Optimizes YOGA for Business with RealSense 3D Camera
LAS VEGAS - January 5, 2015 - Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show its new lineup of YOGA convertibles and tablets with new technologies that take flexibility and interactivity to a new level. The family includes the thin and light YOGA 3 in 11-in and 14-in models (in a 13-in chassis) built especially for today's on-the-go and digitally-hungry consumers; the ThinkPad YOGA, optimized for businesses in a 12-in model, and a 14-in and 15-in model for prosumers with optional Intel® RealSenseTM 3D camera.
YOGA 3 - Flexible Fit for Today's Consumer
The new YOGA 3 gives consumers even more flexibility with choices of an 11-in model or a new 14-in model with a backlit screen. Both convertibles showcase an envelope-thin design, measuring 18.3mm thin or less. In fact, the larger 14-in model gives users even more screen real estate yet remains extremely thin and light built in a 13-in chassis. And at just 15.8mm thin and 1.1kg, the 11-in model remains the lightest convertible in the YOGA family. Both feature the classic YOGA two-hinge design allowing 360° flexibility to give consumers amazing function and value with four special modes - Laptop, Stand, Tent and Tablet. Lenovo refined the hinge to now open and close more smoothly and also allow the screen to lay flat at 180°.
More than just beautiful technology, the new YOGA convertibles are performers with powerful up to 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processors on the 14-in model, Windows 8.1, FHD screens and fast 802.11 A/C WiFi. Strong performance deserves brilliantly loud and clear sound, so Lenovo equipped the YOGA 3 with stereo speakers and Waves audio. And for a more adaptive, intuitive experience, Lenovo includes Harmony intelligent software. Harmony helps users discover and customize applications and includes automatic brightness adjustment when reading a book, enables motion control or optimizes audio settings in specific modes and recommends new apps.
Users can pick from fun colour choices including the head-turning Clementine Orange, Platinum Silver, new Chalk White or Ebony Black1.
ThinkPad YOGA - Readying Professionals with Power of Two New Innovations
Lenovo created the new ThinkPad YOGA 12-in, 14-in and new 15-in convertibles to meet the needs of businesses and prosumers, striking a perfect balance between productivity and a great PC for personal use. Built for small office, home office and students, the ThinkPad YOGA gives them mobile flexibility featuring the new ActivePen technology in select models along with elegant design and business-optimized features including an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera on the ThinkPad YOGA 15.
Select ThinkPad YOGA models feature an optional ActivePen for convenient, accurate and precise handwriting. Ideal for productivity takes like taking notes, sending emails or creating presentations, ActivePen closely mimicks a user's actual handwriting on paper. The YOGA 12 continues to offer a digitizer/pen option that provides an internal garage for the pen. ThinkPad is creating an innovative hardware and software pen experience, regardless of pen technology.
With four modes and all day battery life, users can digitally write or enjoy any of the ThinkPad YOGA's modes: type or write in Laptop mode, take class notes in Tablet mode, present to colleagues in Stand mode or just relax by watching a movie in Tent mode. And the convertible's Lift n' Lock keyboard makes switching between Laptop and Tablet modes trouble-free without keys getting stuck.
Thin and light at just 19mm thin and less than 1.5kg on the 12-in model, these stylish convertibles come in black with an attractive backlit keyboard as well as FHD touch screen display.
The business-ready ThinkPad YOGA also features another new technology to help small businesses: a built-in Intel® RealSenseTM 3D camera. Lenovo's first 3D camera in a laptop, it comes optional on the 15-in model. Today 3D cameras are being used by businesses for more personal video conferencing and scanning small objects for 3D printing applications.
The ThinkPad YOGA also comes ready for business with powerful up to 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processors, Windows 8.1 with optional vPro for managed environments (12-in only), large storage up to 1 TB and Dolby Home Theatre v4.
The ThinkPad YOGA models expand the overall computing experience with Lenovo's SHAREit app to share files easily between devices. Small business users may opt to add support via Lenovo Services for their ThinkPad YOGA convertible, choosing among a variety of services: Accidental Damage Protection, Warranty Upgrade, Priority Technical Support and more.
"As users' lifestyles evolve and change, so does our YOGA line of convertibles and tablets," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president worldwide marketing and design, PC Group, Lenovo. "Our latest products fuse new handwriting technologies and 3D camera technologies with the flexibility, performance and a more adaptive computing experience the YOGA family is known for. All this adds up to making the PC more and more responsive to you."
"Intel and Lenovo have a long history of working closely together to deliver compelling devices that address the needs of both consumers and business customers," said Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President, Intel and General Manager, Client Computing Group. "Customers using the YOGA family will enjoy amazing new experiences, powered by Intel Atom, Core M and 5th Generation Intel Core processors and new Intel RealSense 3D Cameras."
Pricing and Availability2
The YOGA 3 11-in will be available in February at £549.99, via Dixons, John Lewis, Amazon & Lenovo.com. The YOGA 3 14-in will be available in April with models starting at £649.99, with retailers still to be confirmed.
The ThinkPad YOGA 12-in and 15-in models will be available beginning in February starting at $999 and $1,199 via business partners and www.lenovo.com. UK pricing and retailers to be confirmed.
The ThinkPad YOGA 14-in model will be available beginning in May starting at $1,199 via Best Buy and www.lenovo.com. UK pricing and retailers to be confirmed.
More information can be found in Lenovo's CES Press Kit available at: http://news.lenovo.com/CES2015. Follow the conversation on Lenovo's Twitter feed @Lenovo using #LenovoCES, #yoga3pro, #thinkpad and #yoga.
1Colour choices vary by model.
2Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Products may only be available in selected markets. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
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