Lenovo is on a mission to transform our lives. It is not just about laptops or PC. Lenovo IFA 2018 announcements were far-ranging.
The PC maker unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices, continuing its commitment to transforming technology and user experiences. It wants to make devices easier to use, more engaging and more productive for consumers.
If you are interested you can read more about these coming products here.
Bringing the Smart Home Vision to Life
Lenovo Smart Home Essentials is a new family of connected devices that offer a simple, one-stop shop for a smarter, more intelligent home. It addresses today’s fragmented smart device landscape.
Lenovo’s family of connected home essentials – and the recently launched Lenovo Smart Display – signal the company’s growing and multi-platform AI ecosystem and ambitions in the smart home category.
The Lenovo Link app serves as a centralised control centre to set up and manage all applicable devices. No more separate app for each device. The app works with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Customers will be able to easily set up, automate and control various aspects of the home with just their voice using the Lenovo Smart Display as a control hub.
Lenovo Smart Essentials includes:
Smart Plug – a small, simple-to-use device that can be plugged into any open outlet, letting users control any compatible device that’s plugged into it
Smart Camera – a smart surveillance camera that lets you monitor live video footage inside the home—even at night—through infrared night vision. Its built-in mic and speaker allow for two-way audio capability
Smart Bulb – a smart light bulb that lets users remotely schedule and customise lighting—adjusting colour temperature and dim brightness, or turning it on and off from anywhere and at any time through the Lenovo Link app.
The Lenovo Smart Essentials range of products will be available starting in the US in November and is expected to expand to other markets including EMEA and Australia later. Lenovo Smart Display is expected to be available in Australia and the UK starting in October.
Other Lenovo laptop and PC announcements
Yoga C930 – Lenovo’s Windows 10 flagship
Intel 8th generation Core
Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos Speaker System
ThinkShutter camera cover, Windows Hello facial recognition,
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Dark Side Content Expansion and Limited Edition Kylo Ren Lightsaber
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges will receive a Dark Side Expansion, a new, free content update that allows fans to play through new challenges as Kylo Ren – duelling Yoda, Rey and more in AR. The Dark Side Expansion update will be available as a free update this winter.
In celebration of the new dark side content, a limited-edition Lightsaber Controller modelled after Kylo Ren’s iconic weapon from the film.
Other new Lenovo IFA 2018 announcements include:
A premium laptop built for ultra-portability and performance, the new Yoga S730 offers up to 10 hours of battery life, rapid charging, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Speaker System and the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor.
Chromebook C330 – from $499
Chromebook S330 – from $399
Lenovo L27m Monitor with USB-C hub
Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 upgrade – 8th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs.
Lenovo Legion T730 and C730 level up
The Lenovo Legion T730 VR-ready tower and the compact Lenovo Legion C730 both get a huge performance boost, real-time ray-tracking in games and powerful AI enhanced graphics with up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 GPU refreshes (and up to RTX 2080 Ti GPU on the Lenovo Legion T730).
Lenovo Legion 15.6” Recon Gaming Backpack
Designed for mainstream gamers, its sleek and spacious form offers durable protection for laptops, gaming accessories and more.
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