The arms race on laptops these days is all about screens. Big ones, high definition ones, small bezels, touchscreens, and even bonus screens. Asus took a look at a 15in touchscreen with an 88% screen to body ratio and thought, “Needs more screen,” so they swapped out the touchpad for…another screen on the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX535LI.
Do you need a new computer? Chances are, with all of us working and learning from home, if you don’t, then someone in your household might. Whether you need a Chromebook, a Windows PC, or some accessories, chances are Acer just announced a product that fits!
Chromebooks have gone from being a novelty to being incredible productivity tools (just ask any student how they’re surviving remote learning!) Lenovo knows that efficient, reliably, and speedy computers are something everyone needs. Enter the new ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise!
It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means — Lenovo has a new crop of updated laptops and accessories to get you through the long, quarantined winter ahead. Dive in as we look at what’s new in ThinkBooks and ThinkPads, plus some incentive to save your pennies for the world’s first foldable PC, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold!
Lenovo supports the Linux community. That has never been more evident than with their announcement of expanding their certification program that we covered in June to include PCs preinstalled with Ubuntu. There will now be nearly thirty Ubuntu-loaded devices available from Lenovo, including thirteen ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series Workstations and fourteen ThinkPad T, X, X1, and L series laptops.
Huawei has just refreshed its popular MateBook line with the new MateBook X and MateBook 14. One of the things that sets these laptops apart from most of the others is that they have a document-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio, which is fab for reading documents, browsing the web, writing, and general productivity. Whether you need a new travel laptop or a laptop that can do it all, you’re going to want to take a look.
Honor consistently releases impressive devices at wallet-friendly prices. They’ve got two new fitness tracking watches and two new laptops coming to outfit you for whatever the rest of 2020 has to throw at you!
It feels like we’ve been hearing about 5G forever, but it’s for-real happening, and we’re going to be getting all sorts of awesome devices zipping YouTube to us faster than ever. And, sure, we also need connectivity for remote work. But also TikTok. Anyway, Qualcomm is already on their 2nd generation of 5G PC chips, being rolled out this year with Acer!
The best part about laptops is the portability — you can work from your desk, your couch, and (pre-COVID) the local coffeehouse. Of course, the most crucial part of portability is that your laptop is light and not dependent on an outlet. Acer has got both covered with new Swift laptops running the Intel Evo platform.
There are few guarantees in life, but it’s almost a given that we’re all going to be spending more time than ever with our devices this fall. School, work, life — to some extent, everything is more linked than ever to having a reliable computer in hand. If you’re looking with an eye to upgrading soon, Lenovo has a fresh slate for this fall!
You can’t accuse Lenovo of slacking; they’re continually refining their products to improve already great devices into even better ones. Yoga devices are already impressive, but Lenovo isn’t content to leave them as is; they’ve added all-new updates in both hardware and software to make them even better!
5G is coming, and no, it didn’t give everyone coronavirus. It is going to make connectivity faster and more efficient, not just with phones but also tablets and computers. MediaTek has been working hard to bring 5G to a tremendous number of devices, and now they’ll have even more devices to power thanks to a partnership with Intel.
Stressed about social distancing, confused about lockdowns, and generally feeling like the world has gone topsy turvy? You need some good old fashioned geeky retail therapy, and the good folks at Acer have your back with a slew of new computers to tempt your wallet and distract you from 24-hour news — or help you stream it faster. Your choice.
It honestly looks like Lenovo’s design teams just never sleep. They’re constantly updating their lineups to make them faster, thinner, stronger, and the new updated Lenovo ThinkPad P Series Mobile Workstations are the latest to get refreshed. They’re even going peak late-90’s with a ThinkPad X1 Extreme (only counts if you hear it in a raspy pro wrestler voice).
If there’s one thing the COVID-19 lockdown has taught us (besides washing your hands, not breathing close to others, and listening to science), it’s that connectivity matters now more than ever. The new reality of working outside the office regularly couldn’t have happened 15 years ago. Lenovo and Verizon are taking that connectivity to the next level with their Lenovo Flex 5G PC.
Linux may not be the first operating system that springs to mind for the average user, but it has plenty of ardent fans. According to Lenovo’s citations, 2.87% of computer users are opting for Linux, which may not sound like much, but imagine if the entire population of Washington State switched to Linux en masse. Yea, there’s a market there, and Lenovo doesn’t want it left behind.
If your workspace is anything like mine, you’re probably suddenly in the position of upgrading your home office, because you realized this short-term shutdown is not so short term. If your computer equipment is getting long in the tooth, Lenovo has new desktops to keep you productive in the office or in sweats in your spare room!
Coke vs Pepsi. Red Sox vs Yankees.Batman vs Superman. And, for the geekiest among us, AMD vs Intel. If you land solidly on the AMD side of that equation, Lenovo has your back with release dates and pricing for a slew of ThinkPads with AMD Ryzen processors.
Here in the spring of 2020, the main theme is “stuff you can do indoors.” The parks are closed, offices are forcing you to work from home in your rattiest sweatpants, and the liquor store is now an essential business! What you need is to get lost in computer gaming, and Lenovo is ready with a refreshed gaming laptop lineup!
There’s a lot of buzz about folding displays right now; in the US, we have the OG Samsung Fold along with the new Samsung Z Flip and Motorola Razer flip-style phones from which to choose. Huawei dazzled us last year with the China-only Mate X. Today, Huawei has introduced its next-gen Mate Xs with almost worldwide availability.
Lenovo never rests, they consistently look for ways to improve their product lines. Their newest updates are to their famous ThinkPad line. No matter how corporate or mature the Lenovo ThinkPad line may have become, there’s always room for innovation and new features!