Lenovo’s IdeaPad 5i Chromebook features a 16-inch display and full-sized keyboard

Like many other tech companies, Lenovo is sharing details of what it has in store for the end of the year at IFA Berlin this week. The company’s 2022 holiday offering includes the first-ever 16-inch Chromebook. You can configure the IdeaPad 5i with a 2.5K 16:10 LCD that has a 120Hz refresh rate and a modest brightness of 350 nits. Thanks to its size, the IdeaPad 5i also has a full-size keyboard.

Internally, the base model has an Intel Pentium 8505 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. However, you can upgrade the IdeaPad with a 12th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a proper SSD with up to 512GB of storage. It also has plenty of ports, including a MicroSD slot, a total of four USB-C and USB-A ports, an audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 6E connectivity. In addition, the Chromebook comes standard with a 1080p webcam. Lenovo claims it’s possible to get up to 12 hours of use from a single charge of the built-in battery. The company said it will announce US pricing and availability at a later date. In Europe, the IdeaPad 5i will start at €549 when it arrives on the continent sometime next month.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro


In addition to the IdeaPad 5i, Lenovo refreshed the Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro. The two Android tablets, now in their second generation, have updated internals and displays. The Pro is the more interesting of the two, sporting an 11.2-inch OLED with 600 nits of brightness, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 360Hz touch response rate, and support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision. With 8 GB of RAM and a new MediaTek Kompanio 1300T chipset, the Tab P11 Pro offers 120 percent more computing power than its predecessor, according to Lenovo. You can pair the tablet with the company’s Precision Pen 3. Like Lenovo’s stylus, the stylus attaches magnetically to the tablet, allowing for wireless charging when not in use.

The Tab P11 now sports an 11.5-inch LCD that has a variable 120Hz refresh rate, 400 nits of brightness, and a 2,000 x 1,200 resolution. According to Lenovo, the tablet’s new MediaTek Helio G99 processor is 50 percent faster than its predecessor’s chipset. The P11 Pro will cost $400 when it arrives next month. Meanwhile, Lenovo expects the $250 P11 to hit shelves in early 2023.

In addition to the mobile devices mentioned above, Lenovo showed off a new flagship gaming monitor. The Legion Y32p-30 sports a 31.5-inch LCD panel with a 4K resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 144Hz refresh rate and a claimed 0.2ms response time. Notably, it also comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports, so you can connect it to your PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The Y32p-30 will cost $750 when it’s available later this year.

Lenovo glasses T1


No Lenovo announcement is complete without throwing at least one fancy gadget into the mix. At the IFA 2022, the Glasses T1 will be presented as a wearable from Lenovo as a private display for professionals who travel a lot. You can connect them to your Windows, Android or macOS device via USB-C to create a virtual monitor. It can also be used with an iPhone or iPad, provided you get a separate Lightning adapter. Either way, the Glasses T1 displays content from your device on a pair of micro-OLED panels. Lenovo suggests you can use its new wearable to prevent prying eyes from seeing what’s on your screen. The Glasses T1 will arrive in China in late 2022 before hitting other markets in 2023.

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