LENOVO HAS released several new devices at this year's MWC in Barcelona. The company, which recently got red in the face over a very obvious default password, is concentrating on cutting the cord with this release round, based squarely on battery life.
In the tablet arena, the company has three TAB3 devices, the TAB3 7, TAB3 8 and TAB 10 Business. The latter, as the name suggests, incorporates Google Apps for Work out of the box, along with Android for Work, Google Play for Work and a Kiosk mode, making it ideal for information points and PoS devices. It also boasts Gorilla Glass 3 panels and IP52 dust and splash-proofing.
There's an 8MP rear camera, 5MP at the front, 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, NFC, GPS, optional 4G and USB OTG, topped off with Dolby Atmos sound.
The smaller consumer models have 1GHz processors, with 5MP/3MP cameras and in the case of the TAB3 8 a kid-safe mode. The range will be available in Q2 into Q3 from €119 to €149.
Meanwhile the company has also released three ultraportable computers: two new additions to the Yoga range, the 710 and 510, with better battery life being the key seller, and the MIIX 310, a two-in-one convertible.
The 14in Yoga 710 has a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor while offering a Core M5 on the 11in. Clocking in at a fraction over 1kg, the 11in can be positioned in four ways to turn it from tablet to a full laptop. The 14in has Nvidia GeForce graphics and a 256GB SSD.
The Yoga 510 boasts up to 8.5 hours of battery life for all day use without tethering, and comes in 14in or 15in versions weighing 1.75kg and 2.08kg respectively. Specs go all the way up to a full i7 processor with optional AMD Radeon graphics.
The MIIX 310 is the lightest of the bunch at just 580g, and offers optional 4G LTE as well as the detachable keyboard making it a tablet or laptop. The 10in machine offers 10 hours of battery life, and a 64GB eMMC storage capacity with 4GB of DDR3L memory.
“Technology advances 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 of the PC Business Group at 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."
Devices will arrive during Q2 starting at €269 for the MIIX 310 up to €899 for the Yogo 710.
No announcements were made regarding Moto by Lenovo handsets which are likely to arrive in the summer, offering the first phones from Moto branded under the Lenovo, rather than Motorola, name. µ
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