It’s hard to hear the CES buzz all the way back here from my home office in Austin, and yet I still do a wee bit. And one of the things that seems a little buzzy is Lenovo and some of their new PCs. And I have to admit that, Mac guy though I currently am, they do look pretty interesting.
Lenovo has just announced two new additions to its family of convertible laptop-tablet devices – the ThinkPad Helix, a convertible featuring a “rip and flip” design, and a more powerful and productive IdeaPad Yoga 11S, equipped with Intel processors and featuring Windows 8. The ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S convertibles will be available starting in late-February and June, respectively, through retailers, business partners and www.lenovo.com. Models start at approximately $1,499 and $799, respectively. And I’m sure that when Lenovo talks about “rip and flip”, they’re referencing that unpleasant Velcro-ripping sound, and not, say, ripping something to pieces and then flipping it off, or anything like that. And no, I don’t think “convertible” means that they have a top you take down. Not that kind of convertible, people!
If that sounds good to you, well then maybe you should surf on over to the Lenovo site and take a look. And if you do, be sure to let us know what you think below!