At the Lenovo Tech World in Beijing, the Chinese manufacturer unveiled a series of new products, including ThinkPad 10 tablet, which comes with stylus support, the Lenovo Z41 and Intel RealSense-toting Z51 — both aimed at multimedia consumption — as well as the entry-level Ideapad 100 and a media streaming device.
Lenovo's ThinkPad 10 will be one of the first devices to offer Windows 10 out of the box. The Intel Atom-powered tablet comes with stylus support along with the vendor's WRITEit software. Specs are in the form of a 1920 x 1200 display, 2 or 4GB RAM, 64 or 128GB internal storage, Wi-Fi ac, optional LTE, 5MP camera and 1.2MP secondary shooter and a ten-hour battery life. Lenovo will also offer add-on keyboard accessories for those looking to get work done on the go. The ThinkPad 10 is coming this August, with prices starting from $549.
Lenovo Z41 and Z51
Boasting fifth-generation Core i5 and i7 processors, full-HD displays, up to 1TB of storage and 16GB RAM, Lenovo's Z41 and Z51 are ideal if you're looking to consume media on the go. The Z41 offers a 14-inch screen, while the Z51 boasts a 15-inch display along with an Intel RealSense camera that can sense depth. Both machines will be available from June, with prices starting at $499.
Lenovo Ideapad 100
With the Z41 and Z51 targeted at the mid-tier segment, the Ideapad 100 is Lenovo's offering in the entry-level category. The notebook will be sold in 14- and 15-inch models offering a resolution of 1366 x 768, and is customizable with either a mechanical drive up to 500GB or a 128 GB SSD, up to 8GB RAM and a four-hour battery life. Available in June for $249, the Ideapad 100 offers a full Windows 8.1 experience for the same price as most Chromebooks.
Lenovo is taking on the Chromecast with its first media streaming device, the Lenovo Cast. Shaped like a hockey puck, Lenovo's streaming solution offers more connectivity options than the Chromecast, including dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA and Miracast streaming in addition to Google Cast and 1080p playback.
Cortana integration with Lenovo REACHit
Lenovo showcased a feature that will be available in its Windows 10 PCs, called REACHit. The feature extends the functionality of Cortana, allowing you to search documents, music, videos and images across devices. There's location-based tagging of content as well, which when combined with the natural language queries allows you to find your files with a minimum of hassle. For instance, you can ask, "Cortana, find the picture I took at Starbucks last week", and the service will search through your connected services — cloud storage accounts and devices — to locate the image you took. If you're interested in what REACHit has to offer, you can beta test the feature right now.