Has anyone ever really looked at their laptop and thought, “man, if only this could also be flipped into a tablet!”? I’ll admit, I’ve always seen convertible laptops as a cool idea but one that seemed to be a solution in search of a problem. But I’ve learned the error of my ways this summer, as I experienced a few times where convertible laptops offered so much flexibility that it completely changed my workflow!
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I thought I had found a near-perfect laptop in the Lenovo Yoga 9i, but that was before I met its even more compact sibling, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9i. Although choosing the IdeaPad Slim 9i over the Yoga 9i requires you to do without the 360º rotating screen with the Dolby soundbar hinge that makes the Yoga 9i a true 2-in-1, there’s an excellent trade-off. In return, you get an even slimmer, lighter, and less expensive laptop that is also gorgeous to look at, a pleasure to use, and that’s powerful enough to do just about everything.
Some of my favorite laptops have been from Lenovo over the years. I’ve had many Thinkpads and laptops, and I currently own a Yoga 710. When they offered to send me the 2021 version of the Lenovo Flex 5 14″ 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop (ITL05) on loan, I had to check it out. Will the 11th generation Core i5, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage in this svelte frame impress, or will it disappoint? Let’s take a look.
The world is slowly going back to some form of normal, but whether you’re working from home or back in the office, you’re probably looking to upgrade your tech. Lenovo has your back, with a slew of new updates for their powerful ThinkPads and a new 34″ ThinkVision P34w monitor with a curved display!
A colleague recently described her love/hate relationship with Chromebooks to me. She loves that they have allowed her daughter to continue her studies during lockdown but hates the fact that they’re so cheap they’ve gone through three just this year. That wouldn’t be the case if she had a 13″ Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook 2-in-1 Laptop. It’s rock-solid!
One of the many things inadvertently learned during the last year has been that working remotely isn’t always as easy or as efficient as it should be. Lenovo Go, a new Lenovo sub-brand, was designed with a hybrid workforce in mind; they want to provide needed tools for better mobile productivity. Their first two products are the 65W 20,000mAh Lenovo Go USB-C Laptop Power Bank and the Lenovo Go Wireless Multi-Device Mouse.
Lenovo Legion might sound like a branch of the robot uprising, but it’s actually Lenovo‘s gaming arm. They combine the reliability and power you already expect from Lenovo with the fun of gaming!
What’s holding you back from hardcore gaming on your phone? Speed? Battery life? Not wanting your phone to double as a space heater? Good news! No matter your issue, Lenovo addresses it with the speedy, dual-battery, twin turbo-fan cooled Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2!
What better way to celebrate the warming temperatures than to win a thin and light Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5? With a 14″ FHD touchscreen with narrow bezels, a 360º hinge, and an AMD Ryzen processor, this 2-in-1 laptop is perfect for working in the park on nice days.
We don’t know what next year will bring when it comes to education and the pandemic. What we do know is that the trend of needing computers at just about every education level is definitely accelerating rapidly. Never one to miss a trend, Lenovo is prepared to dive into the education market with both Chrome OS and Windows laptops that can handle whatever the world is ready to throw at them (or, in the case of younger children, handle wherever it gets thrown). [Please don’t throw any computers.]
There are new Lenovo ThinkPads, just in time for you to get your tax refund and justify that urge for a new shiny upgrade! There’s a lot here, so brace your wallet and get ready. Even better, you can feel good about upgrading to a new computer since Lenovo has been aggressively targetting reducing their environmental footprint, lowering it by 92% relative to 10 years ago. On to the good stuff, the gear!
It’s not often that I whisper the words “gorgeous” to myself as I unwrap a laptop, but that is exactly what I did when I unboxed the Lenovo Yoga 9i 2-in-1 PC. This slim, Shadow Black laptop has a bonded black leather lid, and it presents as a couture accessory. The laptop is gorgeous and begging to be touched. And on the inside? There is plenty of power and enough tech to show that this convertible beauty is a perfect marriage of form and function.
The Lenovo Yoga 7i is a 15” 2 in 1 laptop that is big, powerful, and it has a starting price of under $950. I’ve been using it for the past few weeks and, despite being a Mac guy, I’ve been rather impressed. The 15” screen hits a sweet spot between screen space and portability at an accessible price.
Lenovo knows that we use our computers constantly as a tool to stay connected. They’re not just terminals; they’re the main tool determining if you’re getting your work done effectively. If you need a laptop that’s designed to help you power through, the Lenovo ThinkBook line is the gold standard, and the company has made an already impressive line of computers into an even more powerful lineup this year!
You might hear “Lenovo” and think “excellent business laptop,” but they do more than work hard. The Lenovo Legion line of gaming laptops aims to bring the same level of power and excellence to your gaming as they do to your day job (unless your day job title is Gamer). The latest Legion laptops and accessories are here to bring your gaming to the next level!
ThinkPad X1 devices are known for being thin, light, and powerful, but this year Lenovo is taking them to the next level with new Yoga Laptops that feature Titanium and Carbon exteriors; there’s even a detachable 2-in-1 ThinkPad X12 device!
Lenovo does more than just computers and accessories; they also own Motorola, and that leads to a whole new mobile world as well. While most of us laughed off the sci-fi future that Google Glasses showed, there’s a market for a hands-free way to access all sorts of data safely and easily. Lenovo is taking that to the next level with ThinkReality A3, augmented-reality glasses for the enterprise user.
Unfortunately, things have not gone back to normal simply because it’s 2021. Case in point, CES is virtual, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a significant amount of big news coming. Lenovo has a big slate of computer updates and future products for us to anticipate, as well as a peek at the new LAVIE MINI prototype — so let’s dive right in!
We’re hopefully going to see an end to the COVID-19 pandemic soon, but there will be some lasting changes to how we work. Even when people go back to work, it’s unlikely we’re all going to be mingling like the before days. Lenovo is all set to make this transition easier, whether it’s working from home or holding virtual meetings across the world, with a line of adorably tiny computers, webcams, a soundbar for better audio (no more “I hear feedback, is it you or me? Hello?”), and ThinkSmart Manager to make the whole thing run smoothly.
When the pandemic started and we began working from home, Raina and I both set up dual-monitors at our desks. My setup is great, but when I want to work on my laptop, I now find the 13” screen a bit too constraining. The Lenovo ThinkVision M14t USB-C Mobile Monitor with Touch Screen that I received for review has changed all that.
Having a Smart Display in your living space makes for a great central hub where you and other family members can check schedules, play music or Youtube video, make video calls, control your Google or Alexa integrated home, and display favorite photos. Having that display also function as a family tablet when it’s not docked adds extra convenience and value. The Lenovo Smart Tab M8 and Smart Tab M10 are 2-in-1 devices that can serve as smart displays or as stand-alone tablets.