Today, Lenovo turns 32! What better way to celebrate than to reminisce of the forward thinking Yoga line; Lenovo's commitment to multi-mode computing, and a PC Plus era. The brand that made Lenovo "America's best selling convertible laptop brand."
2012- A revolution was born (IdeaPad Yoga 13)
Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga was a revolution at the time. It was the product that challenged the status quo; and the product that made Lenovo huge not only in the business market, but also in the the consumer market. It was the first convertible to feature a 360 degree rotating hinge that allows users to switch from laptop mode to tablet mode seamlessly.
2013- Power meets function (Yoga 2 Pro)
Whereas the Yoga 13 only featured an Intel Core i3 and i5; the Yoga 2 Pro has a full fledged Intel Core i7, up to 512GB of SSD storage, and a QHD display. The Yoga 2 Pro was the embodiment of the multi-mode computing concept in the Yoga 13, and expanded for power users. Plus, it even came in clementine orange!
2013- Redefining the Tablet (Yoga Tablet 8 &10)
Multi-mode computing on just laptops wasn't enough for Lenovo. A few months after the Yoga 2 Pro, Lenovo released its first ever Yoga Tablet. It featured a revolutionary design with three distinct modes: stand, tilt, and hold mode. A cylindrical grip allows for not only a good grip in the hands, but also houses an enormous battery that gives you 18 hours of battery life. All of this was enclosed in a beautiful metal jacket, and only costs $249.
2014- Projectors! (Yoga Tablet 2 Series)
What's better than a 70" screen whenever you want, where ever you want? Enter the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, which sparked a whole new era in consumer concentric computing. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro encompasses all of the multi-mode aspects of the Yoga Tablet 8 &10, but ups the game with an extra mode (hang mode), a faster Intel processor, a laptop-class QHD display, and a projector! Here's the projector that sparked a whole suite of projector-integrated products (see the Yoga Tablet 3 Pro, ThinkPad Stack Projector, and InstaShare Projector Moto Mod).
2014- Watch + laptop hinge? #Goodweird (Yoga 3 Pro)
The Yoga 3 Pro: extremely thin, extremely light, and extremely beautiful. It featured Lenovo's beautiful watchband hinge- something that was never seen before in the PC industry. The hinge is handcrafted out of 813 piece of aluminum and steel, and allows the device to be thinner than a pencil.
2015- Power and beauty! (Yoga 900)
The Lenovo Yoga 900 is a true mixture of performance and beauty. It's still got the gorgeous watchband hinge, yet it is extremely powerful. How powerful? The Intel Core i7, 16GB of memory, 512GB of PCIe storage, and a 66 Watt hour battery. Read my review here!
The latest and greatest Yoga laptop. The Lenovo Yoga 910 is an upgrade from last year's Yoga 900- with the beautiful metal watchband hinge, and QHD display. This year, the Yoga 910 features the Intel 7th gen processors, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB SSD storage, an edge to edge FHD or 4K display, with sharper, clearer images, and 100 percent sRGB color gamut coverage. A new addition is a fingerprint sensor, which allows you to securely log into Windows. The Yoga 910 also has a metal unibody design- the whole thing is metal! And a humongous 78 watt power battery, which Lenovo claims 15.5 hours on the FHD model.
The most innovative gadget of the year? Ah, that's a close one between the Moto Z! The Yoga Book has a state of the art halo keyboard, which also doubles as a digital drawing pad. You've got the keyboard if you need it, or just fold it back and use it like a regular tablet. Or, you can just open it flat and digitize all your notes. It's cool, like really cool! Plus, it's only $499!
Cheers to this world of innovation. Different IS truly better!