Like many other PC and phone makers, Lenovo is at MWC Barcelona this week, sharing details on what it has in store for the rest of the year. The company’s lineup for 2023 includes refreshed ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre monitors, but perhaps the most interesting announcement concerns the IdeaPad Duet 3i.
Lenovo updates Windows 11 2-in-1 to add a larger 11.5-inch IPS panel with 2000 x 1200 resolution, 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage and 400 nits of peak brightness. The new model also features upgraded 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel front and rear cameras and an Intel N200 processor. The four-core, four-thread processor has a boost clock of up to 3.7 GHz. You can configure the IdeaPad with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also comes with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, and with the option to pair the device with a stylus, Lenovo says the IdeaPad Duet 3i is perfect for students. The 2-in-1 will come to Europe later this year and will cost €449 (about $473).
Lenovo is also updating its IdeaPad Slim 3 affordable Chromebook lineup. The company will offer the 14-inch laptop in three different display options. At the top of the stack is a Full HD model with an IPS panel that offers 100 percent sRGB coverage and 300 nits of brightness. Another FHD model comes with a TN panel that peaks at 250 nits. And for those looking to spend as little as possible on their next computer, Lenovo also offers a 1366×768 option. You can configure the IdeaPad Slim 3 with up to 8 GB RAM and 128 GB eMMC storage. With a modest MediaTek Kompanio 520 processor powering it all, Lenovo says its latest Chromebook can last up to 13.5 hours on a single charge. The company expects the IdeaPad Slim 3 to start at $340 when it arrives in May.
You can read Engadget’s hands-on with the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and Z16 Gen 2 for the full rundown of these laptops, but the short version is that they come with AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000-series processors and Radeon GPUs . You can configure both devices with up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and 2 TB of internal storage. Lenovo will offer two screen options with the Z13. You can use either an IPS panel or a 2.8K OLED. Both displays have a 16:10 aspect ratio and 400 nits of peak brightness. With the Z16, on the other hand, you have the choice between an IPS panel and a 4K OLED. Both computers also have WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 support, and Lenovo allows you to outfit the Z13 with an optional chassis made partially from woven plant fibers. The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 will arrive in July and start at $1,249. Lenovo expects to start selling the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 a month later. It starts at $1,749.
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