Lenovo launches new Yoga laptops, Motorola One Zoom, good dwelling tech and an AR Marvel recreation
IFA 2019 is effectively underway right here in Berlin and we’ve been positively swept away by the sheer variety of bulletins thus far. We’ve simply attended Lenovo’s TechLife IFA 2019 convention, the place a hefty chunk of them have been made and, frankly, we don’t actually know the place to start. We could inform you concerning the telephones? The laptops? The good dwelling shows/tablets? Or how concerning the Marvel AR recreation?
We’ll say this for Lenovo: there’s one thing for everybody in its IFA lineup this yr.
There’s an terrible lot to cowl, and a number of the bulletins are much more thrilling than others, so let’s simply begin from the highest and work our method down.
Lenovo at IFA 2019: Yoga and ThinkBook laptops
Can there be such a factor as too many laptops? Not in response to Lenovo. There’s a complete host of recent Lenovo notebooks to wrap your head round right here, throughout the Yoga and ThinkBook ranges. Notably, there’s no new Lenovo YogaBook. Lenovo hasn’t stated whether or not or not it’ll be making one other, however having reviewed the final two, we’re not eager on a 3rd.
There are two all-new ThinkBooks, the ThinkBook 14 and ThinkBook 15, each of that are geared toward small and medium-sized companies, plus refreshed fashions of the ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s, now with 10th-gen Intel processors. Extra fascinating, not less than from a client perspective, are the brand new Yogas.
The Lenovo Yoga C940 is the follow-up to the Lenovo Yoga C930 we reviewed earlier this yr, and it’s a welcome refresh. This up to date mannequin in fact has the most recent 10th-gen Intel chips and now comes with the choice of devoted Nvidia GeForce GTX1650 graphics and a 4K show. A bigger 15.6in mannequin has additionally been added and the Dolby Atmos soundbar hinge has been improved, although Lenovo hasn’t stated how. Additionally unveiled had been the Yoga C740, Yoga C640 and the reasonably priced Yoga S740 – we’ve additionally simply revealed a hands-on overview of the latter.
Lenovo at IFA 2019: Good dwelling shows and tablets
Into good dwelling know-how? Lenovo has you spoiled for selection, with three new good hub merchandise on supply, all of them that includes Google Assistant. First up is the Lenovo Good Show 7, a smaller model of the primary Lenovo Good Show made for individuals with “small kitchens”. In case your kitchen is simply too small to suit a 10in good show inside it, we’re unsure that knocking off three inches goes to assist. Additionally unveiled was the Lenovo Good Tab M8, a dinky little pill that slots right into a charging stand to turn out to be a makeshift dwelling hub.
Then there’s the Lenovo Yoga Good Tab, a 10.1in system that Lenovo claims will “make tablets related once more”. Gentle sufficient to make use of for studying, streaming and looking round the home, it additionally has a nifty built-in kickstand that’ll prop it up on a counter or tabletop. Aspect-mounted JBL audio system produce “cinematic transferring audio” and much area microphones will detech good dwelling instructions from a distance. As with the Good Tab M8, the good dwelling options shall be restricted to start with, however Lenovo has plans to maintain including them post-launch.
Lenovo at IFA 2019: Motorola smartphones
On the cellphone entrance, there are two new additions to the Motorola household with the tremendous funds Moto E6 plus and the mid-tier Motorola One Zoom. The 6.1in Moto E6 Plus will go on sale within the UK for £99 and runs on a low-powered MediaTek Helio P22 processor.
We’re extra excited concerning the the Motorola One Zoom, yet one more addition to the Motorola One vary. This time it’s all concerning the cameras: the rear snapper has a whopping 4 sensors! There’s a 10x zoom lens with 3x optics, a depth sensor, a 48MP (f/1.7) fundamental sensor and an ultrawide angle unit. The zoom and wide-angle modes particularly are extraordinarily enjoyable to mess around with. The Zoom is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and can go on sale for simply £379 – it’s wanting like an actual cut price thus far. It additionally is available in a purple variant unique to Amazon and helps hands-free Alexa.
When will we see a high-end Motorola cellphone, although? Effectively, throughout one in every of Lenovo’s press briefings earlier within the week, Motorola revealed that it is going to be releasing a flagship cellphone priced between £500-£1,000 within the close to future. First, although, it desires to “conquer the mid-range market” earlier than going toe-to-toe with the likes of Samsung and Huawei within the premium smartphone realm.
Lenovo at IFA 2019: Some AR Marvel motion
Final and decidedly least, Lenovo right this moment introduced a brand new AR (Augmented Actuality) recreation known as Marvel Dimension of Heroes. That is the second Disney-licensed AR title from Lenovo, the primary being the (apparently profitable) Star Wars Jedi Challenges. It may be performed on the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, and likewise requires a appropriate smartphone to run. As of now it’s centered on the US market, and the complete package deal – which incorporates the headset, two controllers and a movement sensor – is available in at $249. Oh, and you may’t play as Iron Man.