Lenovo does its best Yoga poses at IFA 2018 with new device announcements

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Anyone can do yoga with Lenovo’s new lineup of Yoga devices and smart home offerings.

Lenovo has been one of our favorite PC manufacturers to date. While not everything they make makes us go wow, a lot of what they make is pretty awesome. The company, as it always does, made a slew of device announcements at IFA 2018. Including new Yoga models, smart devices, Chromebooks, and ThinkPad products. Here’s the rundown of what to expect from Lenovo.

There’s a Yoga for everyone

Yoga C930

We’re kicking off the announcements with probably my favorite device on this extensive list, the C930. The most interesting part of this laptop is the “Sound Bar Hinge.” Lenovo’s idea here is to provide the user with the best sound in any mode being used. I’ve complained in past reviews that speakers on the bottom of devices muddy the sound and it looks like Lenovo is trying to improve this. It will be great to check this out once we have it in house for review. Here’s a rundown of the features of the C930:

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  • New Sound Bar Hinge with Dolby Atmos sound in every mode
  • New Dolby Vision HDR 4k & FHD for vibrant visuals
  • New Garaged Pen w/ 4096 pressure sensitivity levels
  • New Privacy Shutter (webcam cover)
  • New Narrow-Bezel Display Smaller Footprint
  • Premium Aluminum CNC Unibody Design
  • Far-Field Voice, Wake on Voice
  • Finger Print Reader
  • 2x Thunderbolt Ports
  • Up to 12hr Battery

The Lenovo Yoga C930 will be available in October with a configurable starting price of $1,399.99USD.

Yoga S730

Moving into the S730 we find a sleek clean design that is crazy thin and boast some decent battery life. The screen brightness goes up to 300 nits, not super bright but better than a lot of others. The S730 is looking like a nice entry-level premium device that might compete with Apple’s rumored new “Air” line. Here are some features and specs for the S730:

  • New Streamlined Design: Ultra Portable Thin & Light
  • New Ultra-low-power FHD display, 10-hour battery life
  • New Innovative cooling system
  • New Far-Field Voice, Wake on Voice
  • New Immersive with Dolby Atmos
  • New latest 8th Gen. Whiskey Lake Intel
  • New 15% Brighter screen @ 300 nits
  • 3-Side Razor-Thin Bezels (6.69mm & 3.62mm)
  • Only 11.9mm (0.47”) & 1.2 kg (2.6Ibs)

The Lenovo Yoga S730 will be available in November with a configurable starting price of $999.99USD.

Yoga Chromebook

The Yoga Chromebook is Lenovo’s premium Chromebook offering and it has the look and feel that sings premium. With an all-aluminum chassis, this Chromebook looks to be a head-on competitor to Google’s own Pixelbook. Here are some features and specs for the Yoga Chromebook:

  • Lenovo’s first Premium Chromebook
  • All-Aluminum Chassis in Midnight Blue
  • Up to 4K 15” near-edgeless touchscreen display
  • Yoga 360-degree Multimode hinge
  • Stereo with Two-2W speakers
  • Lag free with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Up to 128GB eMMC Storage
  • Full backlit keyboard and spacious trackpad
  • Google Chrome OS with Android App Support

The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook will be available in October with a starting price of $599.99USD.

Yoga Book C930

Lenovo’s Yoga Book was one of the more interesting products we’ve reviewed in the past. It returns this year in the form of the C930 and is the world’s thinnest and lightest dual-display laptop with E Ink. Check out some of its features and specs:

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  • World’s thinnest and lightest dual-display laptop with E Ink
  • Thin at 9.9mm when closed weighs less than 770g
  • New E Ink display becomes keyboard, notepad, and e-reader
  • New Dynamic keyboard layout: Bigger key, Bigger trackpad
  • New Haptic feedback | Sound feedback | Visual Feedback
  • New Multi-language support
  • New Bigger screen size – 10.8inch 2560×1600 retina display
  • New Knock-to-open: innovation to open uber-thin devices
  • New Wacom Active Pen with Bluetooth │ Magnet on Body
  • New Infrared Optical Fingerprint reader
  • New Dolby Atmos® support on a dual speaker system

The Lenovo Yoga Book C930 will be available in October with a configurable starting price of $999.99USD.

Yoga C630 WOS

The C630 WOS is Lenovo’s Snapdragon-powered (Windows on Snapdragon) offering and a brand new device. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and an astonishing 25-hour battery life. Read on below for its features and specs:

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  • First “Always On, Always Connected” Yoga Convertible
  • New Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 8-Core Processor
  • Thin, Light, Ultra-Portable 12.5 mm Thin, weighs 1.2 kg
  • All-Day Battery (over 25 hours)
  • Always Connected (LTE), 3x to 7x faster than a home connection
  • Always Secure (Windows 10s)
  • Polished metal and soft-touch design
  • Fan-less Design, Cool & Quiet
  • Like smartphone updates and emails in sleep mode.
  • Wide angle 13” FHD Touch IPS Panel
  • Active Pen Support

The C630 WOS will be available in November with a configurable starting price of $849.99USD.

ThinkPad X1 Extreme

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the second device announcement that I’m personally intrigued by. It is the first ThinkPad X1 with discrete graphics and a 15″ display. I really love the X1 line of laptops and this one looks to be a beast. We’re looking forward to getting our hands on this. Check out some features and specs:

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  • First ThinkPad X1 WITH Discrete Graphics & 15” display
  • Ultimate Thin and Light with power (1.7kg & 18 mm)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (edit photo & video coding, gaming)
  • New 4K HDR with Dolby Vision & Dolby ATMOS
  • Four layers of reinforced carbon fiber form the top cover structure
  • Far-Field Voice, Wake on Voice
  • ThinkShutter Camera privacy
  • New 25% smaller 135W power supply
  • External Pen with tilt & shade function
  • Intel CFL-H Series CPU, up to six Cores & up to 64GB memory
  • Up to 15hrs battery life with Rapid Charge

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme will be available soon with a configurable starting price of $1,859.99USD.

Chromebooks for less

Chromebook C330

If the earlier Yoga Chromebook is too rich for your pocketbook, well, Lenovo has you covered. The C330 is affordable but is still good-looking and sports a decent build. Here are the features and specs on the C330:

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  • Mainstream 11” 2-in-1 Chromebook
  • Affordable, Budget-Friendly
  • Slim, Flexible, Convertible 360˚ Single Piece Hinge design
  • Portable 1.2kg light 19.6mm thin
  • 11.6″ HD Touch IPS Panel
  • Google Chrome OS with Android App Support
  • Google Legacy Keyboard
  • ARM Processor MTK8173C
  • 4GB | 32GB or 64GB Configuration
  • USB Type C Support, transfers, and charging
  • Battery Life – 10 hours

The Chromebook C330 will be available in October with a starting price of $279.99USD.

Chromebook S330

If the C330 still isn’t inexpensive enough, Lenovo has you covered with the S330. This budget-friendly option is perfect for students and families who just need an internet machine for basic use. Check out the features and specs below:

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  • Mainstream 14” Thin & Light Clamshell
  • Affordable, Budget-Friendly
  • Portable 20.8mm thin and 1.5kg light
  • Google Chrome OS with Android App Support
  • Google Legacy Keyboard
  • 14″ HD & FHD Panels with Narrow Bezels
  • ARM Processor MTK8173C
  • 4GB | 32GB or 64GB Configuration
  • USB Type C Support, transfers, and charging
  • Battery Life – 10 hours

The Chromebook S330 will be available in October with a starting price of $249.99USD.

Smart Home Essentials

Lenovo also announced a new product category with smart home products. These include a lightbulb, a wall plug, and, security camera. The nice thing here is Lenovo made this multiplatform supporting Google, Amazon, and Apple. Check out these brief points on smart home essentials:

  • Growing Lenovo AI Eco-system
  • Competitively Priced
  • Multiplatform supports Google, Amazon, Apple
  • Lenovo Link App controls all devices
  • Ease consumer buying experience
  • Use Lenovo Smart Display as Hub
  • Wi-Fi connected
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Lenovo Smart Home Essentials will be available in November and Q1 of 2019. The bulb and plug will be priced at $29.99USD and the camera at $99.99USD.

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