Lenovo has launched the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook — a tool that appears pretty unremarkable however has a doubtlessly standout display screen. The system shall be out there in Europe, the Center East, and Africa in September 2022 with a beginning worth of €549 — US pricing and availability are nonetheless to be introduced.
The IdeaPad 5i is Lenovo’s first 16-inch Chromebook, and it’s a considerable one at 4.10 kilos and 0.8 inches thick. The show has a 2.5K decision, a 16:10 facet ratio, and a most brightness of 350 nits — however what actually has the Chromebook group buzzing is that it additionally has a 120Hz refresh fee. Meaning you’ll be able to see as much as 120 frames per second if you’re gaming (on GeForce Now or Stadia, for instance). It also needs to make for a noticeably easy scrolling expertise and extra pleasurable video-watching. 120Hz is a better refresh fee than you see from every kind of contemporary laptops (such because the $3,499.99 Asus one I simply reviewed. No, I’m nonetheless not over it).
There’s additionally an possibility for a 60Hz, 300-nit FHD display screen, which is able to presumably price much less.
Elsewhere, the IdeaPad 5i is claimed to have 12 hours of battery life (which strikes me as formidable for a high-resolution, high-refresh-rate display screen, however I assume you by no means know), a keyboard with 1.5mm of journey, and audio system tuned by Waves MaxxAudio. The digital camera is FHD and has a bodily shutter.
As for processors, consumers can select between an Intel Pentium 8505 and a extra highly effective Core i3-1215U and may rise up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Lenovo additionally introduced two new additions to its Tab P11 pill lineup. The second-gen Tab P11 Professional targets a media-viewing crowd with a 600-nit 11.2-inch OLED touchscreen and assist for HDR10 Plus. It’s powered by the MediaTek Kompanio 1300T octa-core processor providing 120 % extra energy than the earlier system (which my colleague Dan Seifert referred to as an “OLED display screen film machine”).
A “ThinkPad-inspired” removable keyboard is included. You possibly can add Lenovo’s Precision Pen 3, which magnetically attaches to the system.
Additionally introduced is the second-gen Lenovo Tab P11, which runs the tablet-oriented Android 12L. This system has an 11.5-inch common LCD show, additionally with a 120Hz refresh fee. It’s powered by a MediaTek G99 chip and is claimed to be 50 % extra highly effective than its predecessor.
Each tablets embrace subscriptions to Nebo, a digital pocket book software program, and MyScript Calculator 2, a calculation instrument that may clear up written equations. Each are available Storm Gray; the P11 Professional additionally has an Oat possibility, and the P11 has a Sage possibility. The merchandise will obtain “a minimum of two main Android OS upgrades” and three years of safety updates from the time of launch.
The P11 Professional is launching in September with a beginning worth of $399.99. We’ll have to attend till January for the common P11 Professional, which is able to begin at $249.99.