IFA 2013 is well and truly underway with a stream of news landing over the past 24 hours, and during the Lenovo press conference we have seen two new computer devices that blur the lines between gadgets even more. This is the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga is clearly aimed at the business user while the second generation Lenovo Yoga Pro is a Windows 8 hybrid laptop that would be welcomed into most homes.
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Looking at the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro – the features and specs shout made for business, which include a full HD 13-inch screen listed with a 3,200x1800p resolution for a four times brighter screen when compared to the previous generation.
It might be good adding more features and higher specs, but the new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro also releases with a thinner form factor at 15.5mm thin and weighing in at just 1.39kg.
You will find the Yoga 2 Pro battery life to be pretty good at around 9 hours and supported by a 4th-gen Intel Core processor.
Apps will be much smarter with the Lenovo’s Yoga 2 Pro and this is thanks to new voice control features and Yoga Picks, which will automatically offer new apps depending on the mode you have the Yoga 2 Pro in. These include tent, tablet and table modes.
You will find the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro in Europe with a €1299 price, although we are yet to hear about the UK cost and it might not directly convert from that price. The release date is yet to be named, but it should land in October at some point.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga differences – as we explained above, the ThinkPad Yoga is naturally for business users and this can be seen from the rugged design.
There are a number of new features aimed at making Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga more durable, which is obviously needed in a business environment. One of these features is the new Lift and Lock feature that will allow keys to be locked in place, so you get a more flush finish when the laptop is converted to tablet mode.
ThinkPad Yoga will come with Microsoft Windows 8.1 and recognizes user handwriting, so you will benefit from a digital stylus as well. Most users will think both devices look and feel the same overall, but the ThinkPad Yoga features a full 1080p display at 12.5-inches.
You can expect to see Lenovo ship the ThinkPad Yoga this November, although an exact release date is yet to be announced. The device is priced at €799 in Europe, and again the UK price is yet to arrive.