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Lenovo reveals Ultrabook convertibles for Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, IdeaTab Lynx and ThinkPad Twist all inbound

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga IdeaTab Lynx ThinkPad Twist

Lenovo has announced four IdeaPad, IdeaTab and ThinkPad Ultrabook devices designed for Windows 8.

The range of Windows 8 Ultrabooks from Lenovo consists of the IdeaPad Yoga 13, IdeaPad Yoga 11, IdeaTab Lynx and ThinkPad Twist. The devices will start shipping from early November with prices from £699. See also: How to upgrade to Windows 8.

Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Lenovo said: "Our family of Ultrabook convertibles addresses the unique needs of consumers, businesses and everyone in between by creating high performance laptop-tablet combinations in new designs and different sizes,"

We've been aware of the IdeaPad Yoga in its 13in form for a while, a hybrid touchscreen laptop which can fold into a tablet thanks to its 360 degree hinge. The IdeaPad Yoga 13 will come with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor while the IdeaPad Yoga 11 is nVidia Tegra 3 powered. The pair will come with Windows 8 and Windows RT, respectively priced at £999 and £699.

Read our Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga review

The 11.6in IdeaTab Lynx tablet uses a dual-core Intel Atom chip and has a keyboard docking station for a more laptop like experience.  Lenovo is yet to announce pricing and availability for the IdeaTab Lynx.

For business users there is the ThinkPad Twist which has a 12.5in IPS screen which swivels to turn the device from an Ultrabook to a tablet. Users can choose up to Windows 8 Pro, an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 and an SSD. Prices start at £809 excluding VAT.

"We think these innovative convertibles are the best devices for a groundbreaking touchscreen experience, plus their multi-modes give people even more ways to use their PC." added Hortensius.

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