CES 2014 | Lenovo updates the Yoga line with new Yoga 2 11- and 13-inch models
Lenovo's Yoga line has been one of the most successful Windows hybrid/convertible designs to hit the market so far. While many companies are trying a variety of form factors in the search for the right one, Lenovo isn't messing with what works and is launching two more dual-hinge devices – the Yoga 2 11-inch and 13-inch.
The smaller model features an 11.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768), up to a quad-core Intel Pentium processor (presumably one of the new Baytrail models), up to 4 GB of RAM, up to 500 GB of HD storage, a 1 MP front-facing camera, Dolby Home Theater v4 sound, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n wifi, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI port, a 3-in-1 card reader, and up to 6 hours of battery life.
The larger Yoga is generally similar but features a 13.3-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080), up to an Intel Core i5 processor, up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 500 GB of HD or hybrid storage, and up to 8 hours of battery life.
Neither new convertible is the lightest in its size category at 2.9 and 3.5 pounds respectively. The lack of fast SD storage is also disappointing as is the middling battery life. It remains to be seen whether the inclusion of a full backlit keyboard (which from Lenovo are typically excellent) and possibly a low price point will be enough to drive sales.
Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.