Lenovo has unveiled two new additions to its family of convertible laptop-tablet devices: the ThinkPad Helix, a convertible for business professionals featuring a “rip and flip” design, and a more powerful and productive IdeaPad Yoga 11S, the first multimode mini Ultrabook featuring Windows 8.
The ThinkPad Helix is a high-performance Ultrabook. For added mobility, the 11.6-inch tablet can separate from its base to become the thinnest full-function Intel 3rd generation Core tablet with vPro. The tablet weighs 835 grams. Users can flip the tablet 180° and snap it back into the base; users can also fold the screen down to use it as a tablet while keeping the base connected for added ports and connectivity.
The ThinkPad Helix runs up to 10 hours, and comes with optional LTE high speed wireless and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.
The ThinkPad Helix will be available starting in late-February. Models start at approximately $1,499.
IdeaPad Yoga 11S – Small Yet Powerful Ultrabook
Users can work with Yoga 11S as a laptop, or flip the screen around to turn it into a tablet.
IdeaPad Yoga 11S features an 11.6-inch HD IPS display that supports 10 finger multi-touch. Motion Control lets users swipe their hand in front of the webcam to advance photos, videos and other document, and with Lenovo Transition, users can automatically open applications like PowerPoint in full-screen when using Yoga in its other three modes: tent, stand or tablet.
The IdeaPad Yoga 11S convertibles will be available starting in June, with models starting at approximately $799.