Lenovo Glasses T1 smart specs + new foldable PC debut at IFA 2022

Lenovo Glasses T1 IFA 2022

The Lenovo Glasses T1 smart wearable tech headlined a massive range of announcements from the Chinese tech company, as part of the 2022 IFA consumer electronics conference in Berlin.

Held for the first time since 2019, IFA connected global technology heavyweights under one roof, where Lenovo was among the companies showcasing upcoming products. Alongside the Lenovo Glasses T1, the brand unveiled multiple new laptops, Chromebooks, monitors, and its latest foldable PC.

See more with Lenovo Glasses T1

Compatible with laptops, tablets and mobile devices, the Lenovo Glasses T1 lets you watch videos, play games, and work on the equivalent of a big screen right in front of your face. Made with micro-OLED technology, the glasses provide a 1920 x 1080 resolution to each eye at 60Hz alongside built-in speakers. Other than enjoying media, another potential use case for the specs is when working with potentially sensitive data in public, reducing the possibility of someone snooping on your screen.

Browsing with the Lenovo Glasses T1 will be a wired experience, however. It connects to compatible devices via a USB-C cable; iOS users with Lightning connectors will need an adapter sold separately. Those curious about an Australian launch will have to wait a while. The Lenovo Glasses T1 hits shelves in China later this year, and “other select markets” in 2023 with pricing information to come when availability is confirmed.

The foldable trend continues with the next-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

Not long after Samsung announced its latest foldable phones, we can now look forward to the next-gen foldable PC hybrid from Lenovo. The second generation ThinkPad X1 Fold features a 16.3-inch OLED display that is 22% larger than its predecessor, has reduced bezels, and an overall slimmer build. It runs Windows on an Intel chipset, integrated Iris Xe GPU, plus as much as 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB SSD internal storage.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold IFA 2022
The second-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold connected to a wireless keyboard.

HDR and Dolby Vision support comes with the latest ThinkPad X1 Fold’s 2024 x 2560 display, capable of 600-nit peak brightness. Versatile in nature, the portable folding PC has multiple configurations suited for various needs. It can be used straight up as a tablet in both landscape and portrait modes, folded like a book, or paired with an optional keyboard. For the latter setup, you can set the device up on a stand and type away, taking full advantage of the large screen. Additionally, you can also use either the onboard touch keyboard or place a physical keyboard on the lower folded portion of the screen for a traditional laptop experience. Here, you still have the equivalent of a 12-inch display to work with.

Before you get too excited, the second-gen ThinkPad X1 Fold doesn’t yet have a confirmed price or release date in Australia. It looks like overseas prices start around the US$2,499 mark, so it won’t come cheap.

Laptops, Chromebooks and monitors aplenty

Along with many major companies, Lenovo regularly refers to how its products reflect the hybrid working and learning situations we live in. It makes sense to use a hybrid device for a hybrid world, no? For this, Lenovo revealed second-gen versions of the Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro premium tablets, in addition to the brand’s first 16-inch Chromebook, the IdeaPad 5i. Both the Chromebook and Tab P11 Pro stand out for their respective screens capable of up to 2.5K resolution 120Hz content – which would look nice for light gaming. The only confirmed local pricing is for the Tab 11, which will start at $549 this October.

Lenovo P11 Pro (2nd Gen) IFA 2022
The Lenovo P11 Pro Tab (2nd Gen) in action.

Lenovo also recently upgraded its ThinkBook business laptop range, led by the ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 which is out now. Featuring an AMD Ryzen 9 H-Series chipset, it houses as much as 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD internal storage, plus an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. It starts at $5,059.

Last but not least, Lenovo announced a bunch of PC monitors, including several ThinkVision displays with TBA launch details, and the Legion Y32p-30 Gaming Monitor due January 2023 starting at $1,899. Businesses who work predominantly in the cloud will soon be able to buy the ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise, a petite desktop PC running ChromeOS.

There’s no shortage of announcements from Lenovo at IFA, that’s for sure. We’re interested in learning more about the smart glasses, and whether the foldable PC will catch on following another iteration.

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