Like many PC and phone makers, Lenovo is at MWC Barcelona this week, sharing details about what it has in store for the rest of the year. The company’s 2023 lineup includes updated ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCenter monitors, but the most exciting announcement includes the IdeaPad Duet 3i.
Lenovo updates Windows 11 2-in-1 to include an 11.5-inch IPS panel with 2000 x 1200 resolution, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and 400 nits peak brightness. The new model has 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel front and rear cameras, and an updated N200 processor from Intel. The quad-core, four-thread processor is clocked at up to 3.7GHz. You can configure the IdeaPad with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Coming with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, and with the option to pair the device with a stylus, Lenovo says the Ideapad Duet 3i is ideal for students. The 2-in-1 will arrive in Europe later this year and will cost 449 euros (about $473).
Lenovo is also revamping its affordable Ideapad Slim 3 Chromebook lineup. The company will offer the 14-inch laptop in three different display options. At the top of the pile 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 250-nit TN panel. And for those looking to spend as little as possible on their next PC, Lenovo will also offer a 1366 x 768 option. The IdeaPad Slim 3 can be configured with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. A modest MediaTek Kompanio 520 processor powers it all, and Lenovo claims 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 scoop on those laptops, but they’re the latest Ryzen and . Both devices can be configured with up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and 2TB of internal storage. Lenovo will offer two display options with the Z13. You can choose an IPS panel or a 2.8K OLED. Both displays have a 16:10 aspect ratio and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. With the Z16, meanwhile, your options are between an IPS panel and a 4K OLED. Both computers come with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 support, and Lenovo will let you build the Z13 out of woven plant fibers with an optional cover. The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 will arrive in July and will start at $1,249. Lenovo expects to sell the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 a month later. It starts at $1,749.
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