There’s no IFA this year, but Lenovo is hosting its own Tech World 2021 virtual event and it has some exciting new hardware to announce.
“This year, Lenovo’s visionary annual showcase will focus on the next reality as the world evolves into the post-pandemic era, enabled by smarter technology for all,” the Lenovo website says of Tech World 2021. “Exclusive virtual sessions will be delivered by industry leaders as they offer unique insights on the innovations set to transform the way we live, learn, connect, and work over the course of the next year and beyond.”
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Here are the hardware announcements.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon. This thin, light, and durable laptop features a 14-inch QHD+ OLED display with thin bezels, up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Series mobile processors with AMD Radeon Graphics, and optional NVIDIA® GeForce MX450 graphics. It can be configured with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 1 TB of PCIe M.2 SSD internal storage, and features a powerful 61 watt-hour battery and dual charger for Rapid Charge Express; 15 minutes of charge can provide up to 3 hours of additional battery life Speaking of which, the battery is rated at up to 14.5 hours. It weighs just 2.37 pounds and will ship with Windows 11 next month. Pricing start at $1,289.99.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro. This powerhouse offers a 16-inch QHD IPS touch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and an 120 Hz refresh rate configuration, up to AMD Ryzen 7 5800H mobile processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop graphics, up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, up to 1 TB of PCIe M.2 SSD storage, and a 75 watt-hour battery with Rapid Charge Boost. It features a smart noise cancelling microphone, an integrated IR camera, and hands-free Alexa, and it weighs just 4.6 pounds. It will ship with Windows 11 next month. Pricing starts at $1449.99.
IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook. This 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook offers a 13.3-inch EyeSafe OLED display, up to 15 hours of battery life, quad speakers, and multi-touch and smart pen support. It’s based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform and comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256GB of SSD of storage. It weighs just 1.6 pounds and will ship in October. Pricing starts at $429.99.
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro. This Android 11-based tablet features the Snapdragon 870 Mobile Platform with optional 5G, a 12.6-inch AMOLED display with HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision, quad speakers, and up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It comes with a Surface-like keyboard cover with touchpad and will be available in October for October 899€ and up, but not in North America.
Lenovo Tab P11 5G. This Android 11-based tablet features the Snapdragon 750G 5G Mobile Platform (with support for sub-6 GHz bands), an 11-inch 2K IPS and Dolby Vision display, up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, and it supports an optional Lenovo Precision Pen 2. It will be available in October for October 499€ and up, but not in North America.
Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds. Lenovo’s new earbuds pair instantly with up to two devices simultaneously via Bluetooth and offer smart active noise cancelling, 7 hours of listening time (28 with the case), and come in white or black. The earbuds will cost $99.99 and will be available sometime in Q3. (which ends this month, so soon).