The market for tablets and notebooks has changed a lot since Microsoft presented the practical and agile solution of offering powerful hardware inside a slim body in 2012 with the first Surface Pro. Since then we have seen more and more companies bet on the tablet format with keyboard cover to offer versatility and raise the competition. That said, Lenovo will present its newest products from the Yoga and IdeaPad line on Tuesday.
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i
The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i arrives as the most powerful model with 2 in 1 functionality, models with 10th generation Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processor, Intel Iris Plus graphics card, up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB of SSD storage PCIe, in addition to having an infrared camera to allow users to log in using the face via Windows Hello.
With a promise of up to 10.8 hours of battery life, Lenovo offers a 13-inch screen with IPS technology and an impressive 2K resolution (2160x1350p), something still rare for this category. And as you would expect for a device like this, the display is touch sensitive and comes with a stylus inside the box.
The keyboard cover also comes in the box of the device and has Bluetooth technology to be used even with the highlighted product. Another highlight is the stand identical to the Surface Pro, where a region of the rear can be adjusted so that the user can choose the best viewing angle.
IdeaPad Duet 3i
The IdeaPad Duet 3i comes as a simpler option. It is equipped with the basic Intel Pentium chipset, has integrated graphics, a 10.3-inch Full HD (1920x1200p) screen and two USB-C connectors, a battery that lasts up to 7 hours and weighs just 860 grams.
The model also has a detachable keyboard and a stand at the rear to adjust the angle of the screen. Due to the reduction in manufacturing costs, the IdeaPad Duet 3i offers options of 4 GB and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC 5.0 flash storage and runs Windows 10.
Lenovo Smart Tab M10
Another launch this afternoon is for the Lenovo Smart Tab M10, the company’s second generation tablet that can be turned into a smart screen with support for Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
It arrives with MediaTek Helio P22 chipset and integrates the TDDI chip to optimize the touch experience and screen response, 10.5-inch Full HD panel, options with up to 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, supported speakers Dolby Atmos and exclusive functions for children.
The Smart Tab has an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera for basic functions, in addition to a 5,000 mAh battery. Thanks to its smart screen functionality, the device comes with an exclusive dock in its box to support it and use as a smartscreen.
Unlike the other two models, this is the only product advertised with Android.
Prices and availability
All three models were presented exclusively on the European market and will be available from June. The Smart Tab M10 arrives at the suggested price of € 249, while the IdeaPad Duet 3i starts at € 429 and the Yoga Duet 7i can be purchased from € 1,199.