Showing posts with label Lenovo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lenovo. Show all posts

Monday, 15 January 2018

Lenovo Unveil Mirage Solo Standalone Daydream VR Headset

Mirage Solo
The Lenovo Mirage Solo headset was launched at CES 2018. The Lenovo Mirage Solo head set with Daydream was eagerly awaited and is the first all-in-one Daydream VR headset.

The Lenovo Mirage Solo is an all-in-one headset without any cables, no connections to PCs or phones. The Daydream’s VR platform provides for an immersive experience of the motion tracking technology, called WorldSense. In addition, the Lenovo Mirage Camera with the Daydream technology allows you to capture your VR video in 180 degrees, which can then be seen on the Lenovo Mirage Solo.

The Lenovo Mirage Solo headset and the Lenovo Mirage Camera with the Daydream technology have showcased the latest WorldSense technology and VR 180. It comes at an affordable price, it is easy to set up and allows you to record, watch and share your VR video. The Lenovo Mirage Solo promises to deliver a high quality experience to its users. With the help of WorldSense, you can have a fully immersive experience. It allows you to explore your virtual setup as if you were actually present there.

Lenovo has taken into account the comfort factor, while designing the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset. It is made of plastic and weighs 645g. It has an adjustable head strap that should comfortably fit any head size. It comes with quick release buttons, for visor adjustments, accommodation of different head size as well as making it easy to remove when you have finished using it. The headset is lined with a soft fabric and has a fairly even load balance to avoid any strain on the neck. The areas that come in contact with the face and forehead have been provided with additional padding for extra comfort.

The Lenovo Mirage Solo has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB memory. It comes with 64Gb internal storage and a memory card slot supporting MicroSDTM cards up to 256GB for additional storage. The headset has a 5.5” 2560 x 1440 75 Hz LCD and two Fresnel Aspheric lenses allowing up to 110 degree view. The Lenovo Mirage Solo headset is powered by a 4,000 mAh Li-ion Polymer battery, that can essentially provide 7 hours of usage.

The headset has the Inside-out tracking technology called WorldSense, which is obtained from the cameras and sensors allowing 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF).

Earlier, the portable headsets could track head movement by using cables and external sensors. With the help of WorldSense’s inside-out tracking technology, the Lenovo Mirage solo headset can mirror real life by tracking its position in space through the in-built cameras and sensors.

The Lenovo Mirage Solo should be available in the 2nd quarter of 2018 and priced a little under $400.

Lenovo promises to come out with various apps using the Daydream platform in the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset along with the WorldSense technology.

The Lenovo Mirage Solo headset can be used for atleast 7 hours continuously and is powered by the Li-ion Polymer battery.

The Lenovo Mirage Solo headset with the WorldSense technology, makes the Daydream apps and gaming better as well as provide an immersive VR experience.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Lenovo Unveils New ThinkVision X24 LCD Monitor

Lenovo Thinkvision X24 Monitor

We all know that Lenovo is a renowned name when it comes to the laptop market and now with the ThinkVision X24 it proves that it does not do too bad when it comes to ultra- high display monitors too. Combining design and productivity, this monitor is not one to miss for those gaming enthusiasts and those who want a sleek professional looking monitor at their disposal.

Bagging in 3 Consumer Electronics Show awards since its release, the Lenovo ThinkVision X24 is a seek 24 inch 7.5mm thin screen that provides crystal clear display and high performance.

Design of the Lenovo ThinkVision X24 Monitor:

The Lenovo ThinkVision X24 is a 24 inch 7.5 mm sleek monitor that will look professional and high end anywhere. Coming in only 2.9 kgs without the stand and 3.9 kgs with it, the monitor is totally lightweight and packed with the latest that technology has to offer when it comes to monitors.

The Lenovo ThinkVision X24 comes with a chrome rod podium which is attached to a tilting feature at the back of the monitor. This rod is connected to a 22mm round base. The monitor is also designed in such a way so as to give an elegant and neat look when it comes to handling those pesky wires in the back.

The Lenovo ThinkVision X24 has two input slots one for HDMI and the other for a DisplayPort. The Lenovo ThinkVision X24 monitor can be used for watching your favorite shows on as you can connect it to a set-top box, it is also flexible when it comes to gaming on it.

As for gaming the full HD resolution and the angle that the monitor is in allows for a great experience for avid gamers. The rear of the Lenovo ThinkVision X24 comes with next generation neo blade 23.8 inch panel which replaces the traditional rear cover.

Performance of the Lenovo ThinkVision X24 Monitor:

The ThinkVision X24 monitor comes with a neo blade IPS panel which gives excellent display quality by supporting a 16.7 million color range. The response time of the imaging is 7ms. One complaint you may find with this monitor is that it gives off a whitish glow when displaying dark material on the screen. This is what is termed as an IPS Glow and is seemingly very common when it comes to IPS paneled monitors.

The Lenovo ThinkVision X24 supports 3840 by 2160 pixels at its DisplayPort. It can also support all the standard 3D formats. The HDMI port can also support a 4K display but at a fraction of the refresh rate as the DisplayPort which is at 60Hz.

The screen of the Lenovo ThinkVision X24 monitor is anti- glare and having anti- glare busting characteristics. That being said the Lenovo ThinkVision X24 monitor does not get annoying reflections or does not even get scratched easily.

The sleek and minimalistic look of the Lenovo ThinkVision X24 packed to the brim with the latest in technology offers a good value for money purchase that any individual would not be disappointed to see.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Sony, DJI and Lenovo Show off New Smartphone Camera Tech


It was at the IFA tech show held at Berlin that a new kit had been announced, the kit enhances camera products. The gadget helps in making videos shot on smartphones seem as if they have been recorded using a Steadicam and at the same time, a plug in that reduces the cost of 360 photography. However the flagship phone of Sony also has come up with some new photography features of its own.

Carolina Milanesi’s take 

One of the consumer tech analyst, Carolina Milanesi ofCreative Strategies mentioned that since people nowadays are always with their phone in hand, vendors are aiming at adding on things to sell to them. The camera is one of the most used features however the price also matters because when a vendor is considering charging a price of $300 [£226] for a mere add on could lead to customers opting to by a separate device in itself.

Snap-on zoom

Lenovo's Moto Z phone with its snap on accessory will be a true judge to check customer’s willingness to up their budgets. A 10x optical zoom is provided by the Hasselblad True Zoom which has superior results in comparison normal smartphone cameras that make use of digital cropping. Users would be able to take Raw photos which enables users to alter the pictures better thus making them more detailed tan Jpegs by using editing software’s. The accessory cost is half of that of the Moto Z which is £199 however it is still cheaper than the camera accessory DxO One of the iPhone which is £399 and launched last year. Reviews claim that DxO One provides better quality in comparison to Hasselblad.

Steadier shots

Sony is emerging a camera add-on of its own - the life-logging Xperia Eye. However its major focus is on new smartphone, the Xperia XZ. The firm gloats it is the main handset camera to highlight five-pivot picture adjustment, which means it can make up for the gadget being up and down and left and right off its imprint notwithstanding pitch, yaw and roll.


This component was beforehand constrained to top of the line cameras, including Sony's Alpha extent. Be that as it may, in the phone, the adjustment is accomplished by adding a product impact to the recording as opposed to moving the sensor about, as the cameras do. Subsequently, it is less powerful.

Additionally, the phone can utilize the capacity just when recording video in 1080p superior quality, and not the 4K resolution it is prepared to do. Different developments incorporate the presentation of a laser-based self-adjust framework - a component spearheaded by LG's before G3 telephone - and new shading detecting tech incorporated with the sensor that helps it make white-parity judgements. "I trust it's a bit excessively specialized, making it impossible to resound with most purchasers," said Mr.Jijiashvili. What's more, when I saw the adjustment illustrated, it wasn't an awe-inspiring change. That is an issue for Sony.

Cinematic shots'

Drone-maker DJI is aiming phone owners with disposable income for its new stabilization system. A handheld support Osmo Mobile known as gimbal, makes use of motors controlled by computers which help in stabilizing the attached smartphone across three axes.

This device may be used on phones from Apple, Huawei and Samsung and ensures to capture cinematic shots. Costing £289, it is a lot more expensive than other rivals in the market such as Feiyu and Zhiyun. At the same time, Steadicam produces stabilizers of a lower cost which do not require batteries or motors. The original DJI Osmo which is approximately 60% more in price and comes with its own camera has been highly appreciated by those who wish to make more professional videos.

360-degree views

Though not the most advanced in the market, the camera add ons of Alcatel’s are low in terms of cost when it comes to virtual reality or 360-degree interactive photos. French firm Alcatel’s 360 camera has two versions, one is rectangular in shape, while the other is ball –shaped.

Both are used in the same manner by plugging it into the phone and they both comprise of the same features. It costs a mere 99 euros which is cheaper by more than fifty percent of rivals such as Samsung, LG and Theta. However customers would have to wait for at least another year until the add on is compatible with other handsets.

Alcatel makes used of the processor, memory and battery in the phone itself since it is connected to the phone via the MicroUSB port mentions George Jijiashvili of CCS Insight. Since both Facebook as well as YouTube are promoting 360-degree content there is a distribution to almost 1. 6 billion people.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Lenovo's Zuk Z1 is a Cheap Smartphone with More Battery than Bite

Zuk Z1

The Zuk Z1 – First Smartphone From Lenovo’s Zuk Sub-Brand

The Zuk Z1 is the first smartphone from Lenovo’s Zuk sub-brand which joins the growing list of cheap Android handsets such as the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and Asus ZenFone 2. The Zuk Z1 had been unveiled in August in China and though there was no planned date of release for US, it is available now in Europe for €319.99.

One could get a 5.5 inch full HD display, 3GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, 13-megapixel camera with dual SIM support, fingerprint scanner as well as an equally dated Snapdragon 801 processor with that price. This is because like the powerful though cheap Android smartphone, the Zuk Z1 is not much appealing with regards to the design.

The metal chamfered edges are attractively designed and the plastic antenna stripes towards the top and bottom of the phone are somewhat familiar. The Z1 tends to have a rounded bubbly feel of an older phone for instance like a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 of 2012. The sleek plastic back tends to swell slightly as though the battery within seems to be inflating and though not uncomfortable to hold, it lacks the refinement one tends to get from the latest Galaxy and iPhone devices.

Software – Very Appealing

The most appealing aspect of the Z1 is its software which comes loaded with one of Android’s popular variants, Cyanogen OS, meaning that individuals could get more granular control over their device than Google’s regular mobile operating system. One could tweak anything from the shortcuts on the notification drawer, to check for individual apps to hardware button towards the bottom of the device.

Besides this it also bundled with the software like Truecaller, a caller ID service which besides other things, tends to block spam calls, which is useful and can be uninstalled if not needed. The performance of Z1 is perfect for daily usage, swiping around the home screen scrolling through the apps, texting friends and much more.

Though the Snapdragon 2.5 GHz801 processor does not keep up in head-to-head use with the new chips from 2015, there seems to be slight and infrequent impediments at the time of gaming. The 13-megapixel camera is a bit of a disappointment and attempting to capture moving subjects seems difficult as well as well- illuminated indoor shots are not up to the mark. Besides this, Cyanogen OS’s camera app is particularly poorly designed with no easy access to pictures taken.

Z1 – A Capable Phone

The rest of the hardware seems solid though there are some more limitations. For instance the addition of a USB Type-C port seems that one could use reversible cables which tend to work either way up though it makes the old microUSB chargers useless.

The phone does not come bundled with one Type-C cable. Since there is no microSD port or a removable battery, the 64GB storage and 4,100 mAh battery of Z1 would be adequate to satisfy most of the users. The fingerprint scanner seems good though there were a few missed scans. The Z1 overall seems to be a very capable phone.

 It is not a flagship quality, but it is definitely no ship. The Z1 though, with a generic and somewhat swollen design of the handset does not seem right for all hands, its price at least would be suitable for several users.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon : Gadget Review

Lenovo brings the latest iteration of its famous ThinkPad Carbon series of laptops which simply aims at providing an alternative between fashionable and business laptops. ThinkPad series has kept up with the successful trend of providing a slim and light weight laptop powered with cutting edge technology.

The Design And Feel Of The Laptop

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon weighs just above 1.3 Kg and has a thickness of 18.46 mm which makes its extremely easier to carry around. This is decent laptop which takes much of neither space nor does it is bulky enough to make it gruesome for rough handling.

Lenovo had provided a wide array of ports around its edges, the charger point, HDMI output, Mini-Display Port; two much needed USB 3.0 ports and a standard 3.55 headset socket. For internet connectivity via broadband service it provides for the Ethernet outlet. Unfortunately this laptop doesn’t have any card reader which some of its latest models possess SIM card slot to provide integrated 3G connectivity.

Multiple Choices Available In Terms Of Specifications and Software

Lenovo brings in multiple variants in the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon to fulfill the needs and demands of different consumers like before. The variant reviewed by us had the latest Intel Core i7 processor running at 2.4GHz and possessed an integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500. This was a high end laptop with an 8GB of RAM and a Solid State Drive (SSD) of around 256 GB out of which 216 was available for the users.

The best features feature of the laptop is its 10 point multi-touch support amazing 2560x1440 pixel Full HD screen. Using Windows 8 OS on this laptop gave a complete different feel with its attention to detail and crispness in picture display. On the connectivity front Lenovo has provided the standard Bluetooth v4.0 along with WiFi b/g/n as well as some of the models can work on 3g networks with SIM connectivity. The battery capacity is set at 50Whr which claims to give a run time of around 10.9 hours but within certain usage condition.

Lenovo has somewhat ruined the software appeal with presence unwanted pre installed software such as the PC App Store, Lenovo PC Experience and others. Even the preinstalled Norton Internet Security suite is quite bleak in nature and often bombards the user with register requests.

A Sublime and Robust Performance

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a flagship business laptop which as its predecessors provides a robust performance. The boot up process is quick and doesn’t have lags or slowdowns while performing day to day tasks. Heavy apps and software are most likely to run sublimely on this laptop and it will provide a memorable experience as well.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon range of laptops is designed with a different purpose by the Lenovo where it is looking forward to address the needs of the users by giving a consumer friendly product. There are far superior looking business laptops available in the market but Carbon series stand out for its implantation of such features which makes it extremely easier to get things done quickly. This laptop offers splendid display, massive battery and better features at a price of Rs. 1, 75,000.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Lenovo Launches A10 an Android Powered Convertible Laptop

Lenovo A10
Android has made its impart of manifestations on laptops in the recent past, yet today Lenovo declared that its taking a turn the thought with the A10, a 10.1-inch journal with a fold-back touchscreen show. The 2.2-pound convertible, which you can use in smart phone or tablet mode, accompanies a 1.6ghz dual coreRockchip Rk3188 Cortex-A9 processor, a 1,366 x 768 showcase, Android 4.2, 2gb of Ram, 32gb inner space with microsd development, Vga webcam, two Usb 2.0 ports and one Hdmi port. The entire bundle is dual coreelectric storage device existence with constant film playback. We haven't heard items on estimating or accessibility - Lenovo lets us know that it'll shift by district - yet prior bits of hearsay pegged it at about $340. 

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Research Triangle Park, Nc– October 18, 2013: Multimode processing guide Lenovo (Hkse: 992) (Adr: Lnvgy) today reported the Lenovo A10, a competitive, ultra-convenient, double mode smart phone and the organization's first to run on Android 4.2 Os. Weighing not exactly 1kg and measuring only 17.3mm at its thickest focus, the Lenovo A10 is a perfect friendly for clients on the set out for some, giving simple access to an extensive variety of applications on an extraordinary, double mode stage, which upgrades the client experience for diversion and Web perusing and in addition gainfulness.

"In smart phone mode," clients can exploit the A10's one of a kind, Lenovo-redid client interface, which gives an application launcher, undertaking bar and status bar for brisk, instinctive access to the application library, and desktop and additionally advantageous multitasking and application exchanging. Index administrator programming, likewise incorporated with the Lenovo redid Os, makes it simple to find and administer a library of records, films and music. In portable computer mode, the mechanism offers a full-measure ergonomic, Accutype console for safe, agreeable utilization.

With the A10's 10.1-inch Hd (1366 x 768) determination screen flipped around 300 degrees in "stand mode," the Lenovo A10 gleams as an unit streamlined for touch-empowered applications and diversion. The stable pivot and "overlap back" outline keeps the unit consistent and averts shaking and bobbing while utilizing the 10-focus multi-touch screen. Stereo speakers and an incorporated 0.3m webcam help clients stay joined with family and companions while appreciating an immersive "sight and sound" experience with media applications, recreations and movie.

The Lenovo A10 is controlled by a Rk3188, dual core1.6ghz, the most noteworthy recurrence for all dual coreArm-based Cpus as of now accessible. The Cortex-A9 processor conveys robust execution for gaming and excitement purposes, and in addition upgrades clients' capacity to multitask and be profitable. What's more, the A10's electric cell upholds up to nine hours of persistent film playback, guaranteeing that it is primed to perform, both out and about and at the work area.

"With the later unstable development in Android-based, keen associated apparatuses, clients are depending progressively on Android applications for both work and play. Why would it be a good idea for them to be obliged to switch and double to utilize their smart phone? Lenovo's A10 carries ultra-conveyability and double mode profits to Android clients at a sensible cost," said Bai Peng, Vp and general supervisor, journal specialty unit, Lenovo and client propelled developments for an extraordinary client experience ... the A10 is exceptionally Leno

Friday, 23 August 2013

Lenovo Windows 8 PCs will get Classic Start Menu Again

Lenovo will continue all Windows 8 PCs with pre-installed a classic start menu again. So that Lenovo will provide its customers with the current Windows service. In addition, the Pokki app store will be preloaded on Lenovo computers. Lenovo has decided to cooperate with Sweet Labs and will deliver Windows 8 PCs preinstalled with the Pokki menu. Purchasers of a Lenovo computer are thus directly obtains a classic start menu with a visible start button, without having to install another tool. With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has omitted the classic Windows Start menu. By default the Windows startup screen that attaches itself to full screen on the desktop. In addition, the Windows 8 desktop start button no longer displays. At least that Microsoft wants to make Windows 8.1 back.

Prior to the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft defended the waiver of the start button, but recently admitted indirectly that was a mistake. Recently Asus Chairman Jonney Shih has criticized that Microsoft has made a lot of mistakes with Windows 8. Thus, some of the most popular applications for Windows 8 are those with which the Windows Classic Start menu is activated again. The Pokki menu is available for free for both Windows 8 and Windows 7 and XP. All systems can thus open web apps that the user can refer to the Pokki app store, which is part of the Pokki menu. In it web apps from Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and YouTube bring to the Windows desktop. But games are offered as separate web apps, and now the selection of web apps is quite extensive. Windows 8 systems, again get a start button together with start menu, the tool is ideally pinned on systems running Windows XP and 7 as the first application on the taskbar. Thus Pokki menu is available next to the Windows Start menu.