The Yoga has by far been one of my most favorite convertible line of Ultrabooks. Powerful small mschines with the ability to bend into different positions for different situations. At IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany, Lenovo has unveiled the news of a new Yoga 2 Pro. Lenovo has become dedicated to their Yoga line like they have in the past with the ThinkPad and IdeaPad.
The Yoga 2 Pro will carry a 13.3-inch QHD+ super high resolution display at 3200-X-1800 pixels. That is four times the clarity of the original Yoga’s 1600-X-900 HD+ display.The 350-nit screen features IPS 178° wide angle viewing for great views from nearly any line of sight. As if the Yoga wasn’t already portable, the Yoga 2 Pro is much thinner and lighter coming in at 15.5mm thin and only 1.39 kg.
There has also been some major internal upgrades with the ability to have Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 ULT processors, Windows 8.1, up to 512 GB SSD, and up to nine hours of battery life. Not seen in the previous model is a new backlit keyboard for working in low light situations. Lenovo will release the Yoga 2 Pro in its signature color variations: Grey or Clementine Orange color. Now of you’re looking to still save some bucks and get the previous Yoga 11s, Lenovo has stated that they will upgrading to the 4th Gen Intel chips on that line. The Yoga 2 Pro is looking to be the best overall ultrabook in the market.
“The flexibility and mobility provided by the Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga offer no-compromise solutions for customers,” said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president of worldwide OEM marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Lenovo’s continued innovation in device design combined with touch and the new capabilities in Windows 8.1 delivers new experiences that are sure to delight customers.”
Now let’s say you want to take advantage of the Yoga form but have the legendary business ThinkPad feel to it; in comes the ThinkPad Yoga. The ThinkPad Yoga will have everything you know and love from the Yoga line but with the body of the ThinkPad, including the keyboard. A big difference is when in tablet mode, the keyboard actually becomes hidden within the computer to give a smooth back for holding the ThinkPad.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro will retail at $1,099.99 and the ThinkPad Yoga for $899.99, respectively. The Yoga 2 Pro will be available beginning in October while the The ThinkPad Yoga will be available beginning in November.