One of the best parts of going to CES is checking out the prototype technologies. Lenovo had a whole host of them I got to see, from new versions of the Yoga line of computers, to gaming, VR headsets, and even a modular ThinkBook.
ThinkReality VRX Headset
The idea of this VR headset is mostly for training. Get into virtual environments while you still have an eye in the actual environment. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ chip, and up to 6 cameras to see around you.
This is an enterprise model headset, so like I mentioned before – mostly for training and other business uses. Prices start at $1,299.
Prototype AI Workstation
“Smaller is Better” is what Lenovo is hearing in customer requests. Therefore, they have created a ThinkCenter workstation for business, with the ThinkCenter Neo Ultra desktops, and the ThinkVision Monitor.
The idea is to help support the Neural Processing Unit (NPU). With new AI coming out, Lenovo wants the systems to function when new technologies come out. They use a special algorithm to let the CPU and NPU working in parallel.
ThinkPhone by Motorola
This phone is meant to be a computer in your pocket. Protected by ThinkShield, it allows you to dock to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
All apps are available on ThinkPhone, but when docked, we can access all programs.
Inside the phone is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile processor, with up to 12 GB RAM, and 512GB Storage. Security includes on-screen fingerprint reader and the ThinkShield for mobile software.
At CES, Lenovo announced Microsoft Office 365 support. This allows you to work on your documents in phone or docked – although sometimes you have to be in desktop mode for certain features.
ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 with Magic Bay
The ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 is impressive with the Intel Evo processor inside. The new Magic Bay accessory port is the big feature – allowing you to put on powerful extras you may need.
Magnetically snap on a 2nd monitor, and Windows detects and connects. Connect a light for better Zoom/Teams calls.
Other adapters include a card reader, Power Bank, Fan, Mirror, Name tag, Aromatherapy, and the Magic Bay Robot. The Robot is a prototype and doesn’t do anything but smile, but stay tuned as it will grow with the new Magic Bay connector.
Lenovo Legion Go Gaming
I got to check out the Legion Go Gaming system, including the handheld PC with detachable controllers. This device can then dock to a full gaming monitor.
The Legion Go Gaming system is an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor with 16GB RAM and SSD hard drive. 16GB of graphics to a 2560×1600 screen.
Pricing and Availability
Most of these items are in Prototype mode at this time. Items such as the Legion Go Gaming system are MSRP $399, and ThinkPhones range in price.
For more information, go to Lenovo.com