Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro Release Date [UPDATE]: Specs, Features, and More

  • Oct, 03, 2013, 01:41 PM
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
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Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro comes out on October 18th 2013, the same date that the new ThinkPad is also set to release. The highly-awaited release for the device that Gizmodo reivewers call a"basically perfect upgrade," is only a few weeks away.

As previously reported, the Yoga 2 Pro is the new and improved redesign of the original Yoga 13, replacing the old model. According to Mashable, it still has the same 4-in-one design, but it is thinner and lighter with modifications to make the experience much better.

The original Yoga did not have a backlit keyboard, and the power button was on the front.  This is also the first Lenovo PC with gesture recognition, where Lenovo Motion Control can let users wave their hands to do basic actions like swiping to the next screen. This is especially useful if the user is following a recipe with messy hands.

The Yoga 2 Pro is one device that not only features high resolution, but is flexible in usage. The laptop-tablet hybrid 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, slightly less than the original Yoga.

For its internal functions, the Yoga 2 Pro uses Windows 8 and features a fourth-generation Intel Core chip (Haswell) 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.

The Yoga 2 Pro will be starting at $1,099.


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