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PC makers are really trying to attract creators at the moment. gaming PCs dressed for the office, not a tournament. Lenovo's new Creator Series announced ahead of looks like it's somewhere in between with a few features that might appeal to creative hobbyists.. Other times, they're little more than
For example, the Yoga Creator 7 appears to be a rebadged 15.6-inch sound bar hinge. It does, however, appear to gain an SD card slot as well as a full-HD display with 100% sRGB color gamut covering the full range of Pantone Matching System colors. Lenovo also says it will have the latest optimized for users of Adobe apps, Blender and Cinema 4D. Those seem to be the bulk of what makes this for creatives.minus the two-in-one's 360-degree
If you'd prefer a traditional clamshell design, Lenovo will also offer the IdeaPad Creator 5. It appears to have many of the same features as the Yoga Creator 7, but with a 15.6-inch full-HD display with 100% AdobeRGB color gamut coverage. It's also a more mainstream design that looks like a close cousin to the company's budget-friendly.
Lenovo didn't announce pricing for the Creator 7 or 5 and availability is set for sometime in 2020. Also, neither is for the North American market.
What will be available in the US, along with Intel Core i9 processor, 16GB of memory and a midrange Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card for $1,100., is the IdeaCentre Creator 5 desktop. It's essentially just a smallish tower with an
The desktop comes with Lenovo's Digital Content Creators Vantage dashboard preinstalled that seems to give you direct access to trials for creative software. We haven't seen the dashboard in person yet, or the hardware for that matter, but will likely get a glimpse of everything at CES. Look for the IdeaCentre Creator 5 to go on sale in October.