Lenovo at IFA 2018: ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Yoga Book C930 and Yoga Chromebooks

It’s been a busy IFA for Lenovo so far and there’s more yet to come.

The company has launched the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, the first in the series to feature a discrete NVIDIA GPU, the GeForce 1050Ti MaxQ. And if that’s not enough for you, can you count up to 64GB of RAM?

That spec line will be accompanied by the Intel Core i9 variant that will come in December. In the meantime, there’s the 8th-generation Intel Core i7 paired with a 15-hour battery and a rapid charge rate of 80 percent in an hour to keep work and gaming as portable as possible. Another memory spec? Space for up to two SSD and Raid 0/1 for massive array storage. All of this is served on a 15.6-inch 4K touch display with support for Dolby Vision HDR.

Pricing starts from $1,859 and availability goes from September.

Moving on, the fully-foldable Yoga Book C930 is the latest flagship dual-screen laptop. It had a chance with Android in its original iteration, but has since stuck to Windows 10.

Weighing barely three-quarters of a kilogram and having only a 9.9mm profile, the device supports touch and stylus input on both 10.8-inch panels. One side is a 1440p IPS LCD unit while the other is an E Ink slab. That E Ink side is home to a virtual keyboard with improved haptic and auditory feedback as well as autocorrect functions. It runs on a 7th-gen Intel Core processor.

Europe, the Middle East and Asia will get the Yoga Book C930 from €999 starting next month.

And yet there’s more:

  • The Yoga S730 is a consumption-focused laptop with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound, a 10-hour battery with rapid charging and the 8th-Gen Intel Core i7. EMEA will have it from October from €999.
  • The Yoga Chromebook poses premium options for Chrome OS with 8th-gen Intel processors, SSD storage and DDR4 RAM, 4K display potential and up to 10 hours of battery life — somewhat ironic for a platform that has boasted about its power efficiency. Models will start from €799 when sales begin at the end of October in EMEA.
  • The Chromebook C330 is a more conventional Chromebook with near-360° positioning, integrated CPU and GPU and eMMC storage with 10 hours of battery. It will appear in EMEA from November with a starting price of €349.
  • The Chromebook S330 doesn’t articulate all the way around. It will price out from €279 in EMEA at the end of November.
  • The Legion Y530 has been updated with 8th-gen Intel Core processors and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. EMEA will see it in October from €1,399.

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