Lenovo Introduces Four New Windows 8 Convertibles
October 9, 2012 7:26 PM
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Lenovo unveiled its IdeaPad Yoga 11, IdeaPad Yoga 13, IdeaTab Lynx and ThinkPad Twist
Windows 8 will be here in a little over two weeks, and Lenovo is prepared to show off its new spread of devices that will run Microsoft's newest operating system.
Today, Lenovo unveiled its IdeaPad Yoga 11, IdeaPad Yoga 13, ThinkPad Twist and IdeaTab Lynx -- all
Windows 8-powered convertibles
. Lenovo is betting big that customers will want convertibles over traditional laptops or tablets, since convertibles combine the best of both worlds.
IdeaPad Yoga 11
The IdeaPad Yoga 11 is an 11.6-inch Windows RT device with a display that flips 360 degrees backwards, transforming the laptop into a tablet with a stand, if needed. Under the hood, the Yoga 11 is packing a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, a 1366x768 display resolution, a 720p webcam, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a card reader, 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.
You can pick up a Yoga 11 starting at $799. It's available in Silver Gray and Clementine Orange.
IdeaPad Yoga 13
The IdeaPad Yoga 13, like the Yoga 11, flips 360 backwards to turn the laptop into a tablet-like device. It also comes in Silver Gray and Clementine Orange, but most other specs are completely different. For starters, the Yoga 13 has a 13.3-inch display and runs Windows 8. It also has Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of solid-state storage, a 1600x900 resolution, a 720p webcam, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a card reader, 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Yoga 13's price will start at $1,099.
Twist does exactly what the name indicates -- the display flips down and twists to cover the keyboard, turning the laptop into a tablet. It has a 12.5-inch display, 1366x768 resolution, Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors with Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, up to 8GB of RAM, a 720p webcam, two USB 3.0 ports, 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, Mini HDMI port and three storage options: 320GB HDD, 500GB HDD or 128GB SDD.
The Twist starts at $849.
The IdeaTab Lynx is basically a tablet with optional keyboard dock, turning the device into a laptop. The display is 11.6 inches and it features a Clover Trail-based Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of DDR2, 32GB/64GB storage options, 2 MP front-facing camera, a 1366x768 resolution, Micro USB 2.0 port, Micro HDMI port, microSD card slot, 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.
The starting price for the Lynx is $599 for the tablet alone, but adding the keyboard dock will cost an additional $149.
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RE: time Warp
10/10/2012 9:21:37 AM
Specced right, that ThinkPad Twist is going to be the perfect Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 development tool. 8 GB of RAM, a decent processor, Windows 8 Pro, and you'll be all set (though you'll be paying more than $850 for the privilege; hopefully you can upgrade the RAM/hard drive yourself). You can test your apps like they were running on a tablet or a laptop.
The screen is even a good intermediate size...larger than most tablets, smaller than most laptops, decent pixel density if you're going to be on the desktop, and you are, 'cause that's where you run Visual Studio.
RE: time Warp
10/10/2012 4:15:44 PM
I agree, it hits a really good sweet spot
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