I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Lenovo’s latest products and what a launch it was. The latest Lenovo products quite simply took your breath away. To be honest I really wasn’t expecting to go oooh and aaaah! It was like watching a firework display but better!
The products that were launched at this event were as follows:
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 8″ Windows 8 & Android Editions
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 10″ Windows 8 & Android Editions
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 13″ Pro Android Kit Kat
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Laptop Windows 8
I have to say I loved what I saw of the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with it’s built in projector and JBL speaker system however at the event I couldn’t really hear the speaker working as there was some pumping base music that was there but I did ask a couple of the other insiders about it and they did say it was an awesome sound system so all in all with the 13″ display and the projector and speakers this looks like a fantastic in home device.
I left the event with the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro laptop with it’s stunning flat hinge design and crystal clear display. I have always loved the features of the Yoga and I have to say this device definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s fast, efficient, reliable and stunning. I love how thin it is and how light. I can definitely use this as an on the go laptop as well as around the home.
One thing I do wish that it came with is a pen to be able to fully utilise the touch screen however as far as I have found out so far it doesn’t have the capability to add a Wacom pen apart from the nipple style pens which don’t really offer the precision that you would really want for good solid note taking which is a real shame. That for me is the only thing that is missing from this device and it’s layout. The sound quality is good, it’s fast and price wise comes in at £1499.
Things that aren’t immediately obvious with this device… To turn on the back light on the keyboard press Fn and Space Bar… Some Lenovo devices have different lighting levels in this mode this one is either on or off. The other thing to note is that there isn’t a single place on this device that gets super hot as the heat is dissipated through the device evenly which means no hot knee or hot bed when you are using it in the house.
The Lenovo “harmony” software is interesting in terms of what and how you choose to use your device. It tracks how often you use it in tilt mode, tablet mode and classic mode. I tend to use mine mainly in classic but sometimes in tablet mode. It notes what apps you currently use and some that you might like to try out depending on the mode you are using. It also identifies when your laptop is charged and reminds you to remove the charging cable to prolong battery life which is always a useful reminder as I am one of those people who forgets to unplug when it is fully charged at times. The battery life itself is good and so far I’ve not really found a lot that I dislike about this machine. It’s fast, light and functional.
You can pre-order this laptop for £1299 on Amazon now and be one of the first get your hands on it! Lets just say friends and family will be wanting to have a play with it that’s for sure.