In an event last week, Lenovo has unveiled their newest line of Yoga tablets and laptops. Held at the Skye Lounge in BGC , the Taiwanese company was eager to show us what their new line of devices were capable of.
Yoga Tablet 2: Four Modes for Intuitive Usage
First up are two variants of the Android running Yoga Tablet 2. Available in 8-inch and 10-inch variants, the Yoga Tablet 2 has three original modes – Hold, Tilt and Stand – plus an added fourth mode – Hang. This mode allows users to hang the Yoga via a port hole on its kickstand. The kickstand itself was also improved with increased stability and flexibility.
Lenovo updated several components of the Yoga Tablet 2, using an Intel Atom Z3745 processor, Dolby Audio, and a Wolfson Master Hi-Fi DAC. It also has dual front facing speakers and an 8 MP main camera.
Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: A New Way to Watch and Listen
The next tablet on the Yoga list is the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. Developed by Lenovo’s product engineer, Ashton Kutcher, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro provides new ways for users to reach, watch, connect and create. It packs a 13 inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a huge 9600-mAh battery. Most impressive is that Lenovo was also able to include a built-in Pico projector, making this a nice home entertainment tablet or a business tablet for presentations. Also included on its list of impressive specs is an 8-watt JBL sound system with subwoofer.
The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro features four modes as well – the Yoga Tablet’s three original modes, Hold, Tilt, and Stand – and the Hang mode, which allows users to hang the tablet anywhere they want.
Lenovo demoed the projector but I wasn’t able to take a photo of it. Sorry guys. The projection was not that bright, but its looks manageable in a dark room if you’re going to use it to watch videos. And it looks okay if you’re going to use it for presentations.
Yoga 3 Pro: Redefining Thin and Light
The new Yoga 3 Pro is a rally thin and stylish Windows notebook. It is 17 percent thinner and 14 percent slimmer compared to its predecessor, the Yoga 2 Pro. Its light too at 1.19 kg. One of the more interesting features of the notebook us its new watchband hinge. Its made from 800 pieces of steel and aluminum, allowing the the Yoga 3 Pro to be flexible enough to bend all the way over until it looks like a tablet. The Yoga 3 Pro is available in two colors: Platinum Silver or Champagne Gold.
Here’s an image I took of the notebook as it was being presented, cropped and zoomed in. See how thin it is?
Lenovo Y50 for Cutting Edge Performance
Lenovo also showcased the Lenovo Y50 laptop during the event. The laptop has an optional backlit keyboard, and features an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, up to a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 8.1, and HDD. Also on board is a powerful combination of JBL speakers and Dolby Home Theatre v4.
Pricing and Availability
The Yoga Tablet 2 Androids will be priced at P13,999 (wifi) for the 8 inch variant and P19,999 (LTE wifi) for 10 inch variant. The SRPs for the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro and Yoga 3 Pro are at P33,999 and P76,995 respectively. The new Yoga multi-modes will all be available within December. As an added bonus, the first 18 costumers who buy the Yoga Tablet 2 from Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES) and Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores (LMES) nationwide will get it a P1,800 off the SRP as part of Lenovo’s Christmas promo. Buyers who purchase the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 will get One Direction’s “Four” album and a chance to win tickets to their concert. The 8 inch Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 will also come with a free Intel starter pack.
The Lenovo Y50, which is already available, is priced starting from Php72,995. All these devices will be available through select Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES) and authorized retailers nationwide. Yoga Tablet 2 and Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will also be sold in Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores (LMES) nationwide.