When Intel introduced its 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors last week, the company also said that more than 150 designs based on the new “Tiger Lake” CPUs are expected from Acer, Asus, Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Razer, Samsung and others.
Last week Intel also said that over 20 verified designs are expected this year under the new Intel Evo platform brand.
No need to wait. The first laptops based on the 11th gen Intel Core mobile processors and Windows 10 have already been announced. Here’s your tech provider’s roundup of the first batch.
The company introduced 5 consumer devices in its Yoga brand due in time for this year’s holiday shopping season that will be powered by the new 11th gen Intel Core processors. Lenovo also intends to get the devices verified for the Intel Evo platform badge.
Here’s the Lenovo lineup:
> Yoga 9i: A 14-inch 2-in-1 convertible with built-in Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4, and a battery life of up to 18 hours. Shipments are set for October, with EMEA retail prices starting at €1,799 (approx. $2,150).
> Yoga Slim 9i: This 14-inch laptop will be branded in North America as the IdeaPad Slim 9i. Either way, this device is among Lenovo’s thinnest laptops, measuring 13.9 mm / 0.54 in. and weighing 1.26 kg / 2.77 lb. Battery life offers up to 20 hours. Shipments are set to begin in November, and the EMEA retail price starts at €1,899 (approx. $2,270).
> Yoga 7i: A 2-in-1 device with a 14-inch display, Dolby Vision, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. It will ship in November and carry a starting retail price of €999 (approx. $1,180).
> Yoga Slim 7i: This 13-inch ultraslim 2-in-1 will ship in November, with retail prices starting at €999 (approx. $1,180).
> Yoga Slim 7i Pro: It’s a 14-inch laptop with up to 18 hours of battery life. Shipments are to begin in November, and the starting retail price has been set at €899 (approx. $1,062).
Acer has announced 2 thin and light laptops powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors. Acer also intends for both to be verified with the Intel Evo badge.
> Swift 3: This notebook comes in 2 versions: 13.5 and 14 inches. Both offer up to 18 hours of battery life. The 13.5-incher’s magnesium-aluminum cover keeps the weight down to a low 2.6 lb. and thin at 0.63 in. The larger version weighs only a bit more (2.65 lb.) but is just as thin. Both have a backlit keyboard. North American shipments are set to begin in November, with retail prices starting at about $800 for the 13.5-inch version and just under $700 for the 14-incher.
> Swift 5: This notebook offers a 14-in. UHD display and a battery life of up to 17 hours. It’s light at about 2.3 lb. A special hinge elevates the keyboard when opened for easier typing. There’s also an antimicrobial layer of glass to reduce odors and stains. North American shipments are set for November, with retail prices starting at just under $1,000.
ASUS has announced a full lineup of both new and upgraded PCs with the 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors. The list is long, but this should be most of it:
> ZenBook Flip S: This is ASUS’s first laptop to be verified under the Intel Evo platform brand. It’s an ultracompact device that’s 13.9 mm / 0.55 in. thin and weighs 1.2 kg / 2.6 lb. Battery life goes up to 15 hours.
> ZenBook Flip 13, Flip 14 and Flip 15: These convertibles feature a 360-degree hinge, so they can be used in any mode. The 13 measures 13.9 mm / 0.55 in. and weighs 1.3 kg / 2.9 lb.
> ZenBook S: A premium ultraportable with a 13.9-in display, it weighs 1.35 kg (about 3 lb.) and features an all-metal unibody case.
> ZenBook 14 and ZenBook 14 Ultralight: As the name implies, the Ultralight is easy to carry at just 0.98 kg / 2.1 lb. The “regular” version weighs only a bit more: 1.19 kg (about 1.9 lb.).
> ExpertBook B9: A minimalist laptop for corporate road warriors. It weighs just 0.88 kg / 1.9 lb. yet sports dual SSD storage, Wi-Fi 6 and AI-powered noise-cancelling audio.
> VivoBook 14 and 15: Laptops designed for both productivity and entertainment. One differentiator is a wide range of fancifully named colors that include Dreamy White, Cobalt Blue, both Bespoke and Indie Black, Hearty Gold and Transparent Silver.
ASUS hasn’t yet announced either shipping dates or retail prices.
This company, formerly known as Toshiba America Client Solutions, recently introduced 2 laptops with the new 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors:
> Portégé X30W-J: It’s an ultralight (1 kg/2.2 lb.) convertible with a 13.3-in. display. Both Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6 are built in. This device, part of Intel’s Project Athena innovation program, is targeted for verification under the Intel Evo platform brand.
> Portégé X30L-J: It seems the “L” stands for “lighter,” as this 13.3-in. laptop weighs just 0.9 kg (about 2 lb.). It’s aimed at mobile professionals.
Dynabook says shipments will begin in this year’s fourth quarter, which is also when the retail prices will be announced.