Lenovo ThinkPad Z13, ThinkPad Z16 laptops with new AMD Ryzen processors launched, Smart Clock Essentials debuted

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The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and ThinkPad Z16 laptop models were launched ahead of CES 2022, which begins January 5th. The new models of the ThinkPad series are powered by the latest processors of the AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 series and run under Windows 11 ex works. The new ThinkPad Z13 has a 13.3-inch OLED display, while the ThinkPad Z16 has has a 16-inch OLED display. Both models have Dolby Vision support, support for low blue light emissions and a Dolby Atmos speaker system with Dolby Voice. In addition, Lenovo has introduced a new “double-tap functionality” on TrackPoint, which launches Communication QuickMenu for quick access to camera and microphone settings.

In addition, the company has launched a new Lenovo Smart Clock Essential that comes with built-in Alexa and an optional Ambient Light Dock to enhance its range of smart home products. It has also added updates to the Lenovo Smart Frame.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13, ThinkPad Z16 Price and Availability

The ThinkPad Z13 will start at $ 1,549. The ThinkPad Z16 will go on sale at a starting price of $ 2,099. Both models will be available in stores from May. It should be available in the colors arctic gray and bronze.

However, Lenovo has not yet announced any international pricing or availability for the new ThinkPad laptop models.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 has a 13.5-inch IPS 2.8K OLED display (2,880 x 1,620 pixels) with 400 nits of peak brightness, a screen-to-body ratio of 91.6 percent and an aspect ratio of 16 : 10. It comes with support for low blue light emissions. ThinkPad Z13 is preinstalled with Windows 11 and offers Dolby Vision support as well as a speaker system with Dolby Atmos support.

Under the hood, the ThinkPad Z13 is equipped with an AMD Ryzen Pro U-Series processor with integrated AMD Radeon graphics plus. ThinkPad Z13 is also available with an exclusive AMD Ryzen Pro processor. It offers up to 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM. As storage, it is equipped with up to 1 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD.

For security reasons, the ThinkPad Z13 has integrated the match-on-chip fingerprint reader from Lenovo into the keyboard and uses the Microsoft Pluton security processor. Lenovo has included an infrared full HD camera with dual array microphones and an aperture of f / 2.0 including eShutter with the new laptop.

Connectivity options on the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, LTE 4G and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition, it has a backlit keyboard and two USB 4.0 Type-C ports. Audio is processed by speakers that have Dolby Atmos support and Dolby’s Voice AI noise reduction technology. By double-tapping the TrackPoint icon, users can quickly open the communications quick menu to access general camera and microphone settings.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is backed by a 50 Wh battery with Rapid Charge fast charge support, which Lenovo claims can deliver “incredible battery life” in apps like Teams and Zoom. In terms of dimensions, it measures 294.4 x 199.6 x 13.99 mm and weighs 1.25 kg.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 specifications

As already mentioned, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 has a 16-inch IPS OLED 4K display (3840 x 2160 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 16:10, a screen-to-body ratio of 92.3 percent and a peak brightness of 400 nits. Like the ThinkPad Z13, the ThinkPad Z16 also offers Dolby Vision support and weak blue light.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 is powered by an AMD Ryzen Pro processor with integrated AMD Radeon graphics or optional separate AMD Radeon graphics. It can be coupled with up to 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe SSD. This laptop also contains a Microsoft Pluton security processor.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 comes with a Dolby Atmos speaker system and supports Dolby Voice AI noise cancellation technology. It also includes a match-on-chip fingerprint reader built into the keyboard. Lenovo equips the new device with a 70 Wh battery.

Connectivity options on the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 include a backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E, LTE 4G, Bluetooth 5.2, three USB 4.0 Type-C ports, an SD card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack. Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 measures 354.4 x 237.4 x 15.8 mm and weighs 1.97 kg.

The new laptop models in the ThinkPad Z series are said to be made of recycled aluminum and vegan leather. In addition, the packaging of the devices should be made of recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugar cane.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential price and availability

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is priced at $ 59.99 (approximately Rs 4,400) and is expected to be available this month. It is available in Misty Blue and Clay Red color options. The Lenovo Ambient Light Dock is priced at $ 29.99.8 (approximately rupees 2,200) and will be available in March.

The Lenovo Wireless Charging Dock with night light and Lenovo Smart Frame is already available in selected markets.

Details on the launch of the new ThinkPad laptops and smart home accessories from Lenovo are to be announced.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Features

As the name suggests, Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a smart clock with built-in Alexa voice assistant support that allows users to control the smart home device hands-free. It has an LED display and can be used to set timers, alarms and reminders. With Alexa, users can even add products to their Amazon shopping cart or control their smart home devices.

It has a USB port for charging and allows connection via Wi-Fi. It has a 3W smart speaker that plays music from Amazon Music and similar streaming apps, as well as audiobooks and podcasts.

The watch faces can be customized using the Lenovo Ambient Light Dock. It allows users to personalize the Smart Clock Essential. The Lenovo Ambient Light Dock can be used as a night light on the base of the clock to create ambient light with eight lighting modes.

The Lenovo Smart Frame, which was also launched at the same time, can be used to display pictures from a telephone. The digital frame now also enables virtual sticky notes to be attached. Lenovo Smart Frame is slated to get support for Instagram soon and is now available in the US and Australia.

Check out the latest from the Consumer Electronics Show on Gadgets 360 in our CES 2022 hub.

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