Lenovo unveiled its lineup of Windows 10 convertible notebooks and a 2-in-1 detachable tablet during the Mobile World Congress, which was held last Sunday in Barcelona, Spain. However, unlike last month’s unveiling of the Yoga 900S that filled Lenovo’s premium line, the freshly announced hybrids are geared to roll out for the mid-ranged market.
The 11-inch YOGA 710 is first in the company’s list of convertibles. The whole thing will only weigh 1.04 kilograms or roughly 2.3 pounds. It will come powered by up to a Core m5 processor. Targeted at those who are often on the road, the YOGA 710 offers consumers 4 modes: laptop for typing, stand for presentations, tent for video consumption and tablet for browsing. The other 710 model is 14 inches and will come with much higher specs. It will be fitted with 6th Gen Core i7 processor and as much as a 256 GB SSD. Lenovo also highlights an “innovative” hinge antenna, which is purported to boost Wi-Fi signal by up to 20 percent.
Both YOGA 710 models will come equipped with an FHD display (1080p) and as Lenovo claims, they will both last for roughly 8 hours. The 11-inch is priced at $499 while the 14-inch will come with a $799 price tag when they roll out in May 2016. An optional upgrade to an Nvidia GPU will also be available.
The YOGA 510 or FLEX 4 (for North America and PRC markets) will be out ahead of the 710 and was announced to be available starting April 2016. It will also have two variants: a 14-inch (1.75 kilograms or 3.85 pounds) and 15-inch (2.08 kilograms or 4.6 pounds) variant. Both will be powered by a 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processors. Consumers will also have the option of upgrading to an AMD Radeon R7 M460 2 GB GFX, a discrete graphics processor. Lenovo claims up to 8.5 hours of battery life for the 510. Prices start at $599 for the 14-inch and $699 for the 15-inch.
Lenovo rounded up its device announcement with the ideapad MIIX 310, a 10-inch 2-in-1 detachable tablet. The 310 weighs in at only 580 grams or 1.27 pounds but Lenovo claims that it boasts a 10-hour battery life. The tablet can hold up to 64 GB of eMMC storage and 4 GB of DDR3L memory. The $229 price tag for its set launch in June 2016 includes a detachable keyboard. Consumers can also opt to upgrade to a 4G LTE and FHD display version.
“We’ve infused the YOGA 710 and 510 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,” said Johnson Jia, Lenovo’s SVP for PC Business Group.