Lenovo debuts new tools, toys at MWC 2018

Feb 26, 2018 at 02:13 pm by SchelleFire

At Mobile Congress Worldwide 2018, Lenovo introduced new devices, tools and toys for the mobile generation.

Starting with the new Yoga 730 (in 13-inch and 15-inch models) and the new 14-inch Yoga 530 - these are latest additions to our 2-in-1 family designed for the mobile generation.

The new Windows 10-based convertibles feature modern designs, powerful laptop performance and tablet portability that have made the Lenovo Yoga an iconic premium laptop brand since it first pioneered the convertible form factor. Today, the new Yogas offer even more natural, intuitive and convenient experiences - whether you're in the office, at home or on the go.

5 Ways to Freestyle Your Input

Engineered with up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete graphics (on the 15-inch Yoga 730) and comfortable full-sized keyboards, the new Yogas are more than up to the task for content creation on the go. But beyond typing and clicking, you can now tap, write, or just speak to the new Yoga 730 and 530 to input commands based on what feels most natural and convenient to you.

The new Yogas come with up to a UHD IPS touchscreen display on the Yoga 730 and a FHD IPS touchscreen display on the Yoga 530, with razor-thin borders, so you can swipe, pinch and tap to browse the web.

Prefer using a pen to a keyboard? Use the optional Lenovo Active Pen 2 with 4,096 levels of sensitivity to write, draw or annotate with Windows Ink for a pen-on-paper experience.

For an added layer of security and personalization, you can also log into your Yoga with its integrated fingerprint reader through Windows Hello.

Voice Your Wishes with Alexa and Cortana

Busy with your hands tied and away from your laptop? No need to stop what you're doing. The Yoga 730 harnesses the power of AI to give you more choice in intelligent assistance. With both Alexa and Cortana built-in, the Yoga 730 incorporates not one but two distinct, voice-enabled, intelligent AIs.

Use Cortana on your Yoga 730 during the day to schedule meetings, get reminders, search and send emails and manage to-do lists with just your voice. Or just ask to order food, do your shopping, dim the lights and turn up the music at night with Alexa on your Yoga 730.

Far-field microphones make it easy for Alexa and Cortana to listen and respond even from across the room. You can now do thousands of things with just your voice as Alexa and Cortana continue to get smarter, adding more apps and skills to help you save time at work and at home.

Powers Your Productivity, Anywhere

The new Yogas' intuitive inputs are only as useful as the output afforded by their performance and portability. Faster graphics and processing speeds paired with up to a UHD (3840x2160) display, JBL speakers, and Dolby Atmos immersive audio, the Yoga 730 enables immersive entertainment experiences. Connect the Yoga 730 to a 4K display through the laptop's blazing-fast Thunderbolt 3 port to increase your productivity or share your holiday photo slideshow.

Thinner and lighter than before without sacrificing any performance, the slim new Yogas can keep up with your active lifestyle. Shedding 13 percent of its weight, the 15-inch Yoga 730 is just 1.89 kg, 1.12 kg for the even more compact 13-inch model. Encased in a polished and durable anodized aluminum casing with your choice of premium Platinum and Iron Grey colors,5 you'll want to show off the new Yoga 730. And at just 1.6 kg, the 14-inch Yoga 530 won't weigh your bag down either. It's 11 percent thinner than before at just 17.6mm - making it easy to slip into your everyday purse or bag.

The new Yoga 730 also gives you more mobility than before with a longer battery life of up to 11.5 hours on the 13-inch model and up to 11 hours on the 15-inch in FHD. Running from meeting to meeting on a busy day? With Rapid Charge, in just 15 minutes you can get up to 2 hours of usage of your Yoga 530 and 13-inch Yoga 730 to help power you through your day without worrying about plugging in.4 And when you're on the go, feel at ease with Lenovo Vantage and its Wi-Fi monitoring security features on the new Yogas.

From the optional pen to its AI-powered intelligent voice assistants,1 from its thinner and lighter design to long lasting battery life, the new Yoga 730 and 530 offer remarkable performance and portability to help you get things done in a way that feels most natural and convenient to you.

In EMEA, the 13-inch Yoga 730 with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included will start at €999 (VAT included) and the 15-inch model with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included will start at €1,099 (VAT included), both expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and select retailers starting April 2018. The 14-inch Yoga 530 will start at €549 (VAT included), expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and select retailers starting June 2018.

Lenovo's Ruggedized Chromebook Trio Adds New Touch and Pen

We're also seeing some truly useful innovations happening in Chromebooks lately that make these popular, affordable devices even better.

In fact, some of the latest offerings deliver many features that can go head to head with traditional laptops. Recently we announced a trio of Chromebooks for education, the Lenovo 100e, 300e and 500e. Today our Lenovo 300e and 500e is on sale to consumers on Lenovo.com and soon all three will be available through partners in major countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, U.K, Spain, Brazil and Australia.

Here's what makes them special: new design plus Touch and Pen features. All three Lenovo Chromebooks are extra tough with flak-jacket-like protection for life's rigors. The Chromebooks have rubber bumpers, reinforced ports and hinges and spill-resistant keyboards with reinforced keys that are not only tough in the classroom but at home too.

The Lenovo 100e entry model features a traditional laptop design but of note the 300e and 500e have the 360-degree Yoga hinge (invented and perfected by us) that lets the device switch between flexible laptop and tablet modes for productivity and entertainment.


For more information, check out these videos on the Lenovo YouTube channel:

Click here to watch the Yoga 730 product tour video
Click here to watch the Yoga 530 product tour video
Click here to learn more about Lenovo's expansion beyond PCs into AR/VR and smart devices