Lenovo has revealed its batch of CES feature devices, including the Yoga AIO 7 desktop PC that can easily shift between horizontal and vertical format.
As the digital world shifts to more vertical-format content, it’s clear that monitor and TV developers are looking to mobile phones for inspiration. Vertical monitors have mainly been reserved for programmers and content creators, and it’s coming into the mainstream in 2021. But this incoming device feels like the direct opposite of LG’s Wing 5G swivelling smartphone.
Look me in the AIO
The 27in Yoga AIO 7 is a fully functional desktop PC with the ability to turn itself into a giant smartphone. This is done using Lenovo’s patent-pending rotating hinge tech that allows it to flip from the one orientation to the other without any issues. You’ll be able to use its integrated casting hardware to share stuff from your phone directly to the display. According to the press release, a future update will manage to turn the monitor into a 4K smart TV.
Diving into the specs, Lenovo’s not holding back. The AIO 7 is far more than a fancy swivelling monitor, but features a 4K display that supports 99 percent DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB colour standards. Under the hood, you’ll find up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor with an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU. That’s plenty of power for an all-in-one PC — you’ll be able to comfortably play most games on it. It also comes with all the peripherals needed to comfortable use it for its main purpose (ahem… being a desktop) as well as some sweet sound down below the display.
An interesting addition is a detachable 5MP webcam that can be placed on the top edge of the display. Because the AIO 7 doesn’t feature much of a bezel, it’s nice to have the option not to have it stuck up there permanently.
As expected with anything shown off on the (now digital) stages of CES, the Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 won’t be available to purchase for the time being. It’s launching in China come February, but there have been no reports of it launching in any other country, including SA as yet.