Everything Lenovo announced at MWC 2022

Posted: 1 March 2022 6:00 am
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Lenovo aims to have all your laptops need covered, as they made clear at MWC 2022. Here's what you need to know about the new additions.

Like many other manufacturers, Lenovo has had a big MWC. Predictably, it announced laptops. A lot of laptops. New releases are on the way in their ThinkPad, Chromebook,and IdeaPad lines. Here's a rundown of everything they announced.

Per Lenovo, the pricing and availability of these products for the Australia and New Zealand market is TBD, but it's been indicated they will likely begin to roll out in the coming months. Click here for a full, updated round-up of all the news from MWC so far.

Lenovo's wholly-owned subsidiary, Motorola, announced a new phone ahead of MWC, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro. Read everything we know about it here.

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus

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Leading off is the 3rd generation of Lenovo's Tab M10 series. It will have a 2K, 10.61 inch display and Dolby Atmos sound to be projected by quad speakers. It will come out of the box with Android 12, and will be Android 13 ready by 2023.

One great feature Lenovo showed off is the M10's reading mode. If you've used an e-reader like a Kindle, you can attest to how much more comfortable it is to use for lengthy reading sessions than a brightly-lit tablet. Well, Lenovo has brought this comfort to the tablet game with reading mode.

Upon activation, the tablet will take on a lovely-looking grayscale hue, making it much easier on your eyes to read or study. Reading mode will also have a colour mode, in which colours will return, but far more muted.

The M10 is certified to stream the big services like Netflix and Prime Video in 1080p. A lightweight 465g body and 7.5mm profile will make it a joy to take anywhere.

The current generation M10 retails for $299. Even accounting for a launch hike, this will be one of the most wallet-friendly products Lenovo announced at MWC.

IdeaPad Flex 5 and 5i

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If you love Lenovo's series of multimode laptops, you'll be very happy to see these new models come with improved 16:10 panels, upgraded webcams, and dropdown hinges. These hinges will have the full 360 degree range of motion, and can be used to create a handy keyboard incline.

The 5i is distinguished by the presence of Intel's Gen 12 processing, while the 5 has the AMD Ryzen chip. It will have a Chromebook version, featuring an upsized touchpad, as well as a Duet version, which can easily transition between laptop and tablet functionality.

The current generation of IdeaPad Flex 5 starts at $1,151.10. Given all the new features, expect a moderate price rise.

New Chromebooks

Chromebook lovers have a whole host of new Lenovo models coming their way. In addition to the IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook, the new Flex 3i Chromebook is arriving, with a 15.6 FHD display, a full size keyboard with a number pad and a physical camera shutter. These Flex models will also feature the dropdown hinge mentioned earlier, as well as Waves Audio Tuning.

The IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook succeeds the Duet Chromebook 10 inch, and will have upgraded processing power courtesy of the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, and a 2K, 11 inch display. It can be configured with 8GB of memory, has a fast-charging 29Wh battery, and a 5MP front camera and 8MP rear camera.

Additionally, the Duet 3's keyboard will automatically turn off when flipped around in tablet mode, meaning you don't need to detach the keyboard to prevent random keys being pressed.

If you can't wait for these new models, see Finder's review of the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook here, which retails for around $900.

IdeaPad Gaming 3 and 3i

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Lenovo is looking to provide an entry-level gaming experience with these new models, so if you want some good value as you begin your gaming journey, these are the laptops for you. Like the IdeaPad Flex models, the 3i indicates an Intel chip, while the 3 will use AMD Ryzen.

Both laptops will have a selection of high-powered graphics cards, all the way up to the NVIDIA GForce RTX 3060. Lenovo have made some big visual changes from the previous generation, with a newly-designed hinge, quad vents with blue accents to present a "distinctly gamer aesthetic."

Compared to the previous generation, they will have 15% more optimised cooling performance, and 20% more ventilation. Ports have been rearranged, mostly being located at the back now. These models will also carry an impressive 165Hz refresh rate.

To complete the gaming package, Lenovo have announced the Legion M600S Qi wireless gaming mouse. It looks to offer similar features to previous Lenovo wireless gaming mice, but with the addition of Qi wireless charging compatibility. It will still be able to be charged via USB-C.

The IdeaPad Gaming 3's most recent generation can be picked up for $1,599.

ThinkBook 13s i and ThinkBook 14S Yoga

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The latest additions to Lenovo's ThinkBook line-up share a lot of features, including Gen 12 Intel Core i processors, Iris Xe graphics, and even optional Wi-Fi 6E. All-metal builds will offer a premium look, as well as durability. They will also have the option of full HD cameras.

These models differ in form factor, with the 13S serving as the lightest, thinnest ThinkBook to date, while the 14S will offer a more convertible design. The 13s has a 91% screen-to-body ratio on its 13.3 inch display, and up to 2.5K resolution.

They were announced alongside the ThinkVision M14d. This will be a new addition to Lenovo's portable monitor series, which will have a svelte 4.6mm thick body, and weigh less than 600g. A one-cable solution allows you to plug it into your laptop's USB-C port.

Check out our review of the Yoga 9i here. For reference, it can be purchased for $2,199.

ThinkPads

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Lenovo also announced a serious number of ThinkPads at MWC. Click here for complete coverage of the new additions, or read on for the TL;DR.

Lenovo will be releasing new generations of the T14 and T14S, as well as a T16. They'll come with a choice of Intel or AMD CPUs and optional 5G functionality.

Lenovo's professionally-oriented P series workstations will also get an upgrade, with 28 watts of performance courtesy of Intel.

The X1 line-up will receive a new addition, featuring the highest performance ever seen in the line. Lenovo hopes it will be "the perfect platform for multimedia professionals."

Inspired by the fact that "we all love our smartphones," the new ThinkPad X13S will have cutting-edge connectivity, an easily portable design, and lengthy battery life.

Want more Mobile World Congress news? See all the latest products and announcements on our MWC 2022 news hub.

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