Like many other tech companies this week, Lenovo is at IFA Berlin sharing details about what it has in store for the end of the year. The company’s holiday lineup for 2022 includes the first 16-inch Chromebook. You can configure the IdeaPad 5i with a 2.5K 16:10 LCD screen that features a 120Hz refresh rate and a modest 350 nits brightness. Thanks to its larger size, the IdeaPad 5i also comes with a full-size keyboard.
Internally, the base model features an Intel Pentium 8505 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage. That said, you can upgrade the IdeaPad with a 12th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a proper SSD with up to 512GB of storage. It also has plenty of ports, including a MicroSD slot, four USB-C and USB-A ports in total, an audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 6E connectivity. Additionally, the Chromebook comes standard with a 1080p webcam. Lenovo claims that it is possible to get up to 12 hours of use on a single charge of the integrated battery. The company said it would share US pricing and availability at a later date. In Europe, the IdeaPad 5i will start at €549 when it arrives on the continent next month.
Along with the IdeaPad 5i, Lenovo updated the Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro. Now in their second generation, both Android tablets feature updated interiors and screens. The Pro is the more interesting of the two, sporting an 11.2-inch OLED with 600 nits of brightness, a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch response rate, and support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision. With 8GB of RAM and a new MediaTek Kompanio 1300T chipset, Lenovo says the Tab P11 Pro offers 120 percent more processing power than its predecessor. You can pair the tablet with the company’s Precision Pen 3. Like the , Lenovo’s stylus sticks magnetically to the tablet, allowing it to charge wirelessly when not in use.
As for the Tab P11, it now comes with an 11.5-inch LCD display that features a 120Hz variable refresh rate, 400 nits of brightness, and a 2000 x 1200 resolution. According to Lenovo, the new MediaTek Helio processor The tablet’s G99 is 50 percent faster than its predecessor’s chipset. The P11 Pro will cost $400 when it arrives next month. Meanwhile, Lenovo expects the $250 P11 to hit stores in early 2023.
In addition to the above mobile devices, Lenovo showed off a new flagship gaming monitor. The Legion Y32p-30 features a 31.5-inch LCD panel with 4K resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and 0.2ms response rate. It should be noted that it also comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports so you can connect it to your PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The Y32p-30 will cost $750 when it becomes available later in the year.
No Lenovo announcement is complete without at least one offbeat device thrown into the mix. At IFA 2022, which arrived in the form of the T1 Glasses, a portable Lenovo is presented as a private display for professionals on the go. You can connect them to your Windows, Android, or macOS device via USB-C to create a virtual monitor. It’s also possible to use them with an iPhone or iPad, as long as you get a separate Lightning adapter. Either way, the T1 glasses will display your device’s content on a pair of micro OLED panels. Lenovo suggests that you can use your new portable device to prevent prying eyes from seeing what’s on your screen. The T1 Glasses will arrive in China at the end of 2022 before reaching other markets in 2023.