Tonight, Lenovo has announced 4(four) new devices that are designed for Windows 8! They are built to take advantage of Windows 8 and all of its amazing features. These devices are the IdeaPad Yoga 13, IdeaPad Yoga 11, IdeaPad Lynx, and the ThinkPad Twist! Lenovo has also announced that ThinkPad Tablet 2(previously announced) will begin at $649.99 and will be available this month. Now let’s start talking about these new devices! The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a very unique device. It is a multimode Ultrabook, and has a unique hinge that allows you to twist, move, and turn the screen 360 degrees. It allows for work and play, and you can change how you do those with a simple motion. The IdeaPad Yoga 13 features Windows 8(up to Pro version), a 13.3-in high definition IPS touchscreen display, 10-point multi-touch display, 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB SSD storage, 720pHD front facing camera, just 17mm thick, weighs just 3.40pounds, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, 3-in-1 card reader, and much more! The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is available in clementine orange and silver gray. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a very unique device, that is perfect for both work and play. Lenovo has built a special motion technology that will allow new ways to control your Yoga 13. Overall, I am super excited about this device! The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 will start at $1,099 and will be available on October 26, 2012. Starting October 12 you can pre-order from BestBuy!
The smaller part of the Yoga family, is the IdeaPad Yoga 11. It has the title of being the world’s slimmest multi-mode PC, as it comes in at just 15.6-millimeters thick! It also is not too heavy at just 2.8-pounds. It has a longer battery than the Yoga 13, in fact it gets 13 hours of battery! It features an 11.6-inch HD touch screen display that supports 5-point multi-touch, NVIDIA Tegra 3 processors, Windows RT, 64GB eMMC storage(up to), 2GB of RAM(up to), 720pHD front web camera, pre-loaded with Microsoft Office, ARM-Based, HDMI port, USB 2.0 port, 2-in-1 card reader, and more! The IdeaPad Yoga 11 is available clementine orange and silver gray as well. You can also fold the Yoga 11 just like the 13, flip the keyboard behind it to watch a movie or browse through photos. This is just one of the many different possibilities with the Yoga 11 and 13! The IdeaPad Yoga 11 has another big difference and that is the price. It will be starting at $799.99 and will shipping in December of 2012.
The IdeaPad Lynx will be one of the first Windows 8 tablets to have the newest dual core Intel Atom processor. You could say that the IdeaPad Lynx is the consumer orientated version of the ThinkPad 2 tablet. The Lynx will be running Windows 8 and you get 8 hours of battery life by itself, with the optional stand you get a total of 16 hours. It comes in at 1.41 pounds and just 9.45-millimeters thick! It features a 11.6-inch HD touch screen display, either 32GB or 64GB of storage, micro SD card built-in, 2-megapixel front facing camera, Intel Atom dual core 1.80GHz processor Z2760, micro USB port, micro HDMI port, and more! With the Lynx you can go from making a spreadsheet in Excel to watching a movie in seconds! The Intel Atom dual core 1.80GHz processor will keep it moving and the optional keyboard dock with full Lenovo Accutype keyboard will double your battery life, get Dolby® Home Theatre® sound quality, enable wireless printing, USB port, and more! The Lenovo detachable keyboard will go for $149.99, while the IdeaPad Lynx will start at $599.99 and will land in december. It will only be available in a nice gray color.
And last but not least we have the ThinkPad Twist, it is both a powerful Ultrabook and a convertible tablet! This is perfect the a person who needs a powerful Ultrabook for business but, wants to be able to play and have fun with a tablet! It comes in at 3.48-pounds and 20-millimeters thick! It will be available in a nice Mocha Black. It will be running Windows 8 Pro(up to) and up to a Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor for speedy operating system. You can get optional 3G wireless, this way you can stay connected where ever you go. You get the great Lenovo AccuType keyboard and can a 320GB/500GB HD or 128GB SSD for storage. It features a 12.5-inch HD-super bright display with a touch sensor and 350 NIT Corning Gorilla Glass. You also get Dolby Home Theater sound, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet port, WiFi, 720pHD webcam with microphone, 7-hour battery life, 30 days of standby and much more! Similar to the IdeaPad Yoga you can put the ThinkPad Twist into Stand and other modes. The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist will start at $849 and will land on October 26th at lenovo.com, Staples, and other retailers. Overall, I am very excited about all of these new devices that Lenovo has announced! We will full hands-on very soon and full reviews will arrive after that. Lenovo is one of those brands that is really embracing Windows 8 and is letting the consumers take advantage of the great new features. They are doing so by including these new features like a 360 degree hinge, multi-touch display, thin and light designs, and much more into there Windows 8 devices! Be Sure To Check NJTechReviews Soon For The Full Hands-Ons! For even more information check out the galleries and press release below!
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Family Press Photos
Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx Press Photos
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Press Photos
Lenovo Premiers Yoga and Debuts Family of Convertible Devices Designed for Windows 8
New Multi-Mode Devices Change Future of Computing with Ability to Flip, Fold, Twist, Turn and Separate
NEW YORK – October 9, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced a new family of four convertible devices designed for Windows 8/RT to change the way people use PCs and redefine the future of mobile computing. For consumers, the touch-optimized family includes the IdeaPad Yoga 13, a foremost blend of play and productivity, Yoga 11, a svelte, all day mobile companion, IdeaTab Lynx, a premier dual core Intel® Atom-basedTM tablet, and for professionals, the ThinkPad Twist, a business- ready device that puts a new spin on the traditional convertible tablet.
“Our family of Ultrabook convertibles addresses the unique needs of consumers, businesses and everyone in between by creating high performance laptop-tablet combinations in new designs and different sizes,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Lenovo, and president, Product Group, Lenovo. “We think these innovative convertibles are the best devices for a groundbreaking touchscreen experience, plus their multi-modes give people even more ways to use their PC.”
IdeaPad Yoga 13 Flexes Into Totally Unique Poses
The IdeaPad Yoga’s revolutionary hinge allows it to uniquely move 360° and fold from laptop to tablet in one simple motion. As one of the world’s first multi-mode Ultrabooks, Yoga 13 provides a high level of flexibility between work and play without compromises. Infused with powerful 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors and powered by Windows 8, Yoga 13 provides laptop-grade performance to get work done all day without slowing down, thanks to its super slim 16.9 mm frame and eight hours of battery life. At the flip of the hinge, Yoga 13 transforms into a media-friendly tablet primed with rich audio-visual features like Dolby® Home Theatre®. Visuals, such as photos, videos and websites, look stunning on its 13.3-in high definition IPS display, which provides bright background and vivid colors. Users can gesture to flip through photos with Yoga 13’s special Motion Control technology or simply use their fingers on the multi-touch screen.
“The Yoga convertibles are a great example of the commitment Lenovo has made to continued innovation with Windows,” said John Case, vice president, Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “The commitment is evident in the beautiful hardware designs that exhibit flexibility, mobility and extended battery life; combining that with the new capabilities of Windows 8 these PCs provide an experience that is sure to delight customers.”
IdeaPad Yoga 11 Balances Power and Mobility
Its smaller screen size counterpart, Yoga 11, is the world’s slimmest multi-mode PC, measuring just 15.6 mm. Yoga 11’s slim design, 11.6-in screen and long 13 hour battery life make it a great convertible for mobility. Equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 3 – the world’s only quad-core processor for Windows RT – Yoga 11 lets users watch HD movies, play games, get connected and stay productive with Microsoft Office applications virtually all day long. As an added bonus, both Yoga 13 and 11 can be used in completely new ways: convert them into a Stand1 by flipping the keyboard behind the screen to watch movies or view pictures, or bend them upright like a Tent2 to play games or video chat.
“The IdeaPad Yoga 11 is elegant, thin and light, combining the convenience of a tablet with the capability of a laptop,” said Rene Haas, vice president, Notebook Business Unit, NVIDIA. “Powered by the energy- efficient Tegra 3 processor, the Yoga 11 lets you work and stay connected all day long – and leave your laptop charger at home.”
IdeaTab Lynx Connects to Digital Life
The IdeaTab Lynx is one of the first Windows 8-based tablets with the latest dual core Intel® AtomTM processor. This feather light 11.6-in tablet caters to the mobility-centric individual who wants to combine fun and work: users can interact with a variety of Windows 8 apps via its multi-touch screen when on the go or they can connect it to its keyboard for a full-function PC experience that includes writing documents in Microsoft Word, creating presentations in PowerPoint and building spreadsheets in Excel. With Lynx, users can leave the power plug behind thanks to its incredible 16 hours of battery life (with optional base), and they can enjoy cinema-quality sound with Dolby® Home Theatre® and easily connect to printers, hard drives and other accessories with a full size USB port when attached to the base.
ThinkPad Twist Puts New Spin on Small Business Computing
ThinkPad Twist makes it easy to choose one affordable device that can do it all. Use it as a full- performance Ultrabook, and then twist the top to switch to a convertible tablet. The 12.5-in ThinkPad Twist gives professionals the technologies they need for both their business and personal computing. For exceptional business-class productivity, ThinkPad Twist packages up to 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processors, up to Windows 8 Pro, optional 3G3, large storage up to 500 GB or 128 GB SSD and the ThinkPad-brand’s legendary keyboard, quality and reliability features. Users can work for hours with nearly all-day battery life and tablet-like quick resume from standby. This powerful machine also includes dedicated software tools specifically for small business including Lenovo Solutions for Small Business powered by Intel Small Business Advantage and Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync.
ThinkPad Twist’s luminous 350nit HD display and Dolby® Home Theatre® audio produce a stand out multimedia experience, and whether it’s a client video presentation or action-packed movie, simply connect to high definition video with Twist’s mini-HDMI or DisplayPort jack and turn up the volume. Like Yoga, Twist can convert into new modes like Stand, a great position for work collaboration via the multi- touch screen.
“Lenovo was one of the first to embrace convertible design coupled with touch interaction in a big way and the Yoga 13 and ThinkPad Twist are both remarkable devices that are sure to wow consumers,” said Kirk Skaugen, corporate vice president and general manager, PC Client Group, Intel. “These designs fueled with powerful Intel 3rd generation Core processors will deliver the key attributes of the PC and tablet into a single system—essentially people are getting ‘two for one’.”
The previously announced ThinkPad Tablet 2, designed for Windows 8 and powered by Intel’s next generation CPU technology, will also debut this month alongside the new convertibles. This multi-use tablet lasts over 10 hours on a single charge, weighs in at 1.3 pounds – lighter than its leading tablet competitor – includes an optional digitizer and pen for precision input, offers 3G wireless and 4G4 (US only) for anywhere, anytime connectivity and runs Windows 8 apps and familiar desktop applications. This versatile tablet lets users work the way they want to with multi-finger touch support, pen input or the ability to connect to the optional ThinkPad Tablet 2 keyboard and dock for a PC-like computing experience. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 includes a host of IT manageability, security and corporate-level service and support to help IT managers easily deploy in their business environments.
Flexible Service and Support
Lenovo offers a full suite of services for the new devices, including In-Home Warranty upgrades for service at the owner’s home or business, and Accidental Damage Protection on select products to help insure against damage from accidents like drops, spills, electrical surges, or screen malfunctions. The IdeaTab Lynx comes with an optional second year of warranty coverage. A full lineup of Lenovo Services for Small Business backs up ThinkPad Twist. Customers can select from a portfolio of warranty upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive and other protection services valuable to today’s small businesses. Additionally, Lenovo Premium Support’s expert technicians are available when needed with convenient over the phone or remote session support from the comfort of home.
Pricing and Availability5
Customers can reserve the IdeaPad Yoga 13 at Best Buy starting Oct. 12. It will be available at Best Buy and www.lenovo.com on Oct 26. MSRP starts at $1,099.
The IdeaPad Yoga 11 will be available starting in December. MSRP starts at $799.
The IdeaTab Lynx and options keyboard will be available in December. MSRP starts at $599 for the tablet and is $149 for the options keyboard.
The ThinkPad Twist will be available starting on Oct. 26 via Staples and other retailers, business partners and www.lenovo.com. MSRP starts at $849.
The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available through business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for models starts at $649.