Lenovo has built upon its original Yoga foundation with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, a so-called multi-mode notebook that will be familiar to anyone who got their hands on the original model. We got some hands-on time with the laptop here at IFA 2013 and have returned with a gallery and our impressions of the next-generation device.
With ASUS doing so extremely well with the Nexus 7 (and its reboot), Lenovo appears to have summoned a competitor in the Lenovo S5000 that - at the same time as it competes, brings with it the company's legacy software standards. What you've got here is a 7-inch display working with IPS LCD technology and 1280 x 800 pixel resolution up front and a soft-touch cover on the back riding above a shiny silver toe.
At the last CES event, we got our hands on Lenovo's K900 handset, a powerful smartphone that has been eclipsed by the company's latest offering, the Lenovo Vibe X. With the Vibe X comes some of the features we liked most about the K900 wrapped in a modern makeover for the 2013 consumer sphere. We got our hands on Lenovo's newest toy here at IFA 2013, and you can check out our impression of it after the jump.
With most-wanted features picked from both the Yoga and ThinkPad device families this season, Lenovo has unveiled the first Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (bet you didn't see that name coming). This device is made to bring on Windows 8.1 and up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors (that's Haswell) along with touchscreen capabilities and the unique abilities of the Yoga with "lift and lock." Here you've also got the "legendary" ThinkPad keyboard with the option for backlighting as well.
While the team at Lenovo have made clear that they have no intention of ending their run of high-powered, best-in-class multi-mode touchscreen computers with their Yoga lineup, they've shown that they can keep it simple as well with the budget-friendly Flex 14 and Flex 15 as well. These devices work with a hinge that allows 300-degrees of rotation and two modes of use - laptop and "stand". This lineup has models measuring in at less than 0.87-inches thick and "no more than" 5.07 pounds.
When we reviewed the larger relative to this Lenovo Flex 20 earlier this year in the company's infamous Horizon Table PC, we found that it was only the basics that were holding us back: it was just too big. Here with the Lenovo Flex 20, it would appear that the team behind that larger beast have created another monster - one that's much more well prepared and reasonable for the real world, with a 19.5-inch HD+ 1600 x 900 pixel resolution display on a multi-mode adjustable built-in back base.
While the two devices may look rather similar, that's where the differences begin between the Lenovo S5000 and its already-on-the-market rival Nexus 7 (made by ASUS). You'll want to have a peek at SlashGear's Nexus 7 (2013) review to see the full run-down on what it means to work with this Google-sold tablet, but for now you'll have to have a peek at what Lenovo is bringing to the table later this year in the S5000. Here we've got a tablet with a 7-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and brightness at 350 nits riding above Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Lenovo's own unique user interface features on top of it all - sound like a solution you'll be looking at this season?
This week the folks at Lenovo have introduced the Vibe X smartphone, a next-generation solution that takes what they introduced with last year's K900 and gives it a full 2013 makeover. This device works with top-tier specifications like a 5-inch "20/20 Vision" IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution - that's Full HD and a full 441 PPI (pixels per inch). This machine also works with one of the largest front-facing cameras on a smartphone on the market today with a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies and video chat.
With the expansion of the abilities available to manufacturers with the release of Windows 8.1 and the 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell) family of processors, Lenovo this week aims to show its dominance in the "Multimode" world of notebook computing with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. This device takes what was presented in the original Yoga and brings it to a much more futuristic place with the addition of software that detects which of four modes the device is in, suggesting ideal apps for each, Lenovo Voice Control, and Lenovo Motion Control 2.0. This notebook also comes in with a 13-inch display with 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) pixel resolution with 10-point multitouch capabilities.
A few hours ago, we covered some the new notebook computers that Lenovo unveiled at IFA 2013. Those new notebooks include the ThinkPad T and X series with the T440s, T440, and X240. One of the interesting features that those notebook all share that we didn't elaborate on very much is the new ThinkPad Power Bridge technology.