It is like Google’s Home Hub without a camera for absolute
privacy. It has all OK Google features, 4” screen, 6W full-range speaker (Dolby
Noise Reduction), two passive radiators, Chromecast and a USB-A port to charge
your smartphone too.
GadgetGuy has been using the 7” Google Home Hub in the bedroom, and it has been great to play relaxation/sleep music from Spotify, answer random questions, and even play YouTube. But it is still a little large for the bedside table, and Lenovo’s 4” screen should be an even better fit.
Lenovo is heading down the smarthome path with a range of accessories
on its way.
Two Lenovo Smart Tabs (Android Tablets) with Amazon Alexa
and a Dock
We are not sure why Android tablets need Amazon Alexa as
they come standard with Google Assistant – perhaps it is best of both worlds.
The M10 ($299) and P10 ($399) are 10.1”, FHD, IPS tablets. The more expensive P10 is thinner, lighter, has more memory/storage, better front/rear cameras and more speakers. We think its $100 well spent. The Datasheet for P10 is here, and the M10 is here.
The Amazon Alexa ecosystem (GadgetGuy overview here)
opens you to the world of Amazon – shopping, Prime Music/Movies, and much more.
I suspect Alexa controls to the dock replete with dual 3W speakers,
3-far-field mics, Bluetooth 4.2 and tablet
charging. The tablet switches automatically to Alexa Show Mode when docked.
Lenovo Yoga S940 Window 10
Last year the Lenovo 920 (360° design) took GadgetGuy’s fancy (review here) with its Bronzed Aussie sleek build, 14” 4K screen, 8th Gen Intel Core i7 and lot of go-fast stuff.
The 13.9”, S940 is a
laptop with the focus on using AI to help you. For example, AI can filter out
background (ambient) noise in teleconference,
tell when you are taking a break and lock the display, detect shoulder surfing
(someone looking over your shoulder at the screen) – just a few of the Lenovo Smart Assist AI-enabled features.
Battery life is around 9.5-15 hours (4K Dolby Vision or FHD
HDR400 screen). The screen has ultra-narrow bezels, wraparound glass and is gaining more than its fair share of
attention at CES 2019.
Lenovo Yoga C730
4K AMOLED 15” – all you need to know. I will be lusting
after this. It has JBL speakers, HRD/Dolby Atmos/Vision and has my favourite 360° hinge design. We are not sure if
this is coming to Australia – damn.
Lenovo Yoga A940
It is an all-in-one, 27” desktop to entice Microsoft Surface
Studio users. The 27” screen has a 4K option (both with HDR400 – 4K with Dolby
Vision as well) and a Precision Dial optimised
for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, and more.
Lenovo Legion Gaming get more
The latest Lenovo Legion gaming line-up is more powerful
than ever — with a new range of high-performance PCs and an entire family of
re-designed gaming accessories and monitors. The latest gaming additions to the
Lenovo Legion line-up include:
Ergonomic Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround
Sound Gaming Headset and H300 Stereo Gaming Headset
Stylish Lenovo Legion Y27gq Monitor and Y44w
Monitor for ultra-fast, smooth and immersive gaming
Upgraded Lenovo Legion T730 and T530 towers and
C730 and C530 cubes to the latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs
For business a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen and X1 Yoga 4th Gen are both thinner and lighter than ever.
X1 Yoga 4th Gen now available in an all-aluminium chassis
New display options, including a 400 nit FHD
display with ThinkPad Privacy Guard
New Dolby Atmos Speaker System with four
Latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors
New Cat16 LTE-A option and enhanced WLAN and
WWAN antenna design
ThinkShutter now available on both HD and IR
New ThinkVision 43.3-inch P44w monitor offers
dual-display capability without bezels
A selection of accessories including the ThinkPad
Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2, a Lenovo Pro Stereo USB Headset, the Lenovo VOIP 360
Camera Speaker, the Lenovo Powered USB-C Hub, the Lenovo 700 Ultraportable
Bluetooth Speaker and a Lenovo Commuter Backpack.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an optional visible carbon fibre weave top cover. The ThinkPad X1
Yoga has a new precision-machined all-aluminium
laptop in a beautiful iron grey colour.
Lenovo 2019 price and availability
US dollars are only a guide – for Australian dollars add approx.
50%. Not all items will come to Australia, and
release dates are in US Northern Hemisphere seasons, e.g. Spring is Autumn