Lenovo Premiers Yoga and Debuts Family of Convertible Devices Designed for
New Multi-Mode Devices Challenge Future of Computing with Ability to Flip,
Fold, Twist, Turn and Separate
NEW YORK -- October 09, 2012
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced a new family of four
convertible devices designed for Windows 8/RT to change the way people use PCs
and redefine the future of mobile computing. For consumers, the
touch-optimized family includes the IdeaPad Yoga 13, a foremost blend of play
and productivity, Yoga 11, a svelte, all day mobile companion, IdeaTab Lynx, a
premier dual core Intel® Atom-based™ tablet, and for professionals, the
ThinkPad Twist, a business-ready device that puts a new spin on the
traditional convertible tablet.
IdeaPad Yoga 13 flips 360 degrees to turn from laptop to tablet. Plus, it
gives you two ways to use ...
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
“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 their PC.”
IdeaPad Yoga 13 Flexes Into Totally Unique Poses
The IdeaPad Yoga’s revolutionary hinge allows it to uniquely move 360° 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 battery life.
At the flip of the hinge, Yoga 13 transforms into a media-friendly tablet
primed with rich audio-visual features including Dolby® 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 Stand^1 by flipping the keyboard behind the screen to
comfortably watch movies or view pictures up close, or bend them upright like
a Tent^2 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 Intel® 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
Theatre® 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 3G^3,
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 Dolby® 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 screen.
“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 4G^4 (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 environments.
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 Availability^5
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
The IdeaPad Yoga 11 will be available starting in December. MSRP starts at
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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Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal
technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving
customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally
engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on
product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong
strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM
Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets
reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and
services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and
Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of
mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major
research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North
Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
^1To put in Stand mode, open device into laptop mode then flip Yoga keyboard
180° 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.
^5Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without
notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary.
Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to
availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and
specifications at any time without notice.
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