Lenovo looks to end the year with a bang, as it unveiled 18 products at its launch event in Kuala Lumpur, entitled “Technology of Evolution: Never Stand Still.” The technology giant rolled out the new expansive YOGA family, Y-series gaming line (LYG), All-in-One desktop PCs, PHAB smartphone and more.
The launch was graced by Khoo Hung Chuan, Lenovo Malaysia country manager; Bruce Howe, head of consumer channel group Microsoft Malaysia; and Karen Chow, head of MNC and telco, Intel Malaysia.
The new range of products cater to digital entertainment encompassing general computing, gaming, music and movie streaming.
Lenovo outlined its MyLENOVOtainment strategy where it has penned key partnerships with Universal Music and Blizzard Entertainment for digital content.
YOGA 900: The Yoga 3 Pro on steroids
The Yoga 3 Pro, which I’m currently using, is a marvel of design and build. It packs a QHD+ display and Intel Core M performance in an incredibly thin and light shell together with the revolutionary watchband hinge design. With the new YOGA 900, things get thinner, faster yet retaining its much-loved svelte form factor. It’s an amazing 14.9mm thin, making it the world’s thinnest Intel Core I convertible. It tips the scales at only 1.29kg.
Powering the YOGA 900 is up to a 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and up to 512GB SSD. The QHD+ display is as stunning as ever. There’s Dolby Digital Surround audio built-in, and the battery powers the device for up to nine hours on a single charge.
Ideacentre Y900: For the hardcore gamers
Made for serious, hardcore gamers, the ideacentre Y series boasts up to quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and discrete graphics options. The new desktops are designed to accommodate future upgrades, with a chassic big enough to fit a full ATX motherboard and power supplies up to 1000W.
You can pack in up to two GPUs, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and for storage there’s 4x 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch compatible hard drive bays with tool-free HDD trays.
An internal cable routing system keeps things neat in the inside while you play on the outside.
The ideapad Y700 is suited for mobile gamers who want performance and portability. With an edgy outlook, the notebook is built for performance yet priced affordably. Powered by the latest Intel or AMD processors and discrete graphics, the Y700 also includes powerful JBL speakers and subwoofer.
Lenovo Pocket Projector
This is a handy little gadget that lets you project anywhere, delivering up to 110 inches of projection with its 50-lumen optical engine. It connects to devices wirelessly via Miracast or DLNA and supports Android, iOS and Windows. With up to 2.5 hours of battery life, the Pocket Projector also takes microSD cards of up to 32GB. Designed with a 90-degree hinge, the pocket-sized projector weighs just 170g and also includes stereo speakers.
Pricing and availability
Announced at IFA Berlin 2015 in September, Lenovo’s epic portfolio of products unveiled include:
- Ideapad 100S 11” and 14” (from MYR799) – Available in November
- Ideapad 500 (Z51) 14” and 15” (from MYR3,499) – Available in November
- Ideapad Y700 series gaming notebook (from MYR4,699) – Available in November
- Ideacentre AIO 700 (from MYR3,699 incl. accessories) – Available in December
- Ideacentre AIO 300 (from MYR2,699 incl. accessories) – Available in November
- Ideacentre Y900 series gaming desktop (MYR6,999 incl. accessories) – Available in December
- YOGA 900 13” notebook – Available in January 2016
- YOGA Tab 3 8” tablet (from MYR949) – Available in November
- YOGA Tab 3 Pro – Available in December
- MIIX700 2-in-1 tablet – Available in January 2016
- Lenovo PHAB (MYR799) – Available in November
- Lenovo Pocket Projector (US$249.99) – Available in January 2016
- Lenovo 500 Bluetooth speaker 2.0 (MYR399) – Available in December
Lenovo Y Gaming Series accessories:
- Mechanical switch keyboard (US$139.99)
- Surround sound headset (US$69.99)
- Precision gaming mouse (US$69.99)
- Mouse mat (US$9.99)
- Active backpack (US$99.99)