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Lenovo Intros “Rip and Flip” ThinkPad Helix and First Multimode Mini-Ultrabook

  Lenovo Intros “Rip and Flip” ThinkPad Helix and First Multimode
  Mini-Ultrabook

 Lenovo Rocks Mobile Computing Experience with Even More Convertible Devices

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 7, 2013

Lenovo (HKSE:0992) (PINKSHEETS:LNVGY) today announced two new additions to
its family of convertible laptop-tablet devices: the ThinkPad Helix, a premium
convertible for business professionals featuring a “rip and flip” design - a
blueprint for the next generation of laptop designs – and a more powerful and
productive IdeaPad Yoga 11S, the first multimode mini Ultrabook™ equipped with
powerful Intel processors and featuring Windows 8.

ThinkPad Helix fuses laptop, tablet and more with "rip and flip" screen.
(Photo: Business Wire)

ThinkPad Helix fuses laptop, tablet and more with "rip and flip" screen.
(Photo: Business Wire)

“Our unmatched family of convertibles gives consumers, students, business
professionals, and everyone in between the opportunity to choose the
convertible that’s right for them,” said Peter Hortensius, president, Product
Group, and senior vice president, Lenovo. “The ThinkPad Helix gives business
professionals two devices in one incredible form factor. It is a high
performance, thin and light Ultrabook with a detachable Windows 8 tablet.
We’ve also pumped more power and productivity into the new IdeaPad Yoga 11S
mini-Ultrabook so it can handle whatever mobile computing tasks consumers
throw at it.”

ThinkPad Helix Fuses Laptop, Tablet and More with “Rip and Flip” Screen

The ThinkPad brand’s premium convertible, Helix, defines the next generation
of mobile computing through its ground breaking “rip and flip” design. This
special design gives users absolute mobile freedom and versatility with four
unique ways to use it.

ThinkPad Helix first functions as a high performance Ultrabook. For added
mobility, the 11.6-inch tablet can separate from its base to become the
thinnest full-function Intel® 3^rd generation Core™ tablet with vPro. Adding
to its mobility, the tablet weighs 835 grams, also making it the lightest in
its class^1. Unlike other convertibles, the innovative “rip and flip” screen
lets users flip the tablet 180° and snap it back into the base – this mode,
called Stand mode, transforms Helix into a mini-movie theatre or business
presentation central. From here, users can also fold the screen down to use it
as a tablet while keeping the base connected for added ports and connectivity.

Besides its game-changing design, the ThinkPad Helix comes with exceptional
performance and productivity features that set the bar for this type of
device. A top-class Ultrabook, the ThinkPad Helix runs up to 10 hours for a
full day of work and play. Navigation and interaction are easy with the
precision on-board pen, full-size keyboard and new five button clickpad that
boasts 20 percent more surface area than traditional ThinkPad clickpads. As
the brightest screen in the ThinkPad brand portfolio, Helix’s 11.6-inch high
definition 1080p IPS display maximizes clear, crisp and vibrant visuals in
nearly any environment.

To connect virtually anywhere, ThinkPad Helix comes with optional LTE^2 high
speed wireless and also pioneers the emerging Near Field Communications (NFC)
technology that allows devices to share data seamlessly by simply tapping to
pair them. Additionally, Helix delivers the ThinkPad brand’s reliability,
enhanced security and manageability features that large businesses depend
upon, including Intel® vPro. Helix redefines expectations for mobile computing
by bringing together innovative technology and engineering that essentially
eliminate the need to carry a laptop and a tablet.

IdeaPad Yoga 11S – Small Yet Powerful Ultrabook

Users now have another option for choosing one of Lenovo’s groundbreaking flip
and fold, 360° hinge IdeaPad Yoga convertibles. The new Yoga 11S comes
equipped with a new low power lineup from Intel with up to a 3^rd generation
Intel® Core™ i5 processor and Windows 8 to give users the full power of
multitasking and using Office applications, all in a svelte, 0.68-inch thin
frame. Like its predecessor, users can work with Yoga 11S as a laptop, or flip
the screen around to turn it into a great sized tablet. Even convert Yoga 11S
into stand or tent modes for a space-saving way to watch movies, as it’s tuned
with great Dolby Home Theatre audio and smooth Intel integrated high
definition graphics.

IdeaPad Yoga 11S features an 11.6-inch HD IPS display that supports 10 finger
multi-touch and comes with unique features previously only available on Yoga
13: Motion Control lets users simply swipe their hand in front of the webcam
to advance photos, videos and other document, and with Lenovo Transition,
users can automatically open applications like PowerPoint in full-screen when
using Yoga in its other three modes: tent, stand or tablet.

IdeaPad Yoga 11S also has the same attractive rubber painting and a soft-touch
exterior as the IdeaPad Yoga 13 and will be available in Silver Grey and
Clementine Orange.

Lenovo offers a full suite of services for the convertibles, 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 or spills. Lenovo Premium Support’s expert technicians
are available when needed with convenient over the phone or remote session
support from the comfort of home. Additionally, a full lineup of Lenovo
Services for Small Business backs up ThinkPad Helix. 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.

Pricing and Availability^3

The ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S convertibles will be available
starting in late-February and June, respectively, through retailers, business
partners and www.lenovo.com. Models start at approximately $1,499 and $799,
respectively.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINKSHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal
technology company – and one of the top two PC makers globally, 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 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, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and
Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

^1Based on weight comparisons to full-function Intel core i tablets in market
today.

^2Requires separate data plan. North America only.

^3Prices 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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