Lenovo introduces new Yoga Slim 7x and ThinkPad T14s laptops

Lenovo introduces new Yoga Slim 7x and ThinkPad T14s laptops

Lenovo has launched new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x and Lenovo ThinkPad T14s (Gen 6) laptops – its first, next-gen Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite processors.

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6

Powered by Qualcomm Technologies’ new Snapdragon X Elite processor, featuring the 12-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU, Qualcomm Adreno GPU and a dedicated Qualcomm Hexagon NPU (neural processing unit), the new laptops deliver, “industry leading PC performance per watt with the fastest to date AI NPU processing up to 45 trillion operations per second (TOPS).”

The latest enhancements from Microsoft and Copilot+ means users can now access Large Language Model (LLM) capabilities, even when offline, plus the ability for users to tap into the extensive Copilot+ knowledge base.

The release says, “By leveraging generative AI and machine learning, Copilot+ assists in composing compelling text, crafting engaging visuals, and streamlining common productivity tasks. With the ability to work offline with the same fluidity as online, the Yoga Slim 7x and the ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 set new standards in AI PC innovation, promising a futuristic and streamlined user experience for end users.”

Luca Rossi, President of Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group, said, “As we enter the beginning of the AI PC era — a once-in-30-years inflection point in the market — we are proud to offer one of the widest portfolio of AI-ready devices, AI-enabled solutions, and AI-optimized experiences to customers worldwide and bring AI to all.

“The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x and ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 are the newest members of Lenovo’s portfolio of devices that harness the new power of AI including multiday battery life and faster, more secure client-based processing that delivers to users the ultimate in personalization and control, unleashing their unlimited potential for creative expression and unparalleled productivity.”

Mark Linton, VP Device Partner Sales, Microsoft Corp. added, “The synergy between Lenovo and Microsoft is a testament to our shared vision of innovation and excellence. Our partnership has been instrumental in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, delivering cutting-edge technology that empowers both individuals and organizations to achieve more.

“With Lenovo’s introduction of the Copilot+ PCs, Yoga Slim 7x and ThinkPad T14s Gen 6, we are setting a new standard for AI-enhanced computing, offering unparalleled experiences that are both intuitive and transformative. Lenovo’s commitment to quality, combined with Microsoft’s AI prowess, ensures that our customers have access to the most advanced and reliable solutions on the market.”

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x

With the Ai-powered Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x is for creators. The Hexagon NPU in the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x’s Snapdragon X Elite processor provides creators with onboard access to features such as text-to-image, advanced photo and video editing functionalities, text creation and editing feedback as well as many more functions that free up time that is better spent ideating new creative endeavors.

Additional smarter user experiences include advanced camera and call quality and functionality, lossless hi-definition audio, 4K streaming, faster internet connectivity and enhanced security.

This means that while the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x can handle even complex tasks at speed, it is also extremely power efficient when processing loads dip, translating into up to multi-day battery life from the 70Wh battery .

The Lenovo Ai Core also works in tandem with the Snapdragon X Elite processor to intelligently determine the exact user scenario, dynamically adjusting power and efficiency depending on the task at hand. This means access to powerful AI-enabled features in a thin portable, device that is ready to go whenever and wherever creativity strikes.

Starting at just 1.28kg and with a 12.9mm thickness, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x should be portable and powerful. It also has a 14.5-inch, 16:10, 3K, 90Hz, 1000-nit peak brightness, ‘PureSight’ OLED touch panel with100 per cent of the difficult DCI-P3 color gamut support plus TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light support.

The FHD MIPI IR Webcam facilitates clearer visuals on video calls and features four Voice ID microphones for clearer conversations. Audio comes via Lenovo Premium Suite’s four-speaker sound system. The Premium Suite keyboard features 1.5mm key travel on each dish key. The addition of the new Yoga coating with longer lasting anti-oil properties improves typing feel and comfort, while the up to 135 x 80mm trackpad means more precision when on the go.

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x is also resource-efficient in its design and packaging, with no plastic in packing material. The device comes in boxes made from FSC-certified paper and other controlled material and uses dry-pressed paper pulp as cushioning, and the included system bag is made of rapidly-renewable bamboo fiber.

Lenovo also offers a CO2 Offset Service that allows users to help offset the estimated CO2 emissions associated with their device across its average lifecycle by purchasing offset credits to support verified CDM, Gold Standard, Climate Action Reserve, and United Nations climate action projects aimed to help reduce CO2 emitted in the atmosphere.

The Yoga Slim 7x also qualifies for Lenovo Premium Care service, the advanced support service that provides personalized hardware and software assistance from expert technicians with fast repairs when needed.

ThinkPad T14s Gen 6

The ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 is Lenovo’s first commercial next generation Copilot+ PC and marks a significant leap in the realm of AI-powered PCs for commercial use. With an advanced Snapdragon X Elite processor on board, equipped with an integrated Adreno GPU and on-device AI engine, the ThinkPad T14s Gen 6, “Promises a superior user experience that sets a new benchmark in both performance and efficiency for Windows business laptops.”

The integrated 45 TOPS NPU delivers supreme on-device AI capabilities focused on enhancing productivity and facilitating seamless creation processes. The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 allows users to explore endless creative possibilities with new creative tools. Copilot+ assists in streamlining common productivity tasks through the power of generative AI and machine learning, and with seamless integration across Microsoft 365 applications.

It’s equipped with up-to 64GB of high speed LPDDR5x memory and housed in a sleek 14-inch ultrathin form factor with narrow bezels meaning “The ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 exudes professional sophistication.”

Video collaboration comes via a FHD+IR MIPI camera featuring a physical camera shutter for privacy. Users can stay connected with Wi-Fi 7 and optional 5G capabilities. The 58Wh battery promises, “Multi-day battery life using the more energy-efficient low-power display panel.”

Windows on Snapdragon for Enterprise

Through a long-standing three-way collaboration, Lenovo, Qualcomm Technologies, and Microsoft have curated an extensive list of more than one hundred enterprise software applications from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) optimized for native functionality on Windows powered by Snapdragon.

With a forward-thinking approach and focus on mission critical areas such as device management, collaboration, productivity, and chip-to-cloud security, the collaboration actively partners with cutting-edge commercial value-added software companies such as DynamoAI, that utilize AI technology designed to drive superior efficiency and protection.

Safeguarding organizations’ devices and data continually and protecting privacy in the AI era is critical. The ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 helps manage and minimize risks at each endpoint with robust ThinkShield security features and solutions that prioritize protection without compromising efficiency. Software partners like SentinelOne, for example, enable enterprises to deliver a robust, multi-layered defense against ransomware.

Furthermore, ThinkShield offers AI-powered threat detection with secured boot process and self-healing firmware delivers a solid foundation for overall system security working in collaboration with the Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit with Microsoft Pluton solution.

Leveraging Lenovo’s experience in delivering ARM-based ThinkPad laptops for enterprise use, the ThinkPad T14s Gen 6, “Stands out with its array of scalable security features, customization and deployment services powered by Lenovo TruScale. This empowers IT Administrators to strategically manage the deployment of next generation AI PC devices across their fleet with precision and confidence.”

The services are designed to safeguard sensitive information and provide the flexibility and control essential for meeting specific business needs for larger-scale deployments.

US Availability and Pricing

  • Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x will be available starting June 2024, with an expected starting price of US$1,199.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 will be available starting June 2024, with an expected starting price of US$1,699.

We’ll update this article with Aussie pricing and review the laptops as soon as we are able.

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