Lenovo Launches Yoga 2 Line At IFA 2013

Lenovo-Idea-Pad-Yoga-2-Pro-takes-on-the-ATIV-Q-with-3200x1800-pixels-keeps-it-bendyLenovo has launched the second line of its unique Yoga 2 line of hybrid devices. The Yoga 2 Pro is a 13.3” consumer device while the smaller 12.5” Thinkpad Yoga is geared towards business users.

Lenovo took a distinctly different approach to its hybrid devices when compared to other manufacturers. They decided that detachable keyboards and swivel screens weren’t the best way to do it and instead offer a screen that revolves 360° to change between laptop and tablet. It does raise certain concerns over how well the keyboard will withstand acting as a base but it also offers excellent convenience and functionality.

The first line of Yoga devices were launched in October of last year and this year’s releases will have higher resolution screens and faster processors ensuring that they can definitely be considered second generation.

Of note, the Yoga 2 Pro features what Lenovo describe as being the highest resolution 13.3” display in the world. It will run Windows 8.1 and won’t be cheap, launching in October priced at €1,299.

The Thinkpad Yoga will be cheaper despite being aimed at business users and professionals. It will launch slightly later in November but it will only cost €799.

If these prices are a little on the heavy side for you, then Amazon may have the solution. They have announced the launch of the new Kindle Paperwhite.

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The display on the new device is higher resolution and clearer than that of its predecessor and as well as a built in light it will also have touch screen capability. Other than these fairly minor changes, though, it will be almost identical to the earlier Paperwhite models. It will cost £109 for the entry level model and £169 for the 3G model and it will launch on November 6th so just in time for the Christmas rush.


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