All work and no play makes computers no fun. But sometimes you need to put work first, and that’s where the refreshed line of Lenovo ThinkBooks and ThinkCentres shows up to kick your 2024 off right. They’ll work hard, play hard, and look good doing it!
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid is an incredibly creative take on a form factor that we’ve seen before. It can function as a laptop when docked with a keyboard or as a standalone tablet. But there’s a twist!
The docked keyboard is the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid Station, and it can be plugged into an external monitor to function as a regular Windows 11 PC.
Meanwhile, when separated and used as a tablet, the display portion becomes the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Tab, a full Android tablet. You can also combine both in laptop form by running Android apps as a picture-in-picture option in Windows.
The combined device uses Intel Core Ultra processors, while the tablet portion runs on a Qualcomm tablet-focused chipset. This is a versatile hybrid in every sense of the word and can easily handle work, play, and everything in between with ease.
Hybrid up your work life this summer, starting at $1,999.
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4
Don’t worry, traditional laptops get some style and power too! The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 will make your back happy, coming in at a svelte 1kg (2.2 pounds). It’s also sporting a 74WHr battery, good for 21 hours of video playback or 8 straight hours of video conferences.
The 13.5″ screen has a 97% screen-to-body ratio, an edge-to-edge keyboard, and a roomy 120mm touchpad. You’ll look stylish, too, since you can pick between Luna Gray or a patterned Seashell color.
These are running on Intels’ Evo platform and offer Harman Kardon speakers with four 360-degree AI-based noise-canceling microphones because you want to sound good for those 8 hours of conference calls!
You’ll feel good about your footprint when using it, too, as it’s certified carbon neutral by the British Standards Institute, ENERGY STAR certified, and all variations have 90% post-consumer recycled content (PCC) for the power adapter and 30% PCC in the body.
Look for the Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 later this winter, starting at $1,399.
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE
Lenovo is also getting experimental with one variation, the ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE. In addition to everything the regular 13x offers, it’ll also have a color eInk cover on the back that allows you to show off a customized photo while you work.
Lenovo says this can support up to 1,000 different images, and due to the low-power eInk design, it won’t impact battery life.
No word yet on pricing or availability, but it’s an exciting new concept!
Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo Ultra
Desktops haven’t been left behind. ThinkCentre to the rescue, first up with a tiny PC jam-packed with features, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo Ultra.
It’s designed to provide the power of AI in a package designed for businesses everywhere and offers a CPU, NPU, and GPU that team up to provide all the smarts needed. They’re also future proofing with the upgradable NPU, as well as keeping things cool with triple thermal fans.
Despite being only 7.68″ long by 7.68″ wide by 4.21″ thick, this diminutive desktop sports a whopping 8 display ports and can support everything from offline AI to VR headsets.
You can pick up your own tiny ThinkCentre Neo Ultra later this year, starting at $1,499.
Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50a 24″ and 27″ Gen 5
Meanwhile, if you’re in need of a desktop but want an all-in-one, there’s the ThinkCentre Neo 50a 24″ and 27″ Gen 5.
They’re powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor and up to 32GB of RAM, plus the displays themselves have TÜV Rheinland certification.
They considered convergence in the design as well, with a stand that doubles as a wireless charging pad and the ability to use the computer as a monitor with an external laptop.
These won’t require you to go all in on your budget, though, as the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50a 24″ and 27″ Gen 5 start at $799 and $899, respectively, and will be available later this winter.
Lenovo ThinkBook 14i Gen 6+
Creating on the go will be easier with the ThinkBook 14i Gen 6+. It’s powered by Intel Core Ultra processors, can support up to 32GB of RAM, Intel Arc graphics, and an 85Wh battery, so you won’t be tied to an outlet.
The 14.5″ screen will dominate, thanks to the 90% screen-to-body ratio, and it’ll stay cool with dual fans and a rear exhaust. But what’s really exciting is the TGX port that lets the 14i hook up to the Lenovo ThinkBook Graphics Extension.
The TGX dock supports up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX desktop GPUs and basically functions as an extra graphics booster. This way, whether it’s a resource-intensive design or an immense amount of AI processing work, you’ve got plenty of power to make it happen.
This power duo is coming later in 2024 to select markets, starting at $2,199.
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 5
Finally, the Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 is designed around everyone’s next big thing, AI.
There are NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPUs with specialized AI NVIDIA TensorRT cores for that extra AI boost. Creating, gaming, and designing, will all blaze along with this much power under the hood.
There are also two Thunderbolt ports and 3 USB-A ports, plus an HDMI port and two SSD slots for plenty of storage. You also get a 3.2K, 16:10 screen with a whopping 93% screen-to-body ratio, as well as a realigned touchpad and improved keyboard.
All that for only $1,599 and coming soon!
Lenovo Magic Bay Studio
The Lenovo ThinkBook 16p is also compatible with the Lenovo Magic Bay Studio, an add-on 4K camera that will make video conferencing look astounding.
If you’re on camera for work and need to look your absolute best, this is the way to do it. Lenovo ThinkBook 16p features a Pogo pin setup to magnetically connect to the camera, but the Magic Bay Studio will also be able to connect to other computers via USB.
Be ready for your close-up in April, starting at $199.99.