CES 2020: Lenovo expands its Yoga, ThinkPad, ThinkBook and 2-in-1 Chromebook lineup

Yesterday, Lenovo announced its Legion Y740s laptop with the Legion BoostStation eGPU, along with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga laptops. Now at the ongoing CES 2020, the company has launched a slew of additional devices. The lineup consists of the Yoga 5G, Yoga Slim 7, ThinkPad X1 Fold, ThinkBook Plus, IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, and Flex 5 Chromebook. Let’s take a look at the devices below:

Lenovo Yoga 5G and Slim 7 specifications and features

Lenovo has two new devices under its Yoga series. Starting with the Yoga 5G, it is the company’s first 5G-enabled computer powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Under the hood, the laptop houses Snapdragon 8cx chip with an integrated X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It will support sub-6GHz as well as LTE networks and comes with a nano-SIM slot. The Yoga 5G features a 14-inch FHD display, 8GB RAM and 256GB or 512GB storage. The laptop claims to offer 24 hours of battery life on a single charge. 

Coming to the Yoga Slim 7, the laptop comes in a 14-inch FHD display with an option to choose between AMD’s (unannounced) Ryzen 4000 series chips or Intel’s 10th gen Core i7 processor. The Ryzen 4000 series is based on the 7nm process and AMD’s Zen 2 core architecture. Both the processor models pack up to 16GB RAM and offer up to 1TB SSD storage. The Intel processor variant comes with Nvidia GeForce graphics and Wi-Fi 6 support. 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and ThinkBook Plus specifications and features

Last May, Lenovo had announced the world’s first foldable laptop. Now the company has launched it as ThinkPad X1 Fold. To recall the specs, the device features a 13.3-inch OLED display bearing a 2K resolution. The X1 Fold comes with a Windows Hello-compatible camera. It runs Windows 10 Pro. The laptop comes with a Bluetooth keyboard that magnetically attaches to the bottom half of the display. The X1 Fold’s battery life is rated at up to 11 hours. Internal specifications of the device are unknown at the moment. 

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus is an e-reader, notepad and laptop. The ThinkBook Plus comes with a 10.8-inch e-ink display on the lid of the laptop. The device comes with a bundled stylus that can be used for taking notes on the e-ink display. The display shows information like calendar events, weather and more, and hides sensitive data when the laptop is opened. The e-ink display also doubles up as an e-reader with the inbuilt Windows Kindle app. 

Inside, the ThinkBook Plus comes with a 13.3-inch 1080p display with thin bezels and Dolby Vision support. The power button doubles up as a fingerprint reader for security purposes. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook specifications and features

The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is touted to be the world’s lightest and thinnest Chromebook. It is a 2-in-1 detachable device that offers portability to users. The device comes with a 10.1-inch screen and a bundled keyboard stand. The IdeaPad Duet is powered by MediaTek Helio P60T processor paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It has 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front snapper. The Chromebook is backed by a 7,180mAh battery unit. The IdeaPad Duet runs Google’s Chrome OS and promises up to 8 years of updates. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook specifications and features

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook is a 2-in-1 convertible device weighing 1.35kg. The device offers a 13-inch FHD display with touch and pen support and 300nits of brightness. The Flex 5 Chromebook features a metal unibody with a backlit keyboard and is available in a Graphite Grey colour. 

The Flex 5 is one of the first Chromebooks to be powered by a 10th gen Core i5 processor. It packs up to 8GB DDR4 RAM and up to 128GB PCIe SSD storage. The device is claimed to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life.

Pricing and availability

The Lenovo Yoga 5 is slated to launch sometime in spring starting at $1,499 (~Rs 1,07,700). The Yoga Slim 7 with the AMD processor is priced at $850 (~Rs 61,000) while the Intel model retails at $1,210 (~Rs 86,900 ). Both versions will be available from April. 

The ThinkPad X1 Pro will hit the markets in mid-2020 at a starting price of $2,499 (~Rs 1,79,500). The ThinkBook Plus carries a starting price tag of $1,199 (~Rs 86,100 ) and will be available in March 2020. 

Lenovo has priced the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook for $279 (~Rs 20,000). It will be available starting this May. The Flex 5 Chromebook will go on sale in May starting at $359 (~Rs 25,800). 

Viraj Gawde

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