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5 Big Product Launches At Lenovo Tech World 2021

Lenovo is using the virtual event to unveil a new edge device and Windows 11 laptops, as well as new tablets, monitors and wireless earbuds.

Lenovo is using its Tech World 2021 virtual event to unveil several new products across its intelligent devices and infrastructure solutions businesses.

The event and launches come as the unification of Lenovo’s PC and data center businesses in North America—known as the company’s “One Lenovo” initiative—is now beginning to roll out to partners.

[Related: Lenovo’s Vladimir Rozanovich On Windows 11, Taking Market Share And The ‘One Lenovo’ Rollout]

On Wednesday, Lenovo will hold its virtual Tech World event with speakers including Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

The event also comes just weeks before Microsoft’s Windows 11 is set to go into general availability. Among the product announcements at Tech World are Lenovo laptops that will come with the new operating system.

What follows are five big product launches at Lenovo Tech World 2021.

Edge Device

At Tech World 2021, Lenovo is unveiling the forthcoming ThinkEdge SE70 (pictured above), a device focused on enabling artificial intelligence at the edge for businesses. The device uses AWS Panorama machine-learning technology and Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX processors, which offer up to 21 trillion operations per second.

The rugged device is “designed to meet the expanding intelligent transformation needs from logistics, transportation and smart cities to retail, healthcare and manufacturing,” Lenovo said in a news release.

The ThinkEdge SE70 is expected to be available during the first half of 2022 in “select markets,” Lenovo said.

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Laptops

In terms of upcoming new Windows 11 laptops, Lenovo is using Tech World to showcase the IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon and IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro.

The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (pictured) will come with a 14-inch OLED display with QHD+ resolution, up to 14.5 hours of battery life and a weight of 2.37 pounds. In terms of processing power, the notebook will feature up to eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processors and AMD Radeon graphics.

The IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro offers a 16-inch IPS display with QHD resolution, up to 500 nits of brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate configuration. The laptop—which measures just 0.68 of an inch thick despite its large display size—comes with up to AMD Ryzen 7 5800H for the CPU and up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 for GPU.

Lenovo is also introducing a new Chrome OS device, the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook. The Chromebook will feature a 13.3-inch OLED display, up to 15 hours of battery life and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor.

The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon will have a starting price of $1,289.99, while the IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro will start at $1,449 and the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook starts at $429.99. Availability for the three devices is expected in October. Windows 11 goes into general availability on Oct. 5.

Tablets

Lenovo is introducing a pair of new consumer-focused tablets at Tech World, with the Tab P12 Pro and the Tab P11 5G.

Lenovo’s Tab P12 Pro will offer a 12.6-inch AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The tablet also offers JBL speakers, connectivity to a slim keyboard and up to 17 hours of battery life, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 chip.

The Tab P11 5G, meanwhile, stands out with support for 5G connectivity (sub-6GHz). The tablet’s 11-inch IPS display features 2K resolution, while the device offers up to 12 hours of battery life. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G 5G processor.

The tablets are both expected to be available in October, though only the Tab P12 Pro, with a starting price of $609.99, will be offered in North America to start. The Tab P11 5G will only be offered in EMEA at first, with a starting price equal to $591.

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Wireless Earbuds

The company is also debuting a new pair of earbuds at Tech World, the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds.

Key features include 11mm drivers for enhanced audio quality; a comfortable, ergonomic design; access to Google Assistant; splash-proof water resistance; up to 28 hours of battery life with the charging case; and pairing with two devices at a time, according to Lenovo.

The Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds will have a starting price of $99.99 and be available during the third quarter.

Business Monitor

For its ThinkVision business monitors portfolio, Lenovo is unveiling the ThinkVision P27u-20.

The 27-inch IPS display offers UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution; dual wide color gamut technology with “factory calibrated color accuracy”; VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 support to enable “realistic brightness and darkness”; and integrated speakers, Lenovo said in a news release.

The monitor is also aimed at serving as a docking hub with three USB-A ports, one USB-C port and an Ethernet port included, in addition to HDMI and DisplayPort connections. The Thunderbolt 4 connectivity has the ability to carry up to 40Gbps of data and provide power to laptops up to 100W, Lenovo said.

The ThinkVision P27u-20 is expected to be available in December for a starting price of $769.

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