During the IFA 2017 launch event, Lenovo has unveiled their latest iterations of convertible 2-in-1 laptops called the Yoga 920 and the Miix 520, powered by the latest 8th generation Intel processors, along with new designs that bring flexibility of usage patterns.
Compared to the previous model, the new Yoga 920 now comes with a thinner body profile, 13.95mm to be exact, and features a polished CNC aluminum that can withstand wear and tear. The laptop comes in Copper, Bronze and Platinum colors. It’s watchband like hinge smoothly rotates when you want to change the mode of the laptop, whether in tent mode, tablet mode, laptop mode and so forth. The 13.9-inch IPS comes in either FHD or UHD resolutions with 5mm razor-thin bezel, and the touchscreen offers 496 levels of sensitivity.
The new Lenovo Active Pen 2 provides users the natural feel of a pen-on-paper experience. The Yoga 920 can listen to users up to 4 meters away with Windows Cortana and the laptop is capable of playing music or receiving Skype calls, even on standby mode. The laptop is also equipped with immersive Dolby Atmos audio enhancements. The new 8th generation ultra-low power processors by Intel now features four cores, which is a first in the market. Internal storage capacities range from 256GB, 512GB or 1TB PCIe SSD and the RAM options are 8GB, 12GB or 16GB DDR4. There are two Thunderbolt USB Type-C ports and also a fingerprint scanner. The Lenovo Yoga 920 weighs only 1.37kg.
Next, comes the Lenovo Miix 520, which is a great alternative for the Microsoft Surface tablets. Along with its built-in kick-stand, the size of the display here is 12.2-inch with Full HD+ resolution (1920 x 1200). The tablet alone is 9.9mm thick and weighs only 900g. (15.9mm and 1.25kg with keyboard).
The tablet surprisingly holds a full-size USB 3.0 port, a USB 3.0 Type-C, an audio combo jack, and a MicroSD card reader. The tablet is also powered by 8th gen Intel ULV CPUs and runs the latest Windows 10 Pro OS. The camera on the front holds a fixed 5MP image sensor and the one on the rear is another 5MP shooter with AF. RAM can be configured up to 16GB LPDDR4 and the PCIe SSD up to 1TB.
We still need to confirm when these new 2-in-1 laptops will be released in the UAE and its official local pricing. We will surely update you once the word is out.