Lenovo Announces The New ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook EnterpriseOctober 19, 2020
Lenovo is delighted to announce a new addition to its ThinkPad portfolio. The ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise is a portable, efficiency boosting laptop that delivers the reliability and durability expected from a ThinkPad with the cloud-based simplicity offered by Google Chrome Enterprise. It comes in a distinguishing Abyss Blue design and offers diverse productivity and creativity possibilities thanks to its 360-degree Yoga hinge.
Designed to offer businesses and front-line workers features to enhance the user experience, the C13 Yoga is powered by up to AMD® Ryzen 7 3700C Series mobile processors optimized for Chromebook and can be configured with a 13.3-inch narrow bezel touch display. An optional garaged pen is also available for an alternative input method for quick sketching or easy notetaking. Chrome Enterprise further adds to the flexibility by providing end-users with access to cloud-based applications and by facilitating speedy deployment for ITDMs.
Business Resiliency with Chrome Enterprise
Progressive IT decision-makers can anticipate modernizing and expanding its technology infrastructure by leveraging the manageability, security, and scalability that Chrome OS offers. ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise provides mission-critical productivity that can be rapidly deployed to remote users simply and securely, delivering enhanced business resiliency. Chrome OS has access to a broad set of applications that meet the needs of virtually all users, whether remote or office-based, offering Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) plans for productivity1, including Google Meet for effective video collaboration. Users are assigned an individual, encrypted cloud profile which they can “carry” with them, allowing for maximum flexibility. For example, users could access their emails on their Motorola Android smartphone before logging into a C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise and continue where they left off.
ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook
Offered in a stylish Abyss Blue aluminum chassis unique to this ThinkPad, the C13 Yoga includes features to boost performance and connectivity with enhanced security while maintaining the portability needed for today’s work-from-anywhere world. Features include:
- Up to AMD Ryzen 7 3700C Series mobile processors
- Chrome OS (with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade)
- 13.3-inch FHD IPS touch displays with narrow bezels
- Less than 1.5kg (3.3 pounds) and 15.5mm thin
- Webcam with privacy shutter and optional touch fingerprint reader
- Optional world-facing camera for easy on-the-go snapshots
- Optional garaged pen
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports with an HDMI 2.0 port
- Wi-Fi 6 Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0
Video Collaboration is the New Norm
Not that long ago, most meetings were audio-based, possibly due to a technology hangover from voice-only telephony-based systems and even the “I look terrible on video!” feeling. However, 2020 has highlighted the importance of maximizing employee engagement and fostering better synergies as a consequence of remote working challenges. Video collaboration has therefore become a primary method of communication and as a result, audio and video technology in devices and meeting room systems are more important than ever. As we embrace flexible work schedules that will combine home and office, it is essential to equip both remote employees and physical meeting spaces with modernized solutions that will facilitate more natural interactions between people and devices.
ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise includes an HD webcam, dual stereo speakers, and dual microphones to help improve remote collaboration. Office spaces will also need to overcome hurdles to effective conferencing. For example, Google and Lenovo recently announced the Google Meet Series One room kits that provide AI and machine learning capabilities with excellent TrueVoice noise cancellation technology. Outfitting office spaces with video collaboration solutions that are easy to deploy and use and providing remote workers with the right technology is a major step in offering effortless, intuitive, and immersive video collaboration to empower people, wherever they are.
“The past few months have painfully highlighted the fundamental need for users to have access to technology that allows them to communicate and collaborate efficiently,” said Jerry Paradise, vice president, Commercial Portfolio, Lenovo PC and Smart Devices Group. “Bringing to market Lenovo solutions built around the innovative Google Chrome and Google Cloud ecosystems is a major step in providing customers with flexible, agile and manageable offerings to ensure business resiliency in new hybrid working environments.”
Pricing and Availability
ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook will be available in the UAE from mid-November.