Lenovo Unveils Innovation Vision for 2021

New portfolio of connected devices and innovation pushing boundaries announced across connectivity, mobility, entertainment, gaming, AR, remote work, AI and more

JANUARY 12, 2021 – At CES® 2021 Lenovo™ unveiled its vision to redefine meaningful innovation in technologies that have become more essential than ever to the user experience. Innovation has traditionally always focused on breakthrough technologies and new form factors, but 2020 has reframed the idea of meaningful innovation in a year where people sought changes to existing technologies that helped them improve the way they lived, worked, and studied. Lenovo is predicting that the next decade will be defined by smarter technology for all and targeted innovations and breakthroughs in a few existing technologies that have become essential today to the user experience. This shift is a catalyst that will bring about more meaningful innovation that serves more people going forward.

To address users’ unique needs and requirements in an inclusive way, Lenovo’s new portfolio of products, software and solutions announced at the show are not only smarter but are bring connectivity to the forefront. For all the information on Lenovo’s launches, go to the Lenovo CES homepage.

Enhanced Mobility   

Lenovo is proud to showcase the new devices and software focused on empowering users in a new world of flexible workspaces including the thinnest 1 ThinkPad ever – ThinkPad™ X1 Titanium Yoga™. The new ThinkPad X12 Detachable combines the features of a high-performance laptop with the flexibility of a 12.3-inch detachable tablet. Lenovo’s new ThinkBook™ Plus Gen 2 i 2 with e-ink display, ThinkBook 13x i, 2 ThinkBook 14p Gen 2 and ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 are built specifically for mobile professionals in Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) and come with the latest software updates to Lenovo Vantage 3, which personalize the user experience further and maintain security on the go.

Entertainment, Everywhere   

It is more important than ever to give consumers a powerful, connected, and upgraded device that is easy for all family members to use and take them beyond their current reality. Get hours of entertainment and more pixels with the new Lenovo Tab P11 with a stunning 2K display. The tablet is compatible with tailored productivity accessories like optional keyboard pack, Lenovo Precision Pen 2 and comes preloaded with Microsoft Office apps. It also offers Kids Space from Google 4 for content that helps young kids learn and have fun.  It is also one of just a handful of tablets certified to stream Netflix shows in HD. Although everyday life has changed, Lenovo understands that users still need to watch the latest movies, learn remotely, and stay connected via first-class video calling with technologies from home.

Immersive AI Gaming of the Future  

Lenovo Legion™ goes all out with new futuristic gaming machines that play harder at home with the next-gen performance of the latest gaming laptops and accessories. The growth of video games as a source of social interaction and fun while physically apart has only accelerated during the new normal. 5 This CES, Lenovo delivers smarter and more stylish gaming options with its new battle-ready lineup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to auto-enable seamless gaming performance on Lenovo Legion PCs and accessories. Lenovo doubles down on more immersive experiences with the world’s first 16-inch QHD 165Hz gaming laptops: the new Lenovo Legion 7 and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro. 6

Remote Work Revolution  

Distributed workforces and hybrid work models have increasingly become the reality of a new normal. The new Lenovo L Series Monitors featuring IPS panels announced include the Lenovo L24i-30 and Lenovo L27e-30. Both look great in a living space and keep eyes feeling fresh with advanced anti-glare and Eye Comfort technology certified by TÜV Rheinland 7 to help minimize blue light and flickering throughout the day. On the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga, the new Dolby Voice capabilities provide exceptional conferencing experiences leveraging spatial audio technology that separates voices and improves speech recognition for voice assistants. Users will also be pleased to experience new Smart Dock solutions and integrate state-of-the-art technologies like blue light filters and noise cancelling capabilities for meetings in the latest line of ThinkBook laptops. As businesses adapt to new ways of working and hybrid business models, it even more critical that users are equipped with the right technology that allows the opportunity to adjust to any situation.

5G Connectivity   

With family members sharing home Wi-Fi networks at peak hours, it is more important than ever to have a reliable 4G/LTE and 5G cellular connection to enable lightning-fast speeds. The new ultra-portable 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad™ 5G launched at CES is one of the first mainstream 5G-connected 8 laptops purpose-built to deliver a truly mobile PC experience at accessible prices. Lenovo’s wide-ranging X1 Portfolio includes the redesigned ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga with improved user experiences and joined the trail blazing ThinkPad X1 Fold and ultra-light ThinkPad X1 Nano to complete a comprehensive 5G-ready 8 premium ThinkPad X1 portfolio. Motorola joins Lenovo in the mission to democratize 5G technology and bring blazing-fast 5G connectivity and capabilities with the introduction of the motorola one 5G ace. In addition to superfast 5G speeds, the device shatters user expectations with outstanding battery life, cameras and display quality.

Pushing Innovation Boundaries

Lenovo announced a set of exciting new innovations to enhance productivity and transform work at every level, from small businesses to large global enterprises. From customized virtual displays to Augmented Reality (AR) assisted workflows and 3D visualization, the ThinkReality A3 new smart glasses for professionals and industrial workers is a comprehensive digital solution offering to deliver intelligent transformation in business and bring smarter technology to more people. Additionally, Lenovo’s joint venture company, NECPC, introduces two stylish products: the ultra-mobile, pocket-sized LAVIE MINI, a new concept convertible PC offering gaming connectivity with accessories, and the lightweight 13-inch LAVIE Pro Mobile laptop with latest Intel CPUs. The new pocket-sized NEC LAVIE MINI convertible PC prototype is one of the smallest form-factors featuring the power and performance of up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 mobile processor with Intel Iris® Xe graphics.

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About Lenovo  

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 63,000 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 are 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 LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

1 Based on Lenovo internal research of all ThinkPad models manufactured worldwide by either IBM or Lenovo since 1992
2 Inclusion of a lowercase letter ‘i’ in the Lenovo PC’s name denotes an Intel CPU.
3 Between January and April of 2021, these Vantage updates will be made available on any consumer or SMB PC that is configured for “home and office use” during device setup. Updates will be available in the Microsoft Store for manual download.
4 Kids Space requires a Google Account for your child. Parental controls require the Family Link app on a supported Android, Chromebook, or iOS device. Books and video content not available in all regions. Video content subject to the availability of YouTube Kids app. Books content requires the Play Books app. Availability of apps, books and video content may change without notice. Google Assistant is not available in Google Kids Space.
5 Deloitte Insights, 2020, “Digital Media Trends,” https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/technology/video-game-industry-trends.html
6 Based on research conducted by Lenovo (November 25, 2020) on consumer laptops sold by major PC manufacturers shipping more than one million units worldwide annually.
7 A TÜV Rheinland certification mark signifies that a product has been examined according to strict safety requirements by an accredited third-party and is supported by regular factory inspections.
8 Requires 4G or 5G network service and separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.

LENOVO, THINKPAD, THINKBOOK, THINKREALITY, LENOVO LEGION, YOGA, and IDEAPAD are trademarks of Lenovo. MOTOROLA and MOTO are trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. CES is a trademark of the Consumer Technology Association. GOOGLE, ANDROID, GOOGLE PLAY, YOUTUBE and GOOGLE ASSISTANT are trademarks of Google LLC. TÜV is a registered trademark of the TÜV Rheinland Group. Dolby Voice is among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft Office is among trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Wi-Fi is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. NEC Personal Computers, Ltd., is a joint venture company of Lenovo and NEC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2020, Lenovo Group Limited.

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