Monday, December 10, 2012

Lenovo Premieres the IdeaPad Yoga and ThinkPad Twist Designed for Windows 8

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Coming directly from the airport from our trip to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, I made the right decision on attending the Lenovo launch of its newest Ultrabook, ThinkPad and IdeaPad releases. This was held at the Balcony restaurant in Legazpi Village Makati City.

Attended by mostly tech-oriented writers and bloggers, the event organizers wanted to have the guests wearing a superhero identity, but only one came in a military attire who was even carrying a toy armalite.

....and oh, there was another one wearing an Ironman mask. So eventually the price of 5k worth of Gift Checks went to the only guy who came in a hero attire.

Military man won Gift Checks worth 5k for attending the event dressed up as their favorite hero

 Another blogger wearing an Ironman mask - too bad no consolation prize for him for the effort

But let's go to the real story instead (though I'm a bit disappointed because If only I had time to prepare for the event, I would have come in a superhero costume as well, and maybe I could have won.

I just thank the organizers of the Lenovo event for inviting me as I witnessed the unveiling of brand new lines of laptop and tablet prducts.

Lenovo recently announced their touch-optimized UltrabookTMdevices that blend work and play for consumers and business professionals, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 and ThinkPad Twist, respectively. 

Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines said: “With the launch of Windows 8 and Intel®’s Ultrabook technology, now is the right time for the convertible form factor to take off.  The IdeaPad Yoga 13 and ThinkPad Twist convertibles are incredible machines that reinforce Lenovo’s commitment to continuously provide cutting-edge innovation. Our convertibles are the perfect DO machines that users can seamlessly integrate into every aspect of their lifestyle.” 

IDC reports that Microsoft’s Windows 8 is set to bring a new experience to PC users, likely to entice consumers to experience the best of both worlds – PC and tablet and therefore increasing PC and tablet adoption rates. Additionally, Gartner says that mobile tech’s huge impact on businesses will continue to build, predicting that by 2016, 40percent of the workforce will be mobile.

IdeaPad Yoga 13 Four Awesome Modes in One Incredible Machine
The IdeaPad Yoga’s revolutionary hinge allows it to uniquely move 360 degrees and fold from laptop to tablet in one simple motion. As one of the world’s first multi-mode Ultrabooks, Yoga 13 provides a high level of flexibility between work and play without compromises. Infused with powerful 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and running Windows 8, Yoga 13 provides laptop-grade performance to get work done anywhere and all day with its super slim 16.9 mm frame and eight hours of battery life.

The Yoga 13 boasts of stunning visuals - photos, videos and websites - on its 13.3-inch high definition HD LED multi-touch display, which provides bright background and vivid colors. The Yoga 13 has four modes of operation: laptop, tablet, tent and stand so users can choose the most comfortable way for them to edit files, compose documents, blog, listen to music, look at photos, browse websites, video chat, and share the screen with friends.

It also comes with Lenovo apps such as the Lenovo Energy Management which protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced, energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges.

ThinkPad Twist Puts New Spin on Small Business Computing
The 12.5-inch ThinkPad Twist gives professionals the technologies they need for both their business and personal computing. For exceptional business-class productivity, ThinkPad Twist packages 3rd Generation i5 processors with Windows 8, large storage up to 500 GB HDD, 24 GB mSATA and the ThinkPad brand’s legendary keyboard, quality and reliability features. Users can work for hours with nearly all-day battery life (of up to 7 hours) and tablet-like quick resume from standby. This powerful machine also includes dedicated software tools specifically for small business including Lenovo Solutions for Small Business powered by Intel Small Business Advantage and Lenovo Solution Center. 

ThinkPad Twist’s luminous high definition 350nit IPS display and Dolby Home Theatre audio produce a stand out multimedia experience. Whether it’s a client video presentation or action-packed movie, simply connect to high definition video with the ThinkPad Twist’s mini-HDMI or DisplayPort jack and turn up the volume. Like the Yoga 13, the ThinkPad Twist can convert into four operation modes like the Stand, a great position for work collaboration via the multi-touch screen.

Flexible Service and Support
Lenovo offers a full suite of services for the IdeaPad Yoga 3, including 2 years warranty upgrades for parts and labor. For small businesses, the ThinkPad Twist offers a full line up of Lenovo Services for Small Business, a selection from a portfolio of warranty upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive and other protection services.

Additionally, both IdeaPad Yoga 3 and ThinkPad Twist receive Lenovo Premium Support’s expert technicians are available from the comfort of when either through phone or remote session.

Pricing and Availability
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 will be available by end December at Php60,995 while the ThinkPad Twist is now available at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and authorized business partners at Php57,990.   

More pictures below of the event happenings highlighting their guest Krav Maga instructor who shared with us some interesting techniques on how to defend ourselves against gun and knife-wielding attackers.

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