IFA 2019 is less than a week away and we will be on the ground to check out the event for the first time. But rather than wait for the event, Lenovo is already making a slew of announcements. Just a few days ago the company revealed their new ThinkPad line for 2019 and now they’ve taken the wraps off their consumer portfolio.
Lenovo is concentrating on making their consumer portfolio “smarter” at accessible price points for mainstream shoppers. Let’s have a look at the new consumer lineup and some of its “intelligent features” that are coming to IFA 2019.
When the personal devices we rely on to keep us connected, entertained and more productive get smarter, it might be the added convenience that’s noticed first. By engineering loads of seamlessly intuitive, adaptive features that add more value for people and saves them precious time, smart products are improving the quality of life and wellbeing for people the world-over in simple ways.
Technology that’s innovative yet fits your needs and budget1, versus the other way around—that’s how Lenovo is bringing its vision of ‘smarter technology for all’ to life. Here’s what show-goers can look forward to seeing in action at Tech Life, Lenovo’s annual holiday showcase event.
13″ IdeaPad S540
When you need a thin and light, reliable laptop that works great and won’t break the bank, the two new 13-inch Windows 10 Lenovo IdeaPad™ laptops with up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors and memory upgrade of up to 16GB DDR4 are engineered to help you fly through all your online tasks—giving you more time to binge your favorite shows with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 GPU.
The ultra-slim, all-aluminum Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is a step up with a high-quality QHD display option, Dolby Audio Speaker System and your choice of three cool hues including White. Ready for anything, the IdeaPad S540 has RapidCharge3, plus Cortana and Alexa voice service capabilities4. Powered by up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 7 processors, this cutting-edge device uses Windows Hello and its motion-sensing IR camera for smarter interaction and hands-free user log-in with biometric authentication.
Manually direct power and performance modes based on your needs with Lenovo’s exclusive Q-Control5 feature. So how does this unique AI feature work? When enabled, Q-Control uses machine learning to monitor the tasks running in the background and your device’s thermal attributes to control its fans and optimize longer battery life on its own. For example, movie watchers will appreciate the lower power mode with a quieter fan, while content creators will enjoy the turbo-boosting mode for a quicker computing response.
The IdeaPad S540 laptop will start at US$999.99 and is expected to be available starting October 2019.
24″ IdeaCentre A540
Beautifully-designed to emulate the balanced asymmetry of a Chinese Cypress tree, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is the new stylish all-in-one Windows 10 desktop design with high-resolution screen offered in two sizes, 24-inch and 27-inch. Its smart, functional base wirelessly charges your Qi®-certified mobile device6—even if your PC is switched off. The IdeaCentre A540’s metallic steel stand curves slightly and adds chic modern bling to any workspace. Its clever pull-out IR camera comes with an integrated TrueBlock Privacy shutter for an extra layer of security, while a narrow bezel design and rear cable collector gives this showstopper desktop a clutter-free, sleek look.
With up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and discrete AMD Radeon™ RX560 graphics, the IdeaCentre A540 27-inch model has a high-resolution QHD display option that provides vivid color while Dolby® and JBL® by Harman® speakers deliver crisp stereo sound. An AMD Ryzen™ CPU option is also available on the 24-inch model, and 10-point touchscreen is optional on either display size.
The IdeaCentre A540 will start at US$799.99 and the 27-inch model will start at US$1299.99; both are expected to be available starting September 2019.
11″ & 15″ Chromebook C340
The new slim 2-in-1 laptop that packs a ton of smart Chrome OS features into an amazingly portable package is the Lenovo Chromebook C340, which comes in an 11-inch size – smaller than a piece of A4 printer paper. Available in Sand Pink or Platinum Grey with a flexible 360-hinge and touchscreen, flip your Lenovo Chromebook C340 virtually any angle for work or entertainment. Or go bigger with the 15-inch model with more storage (up to 128 GB eMMC), convenient numeric keypad, optional backlit keyboard and up to Intel Core i3 mobile processor. Chromebooks can sync with your Android™ tablets and phones via your Google account to safely store your content locally or in the cloud.
The Chromebook C340 convertible laptop will start at US$289.99 is expected to be available in September 2019; the 15-inch model will start at US$429.99 and is expected to be available starting October 2019.
14″ Chromebook S340
Looking for a laptop on lightning-fast Chrome OS that’s the best of both worlds? Try the new Lenovo Chromebook S340 with optional Intel processors, built-in virus protection, and a battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge7, this slim laptop is designed to let you run nearly all your favorite apps at the same time. Its 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen display with narrow bezel lets you see the big picture without weighing you down at just 1.4kg (3lbs.) light.
The Chromebook S340 will start at US$249.99 and is expected to be available starting on September 2019.
28″ Lenovo L28u Monitor
The new mainstream Lenovo L28u Monitor is 28 inches of vivid color with a 4K In-Plane Switching (IPS) wide-angle display, pixel-perfect resolution, and ultra-thin bezel that’s transforming home viewing and computing. If your device has AMD Radeon graphics, help eliminate image stuttering and screen tearing for smoother gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology8. Tilt your monitor in a way that best suits your viewing angle and count on our TÜV® Rhineland Eye Comfort-certified anti-glare display that minimizes eye fatigue.
The L28u will start at US$299.99 and is expected to be available starting on November 2019.
34″ Lenovo G34w Gaming Monitor
Everyone knows the smarter gamer is the one who has higher-performing gear—and it’s hard to beat a gaming monitor with1500R curvature and an ultra-wide, industry-leading 21:9 aspect ratio. Impressive to movie buffs and avid gamers alike, the epic Lenovo G34w Gaming Monitor is a behemoth of a performer with a 34-inch panoramic Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) display that provides an astounding level of clarity for a supersized experience.
The G34w will start at US$479.99 and is expected to be available in February 2020.
Lenovo Tab M7 and M8
Lenovo is releasing the second generation of its mainstream Android tablets, the Lenovo Tab M7 and Lenovo Tab M8 with Wi-Fi and LTE options. Perfect for millennial households that want to stay connected, within budget, and highly-entertained with stunning multimedia options, these tablets have a full metal cover design for a premium look and feel—and now, we’ve made them easier to share with your youngest family members.
Lenovo is enabling families to make smarter decisions on which tablets to choose for sharing with Kid’s Mode 3.0; families can now provide each child with their own independent account that’s customized for that child’s preferences and tastes, with age-appropriate apps and rich content, such as fun games, songs, books, and audiobooks.
The Lenovo Tab M8 offers up to 12 hours of video playback9, and the Tab M7 offers full-day usage with up to 10 hours of video playback time.9 And the new Lenovo M series tablets are also TÜV Rheinland certified, offering true eye care protection through special light and display technologies that reduces harmful blue light to reduce strain on the eyes—so the fun never has to end. Family movie night just got better!
The Tab M7 will start at US$89.99 and is expected to be available starting October 2019 while the M8 with HD starts at US$109.99 and the FHD model starts at US$159.99 also expected October 2019.
You can expect to see all these new goodies on Lenovo’s website in the near future, stay tuned for more coverage from IFA 2019.
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