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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Announced
      #45235 - 09/05/13 04:13 PM

Lenovo knows their IdeaPad Yoga was one of the most sucessful Windows 8 convertible designs, so they're expanding the 360 Yoga hinge and iconic look to the business oriented ThinkPad line. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga tweaks the Yoga with some high end business features and one significant design change: the keyboard actually recesses when you fold the laptop into tablet mode. This addresses complaints about the keys pressing into a table or your lap. Yes, they're still exposed on the bottom, but at least the keyboard deck will touch the table rather than the keys.

The ThinkPad Yoga upgrades to Gorilla Glass, but the display is slightly smaller than the 13.3" IdeaPad Yoga at 12.5". It supports Lenovo's OneLink and OneLink Pro docking solution, has a backlit keyboard, NFC and Intel Haswell CPUs. Like all Yoga models, it flips from laptop to tent to presentation and tablet modes on a sturdy set of hinges.

For those who need pen input, a Wacom digitizer is optional.


Intel 4th Generation Core i7 processors
Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro
12.5-inch HD wide screen display, 10-point multi-touch; HD screen: 300nits, FHD screen: 400nits
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Up to 8GB DDR3L memory 1600MHz (1 x 4GB or 1 x 8GB)
Up to 1TB HDD storage and up to 256 GB SSD
Integrated stereo speakers supporting Dolby Home Theater v4
2 USB 3.0 ports, mini-HDMI
Optional Wacom Digitizer with Pen input (Pen included) for the FHD display
NFC "Tap to do", Mini-HDMI output, 2-in-1 (headphone and mic), 4-in-1 card reader, 2 USB 3.0 connectors, DC-in OneLinkport
Integrated 720p HD camera
Battery: Dependent on configuration: Intel Core i7: 5.3 hours; Intel Core i5: 6.0 hours; Intel Core i3: 8.3 hours
3.48 pounds (1.58 kilograms)
12.4 x 8.7 x .74 inches (316 x 221 x 18.8 mm) *non-digitizer model


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