Lenovo Adds Windows 8 Convertibles

By Cody Burke on 10 October 2012
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IdeaPad Yoga 13

IdeaPad Yoga 13

In preparation for the upcoming release of Windows 8, Lenovo announced four new touch optimized laptop/tablet convertibles.

The company’s new Yoga line includes two convertibles, the IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Yoga 13. The Yoga 11 has an 11.6” display, Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, up to 2 GB of memory, and either 32 or 64 GB of storage. It runs Windows RT, a slimmed down version of Windows 8 optimized for ARM chip-based devices, and features up to 13 hours of battery life. The hybrid is 1.5 cm (.6” thick) and weighs 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs).

The Yoga 13 has a 13” display, Intel 3rd generation Core processors, up to 8 GB of memory, and either 128 or 256 GB solid state drive. It runs Windows 8 and features up to eight hours of battery life. The Yoga 13 is 1.7 cm (.7” thick) and weighs 1.5 kg (3.4 lbs).

Both Yoga hybrids can be operated either as tablets or as laptops, and feature a unique design in that the screen folds all the way back, allowing the Yoga to use its own keyboard as a stand. This allows the for tablet use with the screen propped up at whatever angle the user wants.

Lenovo’s other two new convertible devices are the IdeaPad Lynx and ThinkPad Twist. The IdeaPad Lynx has an 11.6” display, Intel Atom dual-core processor, up to 16 hours of battery life, 2 GB of memory, either 32 or 64 GB of storage, and runs Windows 8. It separates from a keyboard dock to move into tablet mode. It is 1 cm (.4” thick) and weighs 635 g (1.4 lbs), with the keyboard dock adding 680 g (1.5 lbs).

The ThinkPad Twist has 12.5” display that converts to tablet mode by rotating 180 degrees and then folding flat on top of the keyboard. It features Intel 3rd generation Core processors, up to 8 GB of memory, and the option of up to a 500 GB hard drive or a 128 GB solid state drive. The hybrid is 2 cm (.8” thick) and weighs 1.58 kg (3.5 lbs).

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