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ASUS Chromebook Flip Reaches US Market, Weighing 2 Pounds and Sporting Metal Design

By Radu Iorga

There’s been no shortage of Chromebooks over the past year, but ASUS took things up a notch when they debuted a few months ago the Chromebook Flip. After hitting Japan last month it now goes live in USA. Let’s refresh our memory on this classy Chromebook.

The full name of the product is ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 and it weighs just 2 lbs, while also sporting a full metal body. Since it’s a “flip” device, it obviously also turns into a tablet, not only a laptop. ASUS Chromebook Flip packs a 10.1 inch display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, plus an OP1 processor, which is an ARM Rockchip 3399 unit. Specs include 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage too.

On the connectivity front there’s Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, two USB Type-C ports and one USB 2.0 port too. A microSD card slot is also here, plus a 3.5 mm audio jack. ASUS also promises a battery life of up to 9 hours on a charge. ASUS Chromebook Flip runs Android apps of course, like the other new Chromebooks. Basically, if you were to do nitpicking, you’d say that only the CPU is the drawback here.

If you live in USA and want to buy this machine, there’s the option of preordering the device here, on the ASUS website for $299.

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Lenovo’s Yoga 920 comes in Star Wars Rebel and Imperial designs

By Valentina Palladino

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Lenovo’s latest high-end Yoga convertible is here. The Yoga 920 improves on the 910 in design, while also incorporating some internal upgrades. The 920’s design looks nearly identical to that of the 910, but it now measures 13.9mm thick and weighs 3.02 pounds. That makes it ever so slightly lighter and thinner than the 910, but otherwise it has a lot of the same external features: a 13.9-inch 4K IPS touchscreen that’s compatible with the optional Active Pen, that signature Lenovo watchband hinge that allows it to lie flat when opened at a 180-degree angle, and a Windows Hello-ready fingerprint sensor.

Two issues I had with the Yoga 910 were the lack of Thunderbolt 3 ports and the extra-large chin bezel under the display. Lenovo appears to have fixed one of those two problems: the 920 has two Thunderbolt 3 ports that support data transfer and charging, which is a great upgrade from the single USB Type-C port on the 910. The 920’s bottom bezel is still its largest, but its webcam has been moved to the tiny top bezel. We prefer this placement for video chatting since you won’t get those unattractive up-the-nose shots like you would with a bottom-placed webcam. The only time this placement won’t come in handy is when the display is turned upside-down while in tent mode.

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IFA 2017: Lenovo Unveils Yoga 920, Yoga 720 Convertible Tablets, Plus Miix 520 2 in 1 Slate

By Radu Iorga

Lenovo renewed the Yoga lineup at IFA 2017, plus brought a brand new Miix generation. There’s no new Yoga Book here, but we have some pretty solid Lenovo Yoga convertibles, the Yoga 920 and Yoga 720. And then we have the Lenovo Miix 520 2 in 1 unit with kickstand.

First up we’ve got the Lenovo Yoga 920, with a very narrow bezel 4K display, that has a 13.9 inch diagonal. Its bezels are 5 mm thick and the screen panel is an IPS, able to flip around at 360 degrees. The device is built from machined aluminum and supports Lenovo Active Pen 2 input. There’s also a Full HD version of the device, in case you don’t want the 4K one.

The battery life is 15.5 hours for the FHD model and 10.8 hours for the 4K one. The machine weighs 1.37 kilograms and can be bought with up to an 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB to 1 TB of SSD storage. Windows 10 is the OS of choice, with Cortana in the mix. JBL speakers have been included, USB Type-C Thunderbolt action is also here, plus an USB 3.0 port.

We don’t have a price yet, but we do have info about a Star Wars themed model of this machine.

Lenovo Yoga 720 is up next, with a smaller 12.5 inch IPS touchscreen, that comes with Full HD or 4K resolution. It’s got anti glare coating and support for Lenovo Active Pen. Configs include up to a 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 12 GB of DDR4 RAM and 128 GB to 512 GB of SSD storage. Acoustics-wise, they are Harman this time around, not JBL.

Digital microphones, an 8 hour battery and USB Type-C/DisplayPort are also here, plus USB 3.0. Yoga 720 weighs 1.15 kilograms and has very narrow bezels.

And finally, last in the pecking order is the Lenovo Miix 520, that gives up the rotating keyboard and gets a kickstand in the vein of the Surface Pro. It’s actually a 2 in 1 one machine, with the tablet bit weighing 880 grams and the keyboard at 180 grams. The slate is beefy, at 9.9 m and the keyboard increases the waistline to 15.9 mm. It’s a backlit keyboard with a 1.5 mm key travel.

Lenovo Active Pen 2 support is also here, like the models above and it works in tandem with a 12.2 inch IPS touchscreen. Cameras of 5 MP (front and back) are here, but here’s also an optional 8 MP WorldView cam, able to capture pics to edit in 3D later. Up to an 8th gen Intel Core i7 CPU is here, but if you want to spend less, you can use a Core i3.

You start from 4 GB of RAM and get up to 16 GB and storage goes up to 1 TB of SSD. Battery life should be 7.5 hours.

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Lenovo Yoga 920 High End Convertible Leaked in Pictures, Specs Ahead of IFA 2017 Unveiling

By James A.

Lenovo has yet to invade us with its usual dozen of new devices at IFA, but one of them has already leaked. It’s the latest gen Lenovo Yoga 920 high end convertible, that just got extensively pictured and specced. Let’s check it out!

This is a 13.9 incher with a CPU choice going up to a Core i7 of the 8th generation. You can pick a Full HD or 4K display and RAM goes up to 16 GB here. The storage is SSD-based and comes in 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB versions. Around 10 hours of battery life are promised for this newcomers, or even 15 hours on the Full HD model. Two USB Type-C ports have been included, as well as Thunderbolt, DisplayPort and USB 3.0.

Of course, Lenovo Yoga 920 runs on Windows 10 and it also gets Cortana in the mix, an integrated microphone and optimized recording from afar. The price is said to be around $1329 and this is positioned as a Surface Pro killer. It should also fight the new Acer Switch 7 Black Edition, by the way.

 

Integrated HD graphics, a HD webcam and Dolby Atmos JBL speakers round up the specs list. The machine should weigh 1.37 kg and measure 13.95 mm in thickness. Expect some stylus action and a very polished CNC aluminum design, plus a nifty Yoga Book-style hinge.

 

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IFA 2017: ASUS VivoBook S14 Laptop and New Flip S14 Convertibles Go Live, With Graphical Cards Included

By Radu Iorga

ASUS is also a big name that likes to make a splash at IFA 2017 and so it did, with some new convertibles and laptops. We’re talking about the ASUS Flip 14 and Flip 15 convertibles and VivoBook S14 laptop. They also add graphical solutions, capable ones and latest gen CPUs compared to the predecessors.

The devices stand out through their light package, even for laptops. The ZenBook Flip 14 is the “world’s thinnest 2 in 1 laptop with discreet graphics”. It measures 13.9 mm in thickness and weighs just 1.4 kg. On the graphical part we’ve got an entry level NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card, basically the mobile version of the GeForce GT 1030.

Some light gaming and content creation will be doable. Specs include an 8th generation Intel Core i7 chipset, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB PCIe x4 SSD. Plus, the screen is a 14 inch NanoEdge 1080p unit, with ultraslim bezels, that make the device feel like a 13 incher. 13 hours of battery life are promised here, plus there’s a fingerprint scanner here and Windows 10 as the OS.

 

Since it’s a convertible unit, it can easily become a tablet. Next up we’ve got the ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 with a 15.6 inch diagonal and pretty much the same specs. Aside from the 8th gen Core i7 CPU, there’s GTX1050 graphics, an optional 4K display and 2 TB HDD/512 GB SSD. Harman Kardon speakers, precision stylus support and Thunderbolt 3 are all here.

Moving on to strictly laptops, there’s the VivoBook S14, with an 8th gen Intel Core i7 chipset again, up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and GeForce MX150 graphics. This one weighs 1.3 kilograms and measures 18.8 mm in thickness. The build is solid, all metal and we’ve got 7.8 mm bezels, plus Full HD resolution.









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