At the ongoing IFA 2018 consumer trade show in Berlin, Lenovo took to stage to launch a slew of new products for the premium and budget crowd. The new line of products include the all new ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Yoga C930, Yoga S730, the Yoga C630 Chromebook, C330 Chromebook and the S330 Chromebook, the last of them being the cheapest notebook for an asking price of $250 (approx. Rs 17,730).
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Aimed toward professionals, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme will be able to be configured with the latest 8th generation Intel Core i9processors, NVIDIA’s GeForce 1050Ti graphics, up to 64GB of RAM and dual PCIe SSD storage. The premium laptop will come with a 15.6-inch screen that can be bought with a 4K resolution for immersive gaming and video editing experience. The laptop will be compatible with Windows Mixed Reality Ultra and all of this held inside a carbon fibre + aluminium allow sandwich for shock resistance and heat dissipation. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme will be available from September starting at $1859 (approx. Rs 1,31,500).
Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook
The Yoga C630 is the first ChromeOS-running device under the Yoga series and comes powered by an eighth-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor with Intel HD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC 5.1 solid-state storage. The laptop features a familiar 15.6-inch display with a near-edgeless touchscreen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels or a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. There’s a 56-watt-hour battery that powers all of the system and the dual 2W stereo speakers. Additional features include a standard backlit keyboard, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB 3.0 plug, and USB Type-C port. The C630 will also come in a Snapdragon 850 + Adreno 630 configuration optimised for running Windows instead of Android. The Yoga C630 Chromebook will be available for a starting price of $599 (approx. Rs 42,500).
Lenovo Yoga C930
The Lenovo Yoga C930 is designed as a foldable laptop that has an inbuilt slot for a stylus. While specs of the laptop are unknown at the moment, one thing that we know is that the C930 will come with a rotating sounder with support for Dolby Atmos and the 4K/FHD screen on the front will also have Dolby Vision support. The device will be able to last to up to 14.5 hours on a single charge and will also come with a fingerprint scanner and TrueBlock Privacy Shutter for added security.
Lenovo Yoga S730
Weighing in at 1.2 kilograms, the Yoga S730 is a clamshell-designed notebook with a 13.3-inch FHD display that has minimal bezels and a 10-hour battery life. Lenovo claims the device will come with rapid charge for faster charging and a dual fan cooling system to dissipate the heat coming off of the Intel Core i7 processor that powers the system.
Lenovo S330 Chromebook
The S330 Chromebook comes in a rather unconventional 14-inch form factor with either an HD (1366 x 768) or Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD resolution, thus implying that this is a budget version of the premium C630 model which also runs o Chrome OS. The device will be powered by a 2.1GHz MediaTek 8173C quad-core ARM processor with 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and up to 64GB of flash storage. While performance criteria are kept low, the Chromebook doesn’t lack any number of ports as it includes USB-C for charging, an HDMI port, a standard USB 3.0 port, SD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack with additional connectivity through Bluetooth v4.1 and WiFi. The S330 will be the cheapest of the bunch at $250 (approx. Rs 17,730).
Lenovo C330 Chromebook
There’s also a slightly more compact C330 Chromebook which is powered by the 2.1GHz quad-core MediaTek 8173C SoC with 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. However, the device will come with an 11.6-inch HD touch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which can be rotated to 360-degrees through the single-piece hinge. While connectivity options are similar to the S330, the C330 has 1MP 720p HD camera with a microphone built on to the display. The C330 comes at an asking price of $279.99 (approx. Rs 18,860).