We might only be in February, but Lenovo has already had a busy year in terms of bolstering their laptop and 2-in-1 series of devices. Continuing from where they left off at CES 2017, Lenovo unveiled the Miix 320 2-in-1 hybrid, along with two new additions to their popular Yoga laptop series, the Yoga 520 and the Yoga 720 here at MWC 2017. Here’s all you need to know!
Lenovo Miix 320
Starting with the Lenovo Miix 320, you get a Windows 10 tablet powered by an Intel X5 processor, up to 4 GB of RAM, and up to 128 GB of storage, and the tablet comes with a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution. The high resolution display isn’t the only advantage when it comes to media consumption, with the tablet featuring Dolby Advanced Audio speakers to enhance the experience.
The tablet is certainly portable, and when you add the detachable keyboard, what you get is a powerful 2-in-1 that functions perfectly as a full laptop. Keep everything running is a large battery that Lenovo claims will provide up to 10 hours of battery life. With the Miix 320, you have the best of both worlds, with the ability to choose between a portable tablet, and with the attachable keyboard, a full laptop.
Lenovo Yoga 520 and Yoga 720
Lenovo’s Yoga series of laptops have continued to grow in popularity since their inception, and the latest additions, the Yoga 520 and the Yoga 720 are fantastic new additions to the series. The laptops may not come with the unique looking watchband hinges that some other devices in the series feature, but nevertheless, the standard hinges allow for the screen to be rotated by a full 360 degrees, creating a propped up tent mode or stand mode.
There are a variety of models available, with the Yoga 520 available in 14-inch and 15-inch iterations, while the Yoga 720 can be found in 13-inch and 15-inch versions. Both laptops will available with different processing packages, up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, and in the case of the Yoga 720, you get to enjoy all your work and play on a high resolution 3840 x 2160 display.
Portability and battery life aren’t a concern with either laptop, with the 13-inch Yoga 720 a slim 14.3 mm, while the Yoga 520 is only a slightly thicker 19.9 mm, with weights of 1.3 kgs and 1.74 kgs respectively. Despite the thin and sleek profiles, Lenovo claims that the Yoga 720 will offer up to 9 hours of battery life, while the Yoga 520 raises that number to up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. Additional features include a fingerprint scanner, available with the Yoga 720 and optional with its sibling, and both feature support for the Active Pen stylus.
Pricing and availability
The 13-inch variant of the Yoga 720 will be priced starting at $859.99, while the 15-inch version will start at $1099.99, and both will be available starting from April 2017. The 14-inch variant of the Yoga 520 will be available globally in July, while the 14-inch and 15-inch versions of the device will launch in the US in May, with both starting at $799.99, under the moniker, Flex 5.
Finally, the Miix 320 will launch in the US for the low price of $199.99 in April, with another version that comes with Active Pen support and Microsoft Office 365 included (for 12 months) to be available in July. The global launch of the Miix 320 will also be in April this year.
Stay tuned with Tabtimes to know more about Lenovo’s latest laptop and hybrid device offerings, and for more fantastic coverage from MWC 2017!