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Lenovo unveils new high-performance AI, edge, and cloud services and hardware at Tech World
Thu, 9th Sep 2021
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Lenovo has unveiled a wave of new innovations at its 7th annual global technology event, Tech World.

Several new products were announced, from an expanded everything-as-a-service business model with Lenovo TruScale to a series of new edge to cloud infrastructure and datacenter products. Also announced were a wide range of new laptops, tablets, monitors, and edge computing and accessory devices, built to help businesses and consumers navigate what the company calls the next reality.

As well as announcing new products and services, Lenovo chairman and CEO, Yuanqing Yang, delivered a keynote speech discussing trends, including the persistence of hybrid work-life solutions, the demand for more sophisticated infrastructure services, and the prospects of artificial intelligence in helping shape how the world will live, learn, work and connect in the coming years.

Yang was joined by Lenovo business leaders and global CEOs from industry powerhouses such as Microsoft, Intel, Deloitte, SAP, VMWare, and Nutanix. While global customers, including WPP and Ducati, shared stories of innovation and technology. More than 60,000 people registered to watch the international tech event and discuss what lies ahead for the industry.

"The next reality is here and both individuals and businesses now have different needs and use for smarter technology," says Yang.

"Lenovo is focused and ready to deliver our solutions for this next reality. From our hybrid work and life solutions, edge-to-cloud portfolio, a new everything-as-a-service business model under Lenovo TruScale, Lenovo Brain and AI technologies, and our commitment to green and responsible innovation. Lenovo is committed to continuous innovation to enable our customers and the world in digital and intelligent transformation."

Some new offerings include:

Expanding the TruScale brand beyond infrastructure services, Lenovo brings all of its as-a-Service offerings under one umbrella to provide a global solution to make everything, from the pocket to the cloud, accessible via a single contract.

Lenovo Brain
During the main keynote, Lenovo CTO and senior VP, Dr Yong Rui, presented core technologies in Lenovo Brain, Lenovos in-house developed, industrial-transformation-orientated AI platform aiming to help solve customer pain points in various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and education. Yong announced further development of Lenovo Brain to allow other industries to use its AI solution in construction, deployment and support.

Resilient edge computing
Lenovo announced it would be the first to market with VMware's software solution for the edge, running on the resilient ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Servers. The company also announced the enhancement of Lenovo Open Cloud Automation management software to automate the planning, deployment and ongoing management of datacenter cloud deployments, all the way to edge sites.

Smarter edge computing 
The ThinkEdge SE70 is a powerful and flexible AI edge platform for enterprises, designed to meet the expanding intelligent transformation needs from logistics, transportation, and smart cities, to retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Lenovo's new edge solution is created in cooperation with Amazon Web Services leveraging AWS Panorama and is powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform.

Windows 11  
Lenovo unveiled new premium laptops, including the world's lightest 14-inch OLED laptop, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon, and the new 16-inch ultra-slim Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro. Both are amongst the first laptops bringing consumers the Windows 11 operating system. The IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13, 6) 2-in-1 detachable laptop was also announced.

High-performance monitors 
The new ThinkVision P27u-20 monitor was one of three monitors debuted at Tech World 2021. This monitor offers a dual wide colour gamut (99.1% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB) with factory-calibrated colour accuracy. Designed for photography, video and graphics content creators, the monitor also adds the Intel Thunderbolt 4 docking display capability.

Additionally, Lenovo introduced a new line of consumer G-Series gaming monitors designed for PC gaming and working or learning from a user's home office, the Lenovo G27e-20 monitor and the Lenovo G24e-20 monitor.