Lenovo and Windows 8, a review of its convertible devices
This seems to be the year of Windows 8. It is not unknown that the Microsoft operating system to date is the most used in the world, so each new release of the Redmond in this area comes with great emotion, novelties, and a myriad of different brands of computers. In the case of the new Windows 8, this has increased due to Microsoft’s bid for the almost total renovation of its platform, with new interface and welcoming touch screens.
Lenovo has been one of the best companies that have taken advantage of the new platform, and it has made a series of convertible computers that accompanied the new Windows, can be used as tablets or laptops. While the new IdeaPad Y400 and IdeaCentre caused a sensation at the IFA 2012 show in Spain today some devices with Windows 8 and Windows RT undoubtedly attract attention.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
The new IdeaPad Yoga 11 and 13 are two curious and “flexible” laptops, noted for his ability to turn your entire screen to be used almost like a tablet on your hands, being in the bottom of the keyboard. This device comes in two versions, although we think that only varies in the size of your screen, there is a total difference between the two. In fact, the only similarity is maintaining its design.
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 features a 13-inch touch screen and resolution 1.600×900 pixels. The interior has an Intel Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge generation, up to 8 GB of RAM and SSD storage, all to enjoy through the operating system Windows 8. Prices start at 1,299 euros.
For the IdeaPad Yoga 11 while maintaining the same design, this time this is a touchscreen device of 11.6 inches and ARM architecture processor model NVidia Tegra 3 quad-core, which means that the version will RT Windows, but that having the appearance of a laptop enjoys advantages as up to 13 hours of battery, USB ports and of course, built-in keyboard. Its price is 799 euros.
Lenovo Thinkpad Twist
Again this is a laptop with an aspect say, somewhat “eccentric”, but who knows how to use the tactile aspect of Windows 8. This time Lenovo ThinkPad Twist in ultrabook offers a 12.5 inch screen that has the ability to turn on the base, so we can use it as a tablet closed, or with just a twist work using your keyboard like a laptop either. Really a very good idea to, with a single device, meet two needs.
Besides this peculiar ability, the ThinkPad Twist has leading-edge performance for a laptop, which includes an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge generation, up to 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB of storage and 128 GB HDD by SSD and Winsows version 8 Pro All this coupled with various types of ports and even optional 3G connectivity. In Spain will have a base cost of 1,099 euros.
Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx
This device has really caught my attention, because it is perhaps the most economical hybrid tablet running Windows 8. In this case the IdeaPad Lynx features a 11.6-inch multitouch screen with resolution 1.366×768 pixels, running on a processor Intel Atom Z2760 Clovertrail dual core, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. All this coupled with an attractive range of ports (most based on keyboard) and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and WiFi.
In this case we have a tablet that although it has similar hardware to other running Windows RT, this has the full version of Windows 8, and this in a professional environment, means a lot. The price of this device is 699 euros.
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
To end have a running Windows tablet RT that is located in the same range of Microsoft Surface , but with some attractive features that until now, Surface not offer, as is the case or 3G mobile listed.
The ThinkPad Tablet 2 features a 10.1-inch IPS panel with good resolution of 1366×768 pixels, a thickness of 10 mm and a battery that promises up to 10 hours of battery life. There microHDMI output, front and rear camera and all we can expect from a tablet RT, and NFC connectivity is increasingly present in gadgets. Its power gives Intel ATOM processor and 2 GB of RAM, and offers 64 GB of storage. All this for the modest sum of 599 euros.
All of these devices represent the commitment and incursion of Lenovo and Windows 8 in Spain and in the rest of Europe, and will be available from this Christmas.Tags: Lenovo, Thinkpad, Ultrabook, Windows 8