Following the global announcement at IFA in Berlin earlier this year, Lenovo has announced the regional launch and availability of a series of new personal and gaming laptops for the region. South Africa will be the first in Africa to introduce these computing solutions.
At the launch event, Lenovo showcased its robust product portfolio allowing media, partners and retailers the opportunity to experience the innovation and learn about Lenovo’s growth plans and trends within the industry. Thibault Dousson, General Manager for Southern Africa at Lenovo, addressed how technology continues to positively impact and solve challenges around humanity.
Commenting on the regional launch, Thibault Dousson General Manager for Southern Africa at Lenovo, said, “South Africa is strategically important for us in terms of the new series unveiled. Over the recent past, we’ve seen a shift in usage of personal computing devices that is currently underway across the region, with a significant increase in demand for transformative computing solutions and gaming PC’s. The event marks the availability of the new series and we could not be more excited to have consumers in South Africa experience our Intelligent Transformation strategy empowering customers with tomorrow’s technology today.”
A deeper look at the hero products:
The Best of Innovation and Design Come Together with the New Yoga™ PC Range
Lenovo’s premium Yoga consumer PC portfolio offers top quality craftsmanship, meaningful innovation and immersive entertainment for on-the-go users who expect powerful and agile performance. Powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Lenovo Yoga C930 is Lenovo’s flagship Windows® 10 consumer 2-in-1 laptop, debuting a never-before-seen Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® Speaker System, speakers custom-designed to deliver breakthrough moving audio. It supports Dolby Vision™ HDR, which transforms your entertainment with ultra-vivid imaging. The Yoga C930 also features a Garaged Pen that charges in its compartment, providing more intuitive productivity. Far-range mics enable Cortana® and Alexa on the Yoga C930 to recognize voice command from up to four meters away, even in standby mode. The Yoga C930 is available in South Africa with a starting retail price of R29,999.
Turbo Charged Productivity with the New ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Lenovo’s new slim and stylish ThinkPad X1 Extreme will enable users to power through intensive tasks thanks to its discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics and the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors featuring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi, which includes Core i9. The multi-monitor support enables multitasking and RapidCharge technology charges the battery up to 80 percent in just 60 minutes. Its 4K, 100 percent Adobe RGB color gamut display with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive audio set the bar high for content creation or consumption activities on this device. Innovative security features include ThinkShutter camera cover, Windows Hello™ facial recognition, and touch fingerprint reader. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is available in South Africa with a starting retail price of R36,999.
Style and Power Join Forces with the New ThinkPad P1 Mobile Workstation
Lenovo’s thinnest, lightest and sleekest mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P1 gives users the style they want and the performance they need. With a signature, black finish, glass touchpad and seamless keyboard, and premium packaging the ThinkPad P1 has the high-end design that users expect. This attention to detail even extends to the power supply. Customers know a thin and light workstation is nothing if it still comes with a bulky power supply. That’s why the ThinkPad P1 power supply is 35 percent smaller and lighter than predecessors. Certified for key ISV applications, the ThinkPad P1 features 8th Gen Intel® Xeon® and Core™ processors, including support for the Core i9 CPU, and delivers ECC memory support and clocks speeds up to 4.6GHz. Users can also enjoy a boost in performance with the latest NVIDIA Quadro P1000 and P2000 professional graphics cards. This mobile workstation offers a 15-inch, 4K UHD display, representing 100% of the Adobe color gamut, as well as a touchscreen, IR camera standard, 4TB of M.2 PCIe premier storage and 64GB of memory at 2667MHz. The ThinkPad P1 is available in South Africa with a starting price of R56,999.
New Lenovo Legion™ Gaming PCs are stylish on the outside, savage on the inside
The new Lenovo Legion laptops are built for today’s on-the-go gamer who travels light. Imagine the anticipation ahead of playing the hottest new title at lunch but having an important meeting on the same day. Rather than juggle two laptops in one bag, the Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop caters to both in one chic machine – effortlessly transitioning from work to play. Made of precisely machined aluminum and anodized in a sophisticated Iron Gray, the Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop showcases ultrathin borders around its full HD IPS display. The new laptop comes fully-equipped with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti GPUs, up to the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors and Windows® 10. Its keyboard is made to offer under 1ms input response time – designed to deliver that split-second advantage in competition. The laptops’ optional 144Hz full HD IPS displays not only offer a higher refresh rate for smoother visuals and reduced motion blurring, but also thinner bezels with brighter panels at 300 nits – making characters come to life in crisp detail.
The Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop is the world’s first gaming laptop with Dolby Atmos® Speaker System with Dolby Sound Radar. Dolby Atmos Speaker System creates an amazing experience over Dolby® custom-designed and tuned PC speakers or over headphones. The Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop is the world’s first gaming laptop with a CORSAIR iCUE® RGB backlit keyboard and system lighting, featuring six custom macro “Y” keys for added customization of more than 16 million color combinations. The Lenovo Legion Y730 is available in South Africa with a starting retail price of R30,000.