IFA: Lenovo unveils Spectacular Glasses T1 laptop display, new ThinkPad X1 Fold and more

Lenovo T1 Glasses / Image: Lenovo

Ahead of the IFA Berlin show, Lenovo has announced a range of devices, including laptops, tablets, Chromebooks and displays – and most notably, a pair of glasses for viewing a virtual screen.

Connected glasses Glasses T1

They won’t be available outside of China until 2023, but the Lenovo Glasses T1 (which will be called Lenovo Yoga Glasses in China) already looks set to turn heads at IFA. Described as a “portable private screen for on-the-go content consumption,” these glasses are compatible with USB-C equipped smartphones, tablets and laptops, and will connect to Lightning-equipped iOS devices via adapters.

The T1 glasses look like a real pair of glasses and are equipped with interchangeable nose clips and adjustable temples to optimize comfort and also support personal corrective lenses thanks to a removable frame. The branches also house a pair of speakers, as well as buttons for adjusting volume, screen brightness and color temperature. The virtual screen, which can be anchored to a fixed point in space or move with your head, is powered by micro-OLED technology with 1080p resolution per eye, 60Hz refresh rate and 10:000:1 contrast.

Use cases for T1 glasses include mobile gaming and enable mobile professionals to have a “personal screen in their pocket.” They also have privacy benefits: “Using the Lenovo Glasses T1, employees have a private workspace to avoid shoulder surfing,” says Lenovo.

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Image: June Wan/ZDNET

Features of Lenovo Glasses T1

  • Screen : micro-OLED
  • Solution : 1920 x 1080 per eye
  • Frame rate : 60Hz
  • Sound : built-in hi-fi speakers
  • Certificates : TUV low blue light, TUV reduced flicker
  • Compatibility : Android, Windows, iOS with Lightning connector (requires Lenovo HDMI adapter for glasses and Apple Lighting Digital AV adapter)
  • Price: not yet announced
  • Availability : end of 2022 (China), 2023 (other markets)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (2022): with an upgradeable screen

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (2022)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (2022) / Images: Lenovo

The second-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold offers significantly more screen real estate than its 13.3-inch predecessor, thanks to a 16.3-inch 4:3 OLED touchscreen that folds down to a 12-inch screen for use with a magnetically attached keyboard in portable mode.

Not only is the screen bigger, but the bezels are thinner (~10mm) and the device is thinner when unfolded (8.6mm) and folded (17.4mm). Like the original model, the ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 is tough enough to pass the MIL-STD-810H test.

Inside, the ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 runs Windows 11 on 12th generation Intel U-series processors (up to Core i7 with vPro) with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Intel’s Iris Xe graphics card, integrated into the processor, provides the graphics.

As well as being bigger, slimmer and more powerful (while remaining fanless), the new X1 Fold has impressive sustainability credentials. The removable back cover is made from 100% recycled material, and post-consumer materials are used in speaker cabinets, power supplies and compostable outer packaging.

This versatile foldable device supports multiple operating modes under the guidance of Lenovo’s Mode Switcher interface: classic clamshell mode with a 12-inch main screen and a virtual or physical keyboard at the bottom; landscape or portrait mode with 16.3-inch screen fully unfolded and placed on a magnetic mounting bracket; and two handheld modes – book and tablet.

The new ThinkPad X1 Fold is also the first to feature an improved version of Intel’s Visual Sensing Controller (VSC), which drives the 5MP webcam to provide auto-framing, wake-on-approach authentication, “walk-away-lock ” and “bystander recognition”, among other useful features.

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ThinkPad X1 Fold in ‘book’ mode / Image: June Wan / ZDNET

Setting up the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (2022).

  • processors : 12th generation Intel U-Series Core i5, i7 with vPro
  • Graphics card : Intel Iris Xe (integrated)
  • BONE : Windows 11 (Home, Pro)
  • ram : up to 32 GB LPDDR5
  • Storage : up to 1 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
  • Screens : 16.3-inch foldable OLED (2024 x 2560) – 600 nits HDR / 400 nits SDR – 100% DCI-P3 – Dolby Vision – touch screen; pen rest – 16.3 inches open / 12 inches folded
  • Sound : Dolby Atmos system with 3 speakers – Dolby Voice activated – 4x microphones
  • Camera : 5MP RGB+IR with Intel VSC option
  • Battery capacity : 48Wh (extra 16Wh optional)
  • Battery charging : 65W fast charging
  • security chip :TPM 2.0
  • Approval : fingerprint reader (on the keyboard), Windows Hello face login
  • Ports : 2x Thunderbolt 4 – 1x USB-C (3.2 Gen 2), Nano SIM slot
  • Wireless : Bluetooth 5.2 – Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) – 5G sub-6GHz optional)
  • Dimensions : Unfolded: 276.1mm x 345.7mm x 8.6mm – Folded: 176.4mm x 276.2mm x 17.4mm
  • Weight : system: 1.28 kg – system + keyboard & bracket: 1.9 kg
  • Sustainability : Woven Performance recycled PET fabric cover – 97% PCC recycled plastic used in speaker housing – 97% PCC recycled plastic used in 48 and 16 hour batteries – at least 90% PCC recycled plastic used in the standard 65 watt adapter – low temperature soldering – 90% recycled and/or sustainable packaging.
  • Price : from €2,499
  • Availability : November 2022

Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise

Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise

Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise / Image: June Wan / ZDNET

Housed in a super compact chassis, the ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise is small but durable (MIL-STD tested) and can be installed discreetly behind monitors, under desks or on walls.

Powered by a 12th generation Intel Core i5 processor and capable of supporting up to four displays, the ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise is designed for “heavy workload productivity” in offices, kiosks or remote locations.

Connections are plentiful: two USB-A and one USB-C (with DisplayPort) on the front panel and 4 USB-A, 1 HDMI 2.0, 1 DisplayPort 1.4, 1 Flex IO (DP, HDMI) plus Gigabit Ethernet (RJ) – 45) on the back.

The Enterprise version of the Chromebox M60q is tailored to IT needs in terms of deployment, security features and ease of administration. It is therefore suitable for frontline environments such as care and call centres. There is also a version of the M60q without the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade features if these are not needed.

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ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise ports on the back / Image: June Wan / ZDNET

Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise Specifications

  • Processor : up to 12th generation Intel Core i5
  • BONE : Chrome OS
  • ram : up to 2x DDR4 SODIMM 3200MHz
  • Storage : M.2 SSD
  • Power supply : 90W, 65W
  • Security : ChromeOS security, H1 chip, Kensington lock
  • Front gates : 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 – 1x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DP 1.4), 3.5 mm audio in/out
  • Rear gates : 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 – 1x HDMI 2.0 – 1x DisplayPort 1.4 – 1x Flex IO (DP/HDMI) – 1x Gigabit LAN (RJ-45)
  • Wireless : Bluetooth 5.0 – Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz)
  • Dimensions : 178mm x 34mm x 182mm
  • Weight : 1.07 kg
  • Certificates : Energy Star, EPEAT Gold
  • Price : from €299
  • Availability : December 2022

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook (16-inch)

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook / Image: Lenovo

Lenovo’s first 16-inch Chromebook, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook, is aimed at the “modern family” – Lenovo meaning hybrid workers and students who today spend more time at home and less time in the workplace, offices and classrooms.

Featuring a 16-inch 16:10 display with 2.5K or FHD resolution and 120Hz or 60Hz refresh rates respectively and powered by a 12th generation Intel Core i3 processor, the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook also features a 1080p webcam and state-of- the-art Wi-Fi 6E connection. The top two speakers are tuned by Waves’ MaxxAudio, while the full-size keyboard has enough room to incorporate a separate numeric keypad. Battery life is advertised at 12 hours.

Technical specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook

  • processors : Intel Core i3-1215U, Intel Pentium 8505
  • BONE : Chrome OS
  • ram : 4GB, 8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage : SSD: 256GB, 512GB – eMMC: 64GB, 128GB
  • Screen : 16-inch 2.5K LCD, 16:10, 350 nits, 100% sRGB, 120Hz – 16-inch FHD LCD, 16:10, 300 nits, 45% NTSC, 60Hz
  • Sound : 2x 2W stereo speakers from MaxxAudio
  • Camera : 1080p FHD
  • Battery life : up to 12 hours
  • Dimensions : 356.5mm x 253mm x 19.95mm
  • Weight : from 1.86 kg
  • Hinge : 180°
  • Color : Storm gray
  • Ports : 1x MicroSD – 2x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2) – 2x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1) – 3.5 mm audio input/output – Kensington Nano lock slot
  • Wireless : Bluetooth 5.0 – Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz)
  • Software : Google Assistant – Google Play Store – Android Studio
  • Price : from €549
  • Availability : September 2022

Also announced…

Lenovo’s portfolio for IFA also includes monitors, tablets and a laptop running Windows 11. The monitors are the Lenovo Legion Y32p-30 Gaming Monitor with 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, three ThinkVision T-series monitors and an S-series screen, all designed to serve knowledge workers with different feature sets. There are two new 11.2-inch Android tablets, the Lenovo Tab P11 (2nd generation) and Tab P11 Pro (2nd generation) and the 16-inch ThinkBook 16p Gen 3, based on AMD Ryzen 9 6000 H-series processors. and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 discrete graphics.

Source: “ZDNet.com”

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