Lenovo offers new Yoga hybrids, a new Flex line of PCs, and more

We go hands-on with business and consumer Yoga systems, plus a tabletop PC, a new line of semi-hybrids, and more.

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As part of the IFA flood of new laptops, tablets, and other products, Lenovo is introducing a new PC line, as well as serious revisions to the popular Yoga hybrid. Also new, an Android tablet called the S5000 and a phone called the Vibe X , both of which claim to be especially lightweight.

Below you'll find links to hands-on impressions, photos, and video of Lenovo's new PC lineup, including a high-res update of the popular Yoga hybrid, and a brand new Yoga version from the ThinkPad brand, which includes a keyboard update that's been on our wish list for some time.


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IdeaPad Flex 14
The IdeaPad Flex line, available in 14- and 15-inch versions, doesn't fold all the way back into a tablet like the Yoga does. This is more of a laptop with some extra flexibility, bending its screen back by 300 degrees to allow for what we've been calling a kiosk mode, with the screen pointing out from the rear of the laptop, away from the keyboard and touch pad. Read our First Take and see hands-on video here.


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IdeaPad Flex 20
Unlike earlier tabletop PC such as the HP Rove 20 and original Sony Vaio Tap 20 , which both weigh around 12 pounds, the $899 Flex 20 is closer to 8 pounds. That's about the same as Sony's just-announced 21-inch Tap 21 , and a little more than Dell's excellent, and extremely thin, 18-inch XPS 18 . Read our First Take and see hands-on video here.


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IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
How do you top the much-loved original? In the case of the just-announced Yoga 2 Pro, the star of the show is an ultra-high-res 13.3-inch display, with a native resolution of 3,200x1,800 pixels. That puts the Yoga 2 in similar territory to the Toshiba Kirabook, Retina MacBook Pro, Chromebook Pixel, Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus, and a handful of others. Read our First Take and see hands-on video here.


The keyboard recedes into the body and is locked in tablet mode. Sarah Tew/CNET

ThinkPad Yoga
Lenovo has a new take on the Yoga that should make a lot of people very happy. This new ThinkPad-branded model has a seriously engineered keyboard and chassis that pulls the keys into the body as you fold it over backward into tablet mode. Read our First Take and see hands-on video here.


Finally, the 7-inch IdeaTab S5000 claims to be lighter than either the iPad Mini or Nexus 7, but has only a 1,280x800 display and a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek 8389 CPU. It should be available in December. The Android 4.2 smartphone known as the Vibe X has a 5-inch screen and weighs just 4.1 ounces, but there are currently no plans to release it in the US.
 

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