Lenovo has introduced several new Yoga laptops and IdeaPad Chromebooks, including the Yoga 5G. This 2-in-1 laptop includes an ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor, along with a 5g modem.
The Yoga 5G combines Windows 10 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx with Adreno 680 GPU and X55 modem. The X55 can handle 4g and 5g networks and for the latter offers, among other things, support for mmWave frequencies. Qualcomm announced a year ago that it would combine its 8cx soc with the X55 modem for laptops. The Yoga 5G has a 14″ touchscreen with IPS panel and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The device comes with 8GB lpddr4x and 256GB or 512GB ufs 3.0 storage. Lenovo has integrated a 60Whr battery and with this it would play video for up to 24 hours possible, measured by Lenovo in a battery test with MobileMark 2014 version 1.5.
Lenovo is also announcing the Yoga Slim 7, which will come in a variety of configurations in both 14″ and 15.6″ variants. There will be 14″ models with AMD Ryzen 4000 processors with Radeon GPU and variants with Intel chips, up to the Core i7 with Iris Plus GPU and optionally a GeForce MX video card. The 15.6″ model supplies Lenovo also with GeForce GTX cards.
Two Chromebooks appear in the IdeaPad series: the IdeaPad Duet and the IdeaPad Flex 5. The Duet has a 10.1″ touchscreen with IPS panel and a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. The soc is a MediaTek Helio P60T. The keyboard is separate and a stand can then hold the Chromebook vertically to watch movies, for example.Lenovo promises that the Duet will receive Chrome OS updates for at least eight years.
The IdeaPad Flex 5 is a 13″ Chromebook with Core i5, a maximum of 8GB DDR4 and up to 128GB SSD storage. The IPS screen can be flipped and shows the FullHD resolution with a maximum brightness of 300cd/m². This Chromebook includes a Thunderbolt 3 port and Wi-Fi 6 support.
The Yoga 5 will be released in the spring for a starting price of $1500. The 14″ Yoga Slim 7 will start at $850 for the AMD model and $1210 for the Intel version. The 15.6″ variant will cost $1210 and above. The Yoga Slim models will be released in April. The Chromebook Duet will be released in May for $280 and the Flex 5 Chromebook at the end of June for $359.