At this year’s CES, Lenovo announces new additions to their Yoga and IdeaPad lines including the IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook, IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, Yoga Slim 7 and the world’s first 5G PC, the Yoga 5G.
Connectivity is majorly highlighted in the new Lenovo Yoga 5G which claims to be the world’s first 5G PC. With 5G readily available through the built-in nano sim slot, users will be able to enjoy speeds up to 70% faster than that of 4G. The Yoga 5G packs in nine built-in antennas to provide a stronger signal and it’s able to support both millimeter-wave full band and sub 6GHz 5G networks.
Weighing in at 2.86lbs, users can enjoy the Yoga 5G’s power without sacrificing portability. This 2-in-1 laptop is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform processors, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 512GB of storage, and Qualcomm Adreno 680 graphics.
The Yoga 5G houses a 14-inch FHD IPS display with narrow bezels. When it comes to battery life, the Yoga 5G boasts an impressive 24 hours. It has a built-in fingerprint reader as well as an IR camera capable of easy, hands-free log in. Cooling technology exists in the laptop with a software-enabled intelligent temperature control fan that automatically adjusts according to its needs.
For the time being, the Lenovo Yoga 5G has no listed price but is expected to arrive in Spring 2020.
Yoga Slim 7
Another addition to the Yoga line is the new Yoga Slim 7. There are three variants available namely the 14-inch and 15-inch Intel-powered models and one 14-inch AMD powered model. The Intel-powered models carry 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and optional Nvidia GeForce graphics while the AMD model carries an AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor with AMD integrated graphics. All variants are capable of up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB SSD.
The Yoga Slim 7 comes in an all-metal construction and, depending on the variant, houses a 4K UHD or FHD display. It has up to 14 hours of battery life and is equipped with Rapid Charge that can supply up to 3 hours use with just 15 minutes of charging. All variants come equipped with a Dolby Atmos speaker system, WiFi 6, and IR camera. It will also be the first Lenovo laptop to offer Amazon Alexa features.
The Intel-based Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 (14-inch and 15-inch) will start at $1,209.99 while the AMD-based model will start at $849.99. All Yoga Slim 7 variants are expected to be available starting April 2020.
IdeaPad Duet Chrome
Still with portability on the mind, Lenovo introduces the IdeaPad Duet Chrome; a detachable Chromebook with up to 10 hours of battery life. It’s equipped with a 10.1-inch FHD display and comes bundled with a detachable keyboard with a full trackpad. It’s one of the thinnest and lightest Chromebooks around, weighing in at under just under 1lb. It’s powered by a Mediatek Helio P60T processor. The IdeaPad duet also includes a cover with a built-in kickstand to help the device stand by itself.
IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook
The IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook is one of the first Chromebooks to be certified by Intel’s Project Athena. The Flex 5 weighs just under 3lbs and houses a 13-inch FHD IPS touch screen with narrow bezels for maximized screen usage. It’s the first Lenovo consumer Chromebook to support a digital pen which is only natural for its 2-in-1 form factor. The convertible laptop also houses a water-resistant, backlit keyboard, user-facing speakers and an aluminum top cover.
The Flex 5 is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM, Intel integrated graphics, 128GB of storage, and runs Google’s Chrome OS. It also boasts of up to 10 hours of battery, a 720p camera, WiFi 6, and multiple ports including two Type C ports.
The IdeaPad Duet Chromebook will start at $279.99 and is expected to be available starting May 2020 while the IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook will start at #359.99 and its availability is expected sometime late June 2020.
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