Today at CES 2023, Lenovo unveiled a bunch of new devices that the company hopes will meet the needs of today’s consumers. These include dual-screen laptops, all-in-ones, tablets and motion capture cameras.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i
The highlight of Lenovo’s line-up is the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i, a dual-screen laptop reminiscent of the Surface Neo, which Microsoft announced many years ago but failed to release to the public. The Yoga Book 9i has two 13.3-inch OLED displays with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2880 x 1800. It comes with Dolby Vision support and boasts a 360-degree pivoting soundbar.
You can use just one screen for a typical laptop experience, but you can also use both monitors to enhance your experience. For example, you can display your email on one screen and your handout on another. Or if you’re a student, you can watch a lecture on one display and take notes on the other display with a stylus. You can even use a Bluetooth keyboard, which can be used separately from the device or connected to it to mimic a typical laptop.
When it comes to performance, the Yoga Book 9i is powered by 13th generation Intel processors and has 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.
The Yoga Book 9i comes in Tidal Teal, and will be available this June starting at $2,099.99.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i
Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i is an all-in-one computer designed for creatives. It has a 31.5-inch 4K display with 100% sRGB coverage. The screen is surrounded by a thin panel with a metal hinge that tilts to the desired angle.
The base of the computer contains its components, such as a 13th generation Intel Core i7-13700H or 13th generation Intel Core i9-13900H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, 16 or 32 GB of RAM and storage 512 GB or 1 TB SSD. There are seven ports and a built-in wireless smartphone charger on the back of the base. A 5MP camera sits above the display and includes IR facial recognition for Windows Hello and a privacy shutter.
What’s more, the device allows you to connect and charge your laptop and AIO via a full-function USB-C cable and control both using the same keyboard and mouse. Finally, it supports multiple voice assistants.
The Yoga AIO 9i will start at $1,799.99 and is expected to be available in the third quarter of this year.
Lenovo Yoga 9i, Yoga Slim 7i Carbon, Yoga 6 and Lenovo Slim 7
The Lenovo Yoga 9i, Yoga Slim 7i Carbon and Lenovo Slim 7 are now being refreshed with 13th generation Intel Core processors. The same goes for the Yoga 6, which will now be powered by AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors.
All of these laptops are expected to launch in April in the US, except for the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. The Lenovo Yoga 9i will start at $1,499.99, while both the Lenovo Slim 7 and Lenovo Yoga 6 are expected to start at $729.99.
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Lenovo also unveiled a new Android 13 tablet called the Tab Extreme. The device has a 14.5-inch 3K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for the DCI-P3 color scale, Dolby Vision and HDR 10+. When it comes to sound, it features eight JBL speakers with four-channel audio.
In terms of performance, the Tab Extreme is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. It also packs 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 12300mAh battery that Lenovo claims is good for up to 12 hours of video playback.
What’s more, the Tab Extreme includes a two-position stand that magnetically attaches to the device and allows you to position the device horizontally or vertically. There is also a keyboard with dual hinges where the tablet can be mounted and tilted to their preferred angle. The keyboard hinge also functions as a storage compartment for the attached pen.
The Tab Extreme also has some smart features, like a camera that keeps the user in frame even if they’re moving around. Its microphones can also filter out background noise for clear audio quality within a 50cm radius. There is also a 360 degree voice capture mode when you have multiple people with you on a call.
The Tab Extreme will be available later this year starting at $1,199.99.
Lenovo smart paper
Lenovo has another tablet called Smart Paper, an electronic tablet for taking notes. It features a 10.3-inch anti-glare touchscreen housed in a metal case. Its stylus doesn’t need to be charged and supports tilt detection and 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, making note-taking feel more natural. There are nine different pen settings and 74 notebook templates to simulate real-life writing.
Lenovo claims that with the Smart Paper’s 50GB of internal storage, the device has room for more than 50,000 pages of notes. You can also easily search for text and convert your handwriting to text. What’s more, you can record audio while taking notes. If you can’t remember the verbal context around a comment you took during a recorded session, you can select the specific text you wrote to hear a playback of what was said at that time. Finally, you can access more than two million books at eBooks.com.
The Lenovo Smart Paper will start at $399.99 and will be available later this year.
Project Chronos is a motion capture camera that aims to make virtual interactions more natural without the need to use wearable technologies. It uses a depth-sensing camera to capture and replicate your real-life movement in a 3D-rendered virtual environment. Once you’ve created an avatar, you can control it using your gestures, movements, posture, and even facial expressions, and see it displayed on the screen in near real-time. This, according to LenovoMakes it easier for people to create content in virtual worlds.
Project Chronos can be mounted on a wall or placed under a TV or screen. Lenovo will reveal the device along with its final name sometime in the future. In the meantime, the company is working with developers, content and service partners to create experiences that leverage Project Chronos’ technology.