophisticated colors: Slate Grey, Orchid (purple), and Dark Moss.
You can also go bigger with the 15-inch Full HD optional glass display for a sleek all-metal look in Slate Grey, with an expansive 90 percent screen area. The 15-inch model also offers up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics for faster, smoother performance whether you’re editing content or gaming. It’s supported by NVIDIA’s industry-leading drivers that ensure gamers can always play the latest AAA games, and creators’ most important apps deliver accelerated performance with the highest level of reliability. Battery life gets a significant 30 percent boost from the previous generation 15-inch size, for up to 13 hours. Thanks to Rapid Charge technology that speeds charging, you won’t be spending all your time searching for an open outlet instead of enjoying your favorite web series.
Enjoy premium entertainment with Dolby Atmos Speaker System, which powers speakers that face upward towards the user for a more immersive listening experience, as well as the high visual quality that’s expected from a display with a 100 percent sRGB color gamut.
Lenovo is pleased to announce Amazon® Alexa® features coming to Lenovo PCs later this year, starting with the new Yoga Slim 7:
• Speak to Alexa cloud-based voice service from up to four meters away even in standby mode
• Check out the new dongle accessory that includes a new Smart Light that illuminates (similar to a smart speaker) when Alexa hears your commands, plus easy access to button controls for power, volume, and push-to-talk
• Broadcast an Announcement, e.g. “Dinner’s Ready!” through your PC to amplify voice throughout your home on all your active Amazon Echo™ devices
Enjoy an enhanced Smart Home feature that allows Alexa users to issue just one command to activate whole groups of Internet of Things connected devices at once vs. one at a time.
Why only talk to Alexa when you’re at home? Ask what time it is anywhere in the world even when your PC’s lid is closed, and she’ll instantly reply without you having to lift a finger or your lid. This new voice feature that works through exposed mics with Modern Standby will preview on two of Lenovo’s fan favorites, the Yoga S940 and the Yoga C940, at CES and be enabled on more Lenovo PCs later this year.
Yoga Slim 7 also includes hands-free login and auto-logoff via IR camera and Windows Hello, plus an adjustable Smart Battery that transitions capability based on usage behavior, temperature and whether the device is plugged-in. Get more memory (up to 16 GB LPDDR4X), storage (up to 1 TB PCle SSD) and optional WiFi 6. Let AI help you automatically upscale the quality, brightness, and contrasting shades of the videos playing on your Windows Media Player to up to Full HD (1080p) with the Super Resolution feature.
Detach from the Typical with Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook
A Chromebook is a computer that runs on Chrome OS™ – a simple, speedy and more secure operating system. The new Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is one of the lightest and thinnest Chromebooks in the world with a long battery life of up to 10 hours. With new minimalist design and optional USI stylus for intuitive handwriting, low-latency notetaking and figure drawing, this full-featured 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook perfectly combines portability with simplicity and is the smart choice for those looking to be productive on-the-go.
Chrome OS is tailored not only for the next generation of tech lovers but for everyone. The IdeaPad Duet Chromebook does not disappoint, offering superfast boot times, eight years of auto-updates and Microsoft Office® Suite compatibility, as well as built-in virus protection, the Google Assistant™ for productivity and offline access to must-have applications.
For your on-the-go lifestyle, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook adapts to help you be productive and get work done. If you’re sending emails or editing a document in Microsoft Word, just connect the ultrathin, detachable keyboard complete with full trackpad and accomplish that to-do list wherever you are.
Switch from work to fun by snapping on and off the detachable plug-and-play keyboard with full trackpad to create an ultraportable 10.1-inch display, ideal for online browsing and catching up on the latest entertainment. Built with smart design in mind, it can stand by itself when converted into a tablet, with an adjustable stand that features a 135-degree free-stop through hidden hinge – making it great for movie-watching wherever you are. With one of the world’s brightest and highest definition Chromebook displays, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is made for touch-first entertainment, with 10.1-inch (1920×1200) IPS Full HD display at up to 400 nits of brightness and 70 percent color gamut, sporting narrow bezels on all sides. So, sit back, relax and get access to tons of creativity apps in the Google Play™ store to fuel your imagination or watch your favorite movies offline from Netflix™ or YouTube™.
IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook for Smarter Performance On the Go
Offering a lot of firsts in a handy 13-inch Chromebook convertible laptop design, the versatile Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook is engineered by Lenovo to be more secure, smart, and lightweight at just 2.97lbs (1.35kg).
With up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor for more power, up to 128GB PCIe SSD of storage and 8GB DDR4 of memory, it’s the first 13-inch Chromebook offering intelligent built-in user-facing dual stereo speakers for superior sound even at max volume for an enhanced entertainment experience. Enjoy speedy, smart and more secure Chrome OS with built-in virus protection and auto-updates.
New vivid 13-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display up to 300 nits bright is a step up thanks to its redesigned narrow bezel, and it’s the first Lenovo consumer Chromebook to support a digital pen with integrated stylus support to empower your creativity and notetaking. The pressure-sensitive tip brings a natural and seamless writing experience on creativity apps and Adobe® Suite software.
Solid battery life up to 10 hours makes it the perfect convertible laptop for any scenario, quickly flip from tablet, tent, stand, or laptop mode, and its Thunderbolt™ 3 port and supported WiFi 6 provides ultra-fast data transfers. Available in Graphite Grey with sleek metal finish and silky touch, plus 720p camera and spill resistant backlit keyboard—this slim laptop is destined to become a new favorite of convenience-seekers everywhere.
NA Pricing and Availability
• The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 5G (known as Lenovo Flex 5G in North America) will start at $1,499 and is expected to be available starting spring 2020.
• The 14-inch Intel-based Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 laptop (known as IdeaPad 14 in North America) will start at $1,209.99 and the AMD-based model will start at $849.99. The 15-inch Intel-based model (known as IdeaPad 15 in North America) will start at $1,209.99 All are expected to be available starting April 2020.
• The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook (known as Lenovo Chromebook Duet in North America) starts at $279.99 and expected to be available starting May 2020.
• The 13-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook (known as Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 in North America) starts at $359.99 and is expected to be available in late June 2020.