Lenovo is launching the business oriented ThinkPad X1 Yoga which takes the Yoga series to the next level. This is the first first convertible device with an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display.
The X1 Yoga comes with the option of a 14-inch 2560×1440 display made by the leader in OLED technology, Samsung. Up till now OLED has been used in smartphones and some tablets but never on a laptop.
The laptop is equipped with either a 1920×1080 IPS LCD or 2560×1440 IPS LCD. The OLED device is optional, pricier but gives a large gamut with deep blacks and higher contrast.
The business laptop is powered by Intel Skylake-U series processors i3, i5 or Core i7 with vPro. It can get up to 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. It is equipped with three USB 3.0 ports and OneLine+ for Ethernet, an also features mDP, HDMI, microSD, 4G LTE (optional), with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modem. It also features WiGig wireless docking and a touch fingerprint reader.
The active stylus charges when docked to the base.The keyboard is with the spill-resistant keys and trackpoint retract into the base when the display is rotated around, to improve the ergonomics when used in tablet mode.
The convertible weighs 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs) and is 16.7 mm (0.66-inches) thick.
The new X1 Yoga will be available starting in January, with the OLED model shipping around April. Prices start at $1449.
The Asus Transformer Book T300 is a 13.3-inch laptop with a detachable Full HD display anounced at IFA 2013. At the same time it can be used as a standalone Windows 8 tablet. The Transformer Book т300 powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Core processor. The Li-Ion 6710mAh battery provides up to eight hours battery life.
ASUS Transformer Book T300 features a sleek metallic design with a soft-touch finish that’s both durable and stylish. The 13.3-inch tablet display has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution for an expansive working space with razor-sharp images, while IPS technology ensures wide 178-degree viewing angles with excellent daylight visibility.
Transformer Book also features cutting-edge multi-touch digitizer technology that detects a 6mm contact point, rather than the 9mm recommended by Microsoft for Windows 8. The result is a 10-point multi-touch display with high-precision input that’s perfect for the kind of fine fingertip control required by everything from spreadsheets to creative applications.
Just 11.5mm thin, ASUS Transformer Book T300’s tablet display is extremely portable, but it’s also highly practical for use on the move, with built-in USB 3.0, a micro-HDMI ports, plus an LED battery charge indicator. The keyboard dock is equally slim, at just 11mm, and has a compact magnetic dock connector that releases and snaps to the tablet display in an instant. The dock features a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a large multi-touch touchpad with Windows 8 gesture support.
Transformer Book features a front 720p HD camera and a rear 1080p Full HD camera, plus stereo speakers powered by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for loud, clear sound.
Asus has yet to announce the pricing and actual shipment date.