I spent a couple weeks running the Lenovo A740 All-in-One PC through its paces. With a Quad HD touchscreen, and some decently powerful guts, does it have the horsepower to combat Apple’s iMac? Let’s take a look!
From smartphones to tablets, the motto this year in mobility? “Bigger is Better”, and now Lenovo is jumping in with a new Windows PC to expand their Yoga Tablet 2 family of products.
The 13″ Yoga features a QHD touchscreen (2560×1440) powered by an Intel Atom Quad-Core processor and 4GB of RAM. The slate features 64GB of storage which can be expanded another 64GB via MicroSD. Happily you’ll also get a Bluetooth keyboard in the box.
That extra screen real estate means you have a bit more room to include some other fun features like stereo speakers, a Micro-HDMI port, and a honking big battery. The cell in the 13″ Yoga is 12,800 mAh, which Lenovo claims is good for 15 hours of run time.
The new Yoga with Windows will hit the streets in early November and is expected to retail for $699.99. More pics below.
Microsoft’s dominance of the consumer PC market is largely due to system makers making entry level gear. This situation has been rough on Windows 8, as the OS is more fun to use with a touchscreen. This is exactly the market Lenovo is trying to crack open with the C260 budget All-in-One PC. Let’s take a look!
I was recently editing an audiobook when my HP laptop completely stopped working on me. I am known for using my devices until they are on their last leg of life. I needed a great replacement and I had to stay within budget. A few friends of mine have Toshiba Satellite laptops so I decided to head over to Toshiba’s and see what they had to offer. I came across the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. It was reasonably priced. So I read some reviews and decided to place the order. It has been a while since I had purchased a new laptop and it was time for a change like when I switched from Android to a Windows Phone 8.
About 7 days later the Toshiba C55D-B5212 showed up via UPS. There is no un boxing in this review. So let’s jump right into the review. The first step was to download all the updates to get the new laptop up to speed and up to date. The updates took about 30 minutes. The Toshiba C55D-B5212 comes equipped with Windows 8.1 so I was interested to see how the new operating system would compare to Windows 7 Ultimate. After the updates were good to go, it was time to see what the new laptop could do. I was able to sync all of my social media, email and xbox live apps seamlessly with Windows 8.1 Continue reading Review: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212 Laptop→
The two Lenovo’s I was most excited to see in the flesh after their announcement at IFA, Lenovo brought them for me to play with at CTIA! Let’s take a quick look at the new Helix and the Y50 Touch gaming laptop!
Announced today at IFA, Lenovo has refreshes planned for some of their most unique Windows 8.1 PC’s.
The new Helix gets a slimmer build and finally gets the more powerful and efficient Intel Core M chipset. Helix is an 11.6″ tablet which can dock in a clam-shell keyboard for a more traditional laptop experience. Lenovo calls their latching system “rip and flip” as the tablet can be inserted either facing towards or away from the keyboard for multi-mode usage. You can use the Helix as a tablet, laptop, or in “stand mode”. The Helix features up to 12 hour battery life with the Ultrabook Pro Keyboard dock.
As the Helix is a part of the Thinkpad line for business users, it includes support for a digitzer pen and security features like a fingerprint reader, smart card reader, and three factor authentication.
Consumers looking for an All-in-One experience can look to the Horizon 2s and 2e. Like the Flex 20 we reviewed recently, the Horizon 2 is a battery powered AiO. Like a semi portable, giant tablet which can replace your desktop PC running a full version of Windows 8.1 on an Intel Core processor.
Lenovo has shaved 10 pounds off the weight of its first Horizon PC, while including a battery capable of up to three hours of run time. The multi-mode stand also returns, allowing you to prop the screen upright, hold it at an angle, or lay it completely flat for tabletop gaming.
The Helix with Ultrabook Keyboard dock will be available in January starting at a price of $999. The Horizon 2e will launch in October starting at $749. You can catch Lenovo’s full PR below.
At IFA in Berlin, Lenovo took the wraps off of their first Intel powered Android tablet and some new gear for gamers.
The Tab S8 has an 8″ full HD screen (1920×1200) powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor. The screen is bordered by tiny bezels with front facing stereo speakers, there’s an 8MP rear shooter, and features 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage.
Base model will be available in September for $199, and there will be an LTE enabled model released later.