IFA 2013 | Lenovo announces the ThinkPad Yoga and Yoga 2 Pro convertibles
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Back in March 2013, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 was officially launched to become the first ultrabook in the world with a four mode design. Now, the Yoga series is refreshed by the Yoga 2 Pro, as well as an updated ThinkPad Yoga.
These are the features of the Yoga 2 Pro, the successor of Lenovo's 13.3-inch Yoga:
- Processor: Haswell family, up to Core i7 ULT
- Display: 13.3-inch 10-point touchscreen, QHD+ (3,200X1,800 pixels) resolution with 350 nit brightness and wide angle viewing
- Memory/Storage: up to 8 GB; up to 512 GB SSD
- Operating system: Windows 8.1
- Battery Life: up to 9 hours
- Work modes: laptop, tablet, stand and tent
- Weight: 3.06 pounds
- Base Price/Availability: $1,099/October 18
The Yoga 2 Pro also features a backlit keyboard, as well as Lenovo's own Yoga Picks tool, a program that recommends suitable apps based on the current work mode of the ThinkPad Yoga 2 Pro. The base setup that will be available for $1,099 contains a Core i5 processor, 128 GB SSD, and 4 GB RAM.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga features the four work modes design as well, combined with features aimed at business users, such as Near Field Communications, a unique lift and lock system for tablet mode, or the One Link dock, available separately, which offers a mini HDMI connection, USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet and more.
This convertible will become available in November starting at $949 and its hardware options are about the same as Yoga 2 Pro's. The main difference is the screen's resolution, the maximum being Full HD. The new ThinkPad Yoga is also expected to feature up to 1 TB of storage space.
For more information, please check the press release below the image gallery.