CES 2020: Lenovo’s 5G, foldable PCs, and smart home displays Eunice Isobel Lee January 9, 2020 Features, Tech We’ve seen Lenovo’s Legion line up for this year’s CES. Now, let’s take a look at the brand’s other ambitious offerings. The Yoga 5G In the past year, the smartphone market has been continually moving towards the 5G world and it’s no surprise that consumer PCs are following their footsteps. At last year’s Computex, Lenovo teased their first-ever 5G PC called ‘Project Limitless’ and now, it’s officially here. The 14-inch Yoga 5G comes in Lenovo’s signature 2-in-1 form factor, convertible from laptop to tablet with a digital pen. It’s light and portable at 2.86lbs (1.3kg), with super connectivity thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. It comes with a hands-free infrared (IR) camera and integrated fingerprint reader and battery life can give you up to 24 hours of work. The Yoga 5G will be available in Spring 2020 and will start at US$1,499 (~P75,895). The ThinkPad X1 Fold There are foldable phones and tablets. Now there are foldable PCs. Hear me out, I know a “folding” laptop (in the literal sense) isn’t anything new. Instead, think of this one as a large folding screen. Also teased last year, the released ThinkPad X1 Fold is built from a combination of lightweight alloys and carbon fiber and covered in a leather folio cover. It is a fully functional laptop PC with a 13.3-inch OLED display when fully unfolded and weighs less than 2.2 pounds/1kg. Use it in any orientation you wish to—it can even fold like a book—and in landscape mode, use the integrated kickstand in the leather folio case. For typing-heavy work, it comes with a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard that is stored and wirelessly charged inside the system and secured with magnets. Lenovo says to expect more from their foldable portfolio, following the recently announced motorola razr foldable flip phone which reinvents the popular flip phones of the 90s. The X1 Fold will be available from mid-2020, starting at US$2,499 (~P126,700). Stay tuned for our take on the new motorola razr. The ThinkBook Plus The ThinkBook Plus is a laptop with a 10.8-inch e-ink display on its cover that can be used to create illustrations and take notes with the Precision Pen, at the same time as receiving essential notifications when the lid is closed. It sports a 13.3-inch FHD main display The ThinkBook Plus will be available from March 2020, starting at US$1,199 (~P60,777). The IdeaPad Duet Chromebook Designed for those who love browsing through the latest apps, catching up on the latest entertainment or getting work done on-the-go, the new Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is one of the lightest and thinnest Chromebooks in the world with a long battery life of up to 10 hours. The new Chromebook has minimalist design and optional USI stylus for intuitive handwriting, low-latency notetaking and figure drawing and a full-featured 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook it perfectly combines portability with simplicity. The IdeaPad Duet Chromebook will be available from May 2020, starting at US$279.99 (~P14,192). The Lenovo Smart Frame From its venture into smart home displays with the Smart Clock and Smart Display, Lenovo now launched the Lenovo Smart Frame. The Smart Frame features a screen burnished with a matte screen finish and anti-glare layer. It features a color tone sensor that adjusts the picture’s brightness in accordance with the ambient light in the room and a range of hand gestures can be used to play, continue or pause the photo slide, or video. The Lenovo Smart Frame will be available from August 2020, starting at US$399 (~P20,225).