Lenovo Announces New PC Solutions at MWC 2023
Today at MWC 2023, Lenovo unveiled its latest PC and Chromebook solutions to help embrace dispersed hybrid working styles and provide advanced features that empower users across a broad selection of requirements and needs. Encompassing a progressive and contemporary design philosophy, the latest PC solutions, including a comprehensive refresh across the ThinkPad portfolio, focus on improvements in system performance, increased use of more sustainable materials, and continued enhancements to user experience.
ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 second-generation Windows 11 laptops enhance key areas of hardware and software functionality to help users maintain a creative edge. ThinkPad Z13 also presents a new Flax Fiber top cover, using bio-based materials, for a unique individual look and feel. Lenovo also introduced a redesigned fourth-generation ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga with narrower bezels, new colors, materials, and features to facilitate hybrid work and mobility. The ThinkPad portfolio for 2023 is completed with fourth-generation ThinkPad T14s, T14, and second-generation T16 workhorse laptops along with the fourth-generation ThinkPad L13, L13 Yoga, L14, and L15, designed for businesses with a wide range of mobile computing needs.
Value-conscious businesses seeking focused productivity features can select a fifth-generation ThinkPad E14 with new 16:10 displays or a new 16-inch form factor in the ThinkPad E16. Frequent travellers will like the additional protection provided by the new ThinkPad Professional Sleeve, available in 13-inch and 14-inch sizes to support a broad selection of laptops. The highly versatile ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One Gen 5 Monitor offers improved audio-visual capabilities and redesigned features capable of supporting multiple work scenarios.
Finally, consumers can enjoy the flexibility offered by the latest IdeaPad Duet 3i, a Windows 11 detachable laptop that seamlessly transitions between clamshell and tablet modes; or relish the ChromeOS eco-system with the latest IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook featuring a range of audio, visual, and connectivity upgrades. The products introduced today can also be available as part of the Lenovo TruScale Device as a Service (DaaS) model that offers organizations a broad range of digital workplace solutions, flexible payment options, and the ability to easily scale IT in line with their evolving business needs.
To further enhance productivity and employee experience, companies can deploy Lenovo Premier Support Plus. This new comprehensive suite of support services offers a human-centered approach to IT support, providing users with a seamless experience and direct access to Lenovo’s best technicians. Premier Support Plus also leverages AI insights powered by Lenovo Device Intelligence to help IT teams predict and prevent device downtime across a global fleet.
A recent Lenovo survey suggests that purpose-driven IT enables a transformed workforce through positive engagement, hybrid work flexibility, and a greater focus on employee experience across a multitude of factors. Getting the best out of end users requires solutions aligned to today’s hybrid working world, focused on fostering better productivity and making teamwork easier. Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad laptops demonstrate human-centric innovations that are core to driving positive employee experiences, introducing and improving on features that encourage new ways of hybrid working more efficiently and nurturing purposeful thinking all while making significant efforts to create more sustainable products.
Lenovo’s design and engineering teams spend thousands of hours researching innovations in manufacturing, materials, energy efficiency, servicing, and packaging to continue to produce ever more sustainable products. Lenovo remains focused on investing in a resilient and more sustainable global supply chain by increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuel and biofuels for shipping, installing renewable energy in its factories, and adopting state-of-the-art energy-efficient manufacturing processes to help reduce carbon emissions.
Lenovo is also encouraging its customers to meet their own sustainability goals through the provision of services such as CO2 Offset Service which has already offset more than 1 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from their purchases of Think PCs, and Asset Recovery Service which has been helping customers with their end-of-life technology hardware disposal for the past 15 years. Following the launch of refreshed ThinkPad X1 laptops in December 2022, the rest of the ThinkPad portfolio introduces updated and new models that further enhance one of the most comprehensive laptop portfolios available.
The increased use of more recycled materials and Post Consumer Content (PCC) plastic in select components is in line with Lenovo’s continued focus on supporting a circular economy and Lenovo’s goal to integrate post-consumer recycled content into 100% of PC products by 2025. Furthermore, the new Lenovo Commercial Vantage application announced in December 2022 will also appear in the new ThinkPad Z series, X13 series, T series, and L series. Through clearly identified labels and information, the intuitive features included in Commercial Vantage software aim to guide and encourage users to enable certain settings that are designed to help reduce power consumption or extend component lifespan.
Encased in modern progressive designs, the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 are powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors with AMD Radeon 700M Series Graphics, Windows 11, and can be configured with up to 64GB Dual Channel memory and up to 2TB PCIe SSD to help users breeze through the most demanding tasks. ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 unveils an optional new natural fiber reinforced material bonded to the 75% recycled aluminum top cover. This woven Flax material is made from 100% agricultural products collected by harvesting flax plant fibers.
The distinctive look and feel with sleek thin and light form factors and ultra-narrow bezels translate to a broader appeal for ThinkPad. Fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6E means the communications bar with its FHD camera and Dolby Voice enabled microphones delivers a premium audio-visual experience for powerful and engaging collaborative productivity, especially with a dispersed workforce.
A large haptic touchpad sits alongside the iconic TrackPoint to produce comfortable and accurate input whichever is preferred. Double-tapping the latter opens a TrackPoint Quick Menu which displays four menu cards. These menu cards can now be customized based on user preference from a list of options including camera and microphone functionality but also can now quickly configure select battery settings and preferred audio device settings such as Bluetooth or built-in speakers.
The redesigned ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 and ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 4 adopt sleeker narrow bezels increasing the screen-to-body ratio and making improvements in hybrid working functionality for frequent travellers. Dolby Audio speakers are now user-facing for more immersive audio, and when combined with a new optional 5-megapixel with Infrared camera, video conferencing delivers a truly collaborative experience.
For even greater immersion with deep blacks and vivid colors, X13 Gen 4 can be configured with a new 13.3-inch 2.8K OLED display that is Dolby Vision enabled and features Eyesafe Certified Natural Low Blue Light technology to help reduce eye strain. Security and ease of use are enhanced with ultrasonic human presence detection that can protect from casual “over the shoulder” observers and system login is simplified with facial recognition through Windows Hello.
ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 and X13 Yoga Gen 4 can be configured with up to Windows 11 Pro and be powered by the latest 13th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel vPro and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. X13 Gen 4 can alternatively be configured with the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors with AMD Radeon 700M Series Graphics.
The ThinkPad T series has introduced more than twenty generations since its original inception in May 2000 with each release focused on design, performance, and productivity improvements. The latest generation continues to push the envelope with incremental enhancements and adopts more sustainable materials mentioned above. A new optional 5MP camera with Infrared can improve user experiences as hybrid working is increasing the need for video conferencing. More low blue light display options are available across the board to help protect from eye strain, including a 2.8k OLED panel option now available on T14 Gen 4 and T16 Gen 2 as well as T14s Gen 4.
ThinkPad L13 Gen 4 and L13 Yoga Gen 4 also include a low blue light display option, which is low power to help increase battery efficiency. The latest L-series, including L14 Gen 4 and L15 Gen 4 can now be optioned with up to 2TB SSD storage, twice the capacity of the previous generation. The Lenovo View application available on select ThinkPad models provides a superior suite of intelligent camera-based features designed to help users unlock the power of the integrated camera to enhance video call experiences and improve security and digital health. Privacy settings, eye wellness alerts, auto-framing, and video enhancer algorithms are just some of the settings available that work seamlessly with the main unified communications applications.
Sporting the classic ThinkPad design, the ThinkPad Professional Sleeve comes in both 13″ and 14″ sizes to deliver a tailored fit for appropriate laptops. It’s designed to make commutes effortless, too. With an easy-access front pocket, users can easily store a phone, cables, and accessories. Plus, users can do it all while increasing the use of more sustainable materials, thanks to our clever use of 24% vegan leather and 73% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) on the outside, and 42% recycled PET lining on the inside.
Small and medium businesses have another laptop portfolio option. In addition to the premium and distinctive ThinkBook portfolio, value-conscious users can choose from the latest ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 or a new 16-inch ThinkPad E16. The E series now features 16:10 aspect ratio displays with increased screen-to-body ratios in excess of 90% and with a new keyboard and larger 115mm touchpad design, users can have a more comfortable and productive experience.
Available with up to Windows 11 Pro and either the latest 13th Generation Intel Core processors or the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors with AMD Radeon 610M Graphics, the lighter laptops can be configured with memory options up to 40GB, dual SSD storage offering up to 2TB and wireless connection via optional Wi-Fi 6E for high-speed stable wireless connection. Furthermore, 47Whr or 57Whr battery options make ThinkPad E14 Gen and E16 more suited than ever for mobility and hybrid workspaces.
For a more versatile all-in-one experience, the Tiny-in-One (TIO) form factor has traditionally allowed for modularity, enabling a cable-less connection with various Tiny PCs and the ability to switch out components when needed so that the monitor and PC can be refreshed separately. Further enhancing the convenience factor, the latest generation of ThinkCentre TIO monitors are packed with user-driven features that address the needs of a more mobile and hybrid workforce.
Available in two sizes, 21.5-inch and 23.8-inch, the new ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One Gen 5 Monitor offers an improved VoIP audio/visual experience via an upgraded 1080p webcam, microphone, and two user-facing speakers. With a 3-side borderless, sRGB FHD display, both monitors use natural low blue light technology to optimize eye comfort and are available with a 10-point, touchscreen that also supports stylus pen usage.
Modular in its design, the ThinkCentre TIO product line features a rear compartment with a built-in, 3-in-1 connector port where the Tiny desktop unit can easily snap in and out, mounting to the monitor without any cable required. As part of its refreshed design, the new ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 has been enhanced to now support even high-performance ThinkStation Tiny workstation PCs, in addition to the standard ThinkCentre Tiny.
Regardless of which PC unit is connected, a rotating, vented door on the compartment covers and protects it, ensuring a clean, sleek look when viewed from behind – a consideration for reception desks, kiosks, carted workstations and rotating call centers. To further safeguard what can be a portable system, a dual Kensington Lock is included on the ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5, securing both the monitor and connected Tiny PC in place, particularly useful when the system is deployed in unmonitored, public environments like a tradeshow booth or library.
Also new to this generation, the ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 includes a rear HDMI port as well as a DisplayPort, enabling expanded compatibility with up to two additional external PCs, whether it be a laptop, tower workstation, or another desktop. The ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 monitors also include many of the generational design updates recently announced for Lenovo’s ThinkVision T-series line of monitors, including an ergonomically conscious stand with wider lift range, a new joystick button for configuring device settings, dedicated VoIP buttons on the front of the monitor for easy volume control, and a smart traffic light that turns red when the camera is on to alert people when the user is in a virtual meeting. These monitors are packaged in paper cushions. Additionally, the Lenovo CO2 Offset Service can also be added to help organizations offset the carbon emissions associated with these monitors.
Slim, stylish, and portable, the latest generation of IdeaPad Duet 3i’s offers an impressive new display, Windows 11, and a powerful new Intel N-series Processor combined with smarter features to make it the ideal on-the-go detachable laptop at an affordable price. Perfect for students and multitaskers needing a versatile and portable device to carry and work in any location, the IdeaPad Duet 3i is lightweight, slim at just 8.95mm, and converts easily between laptop, tablet, and pen modes. With the ability to detach the screen from the keyboard, users can comfortably work in smaller spaces using the touchscreen option.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of this slightly larger 11.5-inch model is the 2K touchscreen display with 100% DCI-P3 which delivers a vibrant color gamut and 400 nits brightness so users can enjoy a superb viewing experience in a variety of settings. Whether it is students engaging in online learning or chatting with friends, the upgraded 5MP front camera and 8MP rear webcam offer sharper clarity supported by Dolby Audio to give an all-around enhanced experience.
Also, offering a smoother performance in this generation is the optional Lenovo Digital Pen for quick note-taking during meetings or lessons. Stay focused and productive powered by the latest Intel N-series Processor and supported by Wi-Fi 6 and up to 8.5 hours of battery life with Rapid Charge Boost allowing 2 additional hours of use from a short 15-minute charge.
For those seeking the value-driven essentials that fit today’s increasingly nomadic work- and lifestyles is the next generation IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook with MediaTek Kompanio 500 Series processor. Fit for an untethered yet elevated lifestyle, this 14-inch laptop, available with an FHD IPS touchscreen, is thin and light, weighing just 1.3kg, and offers an all-day battery spanning up to 13.5 hours and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Compared to previous generations, this 3-series Chromebook is packed with a range of upgraded features that go beyond its brighter 100% sRGB screen options. With front-facing speakers tuned by Waves MaxxAudio, a full-functioned Type-C port, an FHD webcam option with a physical shutter, and the inclusion of a dedicated mute key, it’s ready to take on work, play, study, and more.
ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 will be available starting July 2023. Prices are expected to start from €1649. ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 will be available starting August 2023. Prices are expected to start from €1959 excl VAT. ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 will be available starting July 2023. Prices are expected to start from €1190. ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 4 will be available starting July 2023. Prices are expected to start from €1290.
ThinkPad T14s, T14, and T16 will be available starting July 2023. Prices are expected to start from €1590, €1345, and €1390 respectively. ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga will be available starting April 2023. Prices are expected to start from €839 and €980 respectively. ThinkPad L14 and L15 will be available starting May 2023. Prices are expected to start from €775 and €755 respectively.
ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 and E16 Gen 1 will be available starting June 2023. Prices are expected to start from €770 and €780 respectively. ThinkPad Professional Sleeves will be available starting May 2023. Prices are expected to start from €35 for the 13-inch and €37 for the 14-inch. ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One (TIO) Gen 5 Monitors will be available starting August 2023. Prices are expected to start from €299 for the 22-inch, and €399 for the 24-inch. IdeaPad Duet 3i will be available starting June 2023. Prices are expected to start from €449. IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook will be available starting May 2023. Prices are expected to start from €349.