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Flip and Twist Your Notebook into a Tablet with Lenovo

Flip and Twist Your Notebook into a Tablet with Lenovo

If you've been deliberating between getting a tablet or a notebook, rest assured that you can now have the best of both worlds in one incredible package. Lenovo has just unveiled three new convertible devices, which have been touch-optimized for Windows 8. Namely the IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook, IdeaPad Yoga 11 and ThinkPad Twist, these hybrid devices are designed to offer users the best of work or play in a sleek, mobile form factor.

“Lenovo’s new Ultrabooks address the unique needs of consumers, businesses and everyone in between by creating high performance laptop-tablet combinations in new designs and different sizes,” said Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia. “With the launch of Windows 8 and Intel’s Ultrabook technology, now is the right time for the convertible form factor to take off. We are confident these innovative machines are the best devices for a groundbreaking touchscreen experience, plus their multi-modes give our customers more ways to use their PCs than ever before.”

For instance, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 offers users the flexibility of work and play with a revolutionary hinge design that allows it to rotate through a 360-degree angle, switching between notebook and tablet in one sweeping motion. Powered by the latest 3rd generation Intel Core processors and Windows 8, the Yoga 13 offers notebook-grade performance in a slim 0.6-inch frame, as well as eight hours of battery life. When flipped into its tablet mode, users can then enjoy web browsing or movies, which will benefit greatly from its 13.3-inch HD IPS display and Dolby Home Theater sound. A Motion Control feature allows the use of gestures, while the multi-touch screen supports up to ten fingers at the same time.

Alternatively, those who want something smaller can opt for the Yoga 11, which measures just 15.6mm thin and features an 11.6-inch screen. Equipped with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3, it comes with Windows RT for users to watch movies in HD, play games, stay connected or be productive. Like the Yoga 13, the tablet can also be converted into a Stand by flipping the keyboard behind the screen, or bending it upright like a Tent for games or video chats.

Last but not least is the ThinkPad Twist, which puts a new spin on small business computing. While users can use it as a full-performance Ultrabook, the 12.5-inch ThinkPad Twist can easily be turned into a convertible tablet by twisting the display, making it ideal for business and personal computing. With upgrades of up to 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processors, Windows 8 Pro, and 500GB storage space or up to 256GB SSD, users will be able to work for hours with nearly all-day battery life and tablet-quick resumes from standby.

Available from mid-November 2012, the ThinkPad Twist (3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor) starts at RM3,519. The IdeaPad Yoga 11 (NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor) will be available from early December 2012, starting from RM2,599; while the Yoga 13 (3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor) will be available from end December 2012. It retails from RM3,399.

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