Lenovo greets Windows 8/RT with the bendy IdeaPad Yoga, Twist and Lynx convertibles, prices start at $600

Lenovo greets Windows 8/RT with the bendy IdeaPad Yoga, Twist and Lynx convertibles, prices start at $600
Lenovo just introduced not one or two, but four Wiindows 8/Win RT devices, filling every market niche imaginable for Microsoft new operating system edition(s).

The most intriguing one for the mobile warrior is the flippable Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 - it runs Windows RT, has 11.6" 1366x768 IPS LCD display with multitouch capabilities, and is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The specs bonanza doesn't stop here, though, as the slate sports 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, HDMI-out port, and the large battery is good for the whopping 13 hours on a charge. It is 0.67" thick, pretty reasonable for a touchscreen convertible with a full-fledged keyboard part.

The most intriguing thing about the Yoga 11, however, just like with its larger sibling, the Yoga 13 running Win 8 on Core i5, is that you can keep pushing the screen back after you've reached the flat 180-degree stage, until its back touches the back of the keyboard half, essentially turning it into a tablet. The keyboard automatically shuts off after you pass 180-degrees, so no need to worry about accidentally pressing keys and such. The Yoga 11 weighs 2.7 pounds, and it's big advantage before the Yoga 13 are the five more hours of battery life. The 11-incher will be available December, starting at $799, while the more powerful Yoga 13 will start off at $1,100 on October 26.

The other convertible to point your attention to is the 11.6" Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx - it runs on the same new Atom processor the Acer Iconia W510 does, and offers the ability to run Windows 8, with all of its legacy apps compatibility, for up to 8 hours on a charge. The Lynx will cost $599 in December, sports an integrated stylus, and there is an optional keyboard dock for it that adds 8 more hours of battery life, plus USB port, for $149 more.

Lenovo also unveiled an IdeaPad Twist touchscreen ultrabook, which has a more traditional convertible design with a swivel hinge that allows you to plop the 12.5" screen over the keyboard and make it a tablet. The Twist will run Windows 8 with laptop class up to Core i7 processors and storage options available. It starts at $849 with October 26 availability.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Windows 8 tablet also got its pricing, and it is the reasonable $649 for a 10" enterprise-oriented slate, with 4G and docking options, that will hit the shelves this month.

What do you think about the new Lenovo convertibles that will greet the Windows 8/RT era, did the company manage to do something interesting?





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10 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Any news on Core iX series?

8. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Win 8 enabled these vendors to do whatever they want, design whatever they want and the way the want. What a beauty and platform MS has introduced for hybrid tablets and PCs. Simply WOW

2. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

1100 dollar is for the i5 core not i3

3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

In general: overpriced. But it seems that is going to be the main stream in Windows tablets. But there are some details I like from Windows 8, like being able to run applications side by side, that's one of the features Android is still missing.

4. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

this can pretty much replace laptops as it has i5 inside.great news.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Not bad prices. Ultrabooks start in the same price range and don't offer touchscreens! Lenovo might be on my shopping list.

6. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

waiting for asus taichi full specs

7. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i prefer HP more

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

why RTs are expencive? it should be around $300-$400 only!

10. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Who will be the first to offer a ultrabook convertible dual boot win 8 and Android? I love the Yoga flip but I want me a dual boot!

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