Lenovo stretches its product range with Yoga and Flex

Lenovo has just added five new devices to its portfolio – the flip and fold Yoga 2 Pro convertible, ThinkPad Yoga hybrid for business users, Flex 14 laptop, Flex 15 notebook and Flex 20 all-in-one (AIO) desktop.

ThinkPad Yoga

Lenovo has decided to give its business lineup a literal twist of sorts with the ThinkPad Yoga. The flip and fold design is enclosed in a 12.5-inch magnesium alloy shell, with the screen being selectable as a full HD IPS display or a Corning Gorilla Glass-protected one.

ThinkPad Yoga

The 10-finger touchscreen as well as the large, 5-button glass trackpad on the device deliver a touch experience powered by Windows 8.1. Other key features cover up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors, a maximum of 1TB internal storage, models with NFC and options with backlit keyboards.

Yoga 2 Pro

This successor to the original Yoga convertible is a 13.3-inch device capable of spewing out visuals in 3200 x 1800p resolution. Its main specs cover a 15.5mm thin body, up to 512GB SSD space, 4th generation Core i7 ULT chips, Windows 8.1, roughly 9 hours of battery life and Intel WiDi.

A new Yoga Picks tool has been added to the package. Essentially, the software offers users suggestions on which apps would best suit the mode in which the hybrid is placed – tablet, tent, laptop or stand. Additionally, company has also pre-loaded applications optimized for each of these modes. So if you like being told what to do…

Yoga 2 Pro

Flex 14 and 15

The 14.1-inch and 15.6-inch Flex units don’t just function as laptops. You can flip them to a 300-degree angle in stand mode, if you please. 10-point multi-touch and 1366 x 768p or 1920 x 1080p displays are on the menu. So are 1TB of NAND or flash storage, Windows 8, Nvidia discrete GT 740M graphics and 4th generation Intel Core i7 ULT processors.

Flex 20

Coming down to the last one, the Flex 20 AIO desktop has a sleek 20.5mm aluminum chassis. It’s a little confusing as to why Lenovo wants to call it a desktop when it can act like a tablet. At any rate, you can get it with a 19.5-inch 1600 x 900p IPS screen, Intel Core i7 processors, 500 GB HD or SSHD hoarding space and in-built Wi-Fi.

Yoga Flex

The Flex 14/15 and Flex 20 are priced at $629.99 and $899.99, correspondingly and will be released later this month. The ThinkPad Yoga and Yoga 2 Pro are pegged at $949.99 and $1,099, in that order. The former is set to hit the market in November and the latter will be out in October.

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