Lenovo ThinkPad E14 & E15 with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs now in Malaysia priced from RM3,449

Lenovo has added two new affordable work-oriented notebooks to their ThinkPad line-up dubbed the ThinkPad E14 and ThinkPad E15 that now come with AMD Ryzen 4,000 series processors which add a new dimension of affordability to kit out entrepreneurs and small businesses while retaining significant security measures.

Lenovo E14

Prior to this, the ThinkPad E14 and E15 shipped with 10th Gen Intel processors but the addition of AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors offer excellent improvements over the prior AMD Ryzen 3000 series with 29% improved single-thread performance, 132% enhancements in multi-thread performance and 13% improvement in graphics performance as well as overall enhancements compared to competing Intel processors in equivalent categories. In Malaysia, the ThinkPad E14 and E15 can be equipped with up to Ryzen 7 5700U processors with Radeon EX460 graphics.

“AMD’s Ryzen for Business portfolio delivers advanced performance, security, and battery life to our ThinkPad portfolio. We are delighted to partner with AMD and leverage their ground-breaking 7nm process technology within our ThinkPad laptops, and to offer our customers class-leading computing solutions that will help ensure business continuity during and beyond these challenging times,” said Varinderjit Singh, General Manager of Lenovo Malaysia. “

Both notebooks also have larger displays with an enhanced 85% screen-to-body ratio compared to their predecessors. Other features coming as standard include Harman Kardon speakers and optional WiFi 6 connectivity as an add-on.The ThinkPad E14 and E15 are also rated for MIL-STD 810G levels of durability as well which includes splash proofing on the keyboard to protect from minor spills which makes them exceptionally tough indeed.

In terms of security features, the revamped Thinkpad E14 and E15 includes fingerprint readers integrated into the power button as well as the optional addition of IR cameras that have Glance by Mirametrix tech that intelligently locks the ThinkPad out if you’re away from your desk. One additional helpful feature is the addition of privacy shutters on the webcam cameras.

AMD is thrilled deliver the ultimate laptop performance to Malaysian businesses, made possible with our continued strong partnership with Lenovo. The AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 series mobile processors redefines the next generation of modern business notebooks with its Zen 2 architecture and 7nm process technology, allowing users to experience incredible performance, improved power efficiency and reliable security features.” said Dustin Beadle, Lenovo Account Lead Asia- Pacific at AMD.

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 (AMD) Specifications

The ThinkPad E15 is quite configurable and has a 15.6-inch Full HD display with your choice of either an IPS or TN panel, up to AMD Ryzen 7 processors with AMD Radeon graphics, up to 24GB of DDR4 3,200MHz RAM, up to a 51GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD along with a spare SSD bay.

lenovo thinkpad E15

The fingerprint reader comes baked in as standard with either a standard HD webcam or one with an IR sensor and the aforementioned Glance tech. In terms of battery life, the ThinkPad E15 is rated for up to 12.7 hours of use on the 45Wh battery.

Lenovo Thinkpad E15

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (AMD) Specifications

The smaller ThinkPad E14 has similar configurability as the larger ThinkPad E15 albeit with a smaller 14-inch Full HD display that comes in your choice of either an IPS or TN panel.

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Specifications

The rest of the hardware configuration options is otherwise identical with up to AMD Ryzen 7 processors with AMD Radeon graphics, up to 24GB DDR4 3,200MHz RAM, up to a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD and a secondary SSD bay that can cram in up to a 1TB hard disk and up to 13 hours of battery life on the 45Wh battery.

Lenovo thinkpad E14

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 & E15 Price and Availability

According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad E14 and ThinkPad E15 will vary in terms of price based on configuration. Both notebooks are made to order so you’ll need to order them from Lenovo’s distributor SNS Network (M) Sdn Bhd for a quotation at sales@sns.com.my

This stylish urban Lenovo Eco Pro backpack is made from 34 recycled plastic bottles

Lenovo has just showcased a limited edition Eco Pro backpack that’s that looks right at home with other more renowned backpack manufacturers out there but it has a rather novel story behind it – it’s mostly made from recycled materials.

Lenovo Eco Pro backpack

How much? Well, according to Lenovo, the Eco Pro is made of over 83% recycled materials and the amount recycled is equivalent to 34 plastic water bottles which is quite a substantial sum by any measure of the word. 

The form factor and design allow you to cram in the usual panoply of a road warrior including hubs, keyboards, documents and the like with zippers that stretch all the way to the bottom for easier deployment. The primary laptop compartment allows you to shove in up to a 15.6-inch laptop into a padded compartment and the whole affair weighs under a kilo.

Lenovo Eco Pro 2 backpack
The Lenovo Eco Pro is only available in one colour though, a rather dark shade of khaki with orange trim at strategic points at a price tag of RM382.04. If this floats your boat, swing by their official page to purchase it online here.

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 and 15 come with 10th Gen Intel processors from RM3,439

Lenovo Malaysia has rolled out the new ThinkBook 14 and ThinkBook 15 as part of their Transforming Workplace initiative in order to offer the new generation of mobile worker a lighter, more flexible yet powerful notebook with all the performance and security features that is the hallmark of a ThinkBook notebook. 

They have also deployed two ultra compact nano sized desktops called the ThinkCentre M90n-1 and the ThinkCentre M90n-1 IoT. Here’s how they stack up…

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 & ThinkBook 15


The ThinkBook 14 and ThinkBook 15 are both intended for SMEs and corporate enterprises with a variety of configurations that typically come with 10th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 10 Pro, WiFi 6 support, PCIe SSDs and DDR4 RAM.

The notebooks also feature a sliding shutter for the webcam called the ThinkShutter. There is also a Hidden Port that allows for long-term docking in smaller dongles for wireless mouse devices and the like.

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 and 15The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 can be equipped with up to 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 24GB DDR4 RAM, either internal Intel UHD Graphics or an AMD Radeon 620 with 2GB GDDR5 memory, up to an M.2 SSD and SATA HDD and is rated for up to 9 hours of battery life.

Lenovo ThinkBook 15

The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 can be configured with up to a 14-inch FHD IPS display, up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a similar configuration as the ThinkBook 15 with up to 24GB DDR4 RAM, up to an AMD Radeon 62- with 2GB GDDR5 GPU, up to one M.2 SSD and one SATA drive as well as 9 hours of battery life.

Thinkbook 14

Depending on configuration, the ThinkBook 14 has prices starting from RM3,439 while the ThinkBook 15 has prices starting from RM4,299. Both are available at Lenovo exclusive stores nationwide in Malaysia.

 

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano & ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT


Also launched is the exceptionally compact ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano series commercial desktop that’s smaller than a paperback and weighs just 505g. According to Lenovo, it’s the world’s smallest commercial desktop which is quite a feat. It’s small enough to comfortably fit behind a monitor and has a respectable set of specifications for general duty work.

Lenovo M90n-1

You get up to an 8th Generation Intel Core vPro i7 processor, SSD storage, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and up to two M.2 SSD slots. Power can be handled by hooking it up to a USB Type-C monitor or a Type-C dock.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1

Another variant exists dubbed the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT that has been designed for manufacturing, retail, healthcare and other IoT centric industries. It can be configurated with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8145U CPU, up to 4GB DDR4 RAM and up to two M.2 PCIe SSDs. Of note is the inclusion of a hefty heatsink to ensure it can work in temperatures between 0-50°C which is necessary for manufacturing environments.

ThinkCentre M90-n IOT

In terms of pricing, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano and Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT are available for orders via Lenovo Malaysia’s Sales Team email at lenovomy@lenovo.com

Lenovo VR Classroom showcased at BETT 2019

While the fundamentals of education haven’t changed, a host of new technologies have transformed the way that educators can impart knowledge and how students can explore and learn in a better, more efficient manner. At BETT 2019 which was recently held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lenovo showcased a host of education solutions at their experiential booth at the fair.

During the tour for invited guests, Ayesha Lee, Senior Commercial Marketing Specialist of Lenovo Malaysia,  Steven Cheng, Client Solution Architect of Lenovo Malaysia and Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Malaysia introduced guests to a series of innovative solutions to meet the rapidly evolving needs of educators and students.


In addition to robustly built drop proof notebooks, Lenovo was particularly proud of showcasing their Lenovo VR Classroom technology that aims to be an all-in-one VR classroom with all the tools, content and features needed to allow students to visit some of the world’s most interesting locations in virtual field trips such as NASA’s Flight Control Centre, the pinnacle of Mount Everest and more via Google Daydream and Google Expeditions.


Key to making this happen is the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headset that is not tethered to a cable nor does it rely on PCs or phones. Instead, the Lenovo Mirage Solo is relatively self contained and has a 5.5-inch QHD headset display paired with a wireless Daydream controller to offer interactivity with content.

Other additions to the Lenovo VR Classroom suite include commercial routers, customised lessons plans and more. For more on BETT Asia 2019 swing by here. For more on the Lenovo VR Classroom visit their page here.

Lenovo launches ThinkPad P1 and ThinkPad P72 workstations in Malaysia

Enterprises looking for workstations that offer a modicum of portability combined with pixel crunching grunt will appreciate what Lenovo’s two new ThinkPads, dubbed the ThinkPad P1 and the ThinkPad P2 have to offer. Both workstations were recently launched in Malaysia last week and bring plenty to the table.

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is one of Lenovo’s lightest workstations yet at 1.7kg and it’s remarkably slim too, as workstations go at 0.7-inches. It sports the latest eighth generation Intel Xeon processor, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, up to a 4TB NVMe SSD, up to a 15.6-inch 4K UHD display and NVIDIA Quadro graphics with the ability to seamlessly render 3D and 4K applications. In fact, Aston Martin uses them in their workflow to improve productivity. Prices start from RM8,719.

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad P72 is intended to act as a desktop replacement and has a 17-inch chassis with your choice of eighth generation Intel Xeon or Core processors, up to 16GB of Intel Optane memory, up to 128GB RAM and up to 6TB of storage as well as up to P5200 16GB VRAM NVIDIA Quadro graphics; beefy specs by every measure of the word. Prices start from RM8,919 and up.

For more details and to check out both of Lenovo’s new workstations, swing by www.lenovo.com/my

Lenovo launches their Legion Y530 Gaming Laptop in Malaysia

Lenovo has recently rolled out the latest addition to their Legion line-up of gaming rigs dubbed the Legion Y530 gaming notebook in a media launch that took place in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

At a modest 2.3kg, the Legion Y530 is pleasantly man-portable for a gaming notebook and it makes every gram count. It comes in a variety of configurations though all of them come with a 15.6-inch 1080P 144Hz IPS display along with a full-sized backlit keyboard with 1.7mm travel distance for typing comfort.

Depending on how deep your pockets go, you can get the Lenovo Legion Y530 in Malaysia with up to an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, up to 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, up to a 256GB M.2 PCiE SSD along with a 2TB Intel Optane-ready HDD and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI 4GB DDR5 graphics card.

Prices start from RM3,599 and up and the Legion Y530 will be available at all Lenovo exclusive stores nationwide as well as at all your usual online retailers.

Lenovo also shared the imminent arrival of the C530 and C730 Cube gaming desktops, the T530 and T730 gaming desktops and the Lenovo Legion Y730 gaming notebook, all of which should be coming to Malaysia before the end of 2018. Stay tuned to Hitech Century for more details of their new rigs as details surface.For more details check out Lenovo’s official site here.

Lenovo offers Star Wars: Jedi Challenges at an awesome discount

Who doesn’t love wielding a lightsaber? Anyone? If you are like the rest of the lot who have held their hands up in jubilant joy, you’re in luck as for the entirety of the month of June, Lenovo Malaysia is offering a unique promotion so you can get the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges game at an impressive discount.


The game takes advantage of augmented reality and lets you use a lightsaber plus it now comes with a “Lightsaber Versus Mode” for multiplayer which allows two players, each packing a Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a Lightsaber controller, tracking beacon and a smartphone to take each other on mano a mano in a lightsaber duel. Sweet? By the Sith Lords heck yeah. If you are keen to take on bigger fish, you can engage virtual representations of Kylo Ren and Darth Vader. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be nastier chaps available like Darth Revan, Grevious or Dooku to duel with nor is there an option for more unorthodox Lightsaber styles like double-ended lightsabers or double blade styles but it’s still a kick to take on the Dark Lord of the Sith.

All you have to do is to purchase any model of Lenovo notebook to be entitled to purchase the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges set, which usually retails at RM775 at a massive discount so all that you need to fork out is a mere RM249.

From now till 15 July 2018, Lenovo is also offering their PremiumCare service at a promotional rate. Customers who purchase selected Lenovo consumer notebooks in-store are able to upgrade their standard warranty to one of two possible options at very agreeable rates. You can optionally upgrade it to PremiumCare for one year at RM18.90 (it originally costs RM249) or for two years at RM46.90 (it costs RM379). PremiumCare users are able to reach out to the Lenovo PremiumCare Call Centre 24/7 including national public holidays and techs are on hand nationwide on weekdays during business hours. For more details on the programme swing by https://www3.lenovo.vom/my/en/premiumcare

 

Lenovo showcases latest additions to ThinkPad X1 family and Mirage Solo VR headset in Malaysia

Lenovo Malaysia today showcased their latest additions to their ThinkPad X1 line of high-performance notebooks for enterprise customers as well as their Mirage VR headset. The refreshed 2018 incarnation of the Thinkpad X1 Carbon, the Thinkpad X1 Yoga and the ThinkPad X1 Tablet will come in a host of configurations depending on the needs of buyers and the ThinkPad X1 range will all run Windows 10 Pro.

The ultra light ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook
The ultra light ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook

The 2018 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the world’s lightest 14-inch commercial notebook at a waifishly light 1.13kg while coming with an impressive array of hardware belying its slim dimensions. The X1 Carbon comes with either a 14-inch HDR WQHD IPS display or a touch-capable 1080P variant, up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD graphics and up to a 1TB PCIe SSD to keep things nippy. Prices for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start from RM7,999 depending on configuration with availability starting from today online and at all Lenovo exclusive stores nationwide.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga, as you’d likely surmise from the nomenclature has a 360-degree hinge that allows users to flip the device around and about to deploy it in a number of different modes on top of the usual laptop mode. You can opt to put it in a tablet mode, a display mode and a tent mode as well, depending on your use case. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes with up to a 14-inch HDR WQHD IPS display or with a 1080p touch-capable display, up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD graphics and up to a 1TB PCie SSD. Prices start from RM8,999 and up and it ships with a bundled stylus. The ThinkPad X1 tablet is also available starting today online and at Lenovo exclusive stores nationwide.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablet with its detachable keyboard and the X1 Carbon notebook
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablet with its detachable keyboard and the X1 Carbon notebook

The new ThinkPad X1 tablet is a hybrid convertible with a detachable keyboard and a flip-out kickstand on the back akin to a Surface notebook. In terms of hardware it ships with a 13-inch 3K, 3,000 x 2,000 pixel touchscreen that’s HDR-ready and sheathed in Gorilla Glass, up to an 8th generation Intel core i7 CPU, Intel HD graphics, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM and up to a 1TB PCie NVMe SSD. Battery life is rated at 9.5 hours on its 42Wh battery in the field. The ThinkPad X1 tablet will also ship with a Lenovo Pen Pro stylus but it has no price tag as yet though it is slated to arrive sometime in April.

Of note is that Lenovo also offered an up-close look at their Mirage Solo headset. The Mirage Solo doesn’t need you to hook it up to a PC nor does it require you to slot in a phone. It comes with support for Google’s Daydream, has a built-in Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage to serve up QHD resolution imagery straight to your eyeballs with a 110-degree field of view for a sense of realism. Getting about virtually is via a bundled remote control and the headset has a built-in P-sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer to track movement. The Mirage Solo is slated to arrive sometime in Q3 2018 for approximately RM2,000.

Moto launches G5S Plus and Moto X4 in Malaysia

Motorola’s G5S Plus which we had the opportunity to preview a while back is now officially available in Malaysia. Designed as a premium looking yet affordable workhorse phone, the G5S Plus has a 5.5-inch Full HD display up front and runs Android Nougat 7.1.1 on a Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.

The G5S Plus’ rear camera is particularly interesting as it comes with a dual 13-MP camera array, both with an F/2.0 aperture and with one camera shooting in mono and the other in colour to take creamy bokeh snaps. Up front, the phone comes with an 8-MP selfie camera, an F/2.0 aperture and a dedicated LED flash. Power is provided by a 3,000mAh with the wohle affair encased in a unibody aluminium casing in your choice of either Luna Gray or Plush Gold for the Malaysia market. The G5S Plus will retail for RM999. At its price point, the G5S Plus looks like a very compelling proposition and puts it square against a host of entry level workhorse phones though its level of polish and its price tag does give it quite an edge.

Also announced for sale today was another phone dubbed the Moto X4 that looks exceptionally premium with a chassis hewn of glass and aluminium that also has IP68 water resistance thrown in for good measure. This means it can survive a dip in up to 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes which allows it to shrug off the odd sousing in water. In terms of hardware, the phone sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz ocatcore processor, 4GB RAM and more storage than the G5S Plus to the une of 64GB of expandable storage. The display is slightly smaller than the G5S Plus at 5.2-inches but is still a Full HD display.

The rear of the Moto X4 has a dual camera array though it differs from the setup on the G5S Plus as it has a 12-MP F/2.2 camera paired with an 8-MP F/2.4 camera with the former for up-close work and the latter for wide-angle shots along with a selective focus mode that lets you tweak the focus on the camera onscreen. The rear camera also has a landmark and object recognition function so you can point it at objects and locations of interest and, assuming you have data or wi-fi, will identify the object in question for you.The front sports a 16-MP selfie camera which also packs a dedicated LED flash. Another feature of note on the Moto X4 is a nifty authentication mode dubbed Moto Key that allows you to secure a laptop or a website login such as Facebook or your email via the phone and the fingerprint reader though this is limited to Windows laptops for now. The Moto X4 retails for RM1,899 and is available in Super Black and Sterling Blue.

Both the Moto X4 and G5S Plus are available nationwide from Motorola brand stores and authorised dealers nationwide as well as at Motorola’s official online store at Lazada Malaysia. Customers who purchase the G5S Plus on Lazada from 6 to 11 November also get free goodies as they’ll enjoy extended warranty protection for one extra year and a pair Motorola Pulse 2 on-ear headphones with the whole bundle worth RM587

Lenovo rolls out latest generation of Legion series gaming rigs and desktops

Gaming aficionados looking to get a decisive edge in their hardware will appreciate the charms that Lenovo’s new range of Legion series notebooks and desktops have to offer. The range is spearhead by their exceptionally specced Legion Y920 gaming laptop that offers a huge 17.3-inch Full HD IPS matte display, a beefy Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor or an Intel i7-7820HK processor, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, your choice of up to a 512GB /1TB dual PCie SSD RAID 0 array or a 1TB/2TB dual SATA hard disk in Raid 0 configuration.

Sound is pumped out by a beefed integrated audio array that consists of a pair of 2W JBL speakers and a 3W Dolby Atoms subwoofer. With the beefy specs that it offers, the Y920 is Oculus certified for VR experiences and the notebook also comes with a precision-engineered keyboard designed for gaming with individual RGB backlighting and a key travel of 2.2mm. Depending on your configuration, prices for the Legion Y920 start from a princely RM12,999.

Also launched is the Legion Y720 tower PC for gamers looking for a more desktop oriented gaming solution. Done up in a matte shade of black with the characteristic Y-shaped Legion logo, the desktop comes in multiple configurations with your choice of either an Intel Core i5-7400 processor or an Intel Core i7-7700 processor, either Windows 10 Pro or Home, your choice of either an AMD Radeon RX570 4GB or one of three NVIDIA cards – the GeForce GTX1050 Ti 4GB, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SATA SSD along with a 2TB SATA HDD to handle your storage needs. Prices start from RM7,799 for the desktop itself depending on configuration.


Lenovo also showed off the Legion Y520 tower PC that retains the same aggressive aesthetics of the Legion-brand while clocking in at a more affordable price tag. It sports your choice of one of three processors – either an Intel Core i7-7700 or i5-7400 or an i3-7100 processor, your choice of one of three graphic cards – an AMD Radeon RX560, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and up to a 256GB PCIe SSD and a 2TB hard disk. Like the other Legion series notebooks and towers, the Legion Y520 can be configured in multiple variants with the entry level version retailing at RM4,999 not including other associated kit. All three of the new devices are available at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi Brand stores nationwide. For more details swing by www.lenovo.com