Lenovo Thinkpad And Yoga 2 Pro Revealed - IT Departments Especially Impressed [VIDEO]
It's a busy week for Lenovo, who came out with pair of new Yogas this week: The ThinkPad model and the Yoga 2 Pro.
IT departments used to shun the idea of the previous IdeaPad product line because they couldn't fit the previous Yoga models in their briefcases-bulky and inconvenient, according to PC World. However, the new Yoga models should no longer be a problem.
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The ThinkPad Yoga is rugged and convertible with a magnesium-alloy shell, a 12.5-inch Gorilla Glass touch screen, and a "lift-and-lock" keyboard that automatically retracts to present a flush surface when it is flipped into tablet mode.
The ThinkPad Yogas are equipped with Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs, with up to 8GB of DDR3/1600 memory. It will also be available with a 1TB hard drive with a 256GB SSD option available, despite its 0.74-inch thickness. It is also limited to 1920 x 1080 resolution, but will be available with a Wacom pen digitizer. It also features I/O ports, including two USB 3.0 ports and a four-in-one card reader in addition to mini HDMI.
Yoga 2 Pro
The Yoga 2 Pro features the standard dual-hinge design allowing display to be in four different modes- tent, stand, tablet, and laptop. Unlike the previous models, however, it features a 13-inch multi-touch display with a 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution. It is also lighter and thinner than previous models, measuring in at 0.61 inches thick and weighing 3.06 pounds.
It features a Core i7 processor with integrated graphics, and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory. Storage options include 128, 256, or 512GB SSDs, and I/O ports consist of one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, micro HDMI, and an SD/MMC card reader.
According to CNet, the ThinkPad Yoga model is more business-oriented, while the Yoga 2 Pro is a sleeker design, putting it in the same category as the territory similar to the Toshiba Kirabook, Retina MacBook Pro, Chromebook Pixel, Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus, and a handful of others.
The ThinkPad Yoga will be available in November at $949, while the Yoga 2 Pro will be available in October at $1,000.