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Lenovo Tech World India: Foldable laptops, VR headset and more

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Lenovo showed off seven devices, some of which have already hit the Indian market, at the second edition of Lenovo Tech World India. These included the Thinkreality A3 smart glasses and VRX headset, Thinkpad Z13 and X1 Fold, Thinkstation PX, Yoga Book 9i and the Thinkbook Plus Twist.

While the release dates and prices for these devices haven’t been announced yet, buyers can expect them to arrive in the Indian market three to four months after their international launches with comparable prices. However, hefty taxes are expected to bump up the prices. 

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ThinkPad Z13

The Thinkpad Z13 is a small and light, 13-inch laptop from Lenovo that’s already available in the Indian market starting at ₹181,640 at the time of writing. The laptop features a metal build resembling its elder siblings from the Thinkpad lineup in addition to a smaller albeit similar feeling keyboard and the signature mouse nipple in the middle of the keyboard deck. 

The ThinkPad Z13 is pretty well-built.

The laptop can be decked with AMD Ryzen Pro 6000U series processors and has up to 32GB of LPDDR5 dual-channel memory soldered to the motherboard. Storage can be pushed to up to 2TB using two M.2 2280 SSDs. There are three display options to choose from as well featuring a 2.8K 2280 x 1800 OLED panel or a 1920 x 1200 IPS panel with optional touchscreen support. 

SpecificationsLenovo ThinkPad Z13
ProcessorAMD R7 Pro Z, R7 Pro or R5 Pro
MemoryUp to 32GB LPDDR5 dual-channel memory
StorageUp to 2TB SSDs
Display13.3-inch 2880 x 1800 OLED panel, 60Hz, 400 nits brightness
Or
13.3-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS panel, 60Hz, 400 nits brightness, with optional touchscreen support
ConnectivityWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
LTE, CAT4 and CAT 16 optional
Battery51Whr
Supports 65W fast charging
Ports2 x USB-C
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack

ThinkPad X1 Fold

The second-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Lenovo’s second-generation all-screen foldable laptop was also present at the event. The Thinkpad X1 Fold features a 16-inch screen and is powered by Intel’s 12th gen Core i5 or i7 processors and has integrated graphics with support for Intel’s vPro business platform meaning Intel Iris Xe Graphics. There’s up to 32GB DDR5 memory and SSD support of up to 1TB. 

ThinkStation PX

Lenovo’s event also featured its flagship Thinkstation PX workstation co-designed in partnership with Aston Martin. Alongside the Thinkstation PX, Lenovo has also launched the Thinkstation P7 and Thinkstation P5 both of which are designed for lighter computational loads, at least as compared to the PX.

The ThinkStation PX has a rather sleek case for a workstation.

When fully decked out, the PX supports dual 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, 2TB DDR5 Memory thanks to its 16 DIMM slots, up to four Nvidia RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPUs and 60TB of storage with up to nine drives, all packed together in a case that looks like it belongs in a sports car dealership instead of an office. All of this is powered by the absolutely massive 1850W PSU inside the case which the company claims is 92% efficient.

The case also features quick releases for HDDs.

There’s no word on availability or pricing at the time of writing on all three of the newly announced Thinkstations, but considering the specifications, you can expect quite a steep price tag, especially for the Thinkstation PX.

SpecificationsLenovo ThinkStation PX
ProcessorDual 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors
MemoryUp to 2TB DDR5 at 4800MHz
StorageUp to 60TB
GraphicsUp to four Nvidia RTX 6000 Ada for total 48GB VRAM
ConnectivityWiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2

Yoga Book 9i

Another all-screen laptop from Lenovo, the Yoga Book 9i was announced at CES 2023. Lenovo claims this is the world’s first dual OLED-screen laptop and while it might rival the company’s own Thinkpad X1 Fold in that space, it’s quite different when it comes to how the screens are placed.  

The Yoga Book 9i is an all-screen laptop.

Lenovo has stuck together two 13.3-inch 2.8K OLED screens with a 360-degree hinge and called it a day. In its conventional form, one of the screens doubles up as a keyboard/trackpad combo and the other is used as a regular display. The laptop starts at $2,099.99 and will be available starting in June this year. 

ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses and VRX headset

Last but not least, Lenovo’s enterprise AR and VR solutions were also on display. These include the A3 smart glasses and the VRX VR headset. Both of these devices are powered by Snapdragon’s XR-1 and XR SoCs and feature 6DOF tracking and feature high-resolution, full-colour passthrough for AR, VR and mixed-reality implementations.

The ThinkReality A3 is actually a pretty handy pair of sunglasses.

The A3 is a rather compact package for its capabilities. These glasses pack two 1080p displays, dual fisheye cameras for tracking and an 8MP RGB camera for passthrough. There are integrated speakers and microphones for calls, Displayport 1.4 support and even an IP54 rating.

ThinkReality VRX is Lenovo’s VR/MR headset for enterprise applications

The VRX on the other hand, looks a lot like the Meta Quest 2, both in terms of the actual headset and controllers. The design is different of course, but the resemblance is there. It runs on Android 12 and comes with 12GB RAM and 128GB storage. While there is just one display, users get 2280 x 2280 resolution per eye and the option to choose between 70 or 90Hz refresh rate. You also get integrated speakers and dual microphones in addition to a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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