Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga brings a little fun to business laptops

Jordan O'Brien
September 5, 2013

Lenovo’s ThinkPad line has always been known as some serious business machines, and that’s what Lenovo want you to think — but there’s no reason they can’t have a little fun too. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga brings the funky design of the Yoga family to the ThinkPad line.

The difference between the ThinkPad-branded model and the consumer model is the rather clever way the keyboard retracts when flipping it over into tablet form.

The ThinkPad Yoga is the only Yoga to feature this, and in our review of the IdeaPad Yoga, we found that the tablet mode was quite awkward due to the keyboard sticking out — so it’s a shame that the consumer model won’t be receiving it as well.

The ThinkPad Yoga does add NFC, a new Haswell processor, up to 1TB of HDD storage and ThinkPad’s infamous red pointing stick.

If you’re hoping for the same sized screen as the traditional Yoga, then you’ll be sorely disappointed — with a smaller 12.5-inch screen, as opposed to the 13.3-inch IdeaPad Yoga 2.

If you want to have a little fun whilst working, then you don’t have to wait all that long, with the ThinkPad Yoga’s release date set for November, with prices starting at $949 (about £610).

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