Lenovo has a new kind of Yoga for you at CES 2019, and it is evidently motivated by Surface Studio by Microsoft. The new Yoga A940 is an all-in-one 27-inch PC with a hinge that lets its screen to regulate to a drawing mode similar to the Surface Studio. Lenovo is also aiming this devoice toward content makers, with a “precision dial” and a stylus at the display’s side that can be employed to adjust and manipulate content.
The 27-inch screen is accessible in 4K or QHD resolutions, and both panels have the capability of tilting it to a 25-degree drafting mode and have support for Dolby Vision HDR. Within, there is an 8th Gen i7 Intel Core chip, up to 2 TB HDD storage or 512GB of PCIe SSD, up to 32 GB of RAM, and AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics card. Lenovo is also adding a generous series of ports, with 2 x USB 2 ports, 4 x USB 3 ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, and a single USB 3.1 port.
On a related note, earlier Lenovo entered in the cashier-less convenience shops industry, after Walmart-controlled Sam’s Club, Alibaba, Amazon, and JD. The hardware manufacturer rolled out a cashier-less shop in Beijing that trades juice boxes, Cup Noodles, and other small snacks.
To make an entry in the “Lenovo Lecoo Unmanned Store,” users need to wave to a tablet equipped with camera, which employs facial recognition to verify their profile. Next, similar to Amazon Go’s system, users can browse, choose up the products, freely exit, and the fees will be automatically subtracted from their accounts used for mobile payments.
Even though Lenovo is best recognized for making phones, computers, and smart home gadgets, its Lecoo convenience shop majorly carries food. Many Chinese tech firms that manufacture hardware select to roll out cashier-less shops that trade small snacks.