Gadgets

Lenovo’s new YOGA laptop options and Windows 10 tablets

Lenovo’s announcements during this weekend’s Mobile World Conference included two new consumer Windows 10 PCs, the YOGA 710 and 5101 convertible laptops. The company also introduced the ideapad MIIX 310 2-in-1 detachable tablet.

The company’s new 11-inch YOGA 710 was designed for travelers and mobile workers, offering a 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor on the 14-inch model and up to Core m5 processor on the smaller 11-inch model. The YOGA 710 also comes with Windows 10 and only weighs 1.04kg.

“Intel is excited to work with Lenovo to deliver the experiences people want. Intel Core and Intel Atom processors, combined with Lenovo innovation, deliver incredible performance and battery life in amazing form factors,” said Navin Shenoy, corporate vice president and general manager, Mobility Client Platforms, Intel Corporation.

The YOGA 710 can flex into four modes that make it easy to type in laptop mode, present in stand mode, watch videos in tent mode, or browse in tablet mode. The larger 14-inch model offers improved connectivity, via an innovative hinge antenna that delivers up to 20 percent better Wi-Fi connections than previous models. The 14-inch YOGA 710 also has an up to 256GB solid state drive and offers NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

Both versions offer up to 8 hours of battery life and a FHD (1920×1080) display. Users should also enjoy the Dolby Audio on the devices.

The YOGA 5101 offers more than 50 percent improvement in battery life, and is lighter than before at only 1.75kg (14-inch) and 2.08kg (15-inch). The new design also has a unique diamond cut palm rest.

The MIIX 310 tablet weighs just 580g, the versatile 2-in-1 detachable ideapad MIIX 310 tablet has optional 4G LTE capabilities. The device also comes with a detachable keyboard as standard.

The new ideapad MIIX 310 boasts up to 10 hours of battery life with an optional FHD display, and up to 64GB eMMC storage and 4GB DDR3L of memory.

“Technology advancements inspire us to live more vibrant and active lifestyles. Today people get connected wherever and whenever they want across devices,” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president, PC Business Group, Lenovo. “That’s why we’ve infused the YOGA 710 and 5101 convertible laptops and ideapad MIIX 310 detachable tablet with the features needed to meet the most mobile users’ demands for productivity, entertainment and design by giving you PC productivity.”

Pricing and Availability

The YOGA 710 and 5101 will launch this Spring, the ideapad MIIX 310 10 will launch in June 2016.