IdeaPad Yoga 13 flips 360 degrees to turn from laptop to tablet. Plus, it gives you two ways to use your PC: Tent and Stand modes. (Photo: Business Wire)
“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
IdeaPad Yoga 13 Flexes Into Totally Unique Poses
Yoga’s revolutionary hinge allows it to uniquely move 360ΰ 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 Core™ processors and running Windows 8, Yoga 13
provides laptop-grade performance to get work done all day without
slowing down with its super slim 16.9 mm frame and eight hours of
At the flip of the hinge, Yoga 13 transforms into a media-friendly
tablet primed with rich audio-visual features including Dolbyή Home
Theatre. Visuals - photos, videos and websites - look stunning on its
13.3-in high definition IPS display, which provides bright background
and vivid colors. Users can even gesture to flip through photos and
other content 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
Yoga 13’s 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 comfortably watch movies
or view pictures up close, or bend them upright like a Tent2
to bring games or video chats to life.
“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 Intelή Atom™ processor. This feather light 11.6-in
tablet caters to the mobile 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 Theatreή 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 Core™ 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 and 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 high definition 350nit IPS display and Dolbyή
Home Theatre audio produce a stand out multimedia experience. 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
“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 and 4G4 (US only) wireless for
virtually 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 it in their business
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
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 starting in November through
business partners and www.lenovo.com.
Pricing for models starts at $649.
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1To put in Stand mode, open device into laptop mode then flip
Yoga keyboard 180ΰ under display. Place display closest to use to watch
content. Mode resembles a picture frame. Other convertibles achieve
Stand mode differently.
2To put in Tent mode, open device into laptop mode then flip
display 180. Place display closest to user to watch content. Mode
resembles a tent. Other convertibles achieve Tent mode differently.
3and4Only AT&T in the U.S.
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Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised
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