18 January 2023
Lenovo's lineup of products for CES 2023 has a bunch of innovative offerings. These products have specifications, features, and functionalities that make them stand out in the crowd. These include the Yoga Book 9i, ThinkBook Plus Twist, Tab Extreme, and Smart Paper. Let's have a detailed look at each of these.
The Yoga Book 9i is a full-size dual-screen laptop that opens up new ways of enhancing your productivity. It has dual 13.3-inch OLED displays with 2.8K resolution and 400 nits brightness. The panel has a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 60Hz refresh rate, HDR, and Dolby Vision support. It is powered by the 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Iris Xe GPU.
There is 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB/1TB PCIe SSD storage. The laptop has a Full HD IR webcam and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos. The connectivity options are three USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4.0, WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. There is an 80Whr battery claimed to offer up to 10 hours of video playback (dual screen) and up to 14 hours (single screen). It is available with a choice between Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Home.
Lenovo has priced the Yoga Book 9i at $2,099.99 for the basic configuration variant. Its sales will begin in June 2023 in the US.
The ThinkBook Plus Twist is also a dual-screen laptop with a different approach. It features a unique twist hinge that allows you to rotate the display per your preference. The main display is a 13.3-inch 2.8K OLED panel with touchscreen input support. It offers a 60Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and Dolby Vision. There is also a 12-inch front-lit color e-Ink touch display with an improved 12Hz refresh rate.
You can use the device as a traditional laptop or as a tablet. Both modes support both OLED and e-Ink displays which you can switch between using the twist hinge. It is available with up to 13th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM, up to 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage, and integrated graphics. There are two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The pricing starts at $1,649 with sales beginning in July 2023.
- 14.5-inch 3K (3000 x 1876 pixels) OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 color gamut, Dolby Vision, an HDR10+
- MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor
- 12GB RAM
- 256GB onboard storage
- Dual cameras: 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture
- 13-megapixel front camera
- 12,300mAh battery and 68W charging adapter
- Android 13 (three years of OS upgrades, four years of security updates)
- Starts at $1,199.99 with sales in late 2023
The Lenovo Smart Paper is a digital notepad meant to take on Amazon's Kindle Scribe. It has a 10.3-inch anti-glare e-Ink display with 1872 x 1404 pixels resolution and 227ppi pixel density. It is powered by a RockChip RK3566 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. There is Dual Color Front Light with 24 brightness levels and 24 adjustable temperature tones.
The whole package is powered by a 3,550mAh battery. It is claimed to deliver 8,500 pages of reading time on a single charge and if you wish to take notes, you can write 170 pages of notes. There is USB Type-C 2.0 port, WiFi, and Bluetooth 5.2 with BLE support. It runs on Android AOSP 11.0 out of the box. It will be available for purchase in late 2023 for a price tag of $399.99.