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Lenovo Unveils Two More Brand New Notebooks

F.Y. Teng | Jan. 8, 2013
The "rip and flip" ThinkPad Helix and the IdeaPad 11S multimode mini Ultrabook should be widely available in the next two quarters.

Global PC maker Lenovo announced on Tuesday (January 8, 2013) another two models in its lineup of "convertible laptop-tablet devices"-the ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S.

The ThinkPad Helix is touted as "a premium convertible for business professionals" and features a "rip and flip" screen which can be turned 180 degrees on its base and snapped into place as a standing screen, and then folded into the base to become a tablet. It weighs 835 grams, boasts the battery life of 10 hours between charges, and an 11.6-in. high definition display. Available as options on it are LTE2 and NFC connectivity. The IdeaPad Yoga 11S features the flip and fold design of other devices in its family, is only 0.68 in. thick, and has a 11.6-in. high definition display.

Prices for the ThinkPad Helix (which should be out on the market by late February) are expected to be upwards of US$1,499, and the IdeaPad Yoga 11S (set for availability in June) US$799.


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