Lenovo Windows 8 Convertible Devices

On the 30th October 2012, Lenovo announced a new range of convertible devices that is designed for Windows 8. They called it convertible devices instead of laptops/notebooks because those devices are more than just a simple laptop/notebook.

IdeaPad Yoga
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 and IdeaPad Yoga 11 allows the screen to be rotated though a 360° angle and switch between laptop and tablet mode. The hinge has been stressed test though a 25,000 times rotation.

The IdeaPad Yoga 13 has a full fledge ultrabook specifications with Intel Ivy Bridge Core Processors on Windows 8 Pro while the Yoga 11 is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 running on Windows RT.

IdeaPad Yoga 11
IdeaPad Yoga 11

IdeaPad Yoga 11 Specifications

  • OS: Windows RT
  • Software: Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Integrated GFX
  • RAM: Up to 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage: 32GB or 64GB SSD
  • Screen: 11.6″ HD 5-point capacitive multitouch display (1366×768)
  • Camera: 1.0MP 720p HD integrated webcam
  • Ports: 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, combo jack, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC)
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth
  • Battery Life: 13 hours
  • Dimension: 298 x 204 x 15.6 mm (11.7 x 8.0 x 0.61″)
  • Weight: 1.27 kg (2.8 lb)

IdeaPad Yoga 11 will be available in early December 2012 starting from S$1,199.

IdeaPad Yoga 13
IdeaPad Yoga 13

IdeaPad Yoga 13 Specifications

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 128GB SSD
  • Screen: 13.3″ HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display (1600×900)
  • Camera: 1.0MP 720p HD integrated webcam
  • Ports: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, combo jack, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC)
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • Dimension: 333.4 x 224.8 x 16.9 mm (13.1 x 8.9 x 0.67″)
  • Weight: 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs)

The IdeaPad Yoga 13 will be available in mid November 2012 starting from S$1,899.

ThinkPad Twist
The ThinkPad Twist as the name implies allows you to twist the screen to switch between laptop and tablet mode. Not really a fan of this as the twisting is a little clumsy and stiff when compared to the IdeaPad Yoga.

ThinkPad Twist
ThinkPad Twist

ThinkPad Twist (S230u) Specifications

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U (3.0GHz) or i5–3317U (2.6GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • RAM: Up to 8GB DDR3
  • Storage: 500GB HDD (5,400 RPM)
  • Screen: 12.5″ HD IPS display with Touch Sensor, 350 nit (1366 x 768)
  • Camera: 720p HD integrated webcam
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1x RJ45, 1x mini-HDMI, 1x mini-DisplayPort, combo jack, 4-in-1 card reader
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery Life: 7 hours (with Battery Safeguard Hardware Authentication)
  • Dimension: 313mm x 236mm x 20mm (12.3″ x 9.3″ x 0.8″)
  • Weight: 1.58 kg (3.48 lbs)

The ThinkPad Twist S230u is now available starting from S$1,699.

ThinkPad Tablet 2

ThinkPad Tablet 2
ThinkPad Tablet 2

My favourite product of the launch! It is 10.1″ Windows 8 Pro tablet and it is light (~600g). It also includes an optional 3G data connectivity. The only downside is that it is powered by Intel Atom SoC processor.

ThinkPad Tablet 2 Specifications

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Processor: Intel Atom Processor Z2760 Dual-core, four-thread, up to 1.80 GHz processor
  • Graphics: Intel Integrated HD SGX545 GFx
  • RAM/Storage: 1GB/32GB or 2GB/64GB
  • Screen: 10.1″ IPS, LED Backlight, anti-glare, 5-finger multi-touch (1366×768)
  • Camera (Front): 2MP, 720P HD Webcam with LED (inside LCD)
  • Camera (Back): 8MP, Auto Focus with LED Flash (outside LCD), Motion JPG
  • Ports: 1x USB 2.0, 1x mini-HDMI, 1x microSD slot, 1x docking connector, 1x 3.5mm mic/headphone combo
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery Life: 10 hours with video streaming
  • Dimension: 262.6mm x 164mm x 9.8mm (10.3″ x 6.5″ x 0.39″)
  • Weight: 600g (1.3 lbs)

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available in mid December 2012 starting from S$899.

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