Lenovo just announced today its newest Chromebook and PC solutions at MWC 2023 in an effort to support distributed hybrid working methods and offer cutting-edge features that provide customers across a wide range of requirements and desires.
This time, ThinkPad’s product line incorporates a progressive and modern design philosophy, focuses on enhancing system performance, uses more environmentally friendly materials, and keeps improving user experience.
For starters, here are all of Lenovo’s latest PC solutions:
- Lenovo has released updated ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 Gen 2 laptops for the modern next generation
- Most recent redesigned ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga models
- Workhorse laptops for flexible businesses now available in the updated ThinkPad T- and L-series
- ThinkPad DNA is delivered to SMBs by the updated ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 and New E16 Gen 1.
- The 13-inch and 14-inch ThinkPad Professional Sleeves safeguard mobile investments.
- The most recent ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One (TIO) Gen 5 22- and 24-inch displays offer modular solutions for a variety of settings.
- For consumers who value affordability, the updated IdeaPad Duet 3i and IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook offer stylish options.
Read more for the exciting details on these Lenovo upgrades and releases!
ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 with its environment-friendly designs
The second-generation ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 Windows 11 laptops improve essential hardware and software functions to support users in maintaining a competitive edge. To kick it off, the top cover of the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 is made of 75% recyclable aluminum with an optional new natural fiber reinforced material attached. This woven flax textile is manufactured entirely from agricultural fibers taken from flax plants.
The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 are equipped with the most recent AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors with AMD Radeon 700M Series Graphics, Windows 11, and can be customized with up to 64GB Dual Channel memory and up to 2TB PCIe SSD to help users easily complete even the most difficult tasks.
The distinctive appearance and feel of ThinkPad’s sleek, light, thin, and ultra-narrow bezels contribute to its wider appeal. With its FHD camera and Dolby Voice® equipped microphones, the communications bar’s fast and dependable Wi-Fi 6E3 technology provides a superior audio-visual experience for powerful and engaging collaborative productivity, especially with a distributed workforce.
In order to provide pleasant and precise input, the renowned TrackPoint is combined with a sizable haptic touchpad which reveals a TrackPoint Quick Menu with four menu cards that can now be easily configured to quickly adjust desired battery settings and audio device settings like Bluetooth® or built-in speakers based on user preference from a range of alternatives including camera and microphone capability.
ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga Gen 4 upgraded performance
The updated ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 and ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 4 currently have narrower, more streamlined bezels, which raise the screen-to-body ratio and enhance the functionality of hybrid working for frequent travelers, with new colors, materials, and functions.
Right now, the ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 and X13 Yoga Gen 4 are equipped with the most recent 13th Generation Intel Core CPUs with Intel vPro® and integrated Intel Iris® Xe graphics and may be customized to run Windows 11 Pro. Instead, the X13 Gen 4 can be set up with the most recent AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs and AMD Radeon 700M Series Graphics.
With the addition of a new optional 5-megapixel camera with Infrared and user-facing Dolby Audio speakers for more immersive audio, video conferencing now offers a truly collaborative experience. In addition, a new 13.3-inch 2.8K OLED panel that is Dolby Vision® enabled and has Eyesafe® Certified Natural Low Blue Light technology may be added to the X13 Gen 4 to provide even more immersion with deep blacks and vibrant colors.
There is also an added ultrasonic human presence detection, which can shield users from unintentional “over the shoulder” observers, and improves security and usability, as well as facial recognition using Windows Hello to make system login easier.
Lenovo's PC Solutions on ThinkPad T-Series
Meanwhile, since its debut in May 2000, the ThinkPad T series has released more than twenty models, each of which focuses on enhancing productivity, design, and performance. The most recent version has adopted the more sustainable materials indicated above and has continued to push the edge with small improvements.
That is why Lenovo introduced a new optional 5MP camera with Infrared to improve user experiences since hybrid working is increasing the necessity for video conferencing. To reduce eye strain, more low blue light display alternatives are now available on all models, including a 2.8k OLED screen option that is now available on T14 Gen 4 and T16 Gen 2 as well as T14s Gen 4.
Newest ThinkPad E16 & latest ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 energizing businesses
Another laptop portfolio choice is now available to small and medium businesses as value-conscious users can select from the most recent ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 or a new 16-inch ThinkPad E16 in addition to the premium and distinctive ThinkBook lineup. The E-series now offers 16:10 aspect ratio displays with higher screen-to-body ratios of over 90%, and users can enjoy a more pleasant and productive experience thanks to a new keyboard and wider 115mm touchpad design.
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 6E3 for high-speed stable wireless connection.
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. The ThinkPad E14 Gen and E16 are better than ever equipped for mobility and hybrid workspaces thanks to 47Whr or 57Whr battery options.
Redesigned ThinkPad L-Series
The fourth generation ThinkPad L13, L13 Yoga, L14, and L15, targeted for enterprises with a variety of mobile computing demands, round up the ThinkPad portfolio for 2023, along with the second generation T16 and third generation T14 workhorse laptops.
Currently, the dim blue light display, which is now an option on the ThinkPad L13 Gen 4 and L13 Yoga Gen 4, is likewise low power and helps to improve battery efficiency. Moreover, up to 2TB SSD storage, which is twice as much as the previous generation, is now an option for the most recent L-series models, including the L14 Gen 4 and L15 Gen 4.
ThinkPad Portfolio increases focus on circular economy
In order to continue producing even more environmentally friendly products, Lenovo’s design and engineering teams invest countless hours in studying new developments in manufacturing, materials, energy efficiency, maintenance, and packaging. Lenovo is still committed to making investments in a reliable and more sustainable global supply chain. To this end, it is increasing the use of renewable aviation fuel and biofuels for shipping, installing renewable energy in its factories, and implementing cutting-edge energy-efficient manufacturing techniques.
Through the provision of services like CO2 Offset Service, which has already offset more than 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from customers’ purchases of Think PCs, and Asset Recovery Service, which has been assisting customers with their end-of-life technology hardware disposal for the past 15 years, Lenovo is also encouraging its customers to meet their own sustainability goals.
The rest of the ThinkPad range provides updated and new models that further strengthen one of the most complete laptop portfolios available with the launch of updated ThinkPad X1 notebooks in December 2022. With a sustained focus on promoting a circular economy and a target to incorporate post-consumer recycled content into 100% of PC goods by 2025, Lenovo is using more recycled materials and Post Consumer Content (PCC) plastic in a few select components.
The following table demonstrates Lenovo’s continued efforts to fully integrate more environmentally friendly methods in the design and packaging of its ThinkPad products, including the ThinkPad laptops announced today:
Furthermore, the new ThinkPad Z series, X13 series, T series, and L series will all support the new Lenovo Commercial Vantage application that was launched in December 2022. The intuitive features built into Commercial Vantage software are meant to let customers enable certain settings that are intended to help reduce power consumption or increase component lifespan by providing clear instructions and information.
Upgraded ThinkPad products
The Lenovo View application, which is only available on a few ThinkPad models, offers a superior selection of intelligent camera-based capabilities that can be used to unleash the full potential of the built-in camera, enhancing video call quality while also enhancing security and digital health. The various settings that easily adapt with the major unified communications applications include privacy settings, eye wellness warnings, auto-framing, and video enhancer algorithms, to name just a few.
The ThinkPad Professional Sleeve, which features the iconic ThinkPad design, is available in 13″ and 14″ sizes to provide a precise fit for compatible laptops. Also, it is made to make commutes simple. Users may conveniently keep a phone, cables, and accessories in the front pocket’s easy-access space. Additionally, users can do all of this while using more environmentally friendly materials because of our clever use of 24% vegan leather, 73% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and 42% recycled PET lining.
Enhanced ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 monitor provides all-in-one flexibility
The Tiny-in-One (TIO) form factor has previously permitted modularity for a more adaptable all-in-one experience, offering a cable-less connection with different Tiny PCs and the ability to switch out components as needed so that the display and PC can be refreshed individually. The most recent ThinkCentre TIO monitor generation is loaded with user-driven features that respond to the demands of a more mobile and hybrid workforce, further increasing the level of convenience.
As of the moment, the newest ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One Gen 5 Monitor, which comes in two sizes of 21.5 inches and 23.8 inches, now offers a better VoIP audio/visual experience thanks to an upgraded 1080p webcam, microphone, and two user-facing speakers. Both monitors include a 3-side borderless, sRGB FHD display, natural low blue light technology to maximize eye comfort, and a 10-point touchscreen4 that also allows the use of a stylus pen5.
The Small desktop unit can simply snap in and out of the back compartment with a built-in, 3-in-1 connector port on the ThinkCentre TIO product range, mounting to the display without the need for a wire. The new ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 features improved compatibility for even high performance ThinkStation Tiny workstation PCs in addition to the regular ThinkCentre Tiny as part of its redesigned design.
For reception desks, kiosks, transportable workstations, and rotating call centers, a rotating, vented door on the compartment conceals and protects the PC unit regardless of whether one is connected, ensuring a sleek, smooth appearance when viewed from behind. The ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 comes with a dual Kensington Lock that secures both the linked Tiny PC and monitor in place to further protect what can be a portable system. This feature is especially helpful when the system is used in unsupervised, public settings like a tradeshow booth or library.
Additionally new to this version, the ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 incorporates a back HDMI connector as well as a DisplayPort, offering enhanced interoperability with up to two additional external PCs, whether it be a laptop, tower workstation, or other desktop. In order to assist businesses in offsetting the carbon emissions linked to these monitors, Lenovo also offers a CO2 Offset Service.
Not only that, the ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 monitors also feature many of the generational design improvements for Lenovo’s ThinkVision T-series line of monitors that were just recently announced, such as an ergonomic stand with a larger lift range, a new joystick button for configuring device settings, dedicated VoIP buttons on the front of the monitor for simple volume control, and a smart traffic light that turns red when the camera is on in order to notify people when the user is in a virtual meeting. The packaging for these monitors is a paper cushion.
IdeaPad Duet 3i delivers dual functionality in sleek package
The newest IdeaPad Duet 3i models are sleek, fashionable, and portable. They have Windows 11, a powerful new Intel N-series processor, and an amazing new display, making them the ultimate on-the-go detachable laptop at an accessible price.
This is definitely ideal for students and multitaskers wanting a flexible and portable device to transport and work in any location, the IdeaPad Duet 3i is lightweight, slim at only 8.95mm and transforms seamlessly between laptop, tablet and pen mode. Those who choose the touchscreen option can comfortably operate in smaller locations because the screen and keyboard can be separated.
This slightly larger 11.5-inch model’s 2K touchscreen display with 100% DCI-P3 and 400 nits of brightness, which offers a brilliant color gamut and allows users to enjoy an excellent viewing experience in a range of circumstances, is possibly its most outstanding feature.
The updated 5MP front camera and 8MP rear webcam deliver crisper clarity supported by Dolby Audio to create an all-around enhanced experience, whether it be students engaging in online learning or chatting with friends. This generation’s optional Lenovo Digital Pen for rapid note-taking during meetings or lessons also offers a smoother performance.
With the newest Intel N-series CPU, Wi-Fi 6, and up to 8.5 hours of battery life6, you can stay productive and focused. Rapid Charge Boost also supports this, giving you an extra two hours of use after only a quick 15-minute charge.
IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook provides pick-up-and-go essentials
The next-generation IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook with MediaTek Kompanio 500 Series processor ideal for individuals looking for the value-driven necessities that suit today’s more itinerant work- and life-styles. Its 14-inch laptop, available with an FHD IPS touchscreen4, is tiny and light, weighing just 1.3kg (2.9 pounds), and it delivers an all-day battery lasting up to 13.5 hours6 and Wi-Fi 63 connectivity. It is suitable for an untethered yet affluent lifestyle.
Beyond its brighter 100% sRGB screen options, this 3-series Chromebook is jam-packed with enhanced functionality when compared to earlier models. It is prepared to handle work, play, study, and more thanks to front-facing speakers tuned by Waves MaxxAudio, a fully functional Type-C connection, an FHD webcam option with a physical shutter, and the addition of a dedicated mute key.
All prices and availability
The following are all prices and availability of Lenovo products mentioned:
- 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 €2249.
- 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.