(IdeaCentre Creator 5)
Lenovo is coming to CES with some new PC hardware designed for creative types.
That includes the IdeaCentre Creator 5 desktop tower. It’s part of the “Creator” series, Lenovo’s attempt to address the growing market of social media influencers, freelancers, and hobbyists who routinely work on photo and video projects, and may need some extra processing power.
The IdeaCentre Creator 5 is designed to be an affordable Windows 10 home office workhorse. Buyers will be able to configure it with up to an Intel Core i9 processor, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card. In terms of storage, you can fit it with an HDD up to 2TB, in addition to M.2 PCIe SSD drives. You’re also getting seven different USB ports, three of which run USB 3.1.
Look for the Creator 5 in October starting at $1,099.
(Lenovo Qreator 27)
Complementing the Creator 5 are two PC monitors. The first, the Lenovo Qreator 27, arrives in March for $899. The 27-inch WLED display has a 3,840-by-2,160 4K resolution. Although the monitor only has a 60Hz refresh rate, it’s capable of achieving a 98 percent DCI-3, 10-bit color output, so expect crisp images.
Another feature is the wireless charging pad on the stand. The monitor also comes with “Crystal Sound” technology, which ditches traditional speakers to emit audio through the display itself via vibrations.
The second monitor, the Lenovo Q27h, will land in April for $399. The cheaper price means you won’t have premium perks like wireless charging or the Crystal Sound technology. Instead, you get an IPS LCD panel with a lower pixel resolution at 2,560 by 1,440, and a pair of traditional built-in speakers. However, the monitor’s refresh rate is slightly higher at 75Hz.
Lenovo has two other Creator laptops on tap for CES—the Yoga Creator 7 and the IdeaPad Creator 5. However, the products won’t be sold in the North American market.