Lenovo updates much-loved Yoga, Haswell and ultra-high-res screen in tow

Jordan O'Brien
September 5, 2013

You didn’t think Lenovo had just a single product announcement at IFA did you? Lenovo arguably created the first successful hybrid Windows 8 PC, with the Yoga series, and now it’s getting a much welcomed update.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro has a 13.3-inch display capable of a resolution of 3200×1800 — meaning it’s comparable to the Retina MacBook Pro and the Chromebook Pixel, both of which have been applauded for their stunning quality.

When compared to the original Yoga, the Yoga 2 Pro is a stark improvement, especially considering the upgrade is from 1600×900 — less tha full HD.

The IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is both thinner and lighter than the previous iteration as well, measuring 15.5mm thick and weighing around about 1.36kg.

The latest Haswell processor is on-board, with users getting the option of any i-series processor up to an Intel Core i7, which can be paired with up to 8GB of RAM. There will also be up to 512GB of SSD storage under the hood.

The base configuration is currently a QHD+ screen, Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM — all which will set you back around $1100 (about £705).

The hardware does include some Ultrabook favourites, such as a backlit keyboard and a 720p front-facing snapper.

The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro will launch in October.

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