PC MAKER Lenovo has taken to MWC to launch its new device portfolio, which is headed up by the Kaby Lake-powered Yoga 720 2-in-1.
Lenovo's Yoga 720 (above) arrives as the successor to the Yoga 710 and improves on last year's model with a newer Intel 7th-generation Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics and an optional 4K 3840x2160 IPS display.
This 13in display, which is also available in a Full HD version for those more concerned about battery life than watching House of Cards in super high-definition on their laptop, fits into a 12in form factor, with Lenovo touting the Yoga 720 as one of the smallest convertibles on the market.
It's 17 per cent thinner than its predecessor at 14.3mm-thick, and tips the scales at 1.3kg. Dimensions for the 15in model have not yet been confirmed.
Lenovo, setting its sights on Microsoft's Surface lineup, has also equipped the 2-in-1 with optional pen support for on-screen doodling, and has baked a fingerprint scanner into the keyboard.
The Lenovo Yoga 720, which will ship running Windows 10 Home, also offers up to 16GB DDR4 memory, up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage, an HD webcam, 2 x USB-C ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port and a DisplayPort connection. Battery life is quoted at eight hours for the FHD model, and seven for the higher-spec UHD version.
The 2-in-1 will be available to pick up in copper (gold), mineral grey (er, grey) and platinum when it goes on sale in April. The 13in model will be available from €999, while the 15in model will start at €1,099.
A 14in model dubbed the Lenovo Yoga 520 will also be made available from July for €599. This packs Kaby Lake internals, a 14in FHD display, a nine-hour battery life and an optional fingerprint reader.
Lenovo has had a busy MWC. As well as launching the Yoga 720, 520 and Moto G5 series, the firm has also outed the Miix 320 and Tab 4 series.
The Lenovo Miix 320 is a cheap(ish) Windows 10 detachable, touting a 10.5in removable touchscreen, Intel Atom X5 processor with integrated graphics, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB eMMC storage and a 10-hour battery life. It will be available from April for €269, while an LTE model will be made available for €399.
The Tab 4 series comprises of the Android-powered Lenovo Tab 4 8, Tab 4 10, Tab 4 8 Plus and, er, the Tab 4 10 Plus, and Lenovo is touting the lineup as "great for media buffs and cord-cutters". We'll leave that there. µ
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