Today at CES 2024, Lenovo announced new ThinkBook products, ThinkCentre™ desktops, and accessories for the SMB market, with innovative features, smart designs, and AI PC enhancements.
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The new ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid is a flexible hybrid solution with a laptop base system and a tablet that can work independently or together and seamlessly switch between laptop and tablet. The solution offers a unique innovation, providing a Hybrid experience between Windows and Android system.
Lenovo ThinkBook at CES 2024
The ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 is a beautiful and powerful Intel® Evo™ Edition laptop with fantastic battery life, and is Lenovo’s first carbon-neutral laptop for SMBs1. The ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+2 is a powerful, versatile, and smart laptop with up to a stunning 14.5-inch 3K display and includes a TGX port that supports the new ThinkBook Graphics Extension (TGX)2 dock boosting AI computing power.
Lenovo is also introducing its updated ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 combining power and elegance with support for the new Magic Bay Studio that incorporates a 4K camera3 and integrated speakers. The ThinkCentre neo Ultra exploits the very latest technology to deliver a new generation of ultra-small form factor AI PC, and the ThinkCentre neo 50a Gen 5 all in-one desktop will be available in 24- and 27- inch form factors. The Lenovo ThinkBook laptops, ThinkCentre neo desktops, and the Magic Bay Studio are the latest products and accessories that showcase Lenovo’s innovation and leadership in the SMB market.
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE is a revolutionary and innovative proof of concept that boasts powerful performance and exquisite appearance and leads a trend of intelligent color personalization laptop covers. Through Lenovo’s hardware and software algorithm solutions and leveraging E ink Prism™ technology, users can customize the exterior cover in various patterns, creating a unique notebook appearance.
This concept supports up to one thousand different images, allowing users to express their personality and creativity. With the ultra-low power technology from E ink and Lenovo’s system design, the color changing top cover won’t impact the battery life, even when the system is powered off the top cover can still keep changing. Lenovo will highlight four design schemes at CES 2024, including two colorful schemes, dynamic clock and multi system interaction that offer different and unique customer preferences.
The Transformative Power of AI for All
Lenovo ThinkBook PCs announced today all feature Intel Core™ Ultra processors and Copilot in Windows 11, defining one of the most significant PC architecture shifts recently. Launching AI PC innovation on all fronts, Lenovo ThinkBook will transform a new generation of productivity and creativity. Intel Core Ultra processors feature an on-chip AI accelerator called a neural processing unit (NPU) which enables power-efficient AI acceleration that speeds up AI workflows.
ThinkBook users will benefit from built-in AI features such as Smart Meeting and Smart Power 3.04, and Intel’s partnership with more than one hundred software vendors will unleash an extensive set of AI-enhanced applications that will run great on Lenovo ThinkBook PCs featuring Intel Core Ultra.
A Hybrid PC Solution That Does It All
Experience the ultimate flexibility with the latest addition to trailblazing designs offered by the ThinkBook Plus portfolio. The new Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid can switch from a laptop to a tablet and back seamlessly. This remarkable solution has two products, a Microsoft Windows laptop base system and a tablet.
They can be used either separately as two devices or work together as a laptop, so users can switch between Windows 11 and Android with ease. Consisting of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid Station – which can be used independently when connected to an external display – and the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid Tab – which can be detached and used standalone.
Designed for media content creators, designers, logistics professionals, financial analysts, or any users who could benefit from dual functionality, this device can handle virtually any mainstream task in various formats, such as:
- Windows 11 laptop for a full PC experience
- With the Tab attached delivers a vivid 14-inch, 2.8K OLED display.
- Detach the tablet and use the Hybrid Station as a PC connected to an external display.
- Windows 11 laptop with Hybrid Stream that enables streaming of Android applications on screen in a Picture-in-Picture window with high-quality and low latency.
- Tablet with Keyboard – Hybrid Station acts as a keyboard and ClickPad — offers the possibility of light work or play through the Android ecosystem, benefiting from extended battery life.
- Detach the Tab for a full Android tablet experience, ideal for taking notes with the optional Lenovo Tab Pen Plus, presenting slides, or watching videos when placed on the optional Lenovo Universal Easel Stand.
Highly adaptable to user needs, the powerful AI PC performance of the Intel Core Ultra processors and the stunning Intel Arc™ graphics in the Hybrid Station allows users to enjoy a full Windows 11 laptop experience. Detaching the display means users can also enjoy the benefits of a Qualcomm® -powered tablet, without interrupting workflows on the Hybrid Station when connected to an external monitor.
And with long-lasting batteries on both devices that intelligently manage power delivery, Wi-Fi® connectivity6, and wireless projection capability on supported external displays, users can multitask more efficiently for longer, and often without cables. The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid is more than just two devices—it’s a game-changer.
Smart and Stylish for Ultimate Work and Play
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 is a laptop that combines the best of performance, design, and intelligence. Built to be ultra-thin, ultra-light, and ultra-powerful, it weighs from only 1 kg7 and has a 12.9 mm profile, making it easier to carry around. It also has a 74 WHr battery, the largest in a 13-inch laptop8, that can last up to 21 hours of video playback, up to 11.4 hours of web browsing, or up to 8.2 hours of conference calls.
It’s not just a powerful machine, it’s also beautiful, smart, and tough, with a stunning dual-tone design available in Luna Grey or a limited edition patterned Seashell color featuring the world’s first corrosion-resistant stainless magnesium technology10. The 13.5- inch 3:2 aspect ratio display has a huge 97% screen-to-body ratio, edge to-edge keyboard and large 120 mm touchpad for a better user experience. The display panel also has a low-power mode that adjusts the refresh rate and brightness based on users’ attention and presence, reducing energy consumption.
An Intel Evo Edition laptop with Intel Core Ultra processors, ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 has everything users need to work, create, and enjoy, including up to 32 GB 8400MHz LPDDR5x memory, three Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, Intel Arc graphics, and fast Wi-Fi connections offered by Wi-Fi 6E6. High-quality audio is delivered through four Harman/Kardon® speakers, and four 360-degree AI-based noise-cancelling microphones. Users can further customize the laptop with the added support for Lenovo’s Magic Bay accessory ecosystem using pogo pin connectivity, including the new Magic Bay Studio with its 4K camera and high-quality speakers.
To make workflows even smarter, the laptop has AI PC features that optimize the device, upgrade user experience, and assist with work. Powered by the Intel Core Ultra processor, which includes a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU). This device offers AI PC features that optimize user’s camera, sound, and collaboration functions in supported applications such as Windows Studio Effects to help make online meetings more engaging and immersive. Users will further benefit from the AI power delivered through Intel Core Ultra-across a broad selection of software applications in office productivity, digital content creation, and more. In addition, the integrated Lenovo LA3 AI chip uses a software machine learning algorithm to optimally tune system parameters for performance and battery life.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 is Lenovo’s first certified carbon-neutral product for the SMB market certified by the British Standards Institution (BSI)1, and includes TCO Certified and ENERGY STAR® certifications, and is registered EPEAT® Gold11. Luna Grey models are built including 50% recycled aluminum in the bottom cover, and all models include 90% Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCC) plastic in the power adapter casing and 30% PCC plastic in the speaker enclosures. It also ships in plastic-free packaging with 100% FSC-certified paper used in the carton box, cushion, and manual. Thanks to MIL-STD-810H, durability testing and the spill-resistant keyboard, users can worry less about accidents or damage.
Lenovo ThinkCentre at CES 2024
Lenovo’s first Ultra-small form factor desktop with powerful AI capabilities, the ThinkCentre neo Ultra, welcomes a new era in computer performance where the CPU, an independent NPU and the GPU complement, collaborate and augment each other. The processors, ready to tackle a new future with AI computing, deliver optimal performance by maximizing resources and assigning the best activities to the right programs.
Designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to harness the capabilities of AI without heavy investments or equipment, the ThinkCentre neo Ultra proves that smaller can be bigger. The 3.6L desktop maximizes internal space, packing up to an Intel Core i9 processor on Intel vPro® Enterprise platform, an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 GPU, an easy-to-upgrade independent NPU card, up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM, and more. To keep the desktop cool even under the most intense pressure, the ultra-small form factor desktop features a triple thermal fan design that draws cool air from the top and expels it from the bottom back.
Engineered with an eye on the future, the ThinkCentre neo Ultra features Wi-Fi 712 for extreme speeds, can pack up to 8 display ports for multitasking, and has easily upgradable memory and storage to fit the changing needs of the SMBs. Whether taking advantage of the AI capabilities to generate programming codes, creating images to reduce designer workload, crafting a jingle using an offline AI audio generator, conducting AI-driven live-streaming. Or collaborating with VR headsets to help enterprises with remote maintenance in the automobile and the manufacturing sectors. The ThinkCentre neo Ultra is here to change how companies create, collaborate, and think.
For SMBs wishing for an all-encompassing computing solution, the Lenovo ThinkCentre neo 50a 27 Gen 5 and ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 Gen 5 offer productivity and collaboration in a sleek device. Sporting a new svelte look, the 27-inch and 24-inch all-in-one (AIO) computers are powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor and up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, and shine with a 99% sRGB, TÜV Rheinland certified display with 100Hz refresh rate. Both AIOs are the first entry-level computers for SMBs, with an optional wireless charging stand to keep devices charged13 24×7.
For easy collaboration, the AIOs feature Display Sharing, which transforms the computers into a monitor when a laptop is connected via an HDMI port, and Lenovo Smart Storage, which leverages its internal storage as a private cloud. This allows users to access, edit and share files anytime and anywhere. The ideal choice for companies looking to maximize space utilization and productivity, both computers are whisper quiet with a TÜV Rheinland Ultra Low Noise certification standard, have industry-leading Wi-Fi 66 connectivity achieved by unique architecture design, and incorporate a 5MP camera with an e-shutter for privacy.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ is a sleek, smart and powerful laptop that delivers more performance, more productivity, and more intelligence. This laptop is powered by Intel Core Ultra processors, which enable AI PC features that optimize user experiences in workflows such as office tools, photo, video and audio editing, meeting collaboration, and more.
Easily work, create, and play with up to 32 GB dual channel LPDDR5X memory, built-in Intel Arc graphics, and a huge 85Wh battery. Human Presence Detection available with the IR camera enhances security with a lock on leave feature. The IR camera also simplifies login with face recognition available through Windows Hello.
Leveraging the power of AI can make the workday smarter and easier. With the Lenovo LA3 AI chip and Lenovo Smart Power 3.0, users can benefit from AI-accelerated features such as Lenovo Smart Meeting. This delivers a smart and efficient meeting experience through system-level optimization to manage cooling and virtually eliminate buffering and stutter during conference calls.
The laptop also has sensors that adjust the display brightness and the keyboard backlighting based on ambient light and presence, helping reduce power consumption. And with the AI-enhanced camera and audio, users can benefit from more immersive virtual meetings.
ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ features up to a stunning 14.5-inch 3K display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio, which makes visuals appear more vivid and 120Hz refresh rate enables smoother motion. Users can also type more comfortably with the enhanced keyboard, which has larger and concave keys, and the laptop will run cooler thanks to a new dual fan and rear exhaust to expedite warm air. Connection to various external devices is a breeze with various I/O ports, including a hidden USB-A port designed specifically to protect USB dongles.
Distinctive in the ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ is a TGX port that offers up to 64Gbps data throughput, allowing access to high performance external graphics and AI processing available with the ThinkBook Graphics Extension (TGX) dock.
The ThinkBook Graphics Extension is an intelligent graphics solution that connects to the ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ via the TGX port. Built leveraging the innovation synergies between Lenovo and NVIDIA, the TGX dock supports up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX desktop GPUs, which can significantly boost AI computing power in association with the Intel Core Ultra processor and harness exclusive AI features. NVIDIA RTX GPUs excel at parallelized work required to run generative AI models such as Stable Diffusion accelerated by NVIDIA TensorRT™ that help users generate images based on input text and images.
The combined intelligence delivered by Lenovo, NVIDIA and Intel will transform the way users work and play. The TGX is also an ideal shared solution for hot desk environments in the workplace, where users can plug in their ThinkBook laptop14 and access the extra power needed for graphics intensive or AI-based tasks when needed.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 is an elegant powerhouse that helps users handle any task with speed and efficiency. Powerful performance is on tap, thanks to up to Intel Core i9 processor (14th Gen) with AI Assist and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU. Built for the era of AI, GeForce RTX GPUs feature specialized AI NVIDIA TensorRT cores that deliver cutting-edge performance and revolutionary capabilities for AI use cases such as the previously mentioned Stable Diffusion.
From enhanced creativity and ultra-efficient productivity to blisteringly fast gaming, the ultimate in AI power is available on ThinkBook 16p Gen 5. Users can also enjoy more connectivity options with two Thunderbolt 4 ports and three USB-A ports that are conveniently located on the sides, and an HDMI port located on the back, plus users can maximize storage capacity with dual SSD slots.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 also offers a great user experience, with a new keyboard that has improved keys, LED indicators, and a realigned TouchPad more central to the keyboard. The laptop can deliver up to 200W Thermal Design Power (TDP) and is kept cool and quiet with better thermal management and dual fans with a full-length rear air vent.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 has AI features that make it smarter and easier to use. The Lenovo LA3 AI chip, Smart Power 3.0, and Intelligent Adaptive Dimming all function in harmony to optimize system performance, energy efficiency and battery charging. AI-based video and audio features help users collaborate better with the enhanced video clarity, background blur and intelligent framing, and Smart Noise Cancellation virtually eliminates unwanted background distractions.
The ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 also has a stunning display that will impress with its quality and clarity. The 3.2K, 16:10 screen has a 430nit brightness and a 93% screen-to-body ratio, which makes everything look sharp and more vivid.
The laptop includes X-Rite™ color calibration and DCI-P3 or sRGB support, which ensures accurate and consistent colors. And for more fun and creativity, users can use the Magic Bay modular accessories. The new Magic Bay Studio connects to the ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 or the ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 through Pogo Pin connectors located on top of the display, or connect to other laptops through the included USB-C cable.
Pricing and Availability
- Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 will be available starting Q2 2024, with an expected starting price of $1999.
- Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 will be available starting Q1, 2024, with an expected starting price of $1399.
- Lenovo ThinkCentre neo Ultra will be available starting Q2, 2024, with an expected starting price of $1499.
- Lenovo ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 Gen and neo 50a 27 Gen 5 will be available starting Q1 2024, with expected starting prices of $799 and $899 respectively.
- Lenovo ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ and ThinkBook Graphics Extension2 will be available starting Q2 2024 in selected markets, with an expected bundle starting price of $2199.
- Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 will be available starting Q1, 2024, with an expected starting price of $1599.
- Lenovo Magic Bay Studio will be available starting April 2024, with an expected starting price of $199.99.
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