As expected, Lenovo brought its A-game to its annual Tech Life event at IFA 2019. A couple of days prior to the event, the #1 PC maker already announced some spanking new consumer and enterprise hardware, but that was merely a precursor for even bigger, smarter things to come. Lenovo unveiled a host of new devices spanning smart home, notebook, AR and mobile categories, encircled around its latest campaign “Smarter Technology for all.”
If there’s one product line that defines who Lenovo is, it has to be the Yoga. Since its introduction, the Yoga line has been the benchmark in design and craftsmanship , as well as offering best-in-industry performance and innovation.
The new Yoga notebooks were engineered together with Intel as part of the Project Athena programme—enabling even thinner, lighter form factors with AI-powered features, future-proof connectivity, powerful performance, and all-day battery life.
The new 14-inch Yoga C940 and S740 pack the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors and Windows 10. Making a debut on these two devices are Super Resolution—to upscale video up to FHD 1080p on Windows Media Player; and Q-Control, that dynamically boosts battery life with the help of AI-enhanced Intelligent Cooling Mode.
What’s interesting is Lenovo going all-in with Amazon Alexa. Now you can speak to Alexa even when the notebook lid is locked or asleep. She will respond instantly with pop-up messages that appear at the bottom of the screen.
Select Yoga devices also feature a familiar visual experience when managing smart home devices with the Alexa mobile app. Alexa now also supports multi-language without you having to change settings, currently offered in English and German.
The all-metal-clad 14-inch Yoga C940 features TrueBlock Privacy shutter, Windows Hello biometric authentication, a garaged pen with silo charging, and improved battery life of up to 17.5 hours (FHD) and 10.5 hours (UHD). It is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, packs super fast Wi-Fi 6 and comes with a redesigned Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos speakers. It boasts a Dolby Vision enabled display (up to 4K UHD resolution) with an engraved camera notch, making the lid easier to open.
The all-aluminium Yoga S740 is powered by up to 10th Gen Intel Core processor and optional NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. IT touts a hands-free IR camera login and time-of-flight (ToF) sensor. The ultra-light and ultra-slim notebook packs a 14-inch display, with up to 4K VESA400 HDR resolution and Dolby Vision-enabled; a Dolby Atmos Speaker System; plus upgraded Eye Care mode.
The notebook delivers up to 14 hours of battery life with RapidCharge (on optional FHD display).
The Yoga C940 is also offered as a 15-inch model, sporting a notched webcam on the lid for better grip; a garaged pen with silo charging, TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and Windows Hello biometric fingerprint authentication. There’s also Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, the latest Alexa features, as well as 9th Gen Intel Core processors and optional 4K VESA400 HDR display (500 nits).
The Yoga C940 15-inch also features the Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmost Speaker System, and offers up to 12 hours of battery life.
Meanwhile, the Yoga S740 also comes in a 15-inch option. It’s stacked with up to the 9th Gen Intel Core i9 mobile processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 GPU. The all-metal ultra-slim notebook packs a 15-inch FHD HDR display with Dolby Vision at 500 nits. It also comes with nifty features like the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter, and Dolby Atmos Speaker System with Smart Amp.
And we’re not done yet. There’s also an all-metal Yoga C740 available in 14-inch and 15-inch screen sizes, and offered in two stylish hues—Mica or Iron Grey. The lightweight 2-in-1 devices also offer TrueBlock Privacy Shutter, up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processors, RapidCharge and Dolby Atmos Speaker System. The 14-inch Yoga C740 delivers up to 13 hours of battery life, while the 15-inch model offers up to 15. In terms of display options, the 15-inch model offers up to FHD VESA400 HDR touchscreen (500 nits and Dolby Vision), or an IPS FHD touchscreen display on the 14-inch model.
For those who prefer a more compact form factor, can opt for the 13-inch Yoga C640, which packs up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and a 360-degree flexible hinge design. The convertible device comes with optional, integrated 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, and offers up to 20 hours of battery life.
Lenovo, just a few days ago, had already announced two new consumer tablets: Lenovo Tab M7 and Lenovo Tab M8, but here’s a couple more. The Yoga Smart Tab and Smart Tab M8 are two Android tablets that also double up as hands-free smart home hubs.
The new tablets resemble the previous award-winning Yoga Tab 2/3 Pro tablet form factor, and work with Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode.
Lenovo also unveiled a new Smart Display 7 with Google Assistant, the perfect companion for your home.
Following the immensely successful Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo and Marvel partner again to bring Marvel Dimension of Heroes, available only on Lenovo Mirage AR. The smartphone powered AR experience lets you harness six legendary Marvel Super Heroes: Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Dr Strange, Starlord, Captain America, and Thor, to take on infamous Super Villains, right in their own living rooms.
After the original ThinkBook, Lenovo introduces the new ThinkBook 14 and ThinkBook 15, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and privacy-conscious users on a budget. Lenovo also updated to ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s with 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
Lenovo also launched a slew of sleek, snazzy new displays including the 27-inch QHD IPS Q27q Monitor; 24-inch FHD Q24i Monitor; and professional 28-inch 4K UHD IPS ThinkVision S28u-10 Monitor.
What’s Tech Life with Motorola? The much-anticipated camera-focused new addition to the motorola one family made a debut—the motorola one zoom. Boasting a whopping 48MP main shooter with Quad-Pixel technology, dual Optical Image Stabilisation, and Night Vision software, the device joins the motorola one, motorola one vision, and motorola one action. The main sensor is accompanied by an 8MP telephoto lens camera and 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens camera. The device comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery that can last up to two days on a single charge, and also supports TurboPower rapid charging. It gets a 6.4-inch Max Vision OLED display pushing out Full HD resolution.
Last but not least, Motorola also launched the moto e6 plus, a budget smartphone that features a dual-camera system (13MP + 2MP) and comes with a 6.1-inch Max Vision HD+ display.
Lenovo’s customer care service now spans 25 new markets with Lenovo Premium Care. Already available in Asia Pacific, North America, the UK, Italy, France, and other markets, this comprehensive support and troubleshooting service is expanding to 36 total geographic markets by the end of 2019. Further European markets include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
Pricing and availability
In EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa markets):
|Lenovo Yoga C940 (14-inch)||EUR1,499.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-inch)||EUR1,899.00 (including VAT)||October 2019|
|Lenovo Yoga S740 (14-inch)||EUR899.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo Yoga S740 (15-inch)||EUR1,399.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo Yoga C740 (14-inch)||EUR899.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo Yoga C740 (15-inch)||EUR899.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo Yoga C640 (13-inch)||EUR899.00 (including VAT)||October 2019|
|Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab with the Google Assistant||EUR299.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo Smart Tab M8? with the Google Assistant||EUR149.00 (including VAT)||October 2019|
|Lenovo Smart Display ?7 with the Google Assistant||EUR129.00 (including VAT)||October 2019|
|Lenovo Mirage AR with MARVEL Dimension of Heroes||USD249.99 in the US(MARVEL Dimension of Heroes content is available to download via a compatible smartphone on the App Store and Google Play at no additional cost. The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges experience is already available for download, and a free update will add compatibility for players using the new Lenovo Mirage AR Universal Controllers)||September 6, 2019 on Amazon.com and Lenovo.com|
|Lenovo ThinkBook 14 (14-inch)||EUR675.00 (excluding VAT)||November 2019|
|Lenovo ThinkBook 15 (15-inch)||EUR665.00 (excluding VAT)||November 2019|
|Lenovo Q27q Monitor (27-inch)||EUR299.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo Q24i? Monitor (24-inch)||EUR169.00 (including VAT)||September 2019|
|Lenovo ThinkVision S28u Monitor||EUR300 (excluding VAT)||October 2019|
|Lenovo Premium Care||Pricing varies by hardware, package terms (from one to three years), geographical location, distribution, and other factors. To upgrade, consumer PC users can call their local sales team, visit www.lenovo.com, select a plan via the Lenovo Vantage dashboard, or by scanning the eSupport QR code on their device.|
|motorola one zoom||From EUR429||September 2019|
|moto e6 plus||From EUR139||September 2019|