Lenovo Introduces New Portfolio of Smarter Technology for Education with VR Classroom 2

Lenovo solutions for education feature tailored devices suited for the broad range of form factors and use cases schools need in today’s digital learning ecosystem.

MIAMI, January 14, 2020 –  Lenovo™ (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is introducing its new portfolio of technology for education at the 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference® (FETC) in Miami. New solutions include the Lenovo VR Classroom 2, as well as laptops and tablets specially tailored for learning and teaching.

Lenovo education technology experts are also presenting insights on new experiences and trends at FETC®, including the development and benefits of esports in education, as well as smarter classroom orchestration.

As a leading provider of educational technology, Lenovo is committed to building smarter technology to empower students and teachers through personalized education solutions. A trusted technology partner to institutions around the world, Lenovo is enabling new models of teaching, learning and collaborating through cutting-edge solutions, all while managing cost, efficiency, and security.

Introducing the Lenovo VR Classroom 2

Lenovo is introducing VR Classroom 2, an even smarter solution that empowers teachers and administrators to easily integrate virtual reality lessons into their curriculum. With new classroom management tools for teachers, Lenovo VR Classroom 2 is transforming immersive education by making it easier than ever to get started and keep students in sync.

Lenovo VR Classroom 2 is a complete solution for teaching with VR, providing fully integrated hardware, content, training, and support designed specifically for middle schools and high schools. The solution comes with a new headset and content management system, as well as diverse curriculum-mapped experiences, including STEM, virtual tours, and career exploration. Lenovo VR Classroom 2 is powered by the ThinkReality™ platform, making it simple for IT staff to deploy a fleet of headsets. Lenovo VR Classroom 2 also uses LanSchool™ to enable teachers to confidently deploy VR to their classes.

Online ­and­ onsite training plus all-in-one support­ take­ this VR education solution to the top of the class. Optional hardware, accessories, and professional development are available.

“Preparing young people for the careers of tomorrow requires smarter technology and a reliable partner to support deployment. Teachers value the unbounded possibilities VR experiences bring to students when it is to easy-to-use and fully supported,” said Rich Henderson, Director of Global Education Solutions at Lenovo. “Whether it’s taking a virtual field trip inside DNA strands to teach a unit on genetic engineering, or a guided tour of the Colosseum in Ancient Rome in history class – Lenovo’s VR Classroom 2 offers a seamless journey for educators and students.”

The Lenovo VR Classroom 2 will be available in Spring 2020, contact your Lenovo representative today for more information.

Powerful Portfolio of Laptops and Tablets for Education

Lenovo’s mission in education is to provide a purpose-built portfolio that empowers educators to drive positive learning outcomes.  Lenovo continues to offer a broad choice of Chromebook and Windows enabled systems specifically designed for students and teachers. Providing a superior and personalized user experience, the education portfolio features smart and innovative technology to enhance learning engagement.

An all new Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet is the latest addition and an ideal tool for K-2 students to begin their education journey with problem-solving games, assessments and hands-on learning apps.

Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet
Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet

Highlights of 10e Chromebook Tablet:

  • Specifically designed to withstand the rigors of a classroom environment with rubber bumpers and a super tough DragontrailTM Pro Glass that meets MIL-STD-810G testing
  • Powerful but efficient MediaTek processor that conquers daily classroom tasks
  • Versatile detachable keyboard folio case with anchored and water-resistant keys1
  • Eight years of auto-updates2, world-facing camera, Universal Stylus Input support and access to tons of creativity tools and learning apps.

The latest ThinkPad™ 11e Yoga™ is a go-anywhere, do-anything, all-day learning machine, with the flexibility offered by its convertible form factor. Thinner and lighter than ever (19.9mm and 3.1 pounds), ThinkPad 11e Yoga Gen 6 is ideal for any grade level or teaching style.

ThinkPad 11e Yoga Gen 6
ThinkPad 11e Yoga Gen 6

Highlights of ThinkPad 11e Yoga:

  • Durability of ThinkPad Education design specifications that meets MIL-STD-810G testing with rubber bumpers and Corning GorillaTM Glass
  • Powerful Intel® processor that meets the needs of any students or teachers
  • Versatility of Pencil Touch Technology allowing students to use a No. 2 pencil to interact directly with the screen, and an optional garaged active pen when more precision is required
  • Optional World-Facing Camera making it easier to record and take pictures and videos in all modes

Lenovo is also refreshing the 2nd generation of 100e, 300e and 500e Chromebooks and 100e, 300e Windows with the latest processors to provide the best performance and experience for students and educators.

Pricing and Availability3:

Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet will be available from March, starting at $269.
ThinkPad 11e Yoga Gen 6 will be available from February, starting at $699.

Chromebooks:
Lenovo 100e 2nd Gen Chromebook will be available from now, starting at $214.
Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen Chromebook will be available from now, starting at $319.
Lenovo 500e 2nd Gen Chromebook will be available from now, starting at $399.

Windows:
Lenovo 100e 2nd Gen will be available from now, starting at $299.
Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen will be available from now, starting at $349.

Come see a demonstration of Lenovo’s smarter technology for education at booth #2400 during FETC in the Miami Beach Convention Center January 14-17, 2020.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we’re also leading an Intelligent Transformation to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more, visit https://www.lenovo.com, follow us on LinkedInFacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagramWeibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

1 Water-resistant design helps protect against moderate exposure to water, such as accidental spills, splashes, or light rain. It is not designed to be submersed in water or exposed to pressurized water or other liquids.  Water-resistance may diminish over time. Not waterproof.

2 Updates end June 2028 in accordance with Chrome OS AUE policy.

3 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and color options may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.

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