5 Big Lenovo Product Announcements Ahead Of CES 2020

The company is using the show to unveil a range of devices, including PCs, displays and smart office devices.


Lenovo is kicking off 2020 with a range of new product unveilings, just ahead of CES 2020 next week in Las Vegas.

Most of the devices are being introduced as a preview, with availability dates planned for later this year. They include a brand-new ThinkCentre all-in-one, a new smart office device and a high-end ThinkVision monitor for content creators.

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Lenovo is also unveiling the next-generation updates to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga business notebooks. In the following slides, we've got the details on five new products that Lenovo is unveiling in connection with CES 2020.

ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One

Lenovo announced the expansion of its ThinkCentre desktop PC line with the unveiling of the ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One (pictured above). The PC features a 23.8-inch FHD display and strong performance via 10th-generation Intel Core processors, along with available AMD Radeon 625 graphics. Security is a key focus for the all-in-one, which includes an optional Privacy Guard integrated privacy screen and features software that automatically blurs the display when a user has turned away from it, according to Lenovo. An integrated ThinkShutter webcam cover is included as well. Meanwhile, the ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One offers a "hidden cable management system" that provides cable routing within the PC's stand "to provide an extremely clean desk AIO solution," Lenovo said.

The ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One is slated to be available in June for a starting price of $1,099.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon, 8th Gen

Ever-popular with business users (and a favorite of ours at the CRN Test Center), the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is getting improvements for its eighth generation including a new display option. The new option for the 14-inch display will offer 500 nits of brightness, an FHD touch screen and the Privacy Guard integrated privacy screen. Lenovo is providing several other choices for the display as well, among them a 500-nit 4K non-touch screen. The eighth-gen X1 Carbon will also offer an enhanced keyboard, with the inclusion of keys for unified communications, along with 10th-generation Intel Core processors, Dolby Atmos speakers and up to 18.5 hours of battery life. Meanwhile, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will maintain its signature durability and portability, with a weight of 2.4 pounds and thickness of 0.58 of an inch.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, 8th Gen, will be made available "later in 2020" for a starting price of $1,499, Lenovo said.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga, 5th Gen

For the convertible counterpart to the X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, Lenovo is also adding the new display option (500-nit FHD Privacy Guard screen) as well as the enhanced keyboard for the fifth-generation update. The forthcoming X1 Yoga will likewise offer a 500-nit 4K display option and 10th-gen Intel Core processors, with up to 15 hours of battery life on a charge. On portability, the fifth-gen X1 Yoga will weigh 2.9 pounds and measure 0.59 of an inch thick, and it will sport the "Iron Gray" color that was introduced with last year's model.

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga, 5th Gen, is also expected "later 2020," Lenovo said. The starting price will be $1,599.

ThinkVision Creator Extreme

Lenovo is also using CES 2020 to unveil several new displays, led by an all-new model, the ThinkVision Creator Extreme. The company said the 27-inch display will offer "lifelike" picture quality thanks to its 4K resolution, paired with "1152 mini-LED zones and 10,368 LEDs for dynamic local dimming." The monitor, which will be targeted at professional content creators, will also support multiple High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, and will feature slim bezels on the top, left and right sides of the display.

The ThinkVision Creator Extreme is scheduled for availability in April for a starting price of $2,499.

ThinkSmart View

In the realm of smart office technology, Lenovo is introducing a new business communications device just ahead of CES 2020. The ThinkSmart View features an 8-inch touch screen for taking part in audio and videoconferencing calls using Microsoft Teams. Key features include easy "one-touch" meeting launches through the use of the display and Bluetooth headset pairing, along with a built-in camera shutter and a device-locking PIN for security. The ThinkSmart View includes built-in speakers and microphones, and is powered by Qualcomm's APQ8053 processor.

The ThinkSmart View is expected to be available this month for a starting price of $349.