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Lenovo expands Windows 10 PC options by adding AMD Ryzen processors to 5 gaming PCs | Windows Experience Blog

17-inch Lenovo Legion 5 laptop

Following the spring launch of the Lenovo Legion lineup that focused on a better keyboard and thermals, Lenovo has added AMD Ryzen processors to five new gaming PCs — the 17-inch Lenovo Legion 5 laptop, the Lenovo Legion 5P laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop for entry-level gaming, plus the Lenovo Legion Tower 5 and IdeaCentre Gaming 5 desktops.
AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors can improve laptop performance by raising clock speeds — making games, content creation and productivity applications all run much faster.
When paired with available NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, this gaming portfolio can tackle the latest games with impressive speed.
The Lenovo Legion 5 laptop comes in two sizes (17-inch and a 15-inch size that’s already available with AMD Ryzen CPU) and is equipped with up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800 H-Series Mobile Processors paired with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs. It is expected to be available starting at $1089.99 in September.

17-inch Lenovo Legion 5

The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 laptop with up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800 H-Series Mobile Processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU is expected to be available starting at $1019.99 in August. It’s also available now with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU starting at $759.99.
Ideal for eSports, the Lenovo Legion 5P laptop has up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800 H-Series Mobile Processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs. At up to 300 nits of brightness, the 15.6-inch Full HD wide-viewing angle display has lightning-fast 144Hz refresh rate for under a 5ms response time to reduce screen tearing. The enhanced thermal performance of Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 is engineered to help keep heat away from players’ fingertips and minimize noise. It also uses an integrated thermal module for greater thermal efficiency. Dedicated media keys and number pad make video editing and setting macros a snap.
This 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5P laptop will not be offered in North America, but will be available in select markets.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3  laptop

With improved thermals, the new 15.6-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3  laptop has up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800 H-Series Mobile Processors and up to crystal-clear full HD wide-viewing angle display with a slim bezel design. It’s expected to be available starting at $659.99 later this month.

Lenovo Legion Tower 5

If you’re looking for a set-up to match marathon gaming sessions, the new Lenovo Legion Tower 5 includes up to AMD Ryzen 9 3950X desktop processor with 16 cores. It’s expected to be available starting at $829.99 in October with up to AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Desktop Processors in North America.
Finally, the new IdeaCentre Gaming 5 is available in iridescent Chameleon Blue and offers up to AMD Ryzen 7 3700X desktop processors paired with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU made to help you move faster and aim better, while GeForce RTX 2060 graphics reveal the depth and visual fidelity of real-time ray-tracing. It will not be offered in North America, but will be available in select markets.
Get more details at Lenovo.

Latest Lenovo Legion gaming PCs feature cooler thermals, extended battery life and keyboard improvements | Windows Experience Blog

The latest wave of Lenovo Legion PCs equips gamers with advances such as cooler thermals, keyboard improvements and extended battery life.
The latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series or AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors power this lineup, and up to the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design deliver higher clock speeds and new levels of realistic graphics.
The 2020 lineup includes the Lenovo Legion 7i, Lenovo Legion 5i, the Lenovo Legion 5 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i for entry-level gaming. There are also two new towers: Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and IdeaCentre Gaming 5i. (The lowercase letter “i” in the model name indicates an Intel CPU.)

In competitive gaming, the way keyboards feel and their layout can make a huge difference. The Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard has 100% anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times and soft-landing switches, resulting in hair-trigger accuracy and the feel of superior key travel via its second transition curve design—so players experience a more tactile gaming experience.
Another thing that can boost performance: advanced thermal efficiencies. Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 provides an improved synergy of hardware and software that promotes better airflow and lower system temperatures. The advanced system now features Dual Burn support, which pushes the CPU and GPU to their in-game limits so that gamers can experience more predictable FPS (frames per second) without the need for thermal throttling. Meanwhile, these Lenovo Legion devices stay cool to the touch despite sustaining top speeds, thanks to tactically placed heat sinks that dissipate more heat away from the motherboard.
For a bump in battery life on the go, Lenovo Vantage software can manually disable the dedicated graphics card or G-SYNC via Hybrid Mode. Lenovo engineers worked with the team at NVIDIA to develop a more seamless, automatic way for gamers to better manage their integrated graphics through Advanced Optimus, which debuts on select Lenovo Legion gaming PCs.
Advanced Optimus draws on physical components of a gamer’s dedicated NVIDIA graphics card to intuitively detect which of their system’s graphics sources is best suited to power the application open on the screen. It switches back and forth from integrated (for light workloads) and discrete graphics to dramatically extend battery life [1] without the added hassle of a reboot for max framerates when gaming.
Soup up in-game performance even more with improved Lenovo Q-Control 3.0. Upshift to Performance Mode to turbo-charge past the competition with higher CPU voltage and higher FPS. Then, while streaming eSports highlight reels, downshift into Quiet Mode to lower battery drain and fan noise, or set it and forget it by enabling Balanced Mode for automatic adjustments based on which apps are open.

The Lenovo Legion 7i laptop has a 15-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080) with 100% Adobe sRGB color accuracy, with VESA DisplayHDR 400 for a higher level of precise detail. An all-metal exterior envelopes that display and up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series overclocked mobile processors. Multitasking, streaming and content creating are made even easier with ample storage of up to 1TB PCIe SSD [2] and up to 32GB DDR4 memory. Enhancing the more powerful 80WHr battery is an energy release feature for a more consistent battery life of up to 8 hours [1]. All of this weighs in at just 4.62 pounds.
Players will keep up with all the action of graphically intensive AAA titles with up to 240Hz smooth refresh rates enabling response times under 1ms via OverDrive and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Get up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q Design for ray tracing in-game, engineered to improve lighting and reflection effects.
The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 7i laptop will start at $1,599.99 and is expected to be available starting in May [3].

The Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 are mainstream Windows 10 gaming laptops offering players several configuration options and next-level NVIDIA GeForce graphics. For the former, choose between two sizes (15-inch and 17-inch) with up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors. The latter is the first Lenovo Legion laptop with AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors.
The Intel-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i will start at $829.99 and the 17-inch Lenovo Legion 5i laptop will start at $1,129.99. Both sizes are expected to be available starting in May [3].
The AMD-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 will start at $849.99 and is expected to be available starting in May [3].

The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i is the tower for the avid gamer who wants a high-performance home battle station. Push system performance to the highest settings, while staying quieter and cooler during cinematic gaming experiences with the tower’s optional liquid-cooling system. It’s optimally built for overclocked system performance—ideal for those heated marathon sessions. With cool blue LED lighting, optional RGB internal lighting and its chassis in a Phantom Black hue, gamers can choose to showcase their personality and high-power internals with transparent side panels.
It will start at $799.99 and is expected to be available starting in May. The Lenovo Legion Tower 5 will offer AMD Ryzen desktop processors as an option later this year [3].
Players who want to level up from amateur games to more intensive battle royale play without breaking the bank can check out the new IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop and the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i, a new home battle station.

Designed to eliminate screen stuttering and slow game loads, the 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop with optional 120Hz refresh rate features an up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series mobile processor. High-octane gaming sessions on this new laptop can last longer than before, supported by improved thermals with an extra heat pipe dedicated to the discrete GPU in its thermal array, plus dual thermal vents for better airflow.
The laptop will start at $729.99 and is expected to be available starting in May. The IdeaPad Gaming 3 will offer AMD Ryzen mobile processors as an option later this year [3].
The new IdeaCentre Gaming 5i sports cool blue ambient lighting at the front and is equipped with notable performance features, such as up to Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The expandability of this tower will grow along with your gaming needs. Ample port selection makes connecting to peripherals like the recently unveiled Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor a snap.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i and IdeaCentre Gaming 5 desktop towers will not be available in North America. Pricing and availability will vary per geography [3].
The 25-inch Lenovo Legion Y25-25​ Gaming Monitor will start at $319.99 and is expected to be available starting in June [3].
[1] 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.
[2] Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.
[3] Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and color options may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.

CES 2020: Lenovo unveils ‘world’s first 5G PC’ and special limited-edition Lenovo Ducati 5 laptop | Windows Experience Blog

Lenovo closed out its announcements at CES with some big reveals: what it claims as the “world’s first 5G PC” [1] and a special limited-edition laptop that incorporates designs inspired by the company’s partnership with Ducati.
The Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world’s first 5G PC, which means it supports both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks, so it’s capable of satisfying your need for speed with ultra-fast connectivity, reduced latency and wider bandwidth. Download large files nearly instantly or stream a high-resolution video with true Full HD clarity even in highly populated areas like airports with 5G [2]. First previewed at COMPUTEX, this ultra-portable 2-in-1 laptop is the first-ever PC powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform, bringing you high-speed 5G network connectivity that’s up to 10 times faster than 4G through a service provider [2] when on the move and reliable Wi-Fi access at home. Need to edit video footage in real-time on set and then upload the finished film? Or how about faster screen refreshes for smoother mobile gaming? It’s all possible with lightning-fast download speeds supported by nine built-in antennas for a stronger signal. It’s also super-light at 2.86lbs (1.3kg).

The new premium Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 laptop comes in two ultraslim sizes: 14-inch or 15-inch. Both options have Windows 10 and the convenience of the exclusive Lenovo Q-Control Intelligent Cooling feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize battery life by an average of up to 20% [3]. Even more AI-enabled features are offered via Lenovo Smart Assist on the Yoga Slim 7, including a boost to attention-sensing functionality from Glance by Mirametrix. It has up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 with Intel Iris Plus graphics. It also includes hands-free login and auto-logoff via IR camera and Windows Hello, plus an adjustable Smart Battery that transitions capability based on usage behavior, temperature and whether the device is plugged in.
Find out more about these Yogas.

Two years ago, Lenovo brought its smarter technology to the racetrack by becoming the key technology partner of Ducati. Lenovo’s branding can be seen on Ducati racing bikes and MotoGP riders’ uniforms, and now, for the first time, Ducati’s branding will be on the special edition thin and light laptop: The Lenovo Ducati 5.
It’s got wrap-around racing stripes, a colorful gift box and companion carrying sleeve with an emblazoned Ducati shield.
“These devices feel special, almost custom-built. And with only 12,000 machines in this limited-edition made, it’s tailored for the biggest Ducati fans,” says Brian Leonard, Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group’s vice president of Design. “As a team, we spent our time concerned with which aesthetics were going to resonate well with fans of Ducati and Lenovo – a design that fused the two brands. A look and feel that was understated but special to allow diehard Ducati fans to appreciate the quality of the finishes and unique details.”
Among those details: Notebook colors inspired by one of the Panigale street bikes, the special stitching pattern on the sleeve that matches the detailing on Ducati’s bike seats and typeface used to stamp individual serial numbers on the bottom laptop covers and on the commemorative cards is the same one Ducati uses to mark its collector edition bike parts.
Find out more at Lenovo.
[1] Based on research conducted by Lenovo in November 2019 of laptops sold by major PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
[2] Requires 5G network service and separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.
[3] AI-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.

CES 2020: Lenovo releases details on Creator series, gaming devices and NEC partnership | Windows Experience Blog

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Professionals stoke their passions with Lenovo’s smarter devices | Windows Experience Blog

Some people are able to do what they love for a living. For them, modern technology empowers their professional creativity – and helps them share their work with a much larger audience.

Actor, TV host, bestselling author and bilingual influencer Lizza Monet Morales started out on TV. As a child, she was already doing a talk show at the age of 10 called “One To One with Lizza,” which was on public access across the country. Morales says she interviewed politicians, notable figures in the Los Angeles community, educators and celebrities.
From there, she expanded her brand by microblogging in 2007, then got into social media, travel and lifestyle blogging and vlogging, just as those channels were gaining traction as daily must go-to’s for more and more people. She also continued to act and host TV shows in English and Spanish.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, she travels the world and shares her stories and adventures on and off set with a community she calls #LoveBugNation. Wherever she goes, she takes one of her Lenovo devices that she uses to help her stay on top of her many personal and professional interests.

Meanwhile in Philadelphia, Juan Dimida, 40, creates graphic art and electronic music on touchscreen devices, working them into beats with other songs or multimedia pieces.
He recently created an album of electronic music on his Motorola G3 over the summer and has been performing it on his Lenovo Yoga PC, connected to drum machines and synthesizers. He’s playing this music live in November.
Find out more about both of them on Microsoft Stories.

The holidays come early at IFA 2019 | Windows Experience Blog

This week I had the pleasure of being in Berlin, Germany, for IFA 2019 to meet with our PC and IoT ecosystem partners. This is always an exciting time for me because I get to see all the new PCs and intelligent edge devices coming this holiday season. Over the last week, our partners Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and Razer have announced new Windows 10 PCs that both consumer and commercial customers are sure to want.
Modern PCs look different because they are different. They have better performance, innovative designs and new experiences. According to Microsoft research, people are happier when they get a modern PC. We have a lot of modern PCs in market already from all our device partners, and it’s great to see these benefits continuing to come to life in recently announced devices from our partners.
Better performance
Performance starts with a modern computer with solid-state drives (SSDs). SSDs make the computers fast, thin and light. Performance also considers how long the battery lasts and what processor is used. All these elements are critical for customers who want to use their device on the go and run multiple workloads at once. Today’s modern PCs are at least two times faster and can stay unplugged on average of 32% longer compared to HDD models. Intel’s recently announced 10th Generation Intel Core processors enhance the experience for many of these new devices with AI, Thunderbolt 3 and Intel Wi-Fi 6 technologies, all of which increase speed of connectivity.
A great example is the new Dell XPS 13 now with an Intel 10th Generation processor. Whether bingeing a video series or working on the go, this device delivers performance gains needed for compute-intensive, demanding, multi-thread workloads – while still efficiently displaying beautiful 4K content.

The latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops are great examples of devices engineered for an on-the-go workforce that needs higher performance to improve their workday productivity and security. These devices are optimized for long battery life and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

Razer announced the new Razer Blade Stealth 13 – the first gaming laptop with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650. Powered by Intel’s new 10th Generation processor, the new Razer Blade Stealth 13 delivers true gaming performance packed into an amazingly thin 15mm chassis weighing only 1.3 kgs.

Innovative designs
Being fast and powerful used to come at the expense of a beautiful device, but not anymore. Windows 10 PCs are designed to be shown off with touches like metallic finishes and backlit keyboards. Choice of form factors help you work the way you want with 2-in-1 convertibles, detachables and ultraslim designs.
The new ASUS Republic of Gamers demonstrates this attention to design. By offering a new Glacier Blue hue for select Zephyrus and Strix family laptops, the company is reimagining the look and feel of gaming machines for a widening audience of gamers who are also streamers and creative professionals who want more than a black machine.

Great design also comes with devices that are thin and light. The Acer Swift 5*, a super light 14-inch notebook that is 15.95 mm thin, only weighs 990 grams and comes with a new discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics option for high-powered gaming.

New experiences
Finally, we want customers to have the best experiences with their hardware and software, and that begins with the applications and services that come with a Windows 10 PC. This includes multiple ways to interact, with ink and pen, voice and touch, and compatibility with other devices and applications. It also includes top-grade security with Windows Hello and the on-the-go productivity benefits in Office 365 enabled by the cloud. When it comes down to it, Windows 10 PCs help you achieve more.
With a modern PC you get speed, security, durability and great design. While there is a lot of focus on PCs at IFA, we also see a lot of innovation from our partners around the Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge.
By 2020 analysts estimate that 20 billion devices will be connected to the cloud, and Microsoft and our ecosystem of partners offer a unique value proposition because our Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge solutions are extra smart, secure and agile. For example, we have the Smart Home solution from digitalSTROM in our Microsoft booth where you can experience different ways to operate your Smart Home; e.g., order a cup of coffee from a robot or start the coffee machine with just a smile via a 3D Intel RealSense camera.
From the latest in modern, powerful Windows 10 PCs to cloud-connected services, I am constantly amazed by the innovative ways our partners are building on our platforms to deliver rich experiences to customers.  I think it’s going to be a great holiday season for Microsoft, our partners and our customers.
Check back on the Windows Blog for more updates in the coming months.
*Based on Acer’s internal survey as of August 29, 2019 of competing clamshell laptop designs available on the market, running Windows OS or OSX.

IFA 2019: Lenovo introduces smart features on new and refreshed Yoga laptops | Windows Experience Blog

At this week’s IFA event in Berlin, Lenovo introduced exclusive smart features that adapt to users’ performance needs on the new 14-inch Yoga C940 and Yoga S740: Super Resolution upscales video up to FHD 1080p on Windows Media Player [1] and Q-Control (named for device keys used to toggle modes), that has the potential to dynamically boost your PC’s battery life [2].
Lenovo Yoga C940

The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga C940 is the new 2-in-1 convertible laptop redefining smarter performance and design with its all-metal chassis and clever built-in features, like TrueBlock Privacy shutter, Windows Hello biometric authentication, and garaged pen with silo charging and Windows Ink. Enable Lenovo’s exclusive Q-Control [3] by pressing Function-Q to shift into Intelligent Cooling Mode for your PC to auto-adjust performance and optimize battery life based on tasks – up to 17.5 hours [4] in FHD and up to 10.5 hours [4] with a UHD display.
With a full range of intelligent features, the 14-inch Lenovo Yoga S740 is designed to help people save time. Powered by up to 10th Generation Intel Core processors, it has a hands-free IR camera login. That IR camera can also detect your absence after a few seconds and enable instant log-off, or if you’re watching a video and need to walk away for a few minutes, your PC is intuitive enough to pause the video and automatically resume upon your return. You can even opt to blur your background during video calls, so your cat doesn’t make a surprise appearance during your next online brainstorm. This device will also have a new child safety setting that reminds kids to limit their screen viewing time in one sitting.
The new Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-inch) is a 2-in-1 convertible with 9th Generation Intel Core processors, as well as a notched webcam bump on its lid for better grip, a garaged pen with silo charging, TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and Windows Hello biometric fingerprint authentication for confident security.
The Lenovo Yoga S740 (15-inch) comes stacked with up to 9th Generation Intel Core i9 mobile processor and more powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 GPUs, making this all-metal, ultra-slim laptop a portable and multi-tasking powerhouse. Combined with theater-like specs like a 15-inch FHD HDR display and a TrueBlock Privacy Shutter, this laptop also has a longer-lasting battery. Listen to music or watch videos in crystal-clear sound with Dolby Atmos Speaker System with Smart Amp, designed to boost voice and content audio in slim form factors.

Lenovo Yoga C740

The all-metal Lenovo Yoga C740 is available in a 14-inch or 15-inch screen size in Mica or Iron Grey. Flip smoothly from laptop to tablet mode and back. Lightweight with a color-matched keyboard, this 2-in-1 device has smart features that respond to your needs, including its TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and more secure fingerprint login.

Lenovo Yoga C740 in tablet mode

Finally, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga C640 combines the performance of up to 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processing with the compact portability of a sleek 2-in-1, so you don’t feel anchored. This new convertible with optional integrated, ultra-fast 4G LTE frees users from reliance on hotspots and unsecured public Wi-Fi when on the go. Plus, it could provide up to 20 hours [4] of battery life, thanks to optimized CPU performance. You can also talk with Cortana [5] for instant help. Windows 10 Home OS is offered on both LTE and Wi-Fi-only models.

Lenovo Yoga C640

Go to Lenovo to find out more.
[1] Super Resolution on media players may vary in China and other markets. Super Resolution feature requires rolling auto-updates form Lenovo Vantage in Q4 2019.
[2] When the AI-enhanced Intelligent Cooling Mode is enabled it can monitor your device’s thermal attributes to better control its fan.
[3] Yoga devices with up to 10th Generation Intel Core i7 and the visual identifier for the Project Athena program are Lenovo Yoga S740 (14-inch) and Yoga C940 (14-inch) only. New, smarter features enabled with rolling auto-updates from Lenovo Vantage throughout the rest of the year, include, Q-Control, EyeCare (2.0) mode and Super Resolution via Windows Media Player all coming in Q4, 2019. For more info, visit https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/devices-systems/laptops/laptop-innovation-program.html.
[4] 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.
[5] Cortana is accessible through the Windows 10 start menu.

IFA 2019: Lenovo unveils consumer lineup loaded with intelligent features | Windows Experience Blog

Ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show, Lenovo unveils its latest consumer lineup for 2019. Here’s a first look at the intelligent features set to debut on these new Lenovo laptops, monitors and an all-in-one desktop.Two new 13-inch Windows 10 Lenovo IdeaPad laptops provide up to 10th Generation Intel Core mobile processors and a memory upgrade of up to 16GB DDR4 to get you through all your online tasks—giving you more time to binge-watch your favorite shows with up to an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU.

At just 2.8 pounds, the 13-inch Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is designed to fit conveniently in your bag. With the Dolby Audio Speaker System, front-facing microphones and quieter, intelligent fan thermals – your laptop stays charged longer with up to 8 hours [1] of battery life and stays cooler than before.

The ultra-slim, all-aluminum Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is a step up with a high-quality QHD display option, Dolby Audio Speaker System and your choice of three hues It has RapidCharge [3], plus Cortana and Alexa smart voice capability [4]. It uses Windows Hello and its motion-sensing IR camera for smarter interaction and hands-free user log-in with biometric authentication.
Manually direct power and performance modes based on your needs with Lenovo’s exclusive Q-Control [5] feature or choose to dynamically boost your laptop’s battery life with auto-adjustments enabled by new AI technology.
When enabled, Q-Control uses machine learning to monitor the tasks running in the background and your device’s thermal attributes to control its fans and optimize a longer battery life on its own. For example, movie watchers will appreciate the lower power mode with quieter fan, while content creators will enjoy the turbo-boosting mode for a quicker computing response.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is the new all-in-one Windows 10 desktop with a high-resolution screen offered in two sizes, 24-inch and 27-inch. Its smart, functional base wirelessly charges your Qi-Certified mobile device—even if your PC is switched off. [6] Its metallic steel stand curves slightly. Its pull-out IR camera comes with an integrated TrueBlock Privacy shutter for an extra layer of security, while a narrow bezel design and rear cable collector round out a clutter-free look.

Put a compatible mobile phone on the IdeaCentre A540 for wireless charging.

With up to 9th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU and discrete Radeon RX560 graphics, the 27-inch model has a high-resolution QHD display option that provides vivid color while Dolby and JBL by Harman speakers deliver crisp stereo sound. An AMD Ryzen CPU option is also available on the 24-inch model, and a 10-point touchscreen is optional on either display size.
The new mainstream Lenovo L28u Monitor delivers 28 inches of vivid color with a 4K In-Plane Switching (IPS) wide-angle display, pixel-perfect resolution and ultra-thin bezel. If your device has AMD graphics [7], eliminate image stuttering and screen tearing for smoother gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync. Tilt your monitor to the way that best suits your viewing angle and count on Lenovo’s TÜV Rhineland Eye Comfort-certified anti-glare display that minimizes eye fatigue.

The Lenovo G34w Gaming Monitor has 1500R curvature and an ultra-wide, industry-leading 21:9 aspect ratio. It has a 34-inch panoramic Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) display that’s four times clearer than HD.
Find out more about Lenovo at IFA.
[1] All battery life claims are approximate. This is 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] Charge one hour in standby mode or while powered off, for up to 80 percent battery life based on test results using the MobileMark2014 ver. 1.5 battery life benchmark test. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/  for additional details on testing standard. 
[4] Cortana is accessible through the Windows 10 start menu, and Alexa for PC is accessible through Lenovo Vantage during the initial set-up. Alexa is available on select Lenovo PCs in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Laptop lid must be open to activate mics.
[5] Lenovo Q-Control (also called Intelligent Thermal Solutions, or ITS) will be enabled via a Lenovo Vantage update in fall 2019.
[6] List of Qi-certified devices: https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/products#Qi-Certified%20Product%20Database
[7] FreeSync requires a monitor and AMD Radeon graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127.

Showcasing new computing possibilities at IFA – Windows Experience Blog

This year at IFA, we get another glimpse into what the future may hold as technology evolves and, more tangibly, the devices consumers will have in hand. This week, we’ve seen numerous partners announce new and innovative modern devices that allow people to achieve more. To fully light up these new devices, we’re continuing to evolve our experiences and features to bring more functionality and delight to our Windows users.
Erin Chapple, corporate vice president, Microsoft, speaking at the IFA 2018 keynote in Berlin
As part of this commitment, I’m pleased to announce that our next feature update to Windows will be called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to the nearly 700 million devices running Windows 10 that help people make the most of their time. We’ll share more details about the update over the coming weeks.
We’re excited to continue to innovate with our partners and to bring new and meaningful technology to this ever-changing world. Today at IFA, Nick Parker, corporate vice president, Consumer and Device Sales, and Erin Chapple will be showcasing a number of these great new Windows PCs as part of our keynote presentation. For those of you that can’t be at IFA, not to worry. Here’s Erin to tell you more about the exciting innovation she’ll be showing in Berlin.
New PCs, new opportunities (Erin Chapple, corporate vice president, Microsoft)
I’m so excited to be here in Berlin to share new Windows experiences that help people achieve more – all come to life by new modern PCs announced this week.
One of the areas that remains a top commitment for us is the connected computing space. Earlier this week, we took another step forward in our focus on connected PC experiences with the announcement of the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 powered Always Connected PC: the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon). Lean, light and crafted from premium aluminum, the Yoga C630 WOS offers LTE connectivity and, as noted by Lenovo, an incredible up to 25+ hours of battery life. Combined with powerful entertainment features and an optional Lenovo pen, the Yoga C630 WOS is designed for wherever the day takes you.
Lenovo Yoga Book C630
Beautiful devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS are pairing the functionality of Windows 10 with portable, lightweight devices that keep our users connected to the things that are important to them, while on the go. We believe that the mobile, cellular-connected PC experience is going to continue to grow in popularity, and devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS, as well as connected PCs from ASUS and HP that went on sale earlier this year, are ensuring that we have a robust and diverse portfolio of products to keep users connected and happy.
Lenovo also announced the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 – a multi-year, multi-release investment by Lenovo focusing on creativity and productivity for the mobile user, using new paradigms of input and content consumption built on the Windows 10 platform, combined with optional Office productivity tools. At the press of a button, the Yoga Book C930’s E Ink display appears and serves as a keyboard, notepad and eReader. Ultra-thin and light, the device is packed with Windows hero features like Cortana, Windows Ink and Windows Hello, along with optional 4G connectivity to keep you productive all-day long.
Lenovo Yoga Book C930
Another great productivity PC is the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. It brings beauty from every angle with a 3-sided narrow border that focuses on the IPS and Active Pen compatible touch screen. The Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 brings a ‘Modern Standby’ feature for instant-on performance and the ability to log in with just one touch using the Windows Hello fingerprint reader, while a miniature 4-element lens webcam offers temporal noise reduction and increases image quality in low-light settings.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
One of the devices that really turned heads in the booth this week was the new Surface Go. It offers all the comforts of a laptop, with the convenience of a 10’’ tablet. Sometimes, a little can go a long way, and the Surface Go offers a small, 1.15 pound portable 2-in-1 form factor that adapts to the way you want to work. Whether at work or home, travelling, or just for everyday tasks, it runs Office365 with a touchscreen, has built-in Windows Hello for a more secure sign-in and offers note taking, drawing and more with the Surface Pen.
Surface Go
And, of course, we have to have something for our gaming fans! The newly refreshed Acer Predator Triton 900 gaming rig sports the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor for ultimate power and speed, while the laptop’s hinge pivots the screen to fit whatever angle you’d like to game at. With the garage door, you can insert an Xbox controller dongle to play Xbox games seamlessly, and a custom-engineered dual-fan keeps things cool while the RGB backlit keyboard and overclocking capabilities customize your gaming experience.
Acer Predator Triton 900
As you can imagine, this is only a small snapshot of the great innovation that is coming from our partners this week here in Berlin. Whether it’s gaming, productivity or creativity that drives you, there’s truly a modern Windows 10 PC that will help you achieve more. And, as Roanne mentioned, we’re excited to bring even more experiences and innovation to our customers with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
To learn more about the other devices announced this week at IFA, check out posts about Dell, Acer and Lenovo.

Lenovo introduces new premium Yoga laptops and ThinkPad X1 Extreme, delivers upgraded GPUs to Lenovo Legion gaming PCs – Windows Experience Blog

At IFA, Lenovo unveiled more of its most premium Yoga laptops, including the world’s thinnest and lightest dual screen device and the world’s first dual display laptop with E Ink [1], one that has integrated 4.5G LTE Advanced Pro [2] connectivity and the flagship Yoga laptop with a never-before-seen Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos Speaker System [1]. Lenovo also announced the latest addition to the premium ThinkPad X1 laptop portfolio and upgraded GPUs on the re-designed Lenovo Legion gaming PCs introduced at E3.Lenovo Yoga Book C930
Lenovo Yoga Book C930
The Lenovo Yoga Book C930 rewrites the rules of productivity as a device that comes with two displays, including one built with E Ink. The versatile E Ink screen morphs itself to become your keyboard, notepad and reader. Typing out an email or report? The E Ink screen turns into a dynamic, customizable keyboard with multi-language support. Capturing ideas for a big project? Turn your E Ink screen into digital paper and capture it all with the latest Bluetooth active pen with Wacom technology. Reviewing documents for an extended amount of time? Flip them into E Ink format, saving strain on your eyes.
At just 9.9 mm thin when closed, you’ll have no problem taking the Yoga Book C930 with you anywhere. And with up to 10 hours of battery life (general usage), it’s designed for you to get through a work day while you’re on-the-go without worrying about charging.
Lenovo Yoga C930
Lenovo Yoga C930
Crafted from premium aluminum and packed with innovative features built directly into a sleekly redesigned lightweight chassis, every component of the Yoga C930 2-in-1 convertible is engineered for an amazing user experience. Enjoy immersive entertainment via the first-of-its-kind Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos Speaker System [1] and Dolby Vision in up to 4K, the innovative Garaged Pen that charges in its built-in compartment in the Yoga C930, and get things done fast with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processing, Intel’s fastest 15W mobile processor engineered for powerful responsiveness and speed.
Keeping track of a digital pen can be challenging, but with the Yoga C930, its Garaged Pen is designed so you always know where it is in the chassis. Better yet, it charges in its compartment.
Choose from Mica, Iron Gray, or a limited edition glass cover design.
Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS
Lenovo Yoga C630
Lean, light and crafted from premium aluminum, the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) 2-in-1 convertible offers smartphone-like integrated 4.5G LTE Advanced Pro [2] connectivity and up to 25+ hours of local video playback on a single charge [3], thanks to the power-efficient architecture of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform.
For times when you’re away from Wi-Fi, the Yoga C630 WOS receives updates and emails just like your smartphone, even in sleep mode. And you won’t be more than a moment from use.
But it’s not just all work and no play. Beneath the eye-catching polished metal exterior, the Yoga C630 WOS boasts a 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen display, which combined with powerful stereo speakers for enhanced sound, produces a portable entertainment hub. One that you can flip into a position that’s best for you, whether in laptop or tablet mode.
And if you’d rather be more active, get creative with an optional Lenovo Pen, whenever and wherever the mood strikes. Using the Yoga C630 WOS as your canvas or notepad, you can mark up a document, draw on your photos or unleash your imagination with Windows Ink.
Lenovo Yoga S730
Lenovo Yoga S730
Polished in premium aluminum and sleeker than ever, the Lenovo Yoga S730 is the thinnest consumer clamshell laptop yet at 11.9 mm. But it still packs a lot in such a slim form factor: the latest Intel processing, FHD clarity and the immersive sound of the Dolby Atmos Speaker System.
Multitasking is easy [4], thanks to the latest generation of Intel Core i7 processing, which represents an enormous increase in performance from previous generations.
While you enjoy FHD clarity on a 13.3-inch wide-angle display with razor-thin bezels, keep moving for up to 10 hours [5] with the Yoga S730’s long-lasting battery. And if you need an extra boost, an hour plugged-in will provide up to 80 percent battery life [6].
[1] Based on research conducted by Lenovo August 23, 2018 of laptops sold by major PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.  
[2] Requires separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.
[3] Up to 25+ hours based on local video playback requires unit configured with Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform. Actual battery performance 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.
[4] Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary.
[5] 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.
[6] Power-off mode; requires 65W power supply.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Lenovo also announced the latest addition to the premium ThinkPad X1 laptop portfolio, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. This device introduces a 15-inch form factor to the X1 series and is the first to include NVIDIA discrete graphics. The X1 Extreme is designed for advanced users and prosumers who seek a thin and light laptop that reflects their personality as well as high performance computing needs.
It is ideal for data intensive workloads; video and photo editing; graphics rendering; and virtual and mixed reality applications. With NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti graphics, you can also sneak in time with your favorite games.
Work spaces can be anywhere from home to office, coffee shop to airplane. Weight is a critical consideration when moving between environments. Starting at just 3.76 pounds, the X1 Extreme is 12 percent lighter than its popular cousin, the ThinkPad T580.
The combination of 8th generation Intel Core processors, including the six-core Intel Core i9 coming soon [1], up to 64GB of memory and dual PCIe SSD storage option with Raid 0/1 capability brings the highest performance ever seen on a X1 Series.
Far field microphones and Dolby Audio Premium enhance productivity and collaboration for the best conferencing experiences and up to 15 hours of battery life mean users can work – and play – for longer. Rapid Charge will then fuel the X1 Extreme up to 80 percent in just 60 minutes.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme will be available from September starting at $1,859.
For professional users who require a workstation with key ISV application certification within the same thin and light chassis, check out the ThinkPad P1.
[1] ThinkPad X1 Extreme with Intel Core i9 processor will be available starting December 2018.
Lenovo Legion gaming devices get upgraded GPUs
Lenovo Legion Y530
Lenovo has refreshed three gaming devices announced at E3 with upgraded GPUs: the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 on the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop, and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 on the Lenovo Legion T730 tower and Lenovo Legion C730 cube.
A testament to Lenovo engineering and innovation, the Lenovo Legion Y530 15.6-inch FHD display gaming laptop is thermally optimized to run cooler and quieter with a full-sized white backlit keyboard. At 24 mm thin and 2.3 kg light, it’s been redesigned to deliver the ideal balance between epic gaming performance and practical portability. It also comes with powerful NVIDIA graphics, DDR4 memory and more, all optimally cooled via a reengineered dual-channel cooling system.
The Lenovo Legion T730 is a 28-liter desktop that gives you the style and power you demand in a gaming tower, thanks to customizable RGB LED system lighting, a transparent side panel, optional liquid cooling, and extreme processing and graphics power with overclocking options to completely immerse you in your favorite titles. The space-saving Lenovo Legion C730 is a striking 19L cube with fully loaded overclocked components – boosted by the GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 GPU upgrades.
For more information, check out the Lenovo IFA 2018 press kit.