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CES 2020: Lenovo releases details on Creator series, gaming devices and NEC partnership


At CES, Lenovo introduced its Creator series, gaming lineup and new devices from its NEC partnership.

The Creator series is aimed at PC-based users who enjoy photography, digital storytelling and dabbling with creative software tools and cool equipment—not necessarily paid professionals, graphic artists and moviemakers. It’s this special “prosumer” group of hobbyists, freelancers and social media buffs that inspired this Creator series of Windows 10 PCs and monitors that are unveiling at CES. But each is also designed to help writers, artists and designers collaborate and use technology to work on projects, while offering the high-performance productivity tools needed for a day job.

The series includes two super-portable laptops, a powerful desktop tower and two high definition 27-inch monitors.

Photo of the Lenovo Yoga Creator 7, open and facing forward

Lenovo Yoga Creator 7

At the top of these new devices is the Yoga Creator 7, which comes with up to 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processors (coming soon), and is 4.18lbs (1.9kg) and 0.64 inches (16.4mm) thin. With the help of artificial intelligence, Lenovo’s Intelligent Cooling feature adjusts itself to the user’s performed tasks to cool and optimize battery life of up to 20 percent [1]. Artists and designers will also appreciate the 15.6-inch Full HD optional glass display with 100% sRGB color gamut that offers the full range of Pantone Matching System colors. Lenovo Smart Assist enables hands-free login and auto-logoff via the infrared camera with Windows Hello or its integrated fingerprint reader. It has up to 13 hours of battery life [2] with Rapid Charge that provides up to 80% battery life in one hour of charge [3] when working on the go.

Photo of the Lenovo IdeaPad Creator 5, open and facing right

Lenovo IdeaPad Creator 5

The Lenovo IdeaPad Creator 5 also has up to a 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 15.6-inch Full HD in-plane switching (IPS) display with 100% AdobeRGB. And it’s also powered by the latest NVIDIA GPUs and Studio Drivers, which work well for streaming vlogs, along with the laptop’s built-in HD webcam and integrated privacy shutter. It weighs in at around 4.85lbs (2.2kg), with up to 16 GB DDR4 of memory and 1TB PCIe SSD of storage.

Photo of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5, angled to the left

Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5 is Lenovo’s multipurpose desktop PC offering content creators the silent operating thermals they need as they unleash their creativity. It has up to the latest Intel Core i9 processors and up to 16GB DDR4 of memory, premium Dolby Audio speakers and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs, which will come in handy for video editing. It’ll start at $1,099.99 and is expected to be available in October 2020.

Photo of the Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor, facing forward with streams of colors on its display

Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor

Designed for content and media creators, the new Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor has a 27-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Smart Crystal Sound display and a four-sided near-edgeless infinity screen design. Content creators will find immersive sound effects with the Smart Crystal Sound Display. They can also manage productivity with the Smart Power [4] function that optimizes power consumption by identifying which compatible devices are charging when tethered to the monitor to allow the right amount of power distribution to each. Photo retouching and video editing will be a snap when you view colors the way they were always meant to be seen, with the high-quality natural color range of the Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor with 10-bit color depth, 98% DCI-P3 color gamut and the support of more than 1 billion colors. The one-cable solution simultaneously delivers power, data, video and audio signals, making connections to laptops, smartphones and other compatible devices seamless. Plus, enjoy the convenient wireless charging function [5] built into the base. It starts at $899.99 and is expected to be available in March 2020.

Photo of the Lenovo Q27h Monitor, with a yellow and blue building on its display

Lenovo Q27h Monitor

With the new premium Lenovo Q27h Monitor, users can seamlessly switch between entertainment and their latest creative project. Its 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) provides IPS high-resolution ​and 350 nits of brightness. Like the other monitor, it also enables the right distribution of power [4] to different devices for fast audio signal, data and video transfers—all simultaneously. The four-sided near-edgeless bezel brings a noticeably wider viewing experience when playing the hottest gaming titles in your spare time with super-fast 4ms response time, and a smooth 75Hz refresh rate to reduce motion blur in the game. It starts at $349.99 and is expected to be available in April 2020.

Photo of the LAVIE Pro Mobile, open and facing left

LAVIE Pro Mobile

A joint venture company of Lenovo and NEC Corporation, NEC Personal Computers, also announced three new NEC LAVIE devices, which will be available in the U.S. starting this spring. Aimed at professionals on the move, the LAVIE Pro Mobile weighs in at just 1.85 pounds, with up to 15 hours of battery life.

Photo of the LAVIE Home All-in-one, angled slightly left to show the monitor, keyboard and mouse

LAVIE Home All-in-one

The new LAVIE Home All-in-one desktop comes with a Crystal Sound Display that delivers an immersive experience with high-quality sound emanating from the screen, simulating a true theatre experience.

Photo of the LAVIE VEGA, open and facing forward

LAVIE VEGA

The blue glass top LAVIE VEGA laptop brings together key features of both of these devices, along with a Yamaha sound system.

Find out more at Lenovo.

[1] Artificial intelligence-enabled middle setting extends battery life an average of up to 20% based on Intel verification testing. Actual performance will vary with use, system configurations and settings.

[2] All battery life claims are approximate and based on test results using the MobileMark 2014 ver 1.5 battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional details. 

[3] On Yoga Creator 7 and IdeaPad Creator 5 with NVIDIA GeForce MX graphics configurations, Rapid Charge requires upgrading power adapter to 95W (sold separately). Rapid Charge will require 135W power adapter with higher performance NVIDIA GPUs.

[4] Delivers power up to 80W to compatible devices by USB Type-C. 

[5] Wireless charging works with Qi-certified devices, visit: https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/products#Qi-Certified%20Product%20Database



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