Lenovo at CES 2105: Flex 3, Android Tablets and Windows PCs
Lenovo unveiled quite a few new products that consumers will want to checkout over the next few months, the company brought the new devices to the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show as a small preview before the devices launch to the public. From Android tablets like the two Lenovo TAB 2 A7 models, to Windows PCs like the FLEX 3 convertible laptops, the company has all of their bases covered.
The Flex 3 is one of the more popular Lenovo lines at the moment, and in the new year the company will release models in 11, 14 and 15-in models now with four modes. There is also the Lenovo S41 laptop; and an expanded line of all-in-one desktops with the B50 3D Camera, and the space-saving C40 and C50 models.
Building on the popularity of YOGA line, The FLEX 3 now comes with a 360° hinge, it will run a full Windows 8.1 Update computing experience, and will come with 5th generation Intel Core i7 processors in the 14-in and 15-in models and up to Pentium processors in the 11-in model. There is also 1 TB of storage for holding users’ digital content libraries. The FLEX 3 offers an HD 1366×768 screen in 11, 14 or 15-in screen sizes (or up to FHD on 14-in and 15-in) along with stereo speakers and Dolby Home Theatre.
“Consumers today want devices that are as unique as they are,” said Tom Shell, vice president, Product Group, Lenovo. “That’s why we’ve expanded our range of devices across all platforms – laptops, desktops and tablets. With choice of operating system, mode, form factor and key technologies, users can choose the Lenovo PC that’s perfect for them.”
“Lenovo continues to innovate with beautiful Windows devices including its new B50 that will give users a premium 3-D experience in an all-in-one and its entry-level priced FLEX convertible laptops that make portable computing affordable for everyone,” said Peter Han, Vice President of WW OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with Lenovo to bring new and unique Windows devices to market that will enable people to be more productive across work and play.”
The 14-in S41 laptop will also run Windows 8.1, is 19.5mm thin and weighing less than 1.8kg. It can be outfitted with a 5th generation Intel Core i7 processor, optional next generation NVIDIA GeForce graphics, large storage up to 1 TB SSHD or 256 GB SSD and stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre.
There is also the TAB 2 A7-10 and A7-30 running Android 4.4 and measuring in at only 9.3mm and just 269 grams. The entry A7-10 offers eight hours of battery life, includes up to 32 GB of storage via the Micro SD, a MediaTek Quad Core processor, five point 1024×600 IPS touch screen and Dolby sound.
The larger model is the A7-30, offers the same essential features plus optional 3G for voice calling. In addition to phone calls via support for the SIM card, the 3G technology makes streaming videos and music fast and smooth. Users can select one of four fun colors – Aqua Blue, Cotton Candy, Pearl White or Ebony Black.
Both tablets come preloaded with Lenovo’s DOit suite of apps including SHAREit to instantly transfer files across devices, Security to protect against viruses, spam and malware and SYNCit to back up and restore contacts, text messages and call logs. Starting at $99, these tablets offer incredible value for the price.
Lenovo’s first AIO with an Intel RealSense 3D camera, the B50 3D Camera with Windows 8.1 update gives users an entirely new level of interactivity and productivity, allowing the PC to see like the user does with its 3D camera. The 3D camera features full 1080p color and a depth sensor to simulate depth-sensing and vision capabilities of human eyes. The 3D camera takes connecting, capturing and sharing and playing to a new dimension by enhancing video chats with virtual spaces, storing depth information for 3D editing and printing and interacting by responding to hands and finger movements and even facial expressions. It comes preloaded with four Intel RealSense experiences including Out of Box Experience, Personify, Wave Warrior and BBB Goal to make these imaginative uses a reality by video chatting, playing games and manipulating objects in 3D.
With its 23.8-in frameless FHD 1920×1080 touch screen and next generation NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the B50 3D Camera has beautiful visuals along with immersive Dolby certified sound and JBL speakers. It also has a DVD burner for flexibility when it comes to viewing and transferring multimedia. The B50 3D Camera also offers speedy performance with Windows 8.1, up to a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, WiFi and HDMI in and out connections. The AIO comes in Ebony with a keyboard and mouse.
In the all-in-one desktop models, the C Series AIO desktops offer consumers a choice of two screen sizes to fit nearly any space in their home with the 21.5-in C40 and the 23-in C50. Practical and affordable, the C Series desktops offer an optional 10-point touch screen in a Full HD 1920 x 1080 edge-to-edge display and Windows 8.1 Update. For enjoying home entertainment at its best, the desktops come with a DVD burner, front-facing speakers, optional next generation NVIDIA GeForce or AMD R5 graphics and WiFi. Available in Glossy White or Jet Black these attractive desktops also offer a powerful computing experience with up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors, fast memory and large storage.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo TAB 2 A7-10 and A7-30 tablets will be available beginning in January and March, respectively. Models will start at $99 and $129, respectively, via www.lenovo.com.
The Lenovo FLEX 3 in 11-in, 14-in and 15-in will be available beginning in May with models starting at $399, $549 and $579, respectively.
The Lenovo S41 laptop will be available beginning in June with models starting at $799 via major retailers.
The Lenovo B50 3D Camera all-in-one desktop will be available beginning in March with models starting at $1,249 via Best Buy and lenovo.com.
The Lenovo C40 and C50 all-in-one desktops models start at $429 and $729, respectively. The new C Series will be available in March via major retailers and lenovo.com.