CES 2022: Lenovo presents something new for hybrid working and gaming

Lenovo has introduced a number of new products and solutions in various categories. New features and designs should simplify working from home and in the office. The manufacturer also wants to show new possibilities for content creators.

Thinkpad Z-Serie

The new Thinkpads Z13 and Z16 are made of sustainable materials such as recycled aluminum or black vegan leather. The power supply unit is also made from 90 percent parts that have already been used, according to the manufacturer. In addition, Lenovo has cooperated with AMD to improve the hardware and software of the devices.

The Thinkpads Z13 and Z16 have the following main features:

  • Communication bar with integrated FHD camera with larger sensor, electronic e-shutter to protect privacy and dual-array microphones

  • High screen-to-body (STB) ratio 91.6 percent (Z13) and 92.3 percent (Z16)

  • Larger haptic force pad (120 mm)

  • 2.8k OLED touch display on the Z13 and 4k OLED display on the Z16, both with Dolby Vision support and a low proportion of blue light

  • The Z13 is powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 U-Series Mobile Processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphics and Microsoft Pluton Security Processor. The Z13 is also available with the exclusive AMD Ryzen PRO 6860Z processor.

  • Recyclable packaging made from bamboo and sugar cane

Thinkpad-Z-Serie. (Source: Lenovo)

Prices and availabilities

According to the announcement, information on prices and availability of the ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 will be communicated at a later date.

Thinkpad X1-Serie

With the new premium notebooks of the Thinkpad X1 series, Lenovo wants to offer high-performance and safe notebooks especially for hybrid working and frequent users. At the top of Lenovo’s Thinkpad portfolio are the X1 Carbon 10th Gen, the X1 Yoga 7th Gen and the X1 Nano 2nd Gen.

According to the manufacturer, Lenovo worked on the performance, usability, connectivity and security of the new devices in particular.

Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 7. (Source: Lenovo)

Thinkcentre M90a Pro Gen 3

The Thinkcentre M90a Pro Gen 3 is considered an update of the Lenovo Premium AIO business desktop. The model should stand out with its new HDMI 2.0 and Displayport outputs, which enable the connection of a second screen. In addition, the M90a has a stand with a 90-degree swivel function and a 23.8-inch QHD display as well as up to 64 gigabytes of DDR5.

Thinkcentre M90a Pro Gen 3. (Source: Lenovo)

Thinkvision P-Serie

The new 27-inch QHD displays P27h-30 and P27q-30 have an almost borderless frame and calibrated color rendering. The highlights include 95 percent DCI-P3, 99 percent sRGB, BT.709 colors and HDR10 support. In addition, fully adjustable feet and low blue light technology to protect the eyes. Both P-30 series monitors share a common video collaboration option.

Konferenzlösung Thinkvision VoIP-Stack

With the modular Thinkvision VoIP stack, Lenovo is bringing a wireless conference solution onto the market. This includes an MC60 monitor webcam, an MS30 monitor soundbar and a USB tripod that can be plugged into the USB port of the P-30 series.

Thinkvision VoIP stack accessories (camera MC60, soundbar MS30). (Source: Lenovo)

Prices and availabilities

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 10, the X1 Yoga Gen 7 and the X1 Nano Gen 2 are expected to be available from June 2022 at a starting price of 1999 francs each.

The Thinkvision P27q-30 and P27h-30 displays will be available from June 2022.

The Thinkcentre M90a Gen 3 Pro is expected to be available from May 2022 at a starting price of CHF 1,700.

Thinkvision Large Format Displays

The three new Thinkvision Large Format Displays (LFD) T86, T75 and T65 are equipped with integrated whiteboard software. Designed for video conferences, these are intended to optimize collaboration for those present and employees at other locations. They are driven by a system-on-chip (SoC) with an integrated Android OS. They also have a graphical user interface and an AI-supported webcam with a 122-degree field of view and fourfold digital zoom. Voice tracking can be used to focus more on speakers.

Thinkvision LFD-Display T65. (Source: Lenovo)

All Thinkvision LFD displays share the same technical specifications including:

  • 4k resolution with up to 400nits brightness and antiglare coating

  • Infrared touchscreen with + -1 millimeter touch accuracy

  • Powerful system-on-chip with embedded Android, 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of flash memory

  • Wireless transmission through W20 dongle

  • Multiple input and output ports including USB Type-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, Displayport, Ethernet, a serial port, and audio

  • The presence sensor saves energy by recognizing the presence of the user and automatically switching the display on and off again as soon as all participants have left the room

  • 2 x 15 watt speakers, integrated 8-array microphone and 4k AI-amplified camera

Thinkbook Laptops

The new Thinkbook laptops were designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Thinkbook 13x Gen 2 was developed together with Intel. This is optionally equipped with a wireless multi-device charging mat. This also enables notebooks to be charged wirelessly with 65 watts. An integrated Qi charger can also charge compatible mobile devices with up to 10 watts. In addition, with the Thinkbook Plus Gen 3, Lenovo is introducing an expansion of the screen area and would like to make the connection of a second screen superfluous.

Thinkbook Plus Gen 3. (Source: Lenovo)

The Thinkbook Plus Gen 3 is a 17.3-inch notebook (21:10) with an integrated, full-color 8-inch LCD touch glass display with a resolution of 800×1280. This is intended to enlarge the work area without having to connect multiple devices to one another.

Thinkbook Wireless Multi Device Charging Mat. (Source: Lenovo)

Thinkcentre Neo 70t, Thinkcentre 50s und Thinkcentre Neo 30a 24

Desktop PCs are also being launched. Lenovo is expanding its Neo series with the three new models Thinkcentre Neo 70t, Thinkcentre 50s and Thinkcentre Neo 30a 24.

The ThinkCentre neo 70t is a tower model for complex work and has up to 128 gigabytes of DDR5 memory, Nvidia graphics cards for smooth execution of several tasks. The Thinkcentre Neo 50s is a 7.4-liter desktop and is intended to appeal to those who do not have that much space available. The Thinkcentre Neo 30a 24 is an all-in-one (AIO) desktop with a 23.8-inch FHD 16: 9 WVA (Wide Viewing Angle) display, audio from Harman and a retractable webcam.

Thinkcentre Neo 70t. (Source: Lenovo)

Prices and availabilities

The Thinkcentre Neo 70t will be available from May 2022 at a starting price of CHF 1,350.

The Thinkcentre Neo 50s will be available from Feb 2022, at a starting price of 615 francs.

The Thinkcentre Neo 30a 24 will be available from May 2022.

Gaming-Notebooks

With the expanded Lenovo Legion portfolio, gamers and content creators will also get their money’s worth. These include the 16-inch Legion 5i Pro and Legion 5 Pro laptops. The series is equipped with a WQHD + gaming display with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 240 Hertz.

Also new are the 15-inch Legion 5i laptops with an Intel Core i7-12700H processor and the Legion 5 with up to an AMD Ryzen 7-6800H processor. The minimalist models are suitable for gamers who are looking for an all-round PC. The series should also be particularly quiet thanks to a reduced key travel of 1.5 millimeters.

Legion 5 Pro. (Source: Lenovo)

In addition, there is the Legion Y25-30 monitor with low latency and the Lenovo G27qe-20 and Lenovo G24qe-20 with low blue light.

The range is rounded off by the Legion Arena software, a new on-device application with which games from multiple platforms can be combined in one place and games from the entire library can be searched for, started and played. A The CO2 Offset Service also offers environmentally conscious users the option of offsetting their CO2 emissions at the push of a button.

The manufacturer also supplies suitable accessories. These include the Legion M600s wireless mouse and the Legion M300s RGB mouse, which should impress with their precision and handiness.

Legion M600s Wireless Maus. (Source: Lenovo)

Prices and availabilities

The Legion 5 Pro (16 inch) and the Legion 5 (15 inch) with AMD Ryzen processors are expected to be available in May 2022, at a starting price of 1599 and 1499 francs.

The Legion 5i (15 inch) with Intel Core processors is expected to be available in April 2022, at a starting price of 1549 francs.

The Legion Y25-g30 gaming monitor is expected to be available in March 2022, at a price from 649 francs.

The G27qe-20 and G24qe-20 monitors are expected to be available in March 2022, at prices starting at 349 and 269 francs.

The Legion M600s wireless mouse and the Legion M300s RGB mouse are available now, at prices starting at 99 and 49 francs.

Q-Series Yoga PCs and Monitors

The seventh generation of Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks includes the new 14-inch flagship Lenovo Yoga 9i, the ultraportable Yoga 7i in 14- and 16-inch and the environmentally friendly 13-inch model Yoga 6 made from recycled materials. The Yoga PCs also have a CO2 compensation service. The yoga series is available in sizes from 14 to 16 inches with various extras.

Lenovo also presented the new Q series monitors, the Q27h-20, Q27q-20 and Q24i-20.

Yoga 9i Gen 7

The Yoga 9i should be a connection between everyday work and leisure. Streaming, surfing as well as photo and video editing are possible on the laptop with an Intel Core processor of the 12th generation. The Yoga 9i can also be converted into a tablet.

Further characteristics are:

  • Refresh rate of 60 Hertz

  • A hotkey to switch to Smart Power performance mode, which allows for longer battery life.

  • Background blur function at the click of a button

  • 360 degree hinge

  • Color Mode (change between light and dark)

  • Fingerabdruckleser

Yoga 9i Gen 7. (Source: Lenovo)

Q-Series

The 27-inch Q27h-20 monitor can charge devices up to 90 watts using a USB-C docking solution and / or expand the display to display content on multiple screens.

The 27-inch Q27q-20 with QHD resolution and the 23.8-inch Q24i-20 with Full HD resolution represent an “attractive” price-performance ratio. They are equipped with a 7.1 millimeter thin housing, an ergonomic stand and low blue light. Both have Lenovo Artery features.

Q27q-20 der Q-Serie. (Source: Lenovo)

Prices and availabilities

The Yoga 9i (14 inch), the 16 inch Yoga 7i and the 14 inch Yoga 7i are expected to be available from June 2022, at a starting price of 1499, 1249 and 1199 francs.

The Yoga 6 is expected to be available from May 2022, at a starting price of 999 francs.

The Q27h-20 is expected to be available from June 2022.

The Q27q-20 and the Q24i-20 are expected to be available from April 2022, at a starting price of 299 and 229 francs.

Smart Clock Essential

As a further product, Lenovo presented the new Smart Clock Essential with integrated voice assistant Alexa. The watch is part of the smart home range and is intended to enrich the home with intelligent options.

In addition to triggering alarms, the timer can set up reminders or add items to the Amazon shopping cart, among other things. The colors Misty Blue and Clay Red are available.

Smart Clock Essential von Lenovo. (Source: Lenovo)

Also read: Razer also presented new gaming products at CES 2022. Among other things, new gaming laptops, a desk, and a smartwatch especially for gaming fans. You can find the whole article here.

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