Lenovo couldn’t wait for IFA 2018 to unveil tablets, so it debuted today a bunch of affordable slates, that are part of the new E Series. The prices are very low, some of them even below $100, so these are clearly devices for everyone.
Lenovo Tab E7 is powered by a MediaTek CPU and uses 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. It also has a 7 inch IPS LCD display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, a 2 MP main camera and a 0.3 MP front shooter. We’ve also got a 2750 mAh battery, Android Oreo Go edition, which is odd to see on a tablet.
Lenovo Tab E8 goes to an 8 inch diagonal and a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. This is promoted as a kid friendly machine with a MediaTek CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz. There’s 1 GB of RAM inside, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. There’s a 4850 mAh battery here, with the promise of over 2 weeks of standby time. 10 hours of playback are on the table and Android Nougat is the OS.
Lenovo Tab E10 goes big, at 10 inches with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The specs are bumped to 2 GB of RAM and we’ve also got 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. Interestingly this one goes with Android Go Oreo Edition, changes the MediaTek with a Snapdragon 210 and we’ve also got a 5 MP back shooter and a 2 MP front shooter. It all ends with a 4850 mAh battery. Walmart starts selling these devices from October.
We don’t have exact prices, but we know at least one device will be $70.
Lenovo continues to prepare its big arsenal of machines for the IFA 2018 show coming next week. Before that one arrives, we learn that one of their devices has leaked online, via Lenovo itself. Meet the Lenovo Yoga C930 laptop.
As expected, Lenovo is going to update its Yoga 900 line of premium notebooks soon enough. Someone from the company decided to post a spec sheet for the Lenovo Yoga C930 ahead of time, even before the company announced anything. The newcomer sounds a lot like the Yoga 920 from last year, when it comes to the specs. The design has been revamped though. We’re expecting a lower price and a beefier body, as well as a less impressive battery life.
On board we find a 13.9 inch Full HD or 4K display that plays nicely with a stylus. Lenovo Yoga C930 has a watchband style hinge and a rotating screen that goes all the way around. It’s also 0.57 inches thick in lieu of the 0.5 inches of the last year model. The battery life estimation has also dropped from 15.5 hours to 12 hours for models with Full HD screens and from 10.8 hours to 10 hours for models with a 3840 x 2160 pixel display.
CPU choices include an Intel Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U, plus there’s 8 GB, 12 GB or 16 GB of RAM (DDR4). Storage goes up to 2 TB and starts at 256 GB. On the connectivity front we’ve got two Thunderbolt 3/USB type-C ports, one USB 3.1 port and Bluetooth 4.1, as well as WiFi ac. A rotating soundbar with Dolby Atmos also sounds pretty badass. More will be revealed come IFA 2018.
The Lenovo Tablet 10 is a device you may not have heard of, but it’s actually worth your time. The product is a 2 in 1 machine, that just debuted and it’s up for sale for a mere $449. It’s got a Gemini Lake CPU and a 10.1 inch display.
It also comes with a detachable keyboard and support for pen input, which means you use it as both a tablet and a notebook. Inside there’s an Intel Gemini Lake processor and this is a low power device meant for a long battery life rather than high end performance. The Lenovo Tablet 10 was actually unveiled at CES 2018 in January, but it only was detailed in April and arrived now, so that’s a big delay.
It doesn’t look shabby and I feel it’s superior to some Chromebooks and the rest of the Celeron and Pentium crowd, at least as far as looks go. It has a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and relies on an Intel Celeron N4100 quad core CPU, plus 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage. There’s also a 39 Wh battery in the mix, WiFi ac and Bluetooth 4.1. On the connectivity front, we’ve got USB Type-C, USB Type-A, HDMI and audio jack.
Stereo 1W speakers will provide some acoustics and there’s also a fingerprint scanner and a 5 MP back camera, plus a 2 MP front shooter. It weighs around 1.5 pounds and measures 10.3 inch x 7 inch x 0.4 inch. Lenovo could start selling 4G LTE versions of the device soon and some with NFC, up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage. For now it’s just WiFi and $449 in USA.
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is the latest beast in Lenovo’s lineup of productivity oriented devices. This is a professional notebook, that can come with up to 64 GB of RAM. Power users relied on the X1 Carbon till now, but they seem to have a fresh alternative.
The ThinkPad P series is meant to offer improved functionality in a very slim package. The ThinkPad P1 debuted with the ThinkPad P72, as the go to laptops for business tasks. The P1 offers a 35% size decrease compared to the predecessors and measures just 18.4 mm in thickness. It also weighs 3.76 pounds and it’s promoted as the thinnest and lightest workstation laptop ever.
It packs a 4K 15.6 inch screen and the NVIDIA Quadro P series graphics cards (P2000 tops) for high end editing and VR work. Inside we find an 8th gen Intel Core processor, clocked up to 4.6 GHz, as well as up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and 4 TB of storage. The product comes with your choice of Core i5, Core i7 or Core i9 or even a Xenon CPU. Two display options are available: one a multitouch 15.6 inch one and one a 4K 400 nights of brightness one.
There’s also WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and two Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as two USB 3.1 Type-A connectors, a mini GbE header, HDMI 2.0 and optional smart card reader, plus fingerprint scanner. Windows 10 and a carbon fiber chassis are also here.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P72 wants to be a desktop replacement, with up to 6 TB of storage and up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as 16 GB of Intel Optane memory. This is a 17.3 inch monster of a laptop that utilizes the highest end of NVIDIA Quadro graphics, going up to the P5200 even.
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is priced at $1949 and the P72 at $1799.
It’s hard to believe that we’re only 3 weeks away from IFA 2018 already. In spite of the tablet market’s downturn, the laptop market is currently ascending and thus it’s no wonder we should be getting some nifty convertibles in Berlin at the end of the month. One of them is the Lenovo Yoga C930, which has just leaked, with some solid specs.
Lenovo is said to be unveiling this model at the end of the month, with a 13.9 inch IPS touchscreen display that offers a 4K resolution and 300 candela of brightness. This is pretty much on par with that the Lenovo Yoga 920 and Yoga 910 had to offer. We should also see the famous and iconic Lenovo Yoga watchband hinge and also support for Lenovo’s Active Pen.
Inside we’ll find an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, or the Intel Core i7-8550U. The first one is clocked at 1.6 GHz and with TurboBoost it can reach a top frequency of 3.4 GHz, while the i7 and its 4 cores will have a clock rate of 1.8 GHz and it can accelerate till 3.4 GHz. The i7 can get up to an impressive 4 GHz. Depending on the model you choose, there are 8 or 16 GB of RAM available, plus SSDs with 256 GB or 512 GB in the mix.
On the connectivity front, the Lenovo Yoga C930 offers an USB A 3.1 port and two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports too, for charging and data transfers. There are also other basic features, like the 3.5 mm audio jack, Gigabit WLAN with dual band support and Bluetooth 4.1, as well as a 720p webcam placed in a lower area on account of the narrow top bezel and fingerprint scanner.
Finally, there’s a 60 Whr battery, which feels like a downgrade from the 70 Whr unit of the Lenovo Yoga 920. Expect a price closer to $1800 or even $2000 if there’s a higher end version with a glass cover as rumored.