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Lenovo Debuts Flex 11 Chromebook, With 360 Degree Hinge, $279 Price

By Radu Iorga

Lenovo debuted a new Chromebook this week, the Flex 11 model, that comes with a 360 degree hinge and a $279 price tag. The machine is a convertible with a multi mode hinge and a touchscreen display, with anti glare layer.

The 2 in 1 machine runs Android apps, thanks to the Google Play Store support added to Chromebooks a few months ago. It can also run apps installed from the Chrome Web Store, by the way. Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook has a sealed touchpad and reinforced ports, so if you spill your coffee on it, the damage won’t be major. Specs include a 11.6 inch screen with a 360 degree hinge, as well as a quad core ARM chipset clocked at 2.1 GHz.

 

This machine can survive a 2.4 feet drop and it comes with pretty solid connectivity options: USB Type C, HDMI, USB 3.0 and SD card slot. Everything is packed within a a body that weighs below 3 lbs. There’s also 4 GB of RAM on board, 32 GB of storage and a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Water resistance is probably the best aspect here.

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ASUS ZenBook Flip UX370UA Gets Pictured and Specced, Has 4 High End Speakers

By Radu Iorga

There’s a fresh ZenBook in town, the Flip UX370UA model, that just got pictured below and also specced. This brand new convertible unit has leaked and it seems it has a pretty potent speaker system.

It’s supposed to be a sort of flagship product, which may reach Europe and USA soon, after a potential Computex unveiling. The device reached the FCC, for a battery of tests, so that’s how the leaks happened. We’ve got a convertible 360 degree rotating model here, able to transform in notebook, tablet and stand format. This is a more elegant device than its predecessor and it comes with 4 high end speakers.

While some may think this is an Intel Core Kaby Lake-Y machine, it’s in fact a Intel Core i7-7500U unit, as confirmed by the Italian source with all the details. There’s a small vent hinting at this approach, so it’s not a fanless design. We also get two USB type C ports here, with the Thunderbolt 3 flavour and we’ll get a 13.3 inch screen upfront, with active ASUS Pen support.

A preview during the Milan Design Week has been promised.

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Porsche Design Debuts BOOK ONE Convertible, Priced at $2500, Sporting Premium Design

By Radu Iorga

Porsche Design is not happy with just branding higher end and fancier Huawei phones and watches, so now they’re going into the field of laptops and notebooks. They unveiled at MWC 2017 a new convertible called Porsche Design BOOK ONE, that comes in April with $2500 price tag.

This model has a 360 degree hinge and its’ basically a tablet with a detachable keyboard. Featuring a 13.3 inch 3200 x 1800 pixel IPS screen, the device packs an Intel Core i7-7500U Kaby Lake processor, as well as up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of PCIe SSD storage. There are stereo speakers included here and a 5 MP webcam for chatter and Windows Hello login.

An impressive 14 hours of battery life has been promised by its maker. Connectivity is also covered, with Thunderbolt 3/USB Type C and the keyboard also brings its own USB 3.0 port and USB 3.1 Type C, plus a microSD card slot. To increase productivity by a notch, the device also gets a Wacom pen, supporting up to 2048 levels of pressure. It docks to the side of the slate via a magnetic connection.

Everything is clad in aluminum and measures 0.3 inches (tablet) and 0.6 inches with the keyboard combined. A Precision Touchpad is also here and apparently this project involved Intel, Microsoft and Quanta.

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MWC 2017: Lenovo Debuts 4 Tab 4 Tablets, Miix 320 Detachable and Yoga 520/720 Convertibles

By Radu Iorga

Tech shows wouldn’t be the same without Lenovo, always bringing a dozen or so of tablets to these shows. MWC 2017 is no exception and the Chinese firm just unveiled 4 Android tablets, plus the Miix 320 detachable and new Yoga 520 and Yoga 720 series of convertibles, in a variety of diagonals. More of that is detailed below.

Lenovo Tab 4

These are 4 new Android tablets, available in two main series: the Lenovo Tab 4 and Tab 4 Plus. They’re also divided into 8 and 10 inch units and prices start at $109. These are entry level and midrange slates, starting off with the Lenovo Tab 4 8 incher with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU and Android Nougat on board.

The device also offers 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a main 5 MP camera and a front 2 MP shooter. Stereo speakers also make the cut. Then we come to the 10 inch version of the Tab 4, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 with pretty much the same hardware, but also a bigger screen and bigger battery. Price goes to $149. We also move on to the Lenovo Tab 4 Plus series with Full HD screens, a Snapdragon 625 processor, USB Type C port and microSD card slot.

8 MP main cameras and 5 MP front cams are also here, as well as fingerprint scanners. Variety is available here, as there are 3 GB RAM/16 GB storage versions and 4 GB RAM/64 GB models. The basic price is $249 and optional accessories are offered, like a bumper case, stickers, parental control software and more. The product debuts in May.

Lenovo Yoga 520 (Flex 5)

The Lenovo Yoga 520 is an $800 convertible that comes in May and in USA it will be called the Lenovo Flex 5. This device is available in 14 inch and 15 inch models with 360 degree hinges, support for Active Pen and up to 16 GB of RAM. The CPU on the 14 inch Full HD model will be up to a Core i7 Kaby Lake and we’ll get many storage versions, like 512 GB of PCIe SDD, up to 1 TB of SATA HDD and hybrid storage with 128 GB of SSD and 1 TB SATA HDD.

The product has two USB 3.0 ports, USB Type C, HDMI and Ethernet. It also brings a HD webcam, Harman Audio speakers and a fingerprint scanner as an option. Available in black, silver or gold, it all starts at $800.

Lenovo Yoga 720

These are high end convertibles with up to 4K displays and versions with 13.3 inch and 15.6 inch diagonals. They’ll be available from April, sporting up to an Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processor and up to 16 GB of RAM and 4K display. Up to 1 TB of PCIe SSD is also here. The bigger unit also has some gaming capacities, thanks to a GeForce GTX 1050M graphics card inside.

360 degree hinges are ever present, plus Thunderbolt 3/USB Type C ports, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 ports too and even a DisplayPort. The list goes on with a fingerprint scanner and Lenovo promises 8 hours of battery life for the 13.3 inch model. The 4K one goes to 7 hours only. The 15.6 incher weighs around 4.4 pounds and has a Full HD version with 9 hours of functioning time or a 4K model with up to 8 hours.

Lenovo Miix 320

The Lenovo Miix 320 is a 2 in 1 Windows machine, which is quite affordable and ready to launch in April. It’ll be for sale starting at $200. This device is rather modest, with an Intel Atom x5 processor, a 10.1 inch screen, a detachable keyboard and stereo speakers. There’s also WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and up to 10 hours of usage. Specs include up to 4 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of eMMC storage, as well as a Full HD screen.

Connectivity checks out well, with USB Type C, two USB 2.0 ports and micro HDMI, but there’s also a 4G LTE version. Lenovo throws in Active Pen support and a 1 year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 in some markets from July.

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New Lenovo Yoga laptops get 4K displays, Nvidia GTX 1050 GPUs, and more

By Andrew Cunningham

Lenovo

The foldable hinge of Lenovo’s Yoga laptops has become a mainstay in the convertible laptop market since the original was launched in late 2012. Along with the MacBook Air and the Surface Pro 4, the Yoga has become one of the industry’s most commonly copied designs. This week at Mobile World Congress, Lenovo has updated the originals with new features that check a lot of the boxes we’re looking for 2017’s PCs to check.

The most interesting options of the new Yogas are the new midrange 720-series models, available in both 13.3-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. Both offer many of the same features: they have Windows Hello fingerprint sensors embedded in their palmrests, they come with both 1080p and 4K touchscreens, they both support pen input via an optional Windows Ink-compatible pen accessory, and they both offer a Thunderbolt 3 port that charges the laptop and offers DisplayPort support. The 13-inch model also offers one USB 3.0 port, and the 15-inch model offers two USB 3.0 ports; both have headphone jacks but no SD card readers. Both use Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, both offer up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, both offer PCIe SSDs up to 1TB in size, both have 867Mbps 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, and both offer backlit keyboards and Windows 10 Home (Pro doesn’t appear to be an option). Like Dell’s XPS 13, each of these devices also uses slim bezels around the top and sides of the screens that are offset by a larger bottom bezel; unlike the XPS 13, though, both squeeze their 720p webcams in above the screen rather than below it.

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