After an exciting year for Lenovo which they offered tablets and captured incredible marketplace momentum, the fastest growing global PC company remains very optimistic on the future of the PC industry that is targeted to reach 2 billion by 2014 with growth coming from the emerging markets.
Lenovo announced that they are starting the year with loads of excitement and be showing a slew of products. As the world clamors for great products, Lenovo outlined the roadmap for continued innovation in the PC business.
At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad YOGA, the industry’s first multi-mode notebook with a 360 degree flip-and-fold design; an intuitive design that optimizes the user experience of both an ultrabook and tablet across four different usage modes – notebook, tablet, stand and tent.
“It is clear to us that consumers want their four screens: mobile devices, tablets, notebooks and smart TVs and they want them to work together seamlessly, anytime, anywhere. Whether a notebook that bends and folds, or an all-in-one that puts the ‘wide’ into wide-angle, today’s announcements reflect our focus on delivering the inspirational innovations that consumers are looking for,” said Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “The IdeaPad YOGA multi-mode notebook redefines the convergence and convertible user experience by bringing together the best of traditional PCs, with the best of tablets and more.”
Lenovo also recently unveiled its “Personal Cloud” vision, marking the transformation of the company from a “personal computer” manufacturer to a “personal cloud solution” provider. By breaking down the barriers of device differentiation and integrating hardware, software and cloud services that are connected, experiential and dynamic, Lenovo’s Personal Cloud vision aims to create a comprehensive mobile Internet experience anytime, anywhere.
Designed for the convergence of professional and personal lifestyles, the IdeaPad YOGA is the union of a stylish, powerful ultrabook and a portable 13.3” multi-touch tablet. YOGA’s patented dual-hinge design is engineered to enable content consumption and creation spanning four intuitive usage positions – notebook, tablet, stand, and tent – in one computer, while offering higher durability and stability than conventional convertible form factors. YOGA is the industry’s thinnest convertible ultrabook measuring 16.9mm thin at 1.47kg. Powered by the Intel Core Processor family with a Windows 8 operating system, YOGA supports eight hours of battery life with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. YOGA’s versatile multi-mode form factor strikes an ideal balance between creating and consuming content, while at the same time, offering consumers an optimal experience of a notebook and tablet in a single device.
As the industry’s slimmest 27” all-in-one and sporting a sleek metal exterior, the IdeaCentre A720 measures a mere 24.5mm and combines a frameless display supporting 10-point multi-touch. The A720 is engineered to optimize the touch experience in the “digital” home with the A720’s widely adjustable hinge, which allows the screen to be pulled towards the user at an angle of -5 degrees and folded back to an angle of up to 90 degrees, making touch applications more comfortable over longer periods in any position. Powered by the Intel Core Processor family and NVIDIA GeForce graphics with up to 1TB HDD and 64 GB SSD storage, the A720 delivers an impressive home multimedia experience on a frameless high definition 16:9 wide-screen. With integrated entertainment features, such as room shaking Dolby Home Theatre V4 audio, Lenovo High-Sense (720p HD) Webcam, and Lenovo IdeaTouch (a suite of touch-optimized applications and games), the A720 is an ultra-stylish and fun addition for the modern home entertainment center.
Lenovo’s first business ultrabook, the ThinkPad T430u, equips business users with the same thin and light designs found in consumer ultrabooks without sacrificing business-class performance. The stylish ThinkPad T430u ultrabook borrows some of the elements typically found on premium laptops, such as a matte finish that’s soft to the touch and an aluminum top cover that complement its small – less than 2cm thick and less than 1.8kg – frame. It also sports ThinkPad’s new modern and minimalist island-style keyboard.