Lenovo recently announced the availability of its latest range of PC Plus devices – the Lenovo MIIX 2 11-inch, FLEX 2, along with its new Lenovo Y, G and Z Series machines as well as its latest range of Android tablets – the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, and A Series tablets, TAB A7, A8 and A10.
To introduce the new devices, Lenovo Singapore held an unconventional media launch for bloggers at a cooking workshop, Cookyn, challenging us to whip up a hearty meal with the guide of recipes and other features available on Lenovo’s devices in the kitchen:
I seldom enter the kitchen, but together with my assigned teammates, I managed to cook something decent enough to bring some back for my wife to try:
The highlights at the event were the Lenovo new devices, so let’s find out more them. According to Lenovo, the new devices boast uncompromised performance and entertainment features in sleek and portable designs, promising to keep DOers (Lenovo users) in sync with what matters most to them anytime and anywhere, including cooking in the kitchen.
“DOers of today constantly absorb high-quality digital content, be it in the office, on a train, or even in the kitchen. They crave for flexible devices that not only fit seamlessly into every mode of their lives, but also machines that incorporate the stellar performance necessary to present content at its best,” said Jessie Quek, Country General Manger, Lenovo Singapore. “With this in mind, Lenovo has come up with these versatile devices that will whet the appetite of DOers looking to empower every aspect of their digital lifestyle.”
MIIX 2 11-inch – Dishing out the Multimode and Multi-situational Do Machines
Users can never have too much on their plate with the MIIX 2 11-inch. With its unique detachable design, this multimode gives users the freedom of switching from the tablet mode when they’re on the go, and then connecting back to the base for a full Windows 8.1 laptop experience when they need it. In Laptop Mode, users can enjoy a great combination of screen real estate with a full-size keyboard. For entertainment or recreation, they can turn the tablet 180° and insert it into the keyboard base to engage its third mode, Stand Mode, to watch movies or view recipes while cooking.
While allowing users to enjoy the benefits of multimode computing, the powerful MIIX 2 11-inch whips up a storm with its up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, greater storage with up to 128GB of fast solid state drive storage and a Full HD 1920×1080 IPS wide-view display. Similar to its 8-inch sibling, the device also comes fully equipped with many of the same leading features, such as Windows 8.1 with 10-finger touch support, WiFi and optional 3G, JBL® speakers, high resolution front and rear cameras, and up to 6 hours of battery life.
FLEX 2 – A Two-in-one Cut Above the Rest
For those with a taste for quality without compromise, the new FLEX 2 combines two great devices into one with a sizzling new design and improved performance features. Available both a 14-inch or 15.6-inch screen, it works great in its traditional clamshell laptop mode for productivity tasks with its comfortable keyboard, featuring a stylish and functional one piece multitouch touchpad and an optional cool metal palmrest. To transition into Stand Mode, simply flip the keyboard 300° under the screen for a different way to watch movies or scroll online recipes. The icing on the cake? A crystal clear high resolution screen and the latest processing technologies make it even more suitable for users to express and manage their digital lives.
Consumers will love the eye-popping visuals with a noticeably brighter full HD 1920X1080 widescreen display on selected models. Equipped with NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, the FLEX 2 has up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors for a rich entertainment experience, making images in games and videos display quick and smooth. Together with a 1TB HDD, you will never run out of storage space again.
Y, G and Z Series clamshell laptops – Top-grade Performance in a Compact Package
Providing advanced performance and entertainment features in portable designs are the new Y, G and Z Series clamshell laptops. The Y Series gives users the technologies needed to enjoy a full multimedia experience with the latest graphics options and rich audio while the G Series packs exceptional features in an 11-inch slim design. For the fashion-conscious, the Z Series offers a selection of color choices, VeriFace facial recognition and motion/voice control.
Y40 and Y50, Perfect for Productivity and Play: The new Y40 and Y50 laptop brings users the technologies needed to enjoy a full multimedia experience. With an up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, the machine’s combination of a NVIDIA GeForce graphics card (only available for Y50), JBL speakers and Dolby® Home Theater® v4, promises a feast for the senses in a powerful mobile Windows 8.1 PC.
G40 and G50, Slim Machines Big on Entertainment: Less than 1-inch slim, the G40 and G50 (14-inch and 15.5-inch) laptops are proof that good things come in small packages. Even the most dedicated movie buff can enjoy Dolby-enhanced entertainment with up to four hours of battery life.
Z40 and Z50, Raising the Bar on Mobile Productivity: Besides offering a lightweight design in stylish black, white or silver, the 14-inch Z40 and 15.6-inch Z50 laptops are equipped with the performance to enjoy the latest in entertainment with an optional full HD 1920×1080 screen, up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, Windows 8.1 and Dolby Home Theatre v4.
Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ – New Ingredients for a Better Multimode Tablet Experience
New leading features of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ start with the tablet’s 10.1-inch 20/20 Vision display that makes graphics seemingly pop off the screen framed in an attractive silver body. With Full HD 1920×1200 resolution, movies and food photos look crystal clear and delicious. Thanks to the new Smart Display, the tablet automatically adjusts the images and text on the screen to the ambient light, making it gentler on users’ eyes in all its modes. Similar to its predecessors, users can utilize the Yoga Tablet in its signature three modes – Hold, Tilt and Stand – for a better way to use the tablet in nearly any situation.
Built for accessing multimedia on the go, apps and files load quickly thanks to its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with quad core CPU and large storage. Running Android 4.3, the tablet features rich Dolby® audio, 10 point multitouch, a micro USB port supporting on-the-go technology and an optional keyboard. For capturing mobile memories in even sharper pictures, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ comes equipped with a new high definition 8MP rear camera, ideal for snapping photos of friends, family and life’s precious moments.
TAB A7, A8 and A10 – A Flavor for Every Taste
The new A Series range starts with the TAB A7, an affordable on-the-go reading companion with a 7-inch, wide-view HD display for sharper text and web pages, while the larger screen TAB A8 is the mobile “home entertainment” center that produces bright HD images, with front-facing, Dolby® Audio speakers that bring music, videos and games to life. Rounding up the new A Series is the TAB A10, which is equipped with a superb WW_Images_-_Product_Photography_Lenovo_A10-70_Tablet_Dark_blue_Hero_01.tif3543x339110.1-inch wide HD display and an optional Bluetooth keyboard for an amazing movie watching experience on the move.
TAB A7, Crystal Clear Multimedia Reader: Powered by a quad-core processor and equipped with a 2MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear camera, the Lenovo TAB A7 is designed for users who want to read, surf, and stay connected with friends.
TAB A8, “Home Entertainment” On the Move: The Lenovo TAB A8 comes in two different colors – midnight blue and white – and provides total entertainment on the go. The sharp, colorful 8-inch HD display plus Dolby audio and responsive quad-core power make it an excellent choice for playing games, watching videos, listening to music, socializing with friends over food and drinks and more.
TAB A10, Ultra-Mobile Multimode Powerhouse: A versatile tablet powerhouse, the Lenovo TAB A10 offers quality productivity experience anywhere, anytime. Compatible with an optional Bluetooth keyboard, the TAB A10 enables users to take full advantage of the 10.1-inch HD screen, whether they are watching movies or browsing the web in crystal-clear definition. At less than 9mm thick, the TAB A10 is a comfortable, lightweight companion for uber-mobile users.
Do More with DOit Apps
Lenovo’s three DOit apps make sharing, synching and protecting data on the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ simple. With SHAREit, users can instantly share pictures, videos, music files, documents, contacts and even apps with up to five devices without an Internet connection. It wirelessly transfers information or even the app itself between devices at up to 40x faster than Bluetooth®. SECUREit optimizes and protects users’ mobile data with its menu of data-protection tools. With a single touch, it protects against viruses, spam and malware, and if the tablet becomes lost or stolen, anti-theft protection locks it down. SECUREit acts as a privacy guard to protect against unwarranted access to users’ private information and also makes the tablet operate faster by taking actions such as closing redundant background apps.
SYNCit serves as a personal backup assist by backing up contacts, text messages and call logs in the cloud. Users can reload the content to their tablet or another Android device. SNAPit Camera gives users unprecedented flexibility for shooting in specific modes (such as panorama or burst mode) for wide-angle shots, low-light situations and more. It also offers special filters and effects. Users can then edit photos right inside the app: They can remove unwanted objects and even create fun, animated GIF files.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo MIIX 2 11-inch will be available from the first week of June and during the PC Show 2014, with prices starting at SGD1499.
The Lenovo FLEX 2 will be available from the first week of June and during the PC Show 2014, with prices starting from SGD 1099.
The Lenovo Y40 will be available exclusively at Challenger from mid-June, and the Y50 will be available starting from the first week of June and during the PC Show 2014, with prices at SGD 1599 and SGD 2099, respectively.
The Lenovo G40 and G50 are currently available with prices starting from SGD 899 and at SGD 949, respectively.
The Lenovo Z40 and Z50 will be available starting from the first week of June and during the PC Show 2014, with prices at SGD 1049 and SGD 1299, respectively.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ comes in Silver and Champagne Gold and will be available from mid-June, and priced at SGD 599
The Lenovo TAB A7 comes in Midnight Blue and will be available from the first week of June and during the PC Show 2014, and priced at SGD 239
The Lenovo TAB A8 comes in Midnight Blue and White and will be available from the first week of June and during the PC Show 2014, and priced at SGD 269
The Lenovo TAB A10 comes in Midnight Blue will be available from the first week of June and during the PC Show 2014, and priced at SGD 399.