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Lenovo launches Windows 8 convertibles in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Nov. 9, 2012
The three new multi-mode devices will flip, fold, twist and turn.

Lenovo Yoga & Twist Launch modified

Photo - (from right) Jimmy Chin, Consumer Segment Lead, Lenovo Malaysia holding the newly launched Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13' featured in Tent Mode, a model holding the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13'  featured in Stand Mode, Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia holding the Clementine Orange coloured Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13' with Amrita Sapre, Windows Product Group Manager, Microsoft Malaysia, holding the newly launched Mocha coloured Lenovo ThinkPad Twist, a model holding the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist  featured in Laptop Mode, and Wu Hua Horng, SMB Product Manager, Lenovo Malaysia holding the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist  featured in Tablet Mode.


Lenovo has announced three convertible devices designed for the Windows 8 operating system. The new multi-mode computers can flip, fold, twist and turn, said the PC manufacturer.

Speaking on 7 November 2012, Lenovo Malaysia country general manager Khoo Hung Chuan said the three devices are touch optimised. "The  IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook offers a blend of work and play and the IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a svelte, all day mobile companion. For professionals, Lenovo has released the ThinkPad Twist, a business-ready Ultrabook and the first in the ThinkPad line of new convertible devices."

"Lenovo was one of the first to embrace convertible design that integrated touch capabilities in a big way; our new Ultrabooks address the unique needs of consumers, businesses and everyone in between by creating high performance laptop-tablet combinations in new designs and different sizes," said Khoo.

"With the launch of Windows 8 and Intel's Ultrabook technology, now is the right time for the convertible form factor to take off. We are confident these innovative machines are the best devices for a groundbreaking touchscreen experience, plus their multi-modes give our customers more ways to use their PCs than ever before."

He said that the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is "one of the world's first multi-mode Ultrabooks, with the ultimate flexibility between work and play. The Yoga 13's revolutionary hinge design allows it to rotate through a 360 degree angle and switch between laptop and tablet in one simple motion."

"The Yoga 13, which is powered by third generation Intel Core processors and the new Windows 8 operating system, provides laptop-grade performance to get work done all day without slowing down thanks to its super slim 0.6-inch frame and eight hours of battery life," said Khoo.

"Its smaller screen size counterpart, Yoga 11, is the world's slimmest multi-mode PC, measuring just 15.6mm thin," he said, adding that Yoga 11's slim design, 11.6-inch screen and long 10-hour battery life make it a great convertible for mobility. "Equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 3 - the world's only quad-core processor for Windows RT - Yoga 11 lets users watch movies in HD, play games, get connected and stay productive virtually all day long."

Both Yoga 13 and 11 can be used in two other modes in addition to laptop and tablet: convert them into a Stand1 by flipping the keyboard behind the screen to comfortably watch movies or view pictures up close, or bend them upright like a Tent2 to bring games or video chats to life.

Available through resellers, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 (third generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor) will be available from end December 2012, while the IdeaPad Yoga 11 (NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor) will be available from early December 2012. The ThinkPad Twist (third generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor) will be available from mid-November 2012.


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