|Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx||Lenovo IdeaTab Twist|
We may be rapidly seeing the death of the traditional laptop, as more and more hybrid devices with touch screens and innovative hinges are announced.
The latest to join the fray are two new hybrids by Lenovo, the Ideatab Lynx and the ideatab Twist.
The Lenovo Lynx is a tablet PC with an optional detachable keyboard dock and a 1.8GHz Intel Atom dual core processor (Z2760), 2GB DDR2 RAM, 32/64GB eMMC storage, a 11.6" IPS HD display, 5-point capacitive touch and 8 hours of battery life without the dock and 16 with the dock.
The Lynx also comes with a range of sensors; a G-sensor, proximity sensor, compass, gyro and ambient light sensor. The device will start at $599 for the base configuration.
The Lenovo Twist features a Intel i7 processor, up to 8 GB of RAM, Intel Integrated Graphics, 320/500 GB – 7200 RPM drive or 128 GB SSD and a 720p front-facing camera, and weighs in at 1.58 KG (3.48 pounds) with 7 hours of battery life for the Twist and will retail for $849.
This business device features the old flip and twist design popular in hybrids around 3 to 5 years ago.
They also announced the WindowsRT Ideapad Yoga II with an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip and 2GB of DDR3 memory powering its 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display, with five-point multitouch and up to 64GB of storage in a 2.8-pound, 15.6mm thin package which will retail for $799.
The x86 version of the device with a 1600 x 900 IPS display, 128GB of solid state storage, Core i5 processor, 13 inch screen and 10 point multi-touch will cost $1,099 and be on sale on October 26th, with pre-orders from the 11th at BestBuy.