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It appears that at least one executive over at Lenovo has some rather loose lips when it comes to unannounced products. Chen Jin, who serves as Lenovo's General Manager for the mobile phone unit, claimed in a Weibo post that the company's next-generation flagship mobile smartphone will launch in late 2021. While that news might not seem all that interesting on the surface, we must mention that the flagship will use Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC, which has not yet been announced. As a result, the smartphone could use one of two SoCs, with one being more likely than the other. The first [and most likely] possibility is a refresh of the existing Snapdragon 888 that launched earlier this year. Flagship... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme is getting a significant upgrade for those that need a true workstation-class machine with additional horsepower while mobile. Like many notebooks announced over the past few months from various OEMs, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 now sports Intel's latest 11th generation Tiger Lake-H processors. Tiger Lake-H processors are available in up to 8-core/16-thread configurations, unlike the 4-core/8-thread maximum of its Tiger Lake-U counterparts. In the case of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4, Lenovo says that you can configure the laptop with up to a Core i9 vPro processor with up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM (via two SO-DIMM slots). When it comes to storage, two internal... Read more...
Check Out These Great Chromebook Options From Some Of The Most Trusted Names In Computing Unless you've been living under a rock, you already know that the Chromebook market is red hot at the moment. The COVID-19 pandemic and the sharp increase in demand for cheap computing devices from everyday consumers and school systems has led to a significant surge in Chromebook adoption. With this in mind, we decided to pull together a roundup of three current-generation Chromebooks that cover a broad pricing spectrum from Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer. Our Video Deep-Dive Of Chromebook Contenders Lenovo Duet Convertible Chromebook At the low-end is the Lenovo Duet, which has a starting MSRP of $230 in its 64GB... Read more...
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA lifting the embargo on its newly minted GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card comes a fresh leak pointing to some new mobile GPUs that are presumably in the pipeline. At a glance, it seems as though Lenovo has spilled the beans on at least two 'Super' SKUs in the works, both bound for its ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 laptop. The Gen 4 model is not yet out, and every ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 configuration sports a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics chip (we reviewed the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1, which came out with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti). According to a leaked image of a presentation deck outlining Lenovo's ThinkPad roadmap, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 will also feature... Read more...
Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been one of the longest-running of the company's trusted business-class laptop series. Now in its 9th generation, Lenovo sought to re-energize the X1 Carbon not only with Intel 11th Gen Core Series processors (Tiger Lake), but with Intel Evo certification that brings with it a number of key refinements. The machine that we have on tap for review here today also includes an impressive new 16:10 format UHD+ (3840X2400) display. Though the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 retains its unmistakably classic and understated hybrid carbon fiber weave and magnesium alloy body, weighing in at a feather-light 2.49 pounds, we're now also treated to a single, unified hinge... Read more...
If you are looking for gaming prowess and an everyday carry device, look no further than the Lenovo Legion lineup. These laptops come with a fair bit of horsepower under the hood and a style that would work in the office or at home. Now, Lenovo is releasing an update to the Lenovo Legion lineup with the 5i, 5i Pro, and 7i powered by 11th gen Intel Core H-Series Processors and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. Legion 5i 15” And 17” The 5i series of devices from Lenovo has a similar configuration save for a few differences, but let us first take a walk around the chassis. The Legion 5i features a nice matte Phantom Blue or Stingray White body, likely made from a polycarbonate ABS... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, the guys recap some of last week’s happenings and discussing all of the recent NVIDIA news. From the rumored GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, to dedicated Crypto mining cards, to hash rate limiters and Grace CPUs, NVIDIA has a lot going on... Show Notes: 02:47 -- What's in our the lab 08:56 -- New Spectre Chip Security Vulnerability Found 15:52 -- Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Review 27:51 -- HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 33:44 -- What's NVIDIA Up To? GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 48:07 -- Hash Rate Limited Products And Crypto-Mining 56:25 -- No Chia Jokes Please 57:12 -- What's NVIDIA Up To? NVIDIA Grace 1:03:46 -- Check Out Val! And A Troll Hits The Stream... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, Amazon has been spilling the beans on upcoming ASUS Tiger Lake-H gaming laptops. Today, it's Lenovo's time in the spotlight, and we can't blame Amazon for the leak this time. In fact, it was Lenovo itself that briefly listed the specifications for its upcoming Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop (and made it available for purchase). The Legion Pro 5 is powered by up to a current-generation AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Zen 3 processor. It also has a 16-inch QHD display (2560x1600, 16:10) with a 165Hz refresh rate and is compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync. However, the more interesting news confirmed by Lenovo's product listing is the appearance of two unannounced NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
Lenovo's flagship ThinkPad X1 lineup has historically been one of our favorite business-class laptop product lines. Lenovo made a quick transition recently, and upgraded this popular laptop series with Intel's 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors that roared onto the scene with a nice performance lift and useful platform updates late last year. Besides the platform upgrade though, Lenovo also pulled a proverbial rabbit out of its hat when it dropped Tiger Lake into the thin and light 1.99lb ThinkPad X1 Nano. The performance-per-pound ratio of this machine should prove impressive and make for a solid, highly portable combination for business professionals or casual mainstream laptop users alike. Though... Read more...
One glance is all it takes to figure out Lenovo has ASUS in its sights with its new Legion Phone Duel 2, a high-powered gaming phone with similar specifications and features as the ROG Phone 5. What exactly constitutes a gaming phone, anyway? It starts with the flagship hardware, like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 SoC, but these companies have figured out it takes more than just top-end specs. Not that either phone is lacking in premium components. The Snapdragon 888 is the best consumer chipset on tap from Qualcomm right now, with eight Kryo CPU cores (one clocked at 2.84GHz, three clocked at 2.42GHz, and four clocked at 1.8GHz) and an Adreno 660 GPU running at 840MHz. It is the chipset of choice... Read more...
Tobii head and eye tracking can be an incredible add-on that can improve immersion while gaming. The only issue is that the traditional eye-tracking bar from Tobii can be cost-prohibitive for some people, especially if they just built or bought a new PC. In response to this, Lenovo is now working with Tobii to implement head tracking into the Lenovo Legion 7 gaming laptop releasing later this year. Using Tobii Aware technology, Tobii Horizon is a new PC application “that leverages sensor data from the laptop’s in-built web camera to deliver highly accurate head tracking for enhanced game immersion and simulation experiences.” The tech offers six degrees of freedom head tracking... Read more...
When it comes to high-end content creation, time is money. Businesses with employees that are stuck sitting around waiting for compute-intensive tasks to finish, simply can't get as much accomplished as those with speedy hardware that can power through the most demanding tasks. Tons of parallel processing power and professional-tier graphics cards for these scenarios don't come cheap, but they can certainly pay dividends in terms of efficiency and time saved. That's the story of Lenovo's ultra-powerful ThinkStation P620 workstation, which is on our test bench today.  Breaking this system from its cardboard container caused us to stop and admire all the hardware tucked away inside. That same... Read more...
As classes are being held remotely and students still need to get work done, having a device versatile to handle it all is essential.  Thus, Lenovo has announced a new line of Chromebooks and Windows laptops geared toward education, and they seem rather impressive.  There are features for students, educators, and administrators which should up the game across-the-board.  Lenovo Chromebooks When you think "Chromebook," there is typically an image that comes to mind, including rounded edges, matte colors, and pokey performance. With Lenovo's 14e, that idea of a Chromebook is torn down with a sleek finish that makes the 14e look quite professional. Besides the looks, the Lenovo 14e... Read more...
AMD will be refreshing its family of Ryzen Pro processors for laptops, with a new generation lineup based on its Zen 3 CPU architecture. There is still no official release date, and likewise, AMD has not announced what specific SKUs will launch. However, two eventual Ryzen Pro 5000 series processors have been leaked by one of AMD's hardware partners. Usually these kinds of early leaks come by way of benchmark database entries (Geekbench is a popular destination), screenshots posted to forums (like Weibo), and/or the usual suspects on Twitter. This time, however, Lenovo let the cat part way out of the bag by posting a pair of Ryzen Pro 5000 series SKUs on a ThinkPad P14s spec sheet. Source: Lenovo... Read more...
If you were disappointed that Intel's latest gaming-fueled Tiger Lake-H35 processors only featured four cores and eight threads, we've got some good news for you this morning. The first signs of production laptops withTiger Lake-H45 processors have been spotted. While you probably surmised that Tiger Lake-H35 processors have a TDP of up to 35 watts, the H45 suffix, of course, corresponds with a higher 45-watt TDP. The higher TDP allows Intel to finagle 8-cores and 16 threads into the Tiger Lake-H45 processors. The increased core/thread count makes the processors proper successors to the Comet Lake-H family launched with laptops in early 2020. Intel previously confirmed that these... Read more...
Another graphics card that pays homage to the past is coming to the forefront, though this time it is a pair of Radeon RX 6000 series cards from a most unlikely source...Lenovo. Be honest, would you have guessed 'Lenovo' had you not read the headline? Be that as it may, Lenovo is set to launch what we consider two of the better looking RDNA 2 cards on the market (subjective opinion, of course), under its Legion banner. For the most part, Legion is Lenovo's gaming brand, spanning desktops, laptops, and peripherals. Pretty soon, you can add graphics cards to the mix as well. Technically, this is not Lenovo's first graphics card, though the majority of its past offerings have been focused on the... Read more...
Lenovo has just announced a thorough redesign of several of its popular laptop families, including the ThinkPad X13/X13 i laptops and ThinkPad X13 Yoga 2-in-1 convertible. All the machines have been completely redesigned with new 16:10 displays, which seems to be all the rage these days for consumers that want to be more productive (the competing Dell XPS 13 family has also gone with the 16:10 aspect ratio). The display measures 13.3 inches diagonally with up to a WQXGA resolution and includes Low Blue Light technology to reduce eye strain. Customers will be able to choose from 11th generation Intel Core vPro processors (ThinkPad X13 i) or AMD's latest Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 mobile processors... Read more...
Early last month, with 2020 behind us (thankfully!) and CES 2021 kicking off, we thought it was a great time to give away yet another batch of fresh, new gear. So, hot on the heals of a couple of amazing giveaways that had recently concluded, we kept the party going and offered up yet more HOT new tech, courtesy of Lenovo! Up for grabs in this year's CES 2021 New Year, New Gear Giveaway were a trio of prizes  –  1 (one) ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8), 1 (one) ThinkVision M14t USB-C Mobile Monitor with Touch, and 1 (one) ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II! 1st Prize: ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8) Specs: Intel Core i7-10610U, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 14" UHD (3840x2160)... Read more...
For those that are always on the lookout for the hottest deals on tech gear, mega retailer Best Buy's big 4-day sale is ending today. The company has been piling on the discounts on games, laptops, 4K TVs, and cellphones (among other things). We've decided to give a few examples of the best deals that are available, so buckle up! Given that Super Bowl LV is just a few weeks away, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Best Buy is discounting large screen TVs. In this case, the HiSense 75H6510G 75-inch Android TV is available for just $749. This is a $250 discount from its normal $999 price tag, and it of course comes with free shipping. The TV supports Bluetooth for wireless connecting a soundbar,... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks podcast, Dave, Marco and Chris rundown some of the biggest news from CES 2021. AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile, Intel Rocket Lake-S and Tiger Lake H35, Pat Gelsinger returns to Intel, GeForce RTX 30 laptops, Qualcomm to buy NUVIA, HOT gaming laptops from ASUS and Lenovo, and more... Show Notes: 08:13 - AMD Unleashes Ryzen 5000 Mobile Processors For Big Laptop Performance Gains At CES 2021 22:11 - Intel Takes Fight To AMD With Bevy Of New Mobile And Desktop CPUs Unveiled At CES 2021 35:34 - Intel CEO Bob Swan Steps Down, Distinguished Former CTO Pat Gelsinger To Step In 43:00 - NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 3080, 3070 And 3060 Laptops For Seriously Powerful Mobile... Read more...
Lenovo's Legion family include scores of rock-solid products that hit a number of different price points. Now, at CES 2021, Lenovo is updating its Legion lineup with some new styles and the latest processors and GPUs to make the laptops perform like how they look: incredibly good.   Legion 5 The Legion 5, in both 15” and 17” sizes, is the runt of the bunch, but that does not mean you should ignore it. Both Legion 5 variants feature up to AMD Ryzen 7 mobile processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX mobile GPUs with up to 16GB of RAM in the 17” model and up to 32GB of RAM in the 15” model. The 15” model can also have up to 2TB of NVMe PCIe storage whereas... Read more...
Yesterday, Lenovo made some updates to its ThinkPad X1 family of laptops and convertibles by offering refreshed designs and 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake power across the board. Today, Lenovo is turning its attention to the ThinkBook family, which has four refreshed members to whet your appetite. ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 The most intriguing member of the family is no doubt the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2, which is based around Intel's Tiger Lake platform (up to a Core i7). Systems come standard with 16GB of LPDDR4x dual-channel memory and you can configure up to a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD for blazing fast sequential read/write speeds. Where things get interesting, however, is with the display(s).... Read more...
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