Lenovo’s ‘device to datacentre’ portfolio on display at MWC
New Yoga convertible PCs, VR devices and 5G network solution key highlights
Lenovo is showcasing its end-to-end ‘device to datacentre' portfolio, built around its new Augmented Intelligence strategy.
The company is introducing the new Yoga 730 (in 13-inch and 15-inch models) and the new 14-inch Yoga 530 - the latest additions to its 2-in-1 Windows 10 portable PCs.
The new Yoga 730 harnesses AI to give users intelligent assistance hands-free. With both Cortana and Alexa built-in, it offers more choice and recognises voice commands from across the room.
Lenovo's new trio of ruggedised Lenovo 500e, 300e 2-in-1's and 100e Chromebooks built for education are now available for consumers. Beyond the protective designs to guard against spills and drops, the 300e Chromebook features Lenovo Enhanced Touch technology that allows the use of everyday objects to interact with the screen and the 500e Chromebook provides an EMR Pen with Google's innovative near lag-free algorithms for writing and sketching.
The new Lenovo Smart Display announced at CES 2018 combines the voice capability of the Google Assistant with a full HD touchscreen display. Designed to be the command hub for connected smart home devices, from lighting to heating and more, it can be controlled with just the voice or a quick glance at the display.
In virtual reality, the Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset and Lenovo Mirage Camera, a VR180 camera, lets users create and consume their own VR content using Daydream, the Google's mobile VR platform, while Star Wars: Jedi Challenges with its Lenovo Mirage AR headset and Lightsaber controller lets fans experience Jedi training in AR.
Lenovo's Data Centre Group is also expanding into two new segments in Telecommunications and IoT.
It is launching a performance optimised offering based on Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650/SR630 servers and switches, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and Mellanox ConnectX-4 NICs for accelerated packet processing. In addition, Lenovo is joining the ‘Intel Select Solution for NFV' program and offering a solution specially optimizsd for encryption and compression based NFV workloads. The solution is comprised of Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) and Intel XXV710 NIC enabled on Lenovo SR650/SR630 servers.
Leveraging its x86 server portfolio, Lenovo will also demo the a 5G-ready base station with software and virtualised implementation of the centralised and distributed units (CU/DU) jointly developed with China Mobile.
Lenovo will also showcase a ‘self-optimising 5G network' solution based on Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 servers.