Mobile World Congress, the annual commerce present devoted primarily to the cell communications business, has returned to Barcelona. While not the first 12 months of MWC since the pandemic began (it’s now formally referred to as MWC, possibly as a result of Mobile World Congress sounds about as thrilling as a legislative physique), 2023 was the first with the actually bustling halls we bear in mind from 2019 and earlier than.
What was introduced there? True, producers have gotten into the behavior of showing their prime gadgets at their very own occasions—however there was nonetheless loads of new tech to tout at MWC 2023. Here are a few of the highlights.
Lenovo ThinkPads Get a Rethink
Proving that “mobile” doesn’t must imply mobile phone, Lenovo introduced a bunch of refreshes of its good, if reassuringly costly, ThinkPad strains at MWC 2023.
The ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 will get new-generation Intel Core I-series processors and, as senior product supervisor Matej Misturik defined, certainly one of the heats vents has been moved to the rear. This stops the laptop from overheating if the underside is blocked.
Lighter weight and an OLED panel deliver a little bit 2023 gloss to certainly one of the most revered enterprise laptop computer strains.
Want extra apparent gloss? Lenovo Thinkpad Z13 Gen 2 line flips the order of priorities, as a high-end ultraportable with ThinkPad parts. At first look, not a lot has modified right here bar the use of 7000-series AMD processors.
However, Sensel tells us its haptic touchpads substitute these of the slightly vague-feeling Thinkpad Z13 Gen 1. “Lenovo wasn’t happy with their solution, for a variety of reasons, so we were able to slot in for Gen 2,” says Sensel’s Mark Rosenberg. “You want a crisp click feel that fires and then dampens very quickly, to more closely emulate a mechanical button—otherwise it feels and sounds buzzy, which isn’t pleasant.”