MORRISVILLE – Lenovo, the world’s top PC seller, is making plenty of headlines as it does every year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
From the world’s first next-generation 5G laptop to a top-of-the-line gaming machine and its long promised folding screen laptop … here are some highlights:
“Lenovo Group Ltd. debuted what is said to be the world’s first 5G laptop at an influential gadget show Tuesday, in the latest instance of a consumer product capitalizing on the global rollout of the super-fast next generation network.
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“Lenovo’s Yoga 5G will ship with an inbuilt Qualcomm X55 5G modem when it goes on sale later this year.”
From Caixin: Here’s the link.
“Lenovo is kicking off the laptops at CES with a sleek new gaming laptop. The Legion Y740S is just 0.6-inches thick and weighs a light 1.9kg, and it doesn’t have a graphics chip – you read that right. Instead, the 10th-gen Intel Core i9 H-series processor’s chip will be the only thing necessary for entry-level gaming. If you do want better graphics than that, Lenovo has also developed an external Thunderbolt 3 GPU BoostStation, which you can plug in. The external GPU is what allowed Lenovo to create a gaming laptop in such a tiny shell.”
The foldable laptop
“More exciting, however, is that Lenovo has finally announced its foldable laptop will go on sale. The ThinkPad X1 Fold, which we first saw last year, has a flexible LG display and works in various configurations, including a full-sized 13.3-inch laptop and keyboard, as we’ve seen from Microsoft’s experiments in this space. We don’t know the full specs of this machine yet but Lenovo says it will cost around $2,499 and be available in mid 2020.”
And from ZDnet:
“Lenovo has been teasing a foldable laptop since at least 2017, and it finally showed one at CES 2020. The ThinkPad X1 Fold will have multiple modes for users to choose, including the ability to completely open up to a 13.3-inch laptop. It runs Windows 10, uses Intel Core processors, and weighs 2.2 pounds.”
But there are skeptics.
“I can write on it. I can save all of my work in it. And I can fold it up and slip it under my arm.
“So far, so notebook. But this product does so much more: It sends email, plays videos, and runs full Windows — not exactly within the capabilities of your average Moleskine. When it folds, I can’t help but marvel at how its flexible 13.3-inch screen appears not to care one pixel, but I also mentally say a quick prayer that it’ll be OK when I fold it flat again. (It is.)”