At MWC this year, Lenovo is introducing the new Yoga 730 (in 13-inch and 15-inch models) and the new 14-inch Yoga 530 2-in-1 family. The company has also on display a trio of Chromebooks for education, the Lenovo 100e, 300e and 500e.
Lenovo's latets Chromebooks will be available through the company's partners in major countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, U.K, Spain, Brazil and Australia.
All three Lenovo Chromebooks are extra tough with flak-jacket-like protection for life's rigors. The Chromebooks have rubber bumpers, reinforced ports and hinges and spill-resistant keyboards with reinforced keys.
The Lenovo 100e entry model features a traditional laptop design but of note the 300e and 500e have the 360-degree Yoga hinge that lets the device switch between flexible laptop and tablet modes.
You can Interact in a different way with Lenovo's Enhanced Touch on the new 300e Chromebook. With the AnyPen, you can interact with the touchscreen using everyday household implements, pencils, pens, or even paperclips.
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 to make the integrated stylus and on-screen 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.
Google is providing custom coding and machine learning algorithm's that predicts where your pen is going on the fly as you are writing. By predicting your pen stroke out as far as the lag of the system (lag being the time it takes the system to recognize the pen movement and translate that into the image on the screen) Google has succeeded in creating essentially a lag-less pen experience.
With previous digital stylus technology, there was always an uneasy feeling as the line on the screen played catch up with the tip of the pen. Google has closed the gap.
- Lenovo 500e Chromebook is available now at $349
- Lenovo 300e Chromebook is available now $279
- Lenovo 100e Chromebook available March 2018 at $219
Say Hello to the New Lenovo Yoga 730 and 530
The new Yoga 730 (in 13-inch and 15-inch models) and the new 14-inch Yoga 530 are on the running Windows 10 OS. They are engineered with up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete graphics (on the 15-inch Yoga 730) and full-sized keyboards. But beyond typing and clicking, you can now tap, write, or just speak to the new Yoga 730 and 530 to input commands.
The new Yogas come with up to a UHD IPS touchscreen display on the Yoga 730 and a FHD IPS touchscreen display on the Yoga 530, with razor-thin borders.
For an added layer of security and personalization, you can also log into your Yoga with its integrated fingerprint reader through Windows Hello.
The Yoga 730 harnesses the power of AI to give you more choice in intelligent assistance. With both Alexa and Cortana built-in, the Yoga 730 incorporates not one but two distinct, voice-enabled, intelligent AI's.
Faster graphics and processing speeds are paired with up to a UHD (3840x2160) display, JBL speakers, and Dolby Atmos audio, in the Yoga 730. Connect the Yoga 730 to a 4K display through the laptop's Thunderbolt 3 port to share your holiday photo slideshow.
Shedding 13 percent of its weight, the 15-inch Yoga 730 is just 1.89 kg, 1.12 kg for the even more compact 13-inch model. And at just 1.6 kg, the 14-inch Yoga 530 won't weigh your bag down either.
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. With Rapid Charge, in just 15 minutes you can get up to 2 hours of usage of your Yoga 530 and 13-inch Yoga 730.
In EMEA, the 13-inch Yoga 730 with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included will start at €999 (VAT included) and the 15-inch model with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included will start at €1,099 (VAT included), both expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and select retailers starting April 2018.5 The 14-inch Yoga 530 will start at €549 (VAT included), expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and select retailers starting June 2018.5