Like many other tech companies this week, Lenovo is sharing at IFA Berlin details of what it has in store for the end of the year. The company’s holiday list for 2022 includes its first 16-inch Chromebook. You can configure the IdeaPad 5i with a 2.5K 16:10 LCD display that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate and a modest 350 nits of brightness. Thanks to its larger size, the IdeaPad 5i also comes with a full-size keyboard.
Internally, the base model features an Intel Pentium 8505 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage. However, you can upgrade your IdeaPad with a 12th generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a decent SSD with up to 512GB of storage. It also has plenty of ports, including a MicroSD slot, four USB-C and USB-A ports, an audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and WiFi 6E connectivity. Additionally, the Chromebook comes with a 1080p webcam. Lenovo claims that it is possible to get up to 12 hours of use on a single charge of the built-in battery. The company said it will share pricing and availability in the US at a later time. In Europe, the IdeaPad 5i will start at €549 when it arrives on the continent sometime next month.
Along with the IdeaPad 5i, Lenovo has updated the Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro. Now in the second generation, the two Android tablets feature updated internals and screens. The Pro is the more interesting of the two, featuring an 11.2-inch OLED display with 600 nits of brightness, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch response rate and support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. With 8GB of RAM and a new MediaTek Kompanio 1300T chipset, Lenovo says the Tab P11 Pro delivers 120 percent more processing power than its predecessor. You can pair the tablet with the Precision Pen 3. Like the Lenovo stylus, it attaches magnetically to the tablet, allowing it to charge wirelessly when not in use.
As for the Tab P11, it now comes with an 11.5-inch LCD screen that features a 120Hz variable refresh rate, 400 nits and a resolution of 2000 x 1200. According to Lenovo, the tablet’s new MediaTek Helio G99 processor is 50 percent faster than its range slides in its predecessor. The P11 Pro will cost $400 when it arrives next month. Meanwhile, Lenovo expects the $250 P11 to hit store shelves at the beginning of 2023.
In addition to the aforementioned mobile devices, Lenovo introduced a new flagship gaming monitor. The Legion Y32p-30 features a 31.5-inch LCD panel with 4K resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate and 0.2ms response rate. Notably, it also comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports so you can connect it to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The Y32p-30 will cost $750 when it becomes available at the end of the year.
No Lenovo ad is complete without bringing at least one offbeat tool into the mix. At IFA 2022, which came in the form of T1 glasses, Lenovo is introducing the wearable as a special display for professionals on the go. You can connect it to your Windows, Android, or macOS device via USB-C to create a virtual screen. It’s also possible to use it with your iPhone or iPad, provided you get a separate Lightning adapter. Either way, the T1 glasses will display content from your device on a pair of small OLED panels. Lenovo suggests that you can use your new wearable to prevent prying eyes from seeing what’s on your screen. The T1 glasses will arrive in China at the end of 2022 before reaching other markets in 2023.
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