Lenovo Press Release. 2019 LENOVO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NEW AI-ENABLED YOGA PCS ARRIVE AT CES.
Technology from phones to smart homes has been getting safer, smarter, more personalized and immersive. Facial recognition and sensors for biometric authentication, cinema-quality entertainment on the go, and voice recognition to activate multiple virtual assistants that co-exist are now all possible. These advancements are driven by people’s evolving needs, like wanting security and privacy without sacrificing convenience, or immersive entertainment without compromising on portability.
PCs have been quietly progressing in the same direction too. Artificial intelligence (AI) coupled with advanced audio and display technologies is making Lenovo’s next-gen Yoga computers their smartest yet. Whether you’re a digital nomad, business professional, digital content creator or designer, see how these technologies in the new Yoga S940, Yoga A940, Yoga C730 with AMOLED and Yoga Mouse with Laser Presenter can help you get things done faster and make life easier.
The Slim and Smarter Yoga S940
With the rise of work-life integration, remote work and the gig economy, video meetings and conference calls can happen anytime, anywhere – sometimes in environments that are less than ideal, from a noisy coffee shop to a crowded co-working space. But what if your laptop can help to solve that when you’re on your next video call with the boss? The new Yoga S940 ultra-slim laptop can do just that and more. Its new optional AI features1 can automatically filter out most ambient noise and blur out distracting backgrounds during video calls, so that sounds like your dog’s barking or the neighbor’s car honking don’t have to disrupt video calls with colleagues, friends or family again.
Camping out at a co-working space and need to step out for a coffee break? The minute you turn your head away from your laptop screen, the Yoga S940’s AI-powered sensors1 can detect your absence and auto-lock the display to protect your data from unwanted eyes. It can also detect and alert you when a nosey neighbor is shoulder surfing from your screen. Beyond the added benefits of extra security and privacy, the Yoga S940 features Glance by Mirametrix® AI-powered attention-sensing software including face, eyes and gaze sensing that can help increase productivity too. Productivity experiences such as Snap Window allow you to look from your main laptop display to a second screen, shifting open windows and content contextually (based on your attention, intent and focus) to a connected external monitor for a seamless and intuitive user experience. All these are part of an entire suite of Lenovo Smart Assist AI-enabled features available on the new Yoga S940.1
Additionally, Lenovo Smart Assist includes hands-free PC log-in through its built-in infrared (IR) camera and Windows Hello™ for an added layer of security and convenience, and voice-matching personalization to respond to your voice when speaking to Amazon® Alexa® or Microsoft® Cortana® from as far as across the room.2 There’s also a new simultaneous language transcription and translation feature, so that any words spoken in English or Mandarin Chinese can be automatically transcribed into writing and translated3. The Yoga S940 keeps getting smarter too, able to learn from your usage patterns and optimize its performance. It can learn to auto-adjust its power settings for longer-lasting power, for instance, so that you get every last squeeze out of the up to 15 hours of battery in FHD.4
And it doesn’t stop there. At just 1.2kg (2.65lbs) light and 12.2mm (0.48in) thin,5 the ultra slim and portable Yoga S940 has Windows® 10, up to Intel® Core™, up to 16GB LPDDR3 memory and up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage6 for the powerful performance you’d expect to get things done.
Or, binge-watch your favorite shows on its optional 4K HDR display with up to 500 nits peak brightness, Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos® Speaker System with smart audio amplifiers for a cinematic-like quality experience.
The Yoga S940 is the world’s first laptop with Contour Glass that wraps around its bezels – reducing the look of its already razor-thin bezels for a streamlined design.7
Powered by AI, advanced audiovisual technologies and more, the next-gen Lenovo Yoga family is here to deliver a safer, smarter, and more personalized and immersive experience.
U.S. Pricing and Availability9
- The Lenovo Yoga S940 will start at $1,499.99 and is expected to be available on www.lenovo.com and Micro Center starting May 2019. 9
See the full press release: https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/lenovo-yoga-smartest-consumer-computers-yet.htm
1 Lenovo Smart Assist features are expected to be available starting May 2019. Users will be automatically prompted by Lenovo Vantage to access those features. Features will vary per product.
2 Cortana is accessible through the Windows 10 start menu, and Alexa for PC is accessible through Lenovo Vantage during the initial set-up. Both come with far-field voice recognition technology, with recommended use of up to 4 meters away on Cortana, and up to 2.74 meters on Alexa. Alexa is available on select Lenovo PCs in the US, UK and Germany
3 This feature is expected to be available starting May 2019. More languages will be added over time.
4 All battery life claims are approximate and based on test results using the MobileMark 2014 ver 1.5 battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary, and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional details.
5 At its thickest point
6 Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.
7 Based on research conducted by Lenovo on December 1, 2018 of PCs sold by major PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
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