Lenovo showcases new laptops and Chromebooks at MWC2018

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The PC’s sport the latest 8th Gen Intel processors and the 15″ 730 has the option of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.

Lenovo is at Mobile World Congress showing off some of their new PCs and Chromebooks for 2018. Included in the announcements are three Chromebooks and three PCs. The Lenovo 100e, 300e, and 500e are the Chromebook lineup. While the PC lineup consists of the Lenovo 730 13″ and 15″ as well as the Lenovo Flex 14. The latter two PC models are new to Lenovo’s 2-in-1 family lineup and of course, run Windows 10.

The new PCs sport the latest 8th Gen Intel processors and the 15″ 730 has the option of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. The new Yogas come with up to a UHD IPS touchscreen display on the Yoga 730 and an FHD IPS touchscreen display on the Flex 14 with very slim bezels. You can also use the optional Active Pen 2 with these machines if you’re into styli. These new PCs also come with fingerprint readers which work with the Windows Hello feature on Windows 10.

The new Yoga 730 also gives you more mobility than before with a longer battery life of up to 11.5 hours on the 13-inch model and up to 11 hours on the 15-inch in FHD.3 Running from meeting to meeting on a busy day? With Rapid Charge, in just 15 minutes you can get up to 2 hours more of usage of your Flex 14 and 13- inch Yoga 730 to help power you through your day without worrying about plugging in.4 And when you’re on the go, feel at ease with Lenovo Vantage and its Wi-Fi monitoring security features on the new Yogas and Flex 14.

Here’s a rundown of the Yoga 730 13″ and 15″ as well as the Flex 14 specs:

Lenovo Yoga 730 13″

Lenovo Yoga 13″

Boasting up to 4K clarity, the Yoga 730 is a truly multimode device, elegantly designed to be equally stylish as you transition from tablet mode to laptop mode and back. With its extraordinarily smooth processing and pen support, it’s designed to power up your day in style.

  • Processor: up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Graphics: Integrated H620
  • Memory: Up to 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos sound for headphones
  • Battery: 11-hours (FHD) and 11.5-hours (UHD)
  • Display: 13.3″ up to UHD IPS touchscreen
  • Weight: 2.46lbs
  • I/O: 2 x Type-C (Thunderbolt); 1x USB 3.0 with always-on charging & audio jack
  • Dimensions:
    • mm: 216.3 x 13.9 mm front-edge / 14.1 mm rear-edge
    • inches: 12.08”, 8.52”, 0.55”/ 306.8

Lenovo Yoga 730 15″

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Lenovo Yoga 15″

The Yoga 730 (15”) offers an optional NVIDIA GTX1050 discrete graphics card powered by Pascal, the world’s most advanced gaming GPU architecture. You’ll experience smooth, power-efficient performance that will take your gaming and cinematic experiences to the next level. Paired with the Yoga 730’s optional 4K display, it’s a whole new way to game.

  • Processor: up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GTX1050
  • Memory: Up to 8GB DDR4 onboard + 8GB DIMM
  • Storage: Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos sound for headphones
  • Battery: 11-hours (FHD) and 9-hours (UHD)
  • Display: 15.6″ up to UHD IPS touchscreen
  • Weight: 4.16lbs
  • I/O: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB-C HDMI, audio jack
  • Dimensions:
    • mm: 360 mm x 249 mm x 16.9 mm front-edge / 17.15 mm rear-edge
    • inches: 14.17”, 9.80”, 0.67”

Lenovo Flex 14

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Lenovo Yoga Flex 14

Meet the Lenovo Flex 14, a stylishly compact 14″ convertible packed with features that will make the absolute most of your entertainment and creativity: premium Intel Core i7 processing and security options, Active Pen support, and dazzling visual and audio clarity for all of your multimedia needs

  • Processor: up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (4GB DDR5 dedicated)
  • Memory: Up to 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: Up to 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Audio: Harman Speakers with Dolby Premium sound
  • Battery: Up to 10-hours
  • Display: 14″ up to FHD (1920×1080)
  • Weight: 3.25lbs
  • I/O: 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C), 2 USB 3.0 Type A, 1 HDMI, 4-in-1 card reader, audio jack
  • Dimensions:
    • mm: 328 x 229 x 17.6 mm
    • inches: 12.9”, 9.02, 0.69”

In North America, the 13-inch Yoga 730 will start at $879.99USD and the 15-inch model will start at $899.99USD, both expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and select retailers starting April 2018. The Flex 14 with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included will start at $599.99USD, expected to be available online and select retailers starting April 2018.

On the Chromebook front, Lenovo introduced the 100e, 300e, and 500e for education all of which are “ruggedized.” These new Chromebooks have an all-new design as well as new touch and pen features. Lenovo says these are built with a “flak-jacket-like” protection with rubber bumpers, reinforced ports, reinforced hinges, and spill-resistant keyboards. The 100e is the entry level machine and is designed like a traditional laptop. Moving up to the 300e and 500e will gain you a 360-degree hinge giving you laptop, tent, stand, and tablet modes.

While you can still use your fingers to touch and interact with the display, Enhanced Touch lets you use nearly any writing implement to interact with the screen. By making some changes to the touch overlay glass and by modifying the firmware on the Touch Integrated circuit the Lenovo 300e with Enhanced Touch recognizes the implement as though it were your finger. While no way exists today for touch screens to sense plastic or non-conductive objects, writing implements, like pencils, are conductive, which allows the screen to recognize it.

On the digital stylus side, Google has been working hard to make the integrated stylus and onscreen inking support experience on the ChromeOS even better and the Lenovo’s 500e takes advantage of this featuring an EMR stylus which is housed inside the system.

Here’s a rundown of the Chromebook 100e, 300e, and 500e specs:

Lenovo 100e Chromebook

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Lenovo Chromebook 100e

A portable PC the 100e Chromebook is simple to use – with just a Google ID you can get to work or play in a matter of seconds. Built strong to withstand everyday chaos, the 100e is a cost-efficient way to get all the basics.

  • Processor: up to Intel Celeron N3350 (2M Cache, up to 2.4 GHz)
  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Graphics: Intel integrated graphics
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB eMMc
  • Durability: Reinforced ports & hinges, drop-resistant up to 29.5” (75cm)
  • Battery: 42 Wh, Up to 10-hours
  • Display: 11.6“ HD anti-glare display (1366×768) TN 250
  • Weight: 2.75lbs
  • I/O: 2 x USB-C, 2x USB 3.0, Micro SD card reader, Combo mic/audio jack, Kensington lock slot
  • Dimensions:
    • mm: 290 x 204 x 19.9
    • inches: 11.41″ x 8.03″ x .78”

Lenovo 300e Chromebook

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Lenovo Chromebook 300e

When it comes to versatility the 300e Chromebook passes the test. With its 10 point multi-touch display, the 300e is a true hands-on learning device. You can use the touchscreen with Lenovo’s Enhanced Touch to use everyday objects to manipulate, draw, or trace on the screen, they can also maneuver it into four different positions with the Yoga hinge — making it the ideal tool for engaging with all your favorite apps.

  • Processor: up to MediaTek MTK 8173C
  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Graphics: MediaTek integrated graphics
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB eMMc
  • Durability: Reinforced ports & hinges, drop-resistant up to 29.5” (75cm)
  • Battery: 42 Wh, Up to 10-hours
  • Display: 11.6″ HD 10pt multi-touch display (1366×768) IPS 250
  • Weight: 3.0lbs
  • I/O: USB-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, Combo mic/audio jack, SD card reader, Kensington lock slot
  • Dimensions:
    • mm: 290 x 204 x 21.2
    • inches: 11.49″ x 8″ x .83”
  • Pen: Enhanced Pen Technology

Lenovo 500e Chromebook

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Lenovo Chromebook 500e

Every 500e Chromebook device comes with an 11.6” HD multi-touch display and a responsive, pressure-sensitive EMR pen with near lag-free performance that can be conveniently stored in a built-in compartment. Plus this pen pal doesn’t need charging or pairing so it’s super easy to share. With a 360º Yoga Hinge, the 500e seamlessly bends into 4 different modes — perfect for extensive note taking, fine art, and detailed arithmetic.

  • Processor: up to Intel Celeron N3450 (2M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz)
  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Graphics: Intel integrated graphics
  • Memory: 4GB or 8GB
  • Storage: 32GB or 64GB eMMc
  • Durability: Reinforced ports & hinges, drop-resistant up to 29.5” (75cm)
  • Battery: 42 Wh, Up to 10-hours
  • Display: 11.6″ HD 10pt multi-touch display (1366×768) IPS 250
  • Weight: 2.97 lbs
  • I/O: 2 x USB-C 2x USB 3.0, Micro SD card reader Combo mic/audio jack Kensington lock slot, EMR Stylus
  • Dimensions:
    • mm: 290 x 204 x 20.35
    • inches: 11.41″ x 8.03″ x .8”

Pricing and Availability:

  • Lenovo 500e Chromebook is available now at $349USD
  • Lenovo 300e Chromebook is available now $279USD
  • Lenovo 100e Chromebook available March 2018 at $219USD

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