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Lenovo Introduces AI-Enabled ThinkBook Laptops and ThinkCentre Neo Desktops at CES 2024

Lenovo Introduces AI-Enabled ThinkBook Laptops and ThinkCentre Neo Desktops at CES 2024

At CES 2024, Lenovo showcases various innovative products tailored for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The ThinkBook lineup boasts versatility, with the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid offering a unique Windows and Android™ hybrid experience, seamlessly transitioning between laptop and tablet modes. Lenovo introduces the carbon-neutral ThinkBook 13x Gen 4, an Intel Evo™ Edition laptop with remarkable battery life and a built-in Copilot key. The ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+2 impresses with its powerful performance. It features a 14.5-inch 3K display and a Graphics Extension port supporting enhanced AI computing power via the ThinkBook Graphics Extension (TGX) dock.

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Additionally, the updated ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 and the ThinkCentre neo series redefine power and compactness in desktops, introducing cutting-edge technology and AI capabilities. The Mechanical Energy Harvesting Combo, showcased as a proof of concept, harnesses mechanical movement and solar energy to power a keyboard and mouse sustainably, reflecting Lenovo’s dedication to eco-friendly solutions.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE

  • Customizable Design: Employs E Ink Prism™ technology, allowing users to personalize the laptop cover with various patterns and images, supporting up to a thousand visuals.
  • AI-Powered Color Changes: The color-changing cover doesn’t impact battery life and continues changing even when powered off.
  • Different Design Schemes: Four design schemes were showcased at CES 2024, offering vibrant options to suit customer preferences.

ThinkBook PCs with Intel Core Ultra Processors and AI Features

  • Intel Core Ultra Processors: Equipped with an on-chip AI accelerator (NPU), enabling power-efficient AI acceleration for faster workflows.
  • Smart Features: Includes Smart Meeting and Smart Power 3.04, enhancing productivity and efficiency. Collaboration with software vendors offers an extensive range of AI-enhanced applications.

ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid

  • Dual Functionality: Seamlessly switches between laptop and tablet modes, offering flexibility for various tasks.
  • Multiple Use Cases: Supports Windows 11 and Android, allowing usage as separate devices or together for added functionalities.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4

  • Performance & Design: Ultra-thin and ultra-light, equipped with Intel Evo Edition processors, offering up to 32GB memory, Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, Intel Arc graphics, and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
  • Sustainability: Certified carbon-neutral product, incorporating recycled materials, spill-resistant design, and durability tested.

ThinkCentre Desktops – ThinkCentre neo-Ultra and ThinkCentre neo 50a Gen 5

  • AI-Powered Performance: ThinkCentre neo-Ultra integrates CPU, independent NPU, and GPU to enhance performance and collaboration.
  • Sleek AIO Computers: ThinkCentre neo 50a 27 Gen 5 and ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 Gen 5 offer productivity and collaboration features, optional wireless charging stand, and quiet operations.

ThinkBook Laptops – ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ and ThinkBook 16p Gen 5

  • AI-Powered Performance: ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ features Intel Core Ultra processors, up to 32GB memory, and AI-enhanced features for smarter workflows.
  • Powerful Computing: ThinkBook 16p Gen 5 offers high-performance Intel Core i9 processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, and AI-powered video/audio features for immersive experiences.

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  • Cutting-Edge Camera Technology: AI-driven 4K technology with enhanced image quality and superior audio functionality for professional video conferencing.

Lenovo aims to transform the user experience, offering AI-powered capabilities, sleek designs, sustainability, and powerful performance across their laptop, desktop, and accessory offerings, catering specifically to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

“The SMB employee experience will be transformed by new products, solutions and services powered by AI technologies that cater to their needs. New AI PCs with AI-enhanced capabilities and personal digital assistants will usher in next-generation personalization,  creativity and functionality that will drive ever more immersive and realistic experiences. By offering unique pioneering products like the latest ThinkBook laptops, ThinkCentre neo desktops, and innovative accessories, we are enabling new ways of working to create efficiencies and new opportunities and help SMBs drive positive growth in a new AI era.”-  ERIC YU, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Small and Medium Business Segment and Commercial Product Center, Lenovo

FAQs

1. What makes the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid stand out?

The ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid offers a unique Windows and Android hybrid experience, seamlessly transitioning between laptop and tablet modes, catering to versatile usage. It provides flexibility for various tasks and supports multiple use cases, including separate usage as a laptop and tablet or combined for added functionalities.

2. How does the ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE employ E Ink Prism™ technology?

The ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE employs E Ink Prism™ technology for its customizable design, enabling users to personalize the laptop cover with various patterns and images, supporting up to a thousand visuals. This feature allows for a personalized and vibrant appearance.

3. What are the notable AI-enhanced features in the ThinkCentre neo series?

The ThinkCentre neo series integrates AI-powered performance by combining CPU, independent NPU, and GPU to enhance performance and collaboration. Additionally, the desktops offer sleek AIO computers with productivity and collaboration features, optional wireless charging stand, and quiet operations.

4. How does Lenovo focus on sustainability in its products?

Lenovo demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by introducing carbon-neutral products, incorporating recycled materials, spill-resistant designs, and durability testing. The ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 is a certified carbon-neutral product that reflects Lenovo’s dedication to eco-friendly solutions.

5. What AI capabilities are featured in the ThinkBook laptops?

The ThinkBook laptops offer AI-powered performance, including the ThinkBook 14 i Gen 6+ and ThinkBook 16p Gen 5. They feature Intel Core Ultra processors, enhanced memory capacity, AI-enhanced workflows, high-performance processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, and AI-powered video/audio features for immersive experiences.

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