Calling all content creators: Lenovo has a vision to enable smarter technology for a more creative world – and you’re all invited. This handy guide will help you choose which of Lenovo’s new consumer Creator series devices is right for you – between two super-portable laptops, a powerful desktop tower, and two high definition 27-inch monitors. Let’s dive into the details.
Recent global research reveals over 200 million PC-based creators tackle their creative pursuits on a PC at least once a week.1 These are consumers who enjoy photography, digital storytelling, and dabbling with creative software tools and cool equipment—not necessarily paid professionals, graphic artists, and moviemakers. This special prosumer group of hobbyists, freelancers, and social media buffs inspired Lenovo to originate its new Creator series of Windows 10 PCs and monitors that are unveiling at CES®.
Each device comes specially stamped as part of Lenovo’s Creator Edition and is designed to help writers, artists and designers collaborate and use technology to create their next masterpiece while offering the high-performance productivity tools needed for a day job. Plus, the latest version of Lenovo Vantage software offers a unique user experience tailored to creators with relevant content plus exclusive deals. Artists can pin the Digital Content Creators dashboard to their taskbar to easily jump to their active Adobe® design apps.
And if you ever get stuck, Lenovo Premium Care customer support is just a call, email, or chat away to give service package holders around the clock access to expert technicians, now in over 36 geographic markets with additional locations announcing later in 2020.
#1 – Think it, Make it with the Lenovo Yoga Creator 7
Consider what having high-quality audio, high definition screen clarity, and powerful performance with up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GPUs at your fingertips could mean for your future creations. The sleek and light Yoga Creator 7 laptop is our new premium laptop tailored to meet the mobile productivity needs of digital content creators.
Easily transition performance modes with Lenovo Q-Control, shift into high gear when creating original 3D computer animations, graphics, or editing photos. With the help of artificial intelligence, our Intelligent Cooling feature adjusts itself to the user’s performed tasks to cool and optimize battery life of up to 20 percent.3
For artists and designers, it’s hard to beat having a 15.6-inch Full HD optional glass display with 100 percent sRGB color gamut that offers the full range of Pantone Matching System® colors and Dolby Atmos® Speaker System for rich, moving audio. It’s powered by NVIDIA GPUs and Studio Drivers to take advantage of NVIDIA Studio, NVIDIA’s accelerated platform for creators. The Yoga Creator 7 is Independent Software Vendor-certified to run apps, including any creativity apps bookmarked to the user’s Digital Content Creators4 dashboard at optimal performance.
For faster productivity, Lenovo Smart Assist on the Yoga Creator 7 enables hands-free login and auto-logoff via the infrared camera with Windows Hello or its integrated fingerprint reader. Thanks to Modern Standby, content writers can lift their Yoga laptop’s lid to have their emails and notifications at the ready without waiting for their system to reboot. And they can ask Amazon® Alexa® to spell any word with their favorite downloaded dictionary skill from across the room.5
Also coming later this year to Yoga Creator 7 and to Lenovo PCs with Windows 10 are even more Alexa features6 such as the ability to broadcast an announcement throughout your home on active Alexa-enabled devices and a new Smart Light accessory7 that illuminates when Alexa is listening. Plus, enjoy the enhanced Smart Home feature that allows Alexa users to say just one command to activate whole groups of Internet of Things connected devices all at once, vs. one at a time.
Ultra-portable at 4.18lbs (1.9kg) and 0.64 inches (16.4mm) thin, the Yoga Creator 7 has optional WiFi 6 and up to 13 hours of battery life8 with Rapid Charge that provides up to 80 percent battery life in one hour of charge9 when working on the go. Plus, its backlit keyboard with numeric keypad make customizing image specs easier.
#2 – Artists at Heart will Love the New IdeaPad™ Creator 5
No matter how you seek creative accomplishment – sharing inspirational ideas through social media or illustrating a book, the new Lenovo IdeaPad Creator 5 is a mainstream laptop that can get you there faster and at a reasonable price.
With the IdeaPad Creator 5, experience up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a 15.6-inch Full HD in-plane switching (IPS) display with 100 percent AdobeRGB.
Powered by NVIDIA GPUs and Studio Drivers, use your IdeaPad Creator 5 laptop to stream your vlog with built-in HD webcam with its integrated privacy shutter, and watch how-to Adobe Photoshop videos linked to your Digital Content Creators Vantage dashboard4 in crystal-clear Dolby Audio™ sound. The IdeaPad Creator 5 leverages the NVIDIA Studio stack to provide digital content creators with the best performance and reliability when working with creative apps, while the GPU’s dedicated encoder improves stream quality without impacting system performance.
Designed for artists who need a zen workspace to create content, the IdeaPad Creator 5 can shift performance gears with Lenovo Q-Control or use its Intelligent Cooling feature for balanced cooling and hushed fan that optimizes battery life of up to 20 percent3 using artificial intelligence. Weighing in around 4.85lbs (2.2kg), device comes stacked with Alexa features5 and up to 16 GB DDR4 of memory and 1TB PCIe SSD of storage. Available in its signature Dark Moss color2, it’s the ideal laptop for creating graphics and video on the go with up to 8 hours of battery life8 with Rapid Charge.9
#3 – Craft Your Own Story with Powerful IdeaCentre™ Creator 5
Imagine a powerful workhorse to create digital art that also makes a powerful statement in your home office. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5 is our contemporary, multipurpose desktop PC offering content creators the silent operating thermals they need as they unleash their creativity.
This ultra-convenient family-use desktop tower with up to the latest Intel Core i9 processors sets up in minutes and looks great on virtually any worksurface and in its natural Dark Moss color.2
Great content creation like video-editing requires more horsepower and immersive sound quality, that’s why we added up to NVIDIA GeForce® RTX™ 2060 GPUs with Studio Drivers, up to 16GB DDR4 of memory, premium Dolby Audio speakers, and to make entertainment and video creation a more pleasurable experience.
#4 – The Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor for Extreme Sight and Sound
Designed for content and media creators, expect an incredible audio-visual experience with the new Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor with 27-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Smart Crystal Sound display and a four-sided near-edgeless infinity screen design.
The sound from the Smart Crystal Sound Display ebbs and flows in-sync with on-screen motions while integrated screen panel vibrates like a speaker membrane—immersing the content creator in audio and enabling the sound effects in videos to really come to life.
Manage productivity with the unique Smart Power10 function that optimizes power consumption by identifying which compatible devices are charging when tethered to the monitor to allow the right amount of power distribution to each. Make photo retouching and video editing a snap when you view colors the way they were always meant to be seen, with the high-quality natural color range of the Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor with 10-bit color depth, 98 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and the support of over one billion colors.
One-cable solution simultaneously delivers power, data, video, and audio signal, making connections to laptops, smartphones, and other compatible devices seamless. Plus, enjoy a clutter-free desktop with the convenient wireless charging function11 built into the base.
Designed with a minimalist look that’s appreciated by creative-types, monitor is available in Iron Grey with a metallic chrome finish and is TÜV® Rheinland Eye Comfort Certified to help reduce eye fatigue.
#5 – Create with Total Clarity with the Lenovo Q27h Monitor
When building up your online portfolio, work smarter not harder with the new premium Lenovo Q27h Monitor that allows users to seamlessly switch between entertainment and their latest creative project without compromising on quality, aesthetics, or functionality.
See the difference that a 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS high-resolution display with 350 nits of brightness makes. When the monitor is connected to your compatible laptop, mobile device, or favorite studio equipment via the USB Type-C one-cable solution, it enables the right distribution of power10 to each device for fast audio signal, data and video transfers—all simultaneously.
Equipped with integrated speakers for superb audio, the four-sided near-edgeless bezel brings a noticeably wider viewing experience when playing the hottest gaming titles in your spare time with super-fast 4ms response time, a smooth 75Hz refresh rate to reduce motion blur in the game, all supported with AMD® Radeon FreeSync™ technology.12 It’s also virtually flicker-free and TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certified helping to make it easier on the eyes while providing amazing video picture quality.
North America Pricing and Availability13
- The 15-inch Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 is expected to be available in select markets, not available in North America.13
- The 15-inch IdeaPad Creator 5 is expected to be available in select markets, not available in North America.13
- The IdeaCentre Creator 5 will start at $1,099.99 and is expected to be available starting October 2020.13
- The 27-inch Lenovo Qreator 27 Monitor starts at $899.99 and is expected to be available starting March 2020.13
- The 27-inch Lenovo Q27h Monitor starts at $349.99 and is expected to be available starting April 2020.13
Visit the Lenovo CES 2020 press kit for photos and full specs.
1 Lenovo 2018-2019 Global Study in the US, Germany, China, Asia Pacific markets
2 Color options may vary per geography.
3 Artificial intelligence-enabled middle setting extends battery life an average of up to 20 percent based on Intel verification testing. Actual performance will vary with use, system configurations, and settings.
4 Creative apps will be shown in Lenovo Vantage Digital Content Creators software as “trial app suggestions for you.” After the trial, the user can extend the license with a special deal courtesy of Lenovo.
5 Alexa on the Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 and IdeaPad Creator 5 is available in select markets and works with the laptop’s lid open. Far-field voice recognition technology is recommended to be used from up to 13 feet (4 meters) away.
6 Features slated for enablement later in 2020 with Lenovo Vantage auto-update when connected to WiFi.
7 Requires USB Type-C dongle accessory for operation.
8 All battery life claims are approximate and based on test results using the MobileMark 2014 ver 1.5 battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional details.
9 On Yoga Creator 7 and IdeaPad Creator 5 with NVIDIA GeForce MX graphics configurations, Rapid Charge requires upgrading power adapter to 95W (sold separately). Rapid Charge will require 135W power adapter with higher performance NVIDIA GPUs.
10 Delivers power up to 80W to compatible devices by USB Type-C.
11 Wireless charging works with Qi-certified devices, visit: https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/products#Qi-Certified%20Product%20Database.
12 AMD Radeon FreeSync requires monitor and AMD Radeon graphics both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127
13 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and color options may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
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