Tuesday, September 27

Lenovo debuts: 4K 144Hz monitor, the IdeaPad 5i and Android 12L tablets | Digital Trends Spanish

This September 1, lenovo announced a slew of new products, highlighting a 4K 144Hz monitor, the IdeaPad 5i, and Android 12L tablets.

Lenovo’s IdeaPad 5i is the first Chromebook with a 120Hz refresh rate

Lenovo has just announced the new IdeaPad 5i Chromebook, which is the first Chromebook to come with a high-resolution 120Hz refresh rate display.

Lenovo has also announced a new Chromebox desktop, expanding its already excellent lineup of devices running ChromeOS.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook

The high-resolution screen of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i stands out. The 16-inch size is somewhat unique in the world of Chromebooks, as few are this big. Note that each diagonal inch adds space both horizontally and vertically, so this is significantly larger than 14-inch Chromebooks.

Text and graphics should be sharp with the IdeaPad 5i’s 2.5K resolution, and scrolling ultra-smooth with its 120Hz refresh rate. This is the first Chromebook to feature a refresh rate higher than 60Hz, which is a feature usually reserved for gaming laptops and high-end premium devices. It also tops out at 350 nits of brightness, according to Lenovo.

The IdeaPad 5i Chromebook keyboard.

The IdeaPad 5i is more than just a screen, and ChromeOS should pair well with configurations up to an Intel Core i3-1215U, 8GB of memory, and 512GB of storage. Lenovo claims a 12-hour battery life and provided good video calling hardware with a 1080p webcam and two 2-watt speakers. Ports include a MicroSD slot, two USB-C, two USB-A, and an audio jack. Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6E complete extensive connectivity.

This is a large Chromebook, so the 4.1-pound weight shouldn’t come as a surprise. Pricing has yet to be announced, but it should be coming soon as the laptop is expected to launch this month.

ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox

Lenovo's ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox can be mounted to a monitor.

Lenovo also updated its Chromebox lineup with the ThinkCentre M60q. Lenovo hasn’t made a ThinkCentre Chromebox for quite some time, so this could indicate renewed interest in this market. Measuring 7 inches by 1.33 inches by 7.16 inches, this compact, buildable PC packs up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, supports up to four monitors, and comes with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity for fast internet.

An Enterprise version was also announced and is identical in specs but comes with Google Chromebook Enterprise Updates management. Priced at $323, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Enterprise is expected to be available in February 2023.

Lenovo unleashes an avalanche of monitors, including a 4K 144Hz beast

Lenovo has just announced a flurry of new monitors, and the range includes a really interesting model: the Legion Y32p-30, a 4K gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate. Made for gamers, this screen will aim to combine stunning 4K visuals with a refresh rate suitable for MOBAs and other fast-paced titles.

Alongside the beastly Legion, Lenovo is also introducing a range of business monitors, including several ThinkVision offerings that could be appreciated by remote and hybrid workers. Here’s what we know about these new monitors.

The new Lenovo Legion Y32p

Of all the monitors announced by Lenovo today, the Legion definitely stands out the most, and not just for gamers. This is a 31.5-inch UHD monitor with a 4K resolution, offering plenty of screen real estate that should come in handy for gaming and content creation alike.

The Legion Y32p-30 has a reasonable maximum brightness of 400 nits and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1. The screen is surrounded by slim bezels that could add to the immersion, and it comes with swivel, tilt, and height adjustments. Lenovo seems to emphasize eye care by adding blue light protection and an automatic ambient brightness sensor that can optimize your display as bedtime approaches.

There are plenty of 4K monitors out there, but a gaming monitor that packs 4K resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate is still a catch, though there are certainly monitors that combine the two, and they fall in a similar price range to the new Legion. Combined with a 0.2ms response time, Lenovo Legion will keep up with your game in shooters and immersive RPGs alike.

Lenovo priced the Legion Y32p-30 at $749, and plans to release the display sometime in December. A month later, in January 2023, five new screens will arrive, but these models are aimed at professionals rather than enthusiasts.

The range includes the ThinkVision T32p-30 ($799), ThinkVision T34w-30 ($849), ThinkVision S25e-30 ($179), ThinkVision T32h-30 ($549), and the ThinkVision T24i-30 ($299). Let’s see how they differ from each other.

A woman smiles as she works, sitting at a desk with a Lenovo ThinkVision monitor.

The ThinkVision T32p-30 is Lenovo’s solution for workers who need a big screen. This is a 31.5-inch monitor with a 4K UHD resolution and an IPS panel, which is likely to offer good viewing angles and faithful color reproduction. It has a minimalist, borderless design that doesn’t stray from the usual Lenovo style.

Moving on, we have the ThinkVision T34w-30 with a 34-inch WQHD curved screen. The curvature was rated at 1500R, making for an immersive user experience, but not a distracting one. Both monitors have a 60Hz refresh rate and are suitable for creative work and spreadsheet magic alike.

The ThinkVision ultrawide monitor on a white background.

Lenovo will also offer the ThinkVision T32h-30, a 31.5-inch QHD monitor with a built-in RJ45 Ethernet port for added security, and two smaller screens (S25e-30 and 24i-30). The former comes with a 24.5-inch FHD display and a slightly increased 75Hz refresh rate, while the latter is a 23.8-inch IPS panel with higher brightness and colors.

Lenovo’s latest tablets have Android 12L and competitive prices

Lenovo is upping its game for those looking to surf the web on the go and work comfortably from home with the introduction of two new devices: two new Android tablets that could be pretty decent iPad alternatives.

Android tablets aren’t a big focus for many brands these days, so it’s always good to see Lenovo still committed to the form factor. But are their latest releases any good? This is what you will find with the new Lenovo Tab P11 and Tan P11 Pro.

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tablet.
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Both tablets are the second iterations of the P11 family and as such feature a handful of minor optimizations and improvements over previous iterations. The base model has a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, while the Pro version runs on the more capable MediaTek Kompanio 1300T. The screens for both devices vary greatly; the base version has an 11.5-inch 2K LCD display, while the Tab P11 Pro has a slightly smaller 11.2-inch 2.5K OLED display that supports HDR10+.

On almost every level (apart from the slight difference in screen size), the Tab P11 Pro beats the base model. Both offer the usual amount of RAM and storage options, with the Tab P11 starting at 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and going all the way up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Tab P11 Pro starts with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and can go up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The Lenovo Tab P11 tablet.
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While neither device is a major technical powerhouse, they both certainly bring things to the table, especially when you consider that they’re both made with the keyboard and smart pen support in mind. Also, they run on Android 12Lbut they will be compatible until Android 14.

Both the Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro are currently only available in Europe and will go on sale later this year. The Tab P11 Pro will start at 499 euros in September. Those looking for the base model of the second-generation Tab P11 will have to wait until November, when it will start at €299.

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