The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is, in all fronts, the most impressive iPad ever built. It’s got a new A9X processor that Apple says is more powerful than most PCs, the camera of the iPhone 6S, which apart from offering better autofocus and low-light performance, can also shoot 4K video, and a new anti-reflective display with TrueTone technology that adapts color temperature based on its surroundings.
This is our unboxing of the legitimate offspring of the bigger iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2.
Best of CES 2023
Next-Gen Foldables, Record-Breaking Electric Car, and a 3D Laptop without 3D Glasses
There were a lot announced during CES 2023 — and by that we mean A LOT.
But some of our favorites include a portable solar-powered fridge with a built-in ice maker, a record-breaking electric vehicle that can go farther than any before, a laptop with a 3D display, heck even the future of foldable smartphones was unveiled!
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Lenovo expands Yoga lineup for CES 2023
Featuring the Yoga Book 9i
Besides an extensive lineup of traditional notebooks, Lenovo also flexes its chops with the flexible Yoga lineup. For years, the company has presented its own expansive lineup of hybrid devices. For CES 2023, Lenovo has revealed more devices in the lineup including the Yoga Book 9i, the Yoga AIO 9i, the Tab Extreme, and the Smart Paper.
Yoga Book 9i
Heading the wolfpack, the Yoga Book 9i sparkles in all its glory as the first full-size dual-screen OLED laptop. In essence, the notebook bolts two 13.3-inch tablets together with a flexible hinge. Both screens put out images in 2.8K resolution and 100 percent DCI-P3 color accuracy. The hinge revolves for the full 360 degrees, enabling usability in laptop, tablet, or tent modes.
Inside, the notebook comes with the 13th-generation Intel Core i7-U15, Iris X GPU, 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 1TB of internal storage. It will have Bowers & Wilkins speakers and Dolby Atmos support. It will also sport 80WHr of battery life.
The Yoga Book 9i will start at US$ 2,099.99 and will come out in June.
Yoga AIO 9i
Outside of the notebook arena, the Yoga lineup will also have an update for the AIO desktop space. The Yoga AIO 9i packs in an impressive suite of specs inside a flexible frame. Using the flexible hinge, the device can rotate to the desired angle.
The AIO desktop offers a lot for desktop users, too. Inside its 31.5-inch UHD screen, it carries up to the 13th-generation Intel Core i9-13900H. It will also come with a “next-gen NVIDIA GeForce GPU,” up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of internal storage. It will also have a built-in 5-megapixel IR camera.
The Yoga AIO 9i will start shipping in the third quarter for US$ 1,799.99 as a starting price.
Lenovo Tab Extreme
As always, the Yoga lineup will come with a more traditional tablet device. The Lenovo Tab Extreme showcases a 14.5-inch OLED screen with 3000 x 1876 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.
Inside, the tablet touts a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. It will also come with two 13-megapixel cameras — one in front and one in the back. The device will be powered by a 12300mAh battery compatible with 68W charging. Further, the dual-mode stand allows for several modes of use, including different orientations.
The Lenovo Tab Extreme will start at US$ 1,199.99 and will ship later this year.
Lenovo Smart Paper
A more unconventional entry, the Lenovo Smart Paper is an e-Ink tablet perfect for notetaking. Featuring a large 10.3-inch, anti-glare e-Ink display, users can take notes with the Lenovo Smart Paper Pen, a stylus with only 23-millisecond latency.
Inside, the device comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It can reportedly take over 50,000 pages of notes inside its storage. Finally, it will also have 3550mAh of battery.
The Lenovo Smart Paper will sell for US$ 399.99 and will start shipping later this year.
Mate 50 Pro, MatePad SE set for Nov 26 release in Singapore
Huawei’s latest flagship photography phone, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, has been announced for a late November release in Singapore.
The cutting-edge smartphone will be the first Huawei phone to be equipped with EMUI 13. It puts premium on one-touch controls for everyday interactions. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and an Adreno GPU.
The display is a 6.74-inch OLED (2616 x 1212) screen with up to 120Hz refresh rate and up to 300Hz touch sampling rate.
The Mate 50 Pro comes with a SuperEnergy Boosting feature. It activates when the battery level falls to 1%, extending the device’s standby time by up to three hours.
Next-level mobile photography
The Mate 50 Pro is set to usher a new era in smartphone photography with its 50MP Ultra Aperture XMAGE camera (F1.4, RYYB sensor) that has a 10-size adjustable physical aperture.
There’s a 64MP periscope telephoto lens capable of up to a 200x zoom, while completing the phone’s game-changing camera setup is the 13MP ultra-wide-angle macro camera.
In front is a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera as well, coupled with a 3D depth sensing camera.
Complementing all these is the phone’s IP68 water-resistance rating to ensure users can take photos in just about any condition.
MatePad SE also announced
Joining the Mate 50 Pro for its release later this month is the all-around MatePad SE tablet.
The 440-gram device has as 10.4-inch display that is certified for eye care. It has two speakers on the left and right for an immersive listening experience.
The MatePad SE supports the new Multi-Window feature and an improved App Multiplier which can handle up to four concurrent tasks.
It also comes with Harmony OS 3 for users to be able to manage connections across other devices.
The Huawei Mate 50 Pro and MatePad SE will be available starting at SG$ 1,548 and SG$ 298, respectively, from November 26 at the following online and physical channels:
- Huawei Experience Stores ([email protected], Westgate)
- Huawei Authorized Stores (NEX, Sim Lim Square)
- M1, StarHub, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Gain City, MetaPod, SprintCass
- Huawei official Lazada and Shopee stores
Ahead of its release, customers can register for the Mate 50 Pro here from November 12 to 25 to get exclusive free gifts depending on which store they avail from.
Freebies include a Huawei umbrella, WATCH 3 Active, in-car wireless charger, and more.
Meanwhile, customers can also get a free Bluetooth speaker with every purchase of the MatePad SE until December 31.
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