CES 2015: Lenovo Revamps Yoga Tablets & Convertibles, Announces Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen Technology

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China-based electronic manufacturer Lenovo has announced new lineup of Yoga convertibles and tablets at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up includes thin and light Yoga 3 in 11-in and 14-in models, the ThinkPad Yoga, optimized for businesses in a 12-inch model, and a 14-inch and 15-inch model with optional Intel RealSense 3D camera and 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows, featuring Lenovo AnyPen Technology, that turns nearly any pen into a tablet writing tool.

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"As users' lifestyles evolve and change, so does our Yoga line of convertibles and tablets," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president worldwide marketing and design, PC Group, Lenovo. "Our latest products fuse new handwriting technologies and 3D camera technologies with the flexibility, performance and a more adaptive computing experience the Yoga family is known for. All this adds up to making the PC more and more responsive to you."

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 - Key Specifications

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CES 2015: Lenovo Launches Yoga Tablets and Convertibles

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 sports a 8-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels alongwith 10-point multitouch, 178-degree wide viewing angle. It is powered by 1.86 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor alongside of 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. The 8-in Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows, featuring Lenovo AnyPen Technology will be available beginning in January with models starting at $299 (Rs 19,000 approx.).

Further, this tablet is packed with 32GB of built-in memory which can be expandable up to 64GB via microSD card, 8MP auto focus rear camera with f2.2 wide-aperture lens, BSI sensor, 1.6MP HD front-facing camera, Windows 8.1 and powered by 6400mAh battery with up to 18 hours of usage.It has Dual Front large-chamber Speakers, Dolby Audio and Wolfson Master Hi-Fi Codec.

Coming to the interesting part, the 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 powered by Windows features AnyPen Technology. With this feature any pen or pencil becomes a handwriting tool with no stylus needed. Users can pick their preferred tool and use it directly on the tablet's touch screen for easy navigation instead of relying on their finger. With its convertible feature, it has four unique modes such as Hold, Tilt, Stand and Hang.

Lenovo Yoga 3 - Key Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 3 comes in both 11-in model or a new 14-in model with a backlit screen. Although the device have comparatively similar design, the performance is anyways going to differ. The 14-inch version runs on Intel's fifth-generation Core processors and can be configured with discrete graphics, while the 11-inch uses a lower-powered Intel Core M chip, allowing for a thinner and lighter build.

Moreover, the 14-inch version sports a larger screen than its predecessor and both of them comes standard with a 1080p touchscreen and 802.11ac WiFi, and can be configured with up to 8GB of RAM and either an SSD (128/256GB) or a 500GB hybrid hard drive. It contains the price tag of $699 (approx Rs. 44,320) and $799 (approx Rs. 50,628) respectively.

CES 2015: Lenovo Launches Yoga Tablets and Convertibles

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga - Key Specifications

Coming in three variant 12-inch, 14-inch and new 15-inch, ThinkPad Yoga is created to meet the needs of businesses and pro-sumers. Built for small office, home office and students, the ThinkPad Yoga gives users mobile flexibility featuring the new ActivePen technology in select models along with elegant design and business-optimized features including an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera on the ThinkPad Yoga 15.

With four modes and all day battery life, users can digitally write or enjoy any of the ThinkPad Yoga's modes: type or write in Laptop mode, take class notes in Tablet mode, present to colleagues in Stand mode or just relax by watching a movie in Tent mode. And the convertible's Lift n' Lock keyboard makes switching between Laptop and Tablet modes trouble-free without keys getting stuck.

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The ThinkPad Yoga also comes ready for business with powerful up to 5th Generation Intel Core i7 processors, Windows 8.1 with optional vPro for managed environments (12-in only), large storage up to 1 TB and Dolby Home Theatre v4. The ThinkPad Yoga 14-in model will be available beginning in May starting at $1,199 via Best Buy.

"Intel and Lenovo have a long history of working closely together to deliver compelling devices that address the needs of both consumers and business customers," said Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President, Intel and General Manager, Client Computing Group. "Customers using the Yoga family will enjoy amazing new experiences, powered by Intel Atom, Core M and 5th Generation Intel Core processors and new Intel RealSense 3D Cameras."

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