Lenovo gets creative with new Yoga hybrids, for a price

Lenovo packs a discrete GPU, DDR4 memory and a 14-inch screen into the mid-range Yoga 710 14

Lenovo's new Yoga hybrids -- which can be used as laptops or tablets -- are an avenue for the company to roll out new features to its larger computer line, but the products could be expensive for users.

Case in point: Lenovo's new Yoga 710 hybrid, with prices starting at €899 (US$1,287). The 14-inch model can be configured with an optional GPU from Nvidia and up to 8GB of DDR4 memory, making the thin PC useful for gaming and multimedia.

The Yoga 710 is 17.3-millimeters thick and weighs 1.6 kilograms. A fully-loaded model could include 256GB of SSD storage and Intel's Skylake Core i7 processor.

A new 11-inch model of Yoga 710 has less powerful options than its 14-inch cousin. It can be configured with tablet components including a sixth-generation Intel Core M5 processor, Intel's integrated graphics, 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to 256GB of SSD storage. It offers around eight hours of battery life, is 14.9 millimeters thick and weighs 1.07 kilograms. The 11-inch model starts at €799 ($1,144).

The hybrids, which will ship in May, feature 1920 x 1080 screens, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 ports and micro-HDMI slots.

Lenovo's newIdeaPad Miix 310, priced starting at €269 ($385), is a tablet that offers LTE connectivity but lacks important features. For one, it has USB 2.0 ports, while many tablets and PCs now have faster USB 3.0 ports. It also features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, while others have graduated to 802.11ac.

The 310 has a 10-inch, high-definition screen, 4GB of DDR3 memory and up to 64GB of storage. It is 9.2-millimeters thick, weighs 580 grams, and runs on an Intel Atom X5-8300 chip. It will start shipping in June.

Many of the features debuting in the Yoga line ultimately make it to other Lenovo PCs. Yoga was Lenovo's first hybrid design, and other PC makers copied the idea.

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