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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Bloody Nokia Adept, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Bloody Nokia Adept

    Bloody Nokia Adept Notebook Consultant

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    I like it a lot more than the X240. I remember the rumor of a Thinkpad version of the Yoga from months ago and it is finally here.
     
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    cyberboris Newbie

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    It looks like the successor of the X230t, as no X240t has been announced ?
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    I like the look of the Thinkpad Yoga as well.
     
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    sungman Notebook Consultant

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    The keyboards receding while in tablet mode seems like a great feature.
     
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    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    Some specs:

    • 12.5" HD (1366) or FHD (1920) screen w/ Gorilla Glass and 10-finger multitouch
    • Optional Wacom Integrated digitizer
    • Optional NFC
    • Up to 8 Hours of battery life
    • Up to Haswell Core i7
    • Up to 8GB Ram
    • Backlit Shift n Lock Keyboard
    • OneLink Technology suppot (dock)
    • Up to 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD

    Webcast_Lenovo_IFA13_m_06.jpg Webcast_Lenovo_IFA13_m_08.jpg

    [video=youtube;WqB1ZgBoMA0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqB1ZgBoMA0[/video]
     
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    sjc752 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I also like the Yoga 2 Pro with the ultra high resolution, but it seems to be positioned more as a consumer model. With a higher resolution QHD display in the business ThinkPad Yoga, that would be icing on the cake.
     
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    vinuneuro Notebook Virtuoso

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    If it's a built like a proper Thinkpad, this looks like a wonderful model. Pen input too? I wished for this product not long ago.
     
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    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell? Super Moderator

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    Man, if they could get this in the sub 3lb range, I'd be all over it... I bet that gimmicky key locking mechanism is taking up my extra 0.5lbs!
     
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    grisjuan Notebook Evangelist

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    At that size/weight, I hoped they could keep the VGA and Ethernet ports...yes I realize most of you won't want these, but I use them a lot and get tired of carrying adapters.
     
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    DSF767 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Choosing between this and the New Vaio Flip 13 is going to be a hard decision. they each have their PRO's and CON's.
     
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    Anyone know if we can use the older docking stations that were compatible with the X220 and X230? We've got two of those in our household.

    Besides build and the roll cage, how else is this superior to the Yoga 2? I thought the Sony Flip PC was cool and then Lenovo comes up with the Yoga 2 and this Thinkpad Yoga. :)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    alanbrenton Notebook Consultant

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    Namely? :) [not solely directed to you but it would help if people can enumerate the pros and cons for the two] What takes the Yoga 2 out of contention? That too seems appealing. :(

    Wacom digitizer will trump the optional N-Trig digitizer on the Sony, correct?

    Pricing wise, I know a Lenovo purchase has to be timed to coincide with Lenovo sales, haha.
     
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    w_km Notebook Consultant

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    Your VGA habits need to stop, you're bringing the rest of the world down :D

    The only difference between the ThinkPad Yoga and IdeaPad Yoga Pro seems to be that the ThinkPad Yoga has a trackpoint and lock-down keys, but literally everything else is crappier (probably reflected in the prices, but still). I also prefer the sleek design of the Yoga pro, sure it's like a black MBP, but that simplicity isn't entirely bad in my book..I just might tempt myself into trying one out.
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Same here, and while the tendency is to replace all wired networks with high speed wifi and also get rid of the vga projectors, many businesses still use those. Ethernet will still be a must for network guys and I don't like to carry an extra cable and take up one additional usb port (usb to serial is enough of a nuisance).
     
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    What takes the Yoga Pro 13 out of the conversation is the lack on an active digitizer which most people who are considering these two devices want. Other then that it is also a great device.

    Here is my list of Pros and Cons:

    Pros to Thinkpad Yoga
    • Integrated Wacom Pen which you can store in the machine
    • Flush screen
    • Thinkpad keyboard/trackpad
    CONS
    • Worse color accurate display (most likely)
    • Still have keyboard somewhat exposed
    • No eraser on pen
    • About 1 lb heavier
    Pros to Vaio Flip
    • Cover the keyboard
    • Slightly more color accurate display (most likely)
    • Lighter
    CONS
    • No place to store pen
    • NTrig (even thought its getting much better fast)
    • Screen not flush

    Regarding NTrig, I have heard from news reports at IFA that Sony is working very closely with Adobe to get the pressure sensitivity working on Adobe CC, so the pressure sensitivity in Adobe might be solved very soon (I am not going to be using the machine for PS only just for note taking and light doodling). I have also read NTrig is superior these days for note tasking, as it has better accuracy near the bezel of the device. However you are correct right now if you need to heavily use adobe then Wacom is the only game in town until NTrig gets its adobe act together.

    Regrading my statement about the screen, we know the 13" Vaio Flip is going to be using the same display as the Duo and Pro 13 (this has been noted at IFA). It is a great display if you look at testing number (96% sRGB) (73% Adobe RGB).

    Now I am assuming the Thinkpad Yoga's IPS Display will be similar to the Helix's display (73% sRGB) (55% Adobe RGB) because of its similar size.

    So if that is true the Flip will have a far better display.

    This is just my take but like I said I don't think there is a wrong choice and they will both be great. I am not even sure on which one I will be getting but it will be one of these 2 devices.
     
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    MSGaldenzi Notebook Deity

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    Is the thinkpad yoga about as thick as the original yoga 13? If so, thats still pretty darn thin.
     
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    I'll be happy when the age of VGA is over. However, I do training for a living and corporate training rooms and conference rooms are still 95% VGA. Even when the projector can handle a better connection type, they usually only run VGA from the projector to the podium.
     
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    was waiting for the haswell thinkpad helix and disappointed that it won't come any soon. Now this one looks really interesting.
     

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