Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 gets AnyPen technology to turn anything into stylus

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 gets AnyPen technology to turn anything into stylus

Lenovo not only brought its new smartphones and a smart wrist band, but has also announced a refreshed lineup of its Yoga Tablets at the CES 2015 with new features and tweaks. The new lineup also has 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 which the company’s AnyPen technology to turn anything into a stylus.

The new Yoga Tablet lineup includes 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2, 11-inch and 14-inch Yoga 3 and ThinkPad Yoga.

The new 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 is a new offering under the company’s existing Yoga tablet 2 family. The tablet runs on Windows 8.1 operating system and is powered by an Intel Atom (Z3745) chipset with a 1.86GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB expandable storage. There is a 180-degree rotating kickstand which has four modes and frontal dual-speakers are available along with Dolby audio technology to enhance users multimedia experience.

The tablet has AnyPen technology which lets users use any pencil, pen or even a fork or knife to make it operable as a digital stylus for easy note-taking and sketching experience. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and has a 1.6-megapixel front camera. There is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a microUSB port.

The Yoga 3, on the other hand, has 11-inch and 14-inch convertible tablets which are claimed to offer 360-degree flexibility and feature four modes – Laptop, Stand, Tent and Tablet. As an upgrade over the previously launched Yoga 3, the new device has a refined hinge which allows the screen to lay flat at 180-degree.

There are 1080p display panels, up to fifth-generation Intel Core i7 processors and Windows 8.1 operating system. Lenovo has provided Waves audio technology and stereo speakers on the Yoga 3 models and there are four color options to choose from – Clementine Orange, Platinum Silver, new Chalk White or Ebony Black.

Lastly, there is ThinkPad Yoga in 12-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch display sizes. This new series of convertibles have ActivePen technology and comes along with an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera. There is fifth-generation Intel Core i7 processors, Windows 8.1 operating system and large storage up to 1TB.

On announcing the new range, Dilip Bhatia, vice president worldwide marketing and design, PC Group, Lenovo, said:

“As users’ lifestyles evolve and change, so does our Yoga line of convertibles and tablets. Our latest products fuse new handwriting technologies and 3D camera technologies with the flexibility, performance and a more adaptive computing experience the Yoga family is known for. All this adds up to making the PC more and more responsive to you.”

The 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows will go on sale starting January while the ThinkPad Yoga will be available starting next month. The Yoga 3 range will be available in March.

Categories: CES 2015, Tablets