Lenovo can be counted on to announce at least a few third-party devices at CES. But ahead of the annual tech show kicks off on January 5 in Las Vegas, the company revealed more updates on its business and consumer PCs and accessories.
On the business side, Lenovo will refresh the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga 2-in-1, and X1 Nano laptop that’s under 2.2 pounds with “the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel vPro.” The X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga will also support up to 64GB of LPDDR5 RAM. They’ll also have improvements to privacy and presence detection, posture warning and eye health alerts, webcam improvements like auto-framing and background blur, and OLED screens with settings designed to reduce power consumption.
There will be a lot of sustainability messages from PC makers this year, including Lenovo. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 has a palm rest made of 90% recycled magnesium and bottom cover 55% recycled aluminum, while the X1 Nano Gen 3 features 90% recycled magnesium in the palm rest and bottom cover. Retail packaging is made of 100% bamboo and sugarcane fibres.
The new X1 models are expected to ship in April with prices starting at $1,649, or about £1,360 or AU$2,480 converted.
Lenovo also announced new commercial monitors including the ThinkVision P49w-30, a 49-inch ultrawide monitor expected in June and starting at $1,699. There are also some new office accessories coming, the most interesting of which is the Lenovo Go Desk Station with Webcam.
The Go Desk Station looks like a desk lamp but is much more than that and would potentially be a great solution for someone with limited desk space. The light is on a rotatable arm and at the opposite end of the light is an arm with a 4K webcam. The design allows you to easily brighten your work area or your face while using the webcam. The brightness of the light and the color temperature can be set as well.
The base of the lamp has a built-in USB-C hub with a 135-watt power input that can pass 65 watts of power to a laptop. There is also an HDMI 2.0 output for connecting to a monitor. There is also a pull-out shelf at the base with a 15W Qi wireless charging pad. It is expected to be available in March for $329.
For consumers, Lenovo has announced updates to its IdeaPad Pro 5/5i and Slim 5/5i laptop line. Both models are available in 14- and 16-inch sizes, but only the 16-inch versions will be available in the United States. Like the ThinkPads, these devices will feature the latest Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors, and the Pro models have the option of next-generation Nvidia discrete graphics. Other updates include improved screens including OLED options and up to 120Hz dynamic refresh rates; Full HD webcams; and larger touchpads.
The 16-inch IdeaPad Pro 5i is expected to ship in May with a starting price of $1,500. Pricing for the 16-inch IdeaPad Slim 5/5i is also expected in May, with a starting price of $650 for the AMD models and $750 for the Intel models.
Lenovo also announced a new small desktop PC, the budget 2-in-1 12-inch Chromebook and the Tab M9, a 9-inch HD tablet running Android 12 available sometime in Q2 and starting at $140. You can read more about all of Lenovo’s CES 2023 announcements on its news site.
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