Lenovo’s CES 2022 keynote has been a blast as they have revealed a bunch of laptops and monitors with some of them designed with sustainability in mind. Among these announced products, we’ll be focusing on those that are more compelling to you. Let’s roll.
Lenovo starts things off with the new Yoga 9i 2-in-1 with Windows 11 rocking the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processor that goes up to the i7-1260P with Iris Xe graphics that delivers the best computing performance in the thin, light, and convertible market. Co-engineered with Intel, it meets Team Blue’s latest Intel Evo certification that is guaranteed to deliver key experiences including superior responsiveness, instant wake, battery life, fast charge, and intelligent collaboration. The dazzling panel of up to 16:10 4K OLED touchscreen with VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black makes the device both good for productivity and the best for entertainment that is also supported by the Rotating Sound Bar with 4x Bowers & Wilkins speakers. Those with big hands will be delighted that the touchpad is now 45% larger than previous models and with things like Thunderbolt 4 and Intel WiFi 6E doing all the data transfer work, the new Yoga 9i convertible is just this good despite looking a bit minimalistic.
Coming in sizes of 14-inch and 16-inch, the Yoga 7i convertible is kind of a step down from the Yoga 9i but it still carries a punch with the same up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor (i7-12700H for 16-inch) with Iris Xe graphics but just with a top panel choice of a 2.8K OLED ( 2.5K LCD for 16-inch) touchscreen with 100% DCI-P3 (100% sRGB for 16-inch) color gamut amped by Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for the audio department. Coupled with the 71Whr (100Whr for 16-inch) battery with Rapid Charge Express to reduce downtimes, this is for those that don’t need the overly premium screen on the Yoga 9i. Colors of Storm Grey and Stone Blue are are given to the lineup this time.
Meanwhile, on the sustainability-focused product, the Yoga 6 mans up and takes the role where it was built with recycled materials including aluminum and plastics while the included power brick is 30% recycled plastics as well. The device also meets all sorts of standards including ENERGY STAR and EPEAT Silver in addition to being free from harmful substances like mercury, arsenic, and brominated flame retardant. As for the computing parts, it can be fitted with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon graphics for a powerful yet efficient octa-core processing capability, powered by Windows 11.
Designed to let the best gamers dominate the leaderboards, the new Legion 5 Pro series is stacked with the latest hardware of up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H or AMD Ryzen 6000 series mobile CPU coupling with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series Laptop GPU with 165W of TGP to take advantage of the WQHD+ panel with up to 240Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 100% sRGB color gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification with up to 500 nits of brightness and of course, gamer’s best friend – the NVIDIA G-SYNC – and visual enjoyer’s companion – Dolby Vision. For the memories, it can be configured to go up to 4800MHz DDR5 with a maximum of 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage and among other features like WiFi 6E and super high power delivery system of up to 300W to make sure the machine gets all the juice it needs while filling up the portable 80Whr battery. With all of these toasty components, the cooling system has been improved to include a larger exhaust area, bigger penta heat pipe layout with an extra copper block sitting under the CPU to create more surface area for heat dissipation. Oh, it also features the new Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting to jack up the RGB game through a 4-zone backlight effects system developed especially for Lenovo Legion PCs and the Legion TrueStrike keyboard.
The standard model of the Legion 5/5i is also not too shabby as it also can rock the latest mobile CPU from Intel or AMD with a discreet GPU option of up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with 125W TGP – suitable for those that are not gaming at the highest competitive level and instead just enjoys everything within mid-high graphic settings. Also visually related, the 15-inch screen can go up to WQHD 16:9 with a 165Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB color gamut, and support for Dolby Vision. The Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting solution is also present in the machine.
Speaking of gaming, these new models are bundled with a 3-month Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that lets you run all more than 100 titles with unlimited access that lets you play either locally or on the fly through cloud gaming.
Lenovo also pushed a new Legion gaming monitor in the name of the Legion Y25-30 that combines color-accurate visuals with a seamless gaming experience to become the solution for fellow gamers. The lightning-fast 240Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync Premium and 0.5ms response time prove the legitimacy of this display and by consolidating 99% sRGB color gamut with Delta E <2, the 24.5-inch FHD IPS panel is perfect for esports even on the most professional level. The Low Blue Light function is a godsend for gamers to reduce strain and stress upon the precious eyeballs.
To support the efforts of online collaboration even further thanks to hybrid workspaces being all over the place, the new ThinkVision large format displays (LFD) are one of the best solutions just for that. Available in 3 different models of T86, T75, and T65, these smart displays are fitted with a high-performance SoC, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage with an embedded Android OS under the hood to provide the most modern functions and applications through a simple GUI. The 8-array microphone ensures that no voice cues get left behind during a call and the 4K AI-enhanced webcam with 122-degrees FOV and 4x digital zoom will capture everyone within the conference with wireless projection handled by the optional W20 dongle. Local collaborators can also enjoy the crisp 4K display running the Lenovo Smart Whiteboard to jot down notes and sketch ideas digitally. The plethora of I/O ports including USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet, Serial Port (What?), and Audio Jack makes it compatible with a ton of external devices too. Additionally, presence sensors allow the display to turn itself off when there’s no one in the room and smartly lits itself up once people enter the room.
These upcoming Lenovo Yoga, Legion and ThinkVision products for 2022 is expected to arrive at the following price:
- Yoga 9i – Starting from USD1,399
- Yoga 7i – Starting from USD899 (16-inch) / USD949 (14-inch)
- Yoga 6 – Starting from USD749
- Legion 5i Pro – Starting from USD1,569.99 (Intel) / USD1429.99 (AMD)
- Legion 5i – Starting from USD1,199.99 (Intel) / USD1129.99 (AMD)
- Legion Y25-30 – Starting from USD339.99
- ThinkVision T86 – Starting from USD7,999
- ThinkVision T75 – Starting from USD6,999
- ThinkVision T65 – Starting from USD5,999