Lenovo reveals its smartest devices yet at Tech Life ’18

posted September 08, 2018 at 08:50 pm
by  Manila Standard
BERLIN—Lenovo, during the company’s annual Tech Life event, unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices, continuing its commitment to transforming technology and user experiences, making the devices easier to use, more engaging and more productive for consumers.  

This commitment is fueled by Lenovo’s ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy and a product ethos of engineering with purpose; designing for difference and creating technology that empowers customers with tomorrow’s technology today.

Bringing the Smart Home Vision to Life

Lenovo Smart Home Essentials is a new family of connected devices that offer a simple, one-stop shop for a smarter, more intelligent home. Addressing today’s fragmented smart device landscape, Lenovo’s family of connected home essentials—and the recently launched Lenovo Smart Display—signal the company’s growing and multiplatform AI ecosystem and ambitions in the smart home category.

The Lenovo Link app serves as a centralized control center to set up and manage all applicable devices, as opposed to an individual app for each device. Users can control specific groups of devices at once or automate them to make certain actions at specific times during the day. Not only do the Lenovo Smart Home Essentials work with the Google Assistant™ and Amazon® Alexa®, but customers will be able to easily set up, automate and control various aspects of the home with just their voice using the Lenovo Smart Display as a control hub.

Yoga C930
Lenovo Smart Essentials includes:

Lenovo Smart Plug—a small, simple-to-use device that can be plugged into any open outlet, letting users control any compatible device that’s plugged into it.

Lenovo Smart Camera—a smart surveillance camera that lets you monitor live video footage inside the home—even at night through infrared night vision. Its built-in mic and speaker allow for two-way audio capability.

Lenovo Smart Bulb—a smart light bulb that lets users remotely schedule and customize lighting—adjusting color temperature and dim brightness, or turning it on and off from anywhere and at any time through the Lenovo Link app.

The Lenovo Smart Essentials range of products will be available starting in the US in November and is expected to expand to other markets including EMEA and Australia later. 

The Best of Innovation and Design Come Together with the New Yoga™ PC Range

Lenovo’s premium Yoga consumer PC portfolio offers top quality craftsmanship, meaningful innovation and immersive entertainment for on-the-go users who expect powerful and agile performance. Powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Yoga C930 is Lenovo’s flagship Windows® 10 consumer 2-in-1 laptop, debuting a never-before-seen Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® Speaker System2, speakers custom-designed to deliver breakthrough moving audio. It supports Dolby Vision™ HDR, which transforms your entertainment with ultra-vivid imaging. The Yoga C930 also features a Garaged Pen that charges in its compartment, providing more intuitive productivity. Far-range mics enable Cortana® and Alexa on the Yoga C930 to recognize voice command from up to four meters away, even in standby mode.

 The new Yoga Book C930 is the world’s first dual display laptop with E Ink,2 rewriting the rules of portable productivity. The versatile E Ink screen turns into a dynamic, customizable keyboard with multi-language support, digital paper for notes or sketching, and even an eReader at the touch of a button. All this combined with Windows 10 and Intel Core processor performance in an ultra-thin and ultra-light form factor with great battery life.  As the industry’s first device to be powered by Qualcomm®’s latest Snapdragon™ 850 Mobile Compute Platform, the thin and light Yoga C630 WOS combines the power and productivity of a Windows 10 laptop with the always-connected mobility of a smartphone. Made for today’s mobile generation, it has integrated LTE Advanced Pro5 with up to 25+ hours of local video playback. 

The Yoga C930 and Yoga Book C930 will be available in EMEA from end of September with a starting price of €1,499 (inc VAT) and €999 (inc VAT) respectively. Availability for the Yoga C630 WOS is November with a starting price of €999.

Turbo-Charged Productivity with the New ThinkPad X1 Extreme

Lenovo’s new slim and stylish ThinkPad X1 Extreme will enable users to power through intensive tasks thanks to its discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics and the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors featuring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi, which includes Core i9.11 The multi-monitor support enables multitasking and RapidCharge technology charges the battery up to 80 percent in just 60 minutes. Its 4K, 100 percent Adobe RGB color gamut display with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive audio set the bar high for content creation or consumption activities on this device. Innovative security features include ThinkShutter camera cover, Windows Hello™ facial recognition, and touch fingerprint reader. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme will be available in EMEA from September.

New Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges Dark Side Content Expansion and Limited Edition Kylo Ren Lightsaber 

Fan-favorite Star Wars: Jedi Challenges will receive a Dark Side Expansion, a new, free content update that allows fans to play through new challenges as Kylo Ren—dueling Yoda, Rey and more in AR. The Dark Side Expansion update will be available as a free update this winter.

In celebration of the new dark side content, a limited-edition Lightsaber Controller modeled after Kylo Ren’s iconic weapon from the films will be coming to select markets this winter. In the US, availability is $99.99 on Lenovo online and select online retailers. The controller is fully compatible with all content in the Jedi Challenges app.

Topics: Lenovo , Tech Life ’18
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