At the start of their TechLife event ahead of 2019, Lenovo’s Chief Communications Officer Torod Neptune poked a bit of fun at how the term ‘Smart’ is being misrepresented in the consumer product space, with a special mention for a ‘Smart’ cat litter tray.
Going beyond how Smart has largely become a byword for connectivity, Lenovo laid out an ongoing vision and commitment to develop technologies that are not only smarter, but are available, accessible and benefit everyone. As a global technology leader Lenovo believes its duty is to develop world-changing technologies that can create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society – for everyone, everywhere.
Their partnership with Intel will be integral to this, as Lenovo unveiled industry-leading laptops, that boast Intel’s innovation program code-named Project Athena, to be amongst the thinnest, lightest and most intuitive AI-enabled devices yet with the latest IntelCore processors and Windows 10.
For example, introduced on the new 14-inch Yoga C940 and Yoga S740 are exclusive smart features that adapt to users’ performance needs such as Super Resolution to upscale video up to FHD 1080p on Windows Media Player, and Q-Control (named for device keys used to toggle modes) that has the potential to dynamically boost a PC’s battery life when its AI-enhanced Intelligent Cooling Mode is enabled to monitor the device’s thermal attributes and better control its fan. Add to it Modern Standby, which enables Yoga laptops to perform background tasks like receiving emails while in sleep mode, and instantly wake from sleep mode like a smartphone.
Also available on the new Yoga laptops in select markets are smarter capabilities through Amazon Alexa. Focused on improving the way we retrieve information, Lenovo is announcing three new Alexa updates coming to its consumer PCs, including: Lock Screen Support which lets you speak to Alexa when the laptop lid is open and locked or asleep, Updated Smart Home Visuals and multi-language support.