This is the second of two posts outlining PC-related products Lenovo intends to show off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week (if you haven't already, check out Part 1). Lenovo is headed to the convention with guns-a-blazing, and in addition to everything that's been unveiled so far, the OEM will demo a new X1 Carbon ultrabook, a ThinkPad 8 tablet for professionals, some new laptops, and more.
Yoga 2, MIIX 2, and Flex 14D/15D
Starting with the laptops, Lenovo is bringing the Yoga back for a second act. The Yoga 2 gets smaller at 11 inches and 0.67 inches thin, wields more apps, and features up to a quad-core Intel Pentium processor. A 500GB hard drive comes standard. If you want something a little bigger, it will also be offered in a 13-inch model with Haswell processor options and a Full HD 1080p display. The 11-inch model will be available in January starting at $529 and the 13-inch in February starting at $999.
Lenovo will launch a pair of convertible laptops, including the Flex 14D and 15D. Both will have up to an AMD A6 quad-core processor with Radeon graphics, and both can flip 180 degrees. These will be available in December starting at $499.
Rounding out the convertible line are two MIIX 2 laptops, an 11-inch model and a 10-inch SKU. These have detachable designs and a flexible base that supports three different viewing modes. Both sizes come with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1200) display, the larger model featuring an IPS panel. The 10-inch model will be available in March starting at $499 and the 11-inch model in April starting at $699.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad 8
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon emerged as a fan favorite in the ultrabook category, and the refreshed model is being billed as the lightest 14-inch notebook in the world at just 2.8 pounds. It has better viewing angles than the original, an Adaptive Keyboard, Rapid Charge technology, and up to 9 hours of battery life. It's available now starting at $1,299.
On the tablet side, Lenovo's ThinkPad 8 is a professionally-ready tablet with three modes: Use it as a tablet, connect to an optional keyboard base for Desktop Mode, or flip its optional Quickshot Cover to convert it into Tent Mode, Lenovo says. As for specs, it has an 8.3-inch Full HD 1080p display (1920x1200), Intel Bay Trial quad-core processor, up to 128GB of storage, micro USB 3.0 port, LTE connectivity, 8MP camera, and Windows 8 Pro. It will ship in late January for $449.