IFA 2016: Lenovo unveils latest Yoga Laptop and Tablet

IFA 2016 Lenovo

At IFA 2016, which is currently being hosted in Germany’s capital city Berlin, Lenovo revealed the expansion of its multimode Yoga family with the new Yoga 910 convertible laptop and Yoga Tab 3 Plus Android tablet. According to Lenovo, today’s PC customer is constantly challenged by the demands of quickly evolving consumer lifestyles, an evolving workplace, and digital demands. To meet this continuous shift of consumer expectations, the company has now built its latest Yoga products based on extensive user research and feedback. That’s why each new Yoga range adds new technology, like the Yoga 910 fingerprint reader that simplifies PC log-in.

Yoga 910 packs in Intel’s latest processor 
As revealed by Lenovo, its latest ultra-thin convertible laptop comes in at just 14.3mm and also features the powerful Intel 7th Gen Core i7 processor. For many Yoga users, their convertible has become the primary platform for work and entertainment. That’s why, according to the company, it has upgraded the Yoga 910 with the choice of a new 4K or Full HD screen. Both options feature a near edgeless display (5mm bezel) that offers 10 percent more screen area, a 14 percent increase in pixel density compared to the previous model for sharper, clearer images, and 100 percent sRGB colour gamut coverage for users to see a wide range of colours when viewing photos and videos. Music and sound are enhanced on the Yoga 910 with Dolby Audio  Premium. With up to 15.5 hours of battery, users can work or watch movies without worrying about battery life.

As customers demand more convenient authentication options, Lenovo has embedded an advanced fingerprint reader into the Yoga 910 – designed to bring mobile convenience and improved security to the PC. With the touch of a finger, users can quickly log onto their PC using Windows Hello – no long passwords required.  Lenovo App Explorer also lets users personalise with popular apps, like Skype, Facebook or Netflix.

Leno has also added a new all-metal unibody casing – in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Gunmetal – for a luxurious look and portability no matter where users take it. It maintains the Yoga convertible series’ signature watchband hinge and flexible usage modes – enabling users to type in laptop mode, present in stand mode, watch videos in tent mode or browse in tablet mode. The watchband hinge now provides an even smoother, more accurate transition between its modes. Paired with the sleek Yoga mouse (sold separately) that doubles as a remote control, the Yoga 910 puts high-end performance, portability and versatility into a thin and stylish 13.9-inch convertible laptop.

Yoga Tab 3 Plus
The newest addition to the Yoga Tab 3 series brings a complete cinematic entertainment experience to Yoga tablet users at all price points. With many users watching marathon sessions of their favourite TV shows and movies on their tablets wherever they go, the need for a device that offers a high-quality audio and visual experience, total flexibility for different environments and a long-lasting battery was clear.

The Yoga Tab 3 Plus offers a 10.1-inch 2K display with Technicolor Color Enhance, Dolby Atmos three-dimensional sound from four front-facing JBL speakers and four separate viewing modes. With Lenovo Media Cast, users can also stream audio (via Bluetooth) and video (via Miracast) to the Yoga Tab 3 Plus from another device, providing the best quality screen and speakers to share with their friends and family, wherever they are. The Yoga Tab 3 Plus continues the series’ signature provision of total flexibility, with four modes to deliver complete portability wherever the user is watching: stand, tilt, hold or hang. The Yoga Tab 3 Plus comes equipped with a 9300 mAh smart power management battery offering over 18 hours of battery life along with a 24w fast charger.

According to Lenovo, the Yoga 910 starts at €1499 including VAT,  and will be available in October 2016. The Yoga Tab 3 Plus starts at €299 including VAT, and will be available in November 2016.

Also launched at IFA 2016, Lenovo introduced us the Lenovo Yoga Book. To read our article on the device click here.

Edited By: Darryl Linington
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