Lenovo Expands PC Plus Family with New Yoga Convertibles and Multimode Devices
Distinctive multimode design and innovative product features reinforce Lenovo’s PC Plus leadership
Singapore – November 20, 2013: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced a broad expansion of its portfolio of multimode devices. This new lineup starts with two new Yoga convertibles: the Yoga 2 Pro, successor to the original 360° flip and fold Yoga 13, and the new ThinkPad Yoga, built to take business users to new heights with its multimode design and business-heavy features. Apart from these, Lenovo is also launching the Flex 20 all-in-one (AIO) dual-mode desktop, as well as its latest range of ThinkPad Ultrabooks.
“The Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga continue to expand upon Lenovo’s vision of multimode computing with new features and improved user-friendly design,” said Jessie Quek, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore. “These multimode devices, along with the Flex 20 and ThinkPad Ultrabooks, are giving our customers a greater range of innovation to choose from, and we are confident our products will each deliver a unique experience that will benefit and delight the end user.”
Next-Generation Yoga Convertibles
The Yoga 2 Pro’s impressive 13.3-inch display is sure to catch and please the eye of any user – its QHD+ super high resolution 10-finger touchscreen displays images in 3200X1800 resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the highest screen resolution on the market today. Users will also appreciate the greater mobility of the Yoga 2 Pro, now more portable than before at 15.5 mm thin and 1.39 kg, while still maintaining the four modes of laptop, stand, tent and tablet.
Beyond aesthetics and design, the Yoga 2 Pro infuses new smart features including “Yoga Picks,” a concierge-like tool that suggests suitable apps based upon the device’s mode, custom apps and voice control. Additionally, Yoga 2 Pro comes with apps created especially for its four modes. In laptop mode, Phone Companion lets users copy content from documents or websites/pages and sends the information to their phones as a text message. Yoga Photo Touch allows users in tablet mode to edit or retouch photos using their fingers on the 10-point multitouch screen. Built for stand mode, Yoga Camera Man lets users take photos with effects like lomo, 4-in-1, macro, GIF and more to photos, and Yoga Chef in tent mode taps into Yoga 2 Pro’s motion and voice control to advance recipes from cooking apps.
On the other hand, the ThinkPad Yoga, while borrowing the flip and fold design, occupies its own niche for business customers with its performance, security and productivity features as well as customization options. The 12.5-inch magnesium alloy ThinkPad Yoga offers a stunning visual and intensive multimedia experience, with choices of a HD IPS or a FHD IPS 10-finger multitouch display.
Designed to provide users with maximum comfort, the ThinkPad Yoga features a unique lift and lock system created for tablet mode. The system automatically lifts and locks the keys on the machine’s legendary ThinkPad keyboard in place for a streamlined feel. Additionally, the ThinkPad Yoga also responds to voice input so users can chat on Instant Messaging programs, play their music, search the web, and more without lifting a finger. Near Field Communications (NFC) is another key feature, allowing for the easy sharing of data between compatible devices.
Multimode Desktop: The Flex 20
Framed in an attractive 20.5mm thin aluminum shell, the compact Flex 20 fits neatly into virtually any home or office, but surprises and delights with its special ability to convert from stand to table mode. When flat in table mode, the Aura interface, first pioneered on the Lenovo Horizon Table PC, opens for a multi-game, multi-player experience like no other, augmented by Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio. The Flex 20 can also be used for a shared content consumption experience. Special physical accessories – joysticks, strikers and e-dice – allow up to four players to interact directly with the games and provide even more entertainment value. And unlike most AIO’s, Flex 20 has mobility in mind with built-in WiFi for easy moving around the home or office, and users can pick up and go for up to three hours without charging.
Thinner, Lighter ThinkPad Ultrabooks with Better Battery Life
The ThinkPad T440s, T440p, T440 and X240 laptops demonstrate a deliberate and purposeful look and feel. The new modern design of these ThinkPad laptops delivers the performance users expect in business while eliciting the excitement and appeal of a consumer designed laptop. This includes up to 20 percent thinner form factors, a variety of panel options and up to 45 percent larger trackpads with improved click functionality supporting Windows 8 gestures.
The T440s, T440p and T440 laptops maintain the ThinkPad T-Series’ legacy as the mainstay of Lenovo's business portfolio. All three laptops are designed to provide maximum road warrior efficiency with exceptional battery life. Full HD display is available with the ThinkPad T440s and T440p, while the T440 includes an HD+ 14 inch screen with optional touch for an improved Windows 8 experience. The ThinkPad T440 can also include an optional integrated smart card reader for enhanced security.
On the other hand, the ThinkPad X240 is an ultraportable, business-ready laptop. The X240 weighs less than three pounds and is only 20.3mm thin. Featuring up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to one terabyte of storage, a 12.5 inch Full HD display option with touch, ThinkPad Precision backlit keyboard and a complete set of ports for full connectivity, the X240 is the definitive thin and light Ultrabook.
Powered by 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM Processors
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, ThinkPad Yoga, Flex 20, ThinkPad T440s, T440p, T440 and X240 are powered by 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors which provides excellent CPU, graphics, media performance, flexibility, and enhanced security.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro will be available during SITEX, with prices starting from SGD$1,899
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga will be available during SITEX, with prices starting from SGD$2,699
The Lenovo Flex 20 will be available during SITEX, with prices starting from SGD$1,399. Lenovo is partnering with SingTel to exclusively offer the Intel® Core™ i7 version (priced at SGD$1,699). Customers who sign-up for any SingTel Fibre Broadband Bundle can pay a top-up fee to obtain the device
The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s will be available during SITEX, with prices starting from SGD$3,099
The Lenovo ThinkPad T440p will be available during SITEX, with prices starting from SGD$1,999
The Lenovo ThinkPad T440 will be available during SITEX, with prices starting from SGD$1,799
The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 will be available during SITEX, with prices starting from SGD$1,999
All products are available through Lenovo retailers and business partners.
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