Lenovo’s tech shopping guide for Christmas 2019

Last-minute shopping? Global technology company Lenovo got your back… if you want to be a little generous to others or to yourself.

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For Students – IdeaPad S145

Lenovo recommends the IdeaPad S145, which has a starting price of P18,995. It comes with either up to 512GB PCIe NVMe solid-state drive storage or a hybrid 1TB HDD plus 128GB PCIe NVMe solid-state drive storage option. Even better, this is one of the few entry-level devices available in the market that comes with an SSD. The IdeaPad S145 comes with an 8th-generation Intel Core™ i7-8565U processor, which according to Intel, is 40% more productive than the previous 7th-generation processors. The IdeaPad S145 is also equipped with NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics.

For Casual Gamers – IdeaPad L340 Gaming

Starting at just P44,995, the IdeaPad L340 Gaming is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. It also comes with an ultrafast SSD option. Buyers can purchase the device with either a 9th-generation Intel Core i5-9300H or i7-9750H processor.

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For Hardcore Gamers – Legion Y540

With a starting price of P64,995, the Legion Y540 comes with up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage, up to 144Hz refresh rate display panel, and a 2-Year Premium Care onsite warranty. The Legion Y540 is equipped with up to 9th-generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 graphics card.

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For artists and content creators – Legion Y740 and YOGA S740-15

Lenovo recommends two devices best suited to artists and content creators: the Legion Y740 (starts at P109,995) and YOGA S740-15 (starts at P89,995). Primarily designed for hardcore gamers, the Legion Y740 is available with up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card and up to 9th-generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor both allowing the rendering of graphics-heavy videos and images more quickly. Its lightweight of 2.2kg also makes it easier for artists to edit their work on-the-go.

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The YOGA S740-15 has similar graphics capabilities with a 9th-generation Intel Core i9-9980H processor and discrete graphics by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or NVIDIA MX250 which has up to 3.5x faster performance versus Intel’s integrated graphics. One of the things about this device is that it can last for up to 14 hours on a single charge.

For mobile workers – ThinkBooks 13S, 14, and 15

The three ThinkBooks offer 15” full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution anti-glare IPS panels, with the screens twistable up to 180°. These devices also have narrow bezels for a bigger screen to work on. Powering the ThinkBook 13S is an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, while the ThinkBook 14 comes with an Intel Core i5-10210U processor, and the ThinkBook 15 has an Intel Core i7-10510U processor. All three devices have 8GB memory and 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD storage.

The starting price of the ThinkBook 13S is P58,990, while the ThinkBook 14 and 15 will start at P48,990 and P57,490, respectively. Released just this November, the buyers of the ThinkBook 14 and 15 can currently enjoy a promotional deal wherein the first 500 buyers can get a free 8GB memory upgrade.

For Travelers – YOGA S740-14

The 14-inch variant of the Lenovo YOGA S740 features sandblasted aluminum with a premium finish, the device measures 14.9mm thin and weighs only 1.2kg. For added portability, the YOGA S740-14 has a battery life of 16 hours, and its Rapid Charge feature gives it 80% of battery in just one hour of charging, while additional power is provided by its NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 graphics card. The device also comes with Thunderbolt™ 3 port, which allows it to hook up to multiple displays, docks, and storage. It is available for P74,995.

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For Power Users – YOGA C940, ThinkPad T490, and ThinkVision M14

For professionals who require top-of-the-line devices, Lenovo recommends the YOGA C940, ThinkPad T490, and the ThinkVision M14 portable display.

Part of the Project Athena line of laptops which is co-engineered by Lenovo and Intel, the YOGA C940 incorporates several AI features that enable users to work smarter. It’s equipped with an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 integrated graphics.

The YOGA C940 is a 2-in-1 convertible device, it has a unique rotating soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology attached to its 360-degree hinge. Complementing the audio is its 4K display with VESA-Certified DisplayHDR capabilities and 14” HD IPS screen optimized with 500nits and Dolby Vision.

ThinkPad T490 is powered by an Intel Core i5-8265U processor, it can have either Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 or Discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics and memory and storage of up to 48GB and 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, respectively. The ThinkPad T490 is also equipped with enterprise-level security through its ThinkShield suite of security tools. Some of its features include the dTPM 2.0 chip, which encrypts data and Touch Fingerprint Reader.

Available in Iron Grey or Mica, the YOGA C940 is worth P99,995, while the price of the ThinkPad T490 starts at P73,990.

For Budget Laptop-Seekers – YOGA S540-15

With a price of P60,995, the YOGA S540-15comes with an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics. The YOGA S540-15 has narrow bezels on all sides that allow 92% screen-to-body ratio, allowing its FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS screen to display some of the best color calibrations available. Other noteworthy features include built-in AI features such as hands-free login thanks to its IR camera capable of facial recognition login and the smart assistant Cortana. It is available for P60,995.

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For SMBs – IdeaCentre 510S and IdeaPad S340

For small businesses, Lenovo advises the IdeaCentre 510S and IdeaPad S340.

Buyers can select a hard disk of up to 2 TB or a solid-state drive that can hold up to 128 GB. With up to 16 GB of memory, this PC enables multitasking with ease. It comes equipped with an Intel® Pentium G5420 processor, and as a bonus, it has a McAfee LiveSafe free trial which protects the device, including tablets and smartphones, through the cloud and locally. It is available for P22,995.

The IdeaPad S340 runs on 10th-generation Intel Core i5-10210U or i7-10510U processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics. Buyers are also treated to 1TB HDD + 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, a storage setup more than capable of supporting companies in their day-to-day operations. For a starting price of P39,995, the IdeaPad S340 provides bang-for-the-buck for small business owners.

As a plus, most of the devices are part of an ongoing promo bundle with a free lifetime Microsoft Office 2019 license worth P6,995. As part of the holidays, buyers of select devices stand a chance to win vouchers from Herschel and Planet Sports. Meanwhile, the first 500 buyers of the ThinkBook 14 and 15 can avail of a free 8GB memory upgrade out-of-the-box.