Sure, you might be bracing for all new devices in January, but Lenovo has so many new things coming they couldn’t wait that long! So whether you need a new laptop, desktop, monitor, or accessories, read on for what Lenovo can do for you!
Laptops and Desktops
Lenovo has been committing hard to being more environmentally aware. They’ve been cutting back on unnecessary packaging and even aim to be net-zero in terms of environmental impact by 2050! Part of that is also utilizing recycling in the hardware itself.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 will have 90% recycled magnesium in the wrist pads and 55% recycled aluminum in the bottom, ThinkPad X1 Nano is 90% recycled magnesium for both the palm rests and the bottom, and the entire ThinkPad X1 line will ship in bamboo and sugarcane fiber packaging that is plastic-free.
Best of all, all ThinkPad devices qualify for Lenovo’s C02 offset service.
But packaging and hardware aren’t the only ways to be a little more environmentally friendly. Lenovo offers the Lenovo Commercial Vantage as a way to make sure the hardware and software work together to extend efficiency.
There’s Computer Vision Human Presence Detection that unlocks only when it sees you, OLED settings to keep energy consumption lower, smart charge to control the battery life, and a keyboard backlight you can toggle on and off.
Basically, the idea of being environmentally sound extends to how you use the computer as well as how it’s packaged.
ThinkPad has been Lenovo’s flagship line for some time, and ThinkPad X1 devices are the best of the best. If you want the power to work from anywhere, you want the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 (starts at $1,729 in April 2023).
Maybe you love a touchscreen and the chance to flip from tablet mode to laptop mode, so then you’ll want the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 (starts at $1,859 in April 2023).
Or, if you love a good lightweight laptop, there’s the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 3 (starts at $1,649 in April 2023).
All of these are built on the solid Intel Evo platform, offer up to Intel Core i7 processors, and come with Windows 11. X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga can even have up to 64GB of RAM for when you’re doing some serious computing on the go.
No matter which you choose, you’re getting an eco-friendly device that doesn’t trade-off when it comes to performance!
ThinkPad isn’t the only Lenovo game in town. IdeaPad Pro 5i comes in Arctic Grey and Frost Blue, with 14″ and 16″ screen variations and dynamic screens with Eyesafe Certified low blue light display.
If you’re more of a lightweight type and like violet, cloud grey, and abyss blue, there’s also the IdeaPad Slim 5i (Intel) and IdeaPad Slim 5 (AMD) Gen 8.
Both sets of new IdeaPads come with roomier touchpads, plus Lenovo’s Premium Care Plus and Lenovo Smart Performance Services. Lenovo’s environmental commitment continues with a bottom cover made of 50% aluminum, plus the entire IdeaPad line is now eligible for the CO2 offset program!
IdeaPad Pro 5i starts at $1,499 this May, while IdeaPad Slim 5i will start at $749.99 and Slim 5 at $649.99.
If you’re more of a Chrome OS user, the IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook might just be perfect. It’s a 2-in-1, 12″ Chromebook that gets up to 12 hours of battery life, with TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification and user-facing speakers tuned by Waves’ MaxxAudio, so you’ll enjoy entertainment in any position.
Flexibility starts at $349.99 this May.
Lenovo didn’t forget about desktop users. They’ve shrunken the CPU down to palm-sized in the IdeaCentre Mini. It may be small, but it is mighty, with an Intel Core processor, up to 1TB of storage, and of course, USB-C connectivity. It also supports Lenovo Smart Solution, so you can easily access your work from the cloud when you’re on the go.
Good things come in small packages at affordable price points, starting at $649.99 in Q2 2023.
All work and no play make for no fun, so enter the Lenovo Tab M9. This tablet is a 9″ screen that clocks in at under one pound but still manages to rock Dolby Atmos dual speakers, support for Netflix in full HD, and a MediaTek Helio G80 Octa-core processor to really drive the Android 12 operating system.
Lenovo also offers a Reading Mode that changes the color and tone of the screen to better mimic reading a book, plus TÜV Rheinland eye care certification so you can read without concern about eye strain.
It’s expected to start at $139.99 in 3rd quarter of 2023.
Meeting via video is never going away. Even as face-to-face meetings return, the convenience of a video call means having a solid video setup is as much a necessity as a mouse and keyboard. Lenovo Go Desk Station with Webcam covers everything you’ll need by offering a 4K webcam on an adjustable arm, desk light, expansion hub, and Qi wireless charging pad, all in one stylish package!
You can also pick up the Lenovo Go 4K Pro Webcam separately, but whether you’re cramped for space or just want to keep it all organized, the Desk Station is an attractive option. The Go Desk Station starts at $329, while the 4k Pro Webcam is expected to start at $149.99.
Keyboards and mice still matter too, and Lenovo offers their Professional Wireless Rechargeable Combo Keyboard and Mouse to round out your must-have office accessories. They support up to 3 devices, handy if you switch from one computer or tablet to a different one over the course of your workflow, and the mouse offers 8 buttons (5 programmable via software), so you can truly customize everything you touch.
Look for it in January 2023, starting at $99.99.
All these devices mean a need for lots of ports. If you’re finding the standard number on your devices isn’t cutting it, there’s the Lenovo 500 USB Type-C Universal Dock.
This is a plug-and-play dock with enough power to support dual 4K monitors, so you’ll definitely never be forced to choose between peripherals! 40% of the outer shell is also post-consumer recycled plastic, further proving Lenovo’s environmental bonafides.
The dock will start at $249.99 this April.
A good monitor setup makes everything better. Lenovo has new mini-LED monitors, ThinkVision P27pz-30 and P32pz-30, that come in 27″ and 31.5″ sizes, offer flicker-free technology for better eye comfort, human detection that dims the screen when you’re not using it, and an assortment of ports to let you connect all sorts of peripherals and hubs. Best of all, they also qualify under Lenovo’s CO2 offset service!
The P32pz-30 is expected in August 2023, starting at $1,599, with North American pricing on the P27pz-30 coming soon.
If you’re spending a chunk of your workday on video calls and you’re looking to limit the amount of gear on your desk, Lenovo’s ThinkVision VoIP Monitors might be just what you need! They offer an integrated HD 5mp camera with speakers AND a dedicated button to launch Microsoft Teams!
There’s also a red light that lets others know you’re on a video call, a reminder that tells if you’ve been sitting too long, and offer Eyesafe® Certification 2.0 with natural low blue light technology.
VoIP monitors come in 27″ (ThinkVision T27hv-30, starts at $519 in May 2023), 23.8″ (ThinkVision T24mv-30, starts at $399 in May 2023), and the slightly less feature-heavy ThinkVision T24v-30 (starts at $259 in May 2023).
Maybe you want the absolute sharpest visuals possible. In that case, you’ll want to look to the ThinkVision P32p-30 or the behemoth P49w-30! P32p-30 is 31.5″ of 4K UHD for a sharp and realistic visual experience and starts at $999 in April 2023.
However, if you subscribe to “go big or go home,” you’ll want to look at the 49″ double QHD P49w-30! It has a 2000:1 contrast ratio, up to 13 ports, and eKVM, so you can utilize it easily with multiple devices or connect multiple monitors so you can work incredibly efficiently while also pretending you’re starring in a reboot of “War Games.”
Look for it in June 2023, starting at $1,699.
Finally, if you’re just looking to round out your home office with a sharp new monitor to ring in the new year, check out the Lenovo L27i-40 and L24m-40 Monitors. L27i-40 is a 27″ screen with a 3-sided near-edgeless look, plus a tray cutout to hold your phone and pens (am I the only one who loses pens on their desk?).
Meanwhile, L24m-40 is a 23.8″ screen with blue light technology and a USB-C hub for extra connectivity.
Look for them in the 3rd quarter of 2023 for $199 and $219, respectively.