This story is part of , where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.
Last year wasand Lenovo made one of the best, . Ahead of , the company announced the Tab P11, which essentially uses the same design idea of the Duet but running on Android instead of Chrome OS.
Starting at $230 (£170, AU$295 converted) and expected later this month, the 11-inch tablet leans more toward entertainment than productivity compared to the Duet. But, if you do need to get a little work done on the side, Lenovo will have an optional keyboard with a trackpad that magnetically snaps into place along the bottom edge. There’s also an optional active pen that you can use for note-taking or drawing.
The touchscreen has a 2,000×1,200-pixel resolution with 400-nit brightness and the tablet is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 mobile platform with LTE support. An 8-megapixel camera is ready for video chats and there’s a privacy feature that’ll blur your background so you can worry a bit less about what’s in the shot behind you.
A 5G laptop for the rest of us
At CES 2020, Lenovo introduced, the first PC running on the , primarily for those who want a premium laptop with 24 hours of battery life and high-speed wireless anywhere. This year, it’s introducing the 14-inch IdeaPad 5G for more everyday users who over the past year discovered their home Wi-Fi connection isn’t the best.
The IdeaPad 5G runs on the same Snapdragon 8cx 5G platform, although it supports only sub-6GHz 5G networks whereas the Yoga 5G works on millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks. Like other Qualcomm-powered laptops, the IdeaPad 5G has a fanless design and extra-long battery life at up to 20 hours. Its full-HD display will have a 300-nit brightness with 100% sRGB color gamut coverage. A 4G LTE version will be available, too, but neither will be available in North America at this time, Lenovo said. No pricing was announced either.
Lenovo also unveiled the new IdeaPad 5 Pro laptop. Expected to be available in May, the laptop comes in 14- and 16-inch sizes with a choice of Intel (5i Pro) or AMD processors. They’re pretty straightforward slim and lightweight laptops with thin bezels around their 16:10-ratio displays with resolutions up to up to 2.8K on the 14-inch and 2.5K pixel on the 16-inch. They’ll cover 100% sRGB color gamut and certified safer by TÜV Rheinland for having technology to reduce blue light. Both sizes will offer discrete graphics options: Up to Nvidia GeForce MX450 on the 14-inch and Nividia GeForce RTX on the 16-inch.
The 16-inch IdeaPad 5 Pro is expected to ship in May starting at $1,150. It’s also the only model that’ll be available in North America. That converts to approximately £845 and AU$1,470 in the UK and Australia, respectively. The other sizes and configurations are expected in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in March.