In addition to the consumer PC refresh, Lenovo is updating and relaunching some of its business devices. The ThinkPad Yoga is the prosumer level version of the Yoga series, and includes the 360° hinge which allows it to be used as a laptop, or in three touch modes. Lenovo is also rolling out the ThinkCenter M900 Tiny, which is its latest rendition of the ultra-compact form factor for businesses.

The ThinkPad Yoga series started with just a single 12.5-inch model, but last year Lenovo added a couple of larger sizes as well. The Yoga 260 and Yoga 460 are the new 12.5 and 14-inch models respectively. Both are built like a ThinkPad, and include things like carbon fibre in the chassis and the ThinkPad trademark TrackPoint. The ThinkPad Yoga lineup also continues to offer stylus support.

The Yoga 260 features a 12.5-inch display with both 1366x768 and 1920x1080 offerings. The latest models are of course updated with Intel’s new Skylake-U series processors, with everything from i3-6100U all the way up to i7-6600U models available. You can outfit the laptop with up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB of SSD storage. Battery life is rated at 10 hours on this model.

The ThinkPad Yoga 460 is the 14-inch version, and it can be had with either 1920x1080 IPS or 2560x1440 IPS panels. The processor choices are just listed as Core i5 and i7 models, but it should be the same U series as the smaller 260 mode but with an optional GeForce 940M GPU. The 460 can only be had with 8 GB of DDR3L memory, a 256 GB SSD, or a 1 TB HDD. Battery life is rated the same as the 260, coming in at 10 hours.

ThinkPad Yoga 260

Networking is now upgraded as well, likely with the Intel 8265 card which offers 802.11ac as well as Bluetooth 4.1. The 260 model offers LTE-A support as an option.

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
  ThinkPad Yoga 260 ThinkPad Yoga 460
CPU Up to 6th gen Intel Core i7 U series
RAM up to 16 GB DDR4 up to 8 GB DDR3L
Storage Up to 512 GB SSD Up to 256 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD
GPU Intel graphics Intel graphics or GeForce 940M
Display 12.5" 1366x768 or 1920x1080 14" 1920x1080 or 2560x1440
Weight 1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs 1.8 kg / 3.9 lbs
Dimensions (mm) : 309.9 x 220 x 17.8
(inches) : 12.20" x 8.66" x 0.70"
(mm) : 338 x 236 x 19
(inches) : 13.30" x 9.29" x 0.74"
Networking 802.11ac w/ BT 4.1, LTE Optional
Price $949+ $1049+
OS Windows 10 or Windows 7

Since these are ThinkPads, they can be custom ordered, and you can get options such as smart card readers and fingerprint readers if necessary.

ThinkPad Yoga 460

For those looking for small desktop PC replacements, the ThinkCentre Tiny series has offered some interesting solutions for several years now. The M900 can be equipped with a monitor with built-in mounting bracket, and the M900 is also outfitted with Skylake processors. The small form factor device can be outfitted with up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory, and a wide selection of storage offerings including a 512 GB SSD or 2 TB HDD. There are six USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, headset jack, card reader, and even a serial port option. Wifeless is either a single stream 802.11ac option or 2x2:2 802.11ac.

The All-in-One offering is a 23-inch 1920x1080 monitor which can be had with or without touch.

Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny
  M900
CPU Up to 6th gen Intel Core i7 U series
RAM up to 32GB DDR4
Storage Up to 512 GB SSD or up to 2TB HDD
GPU Intel graphics
AIO Display 23.8" 1920x1080
Camera 1920x1080 with 2 microphones (Lync Certified)
Networking 802.11ac w/ BT, Ethernet
Price $749+
OS Windows 10 or Windows 7

I’ve been a big fan of the Yoga series over the years, and the ThinkPad Yoga seems to be a pretty well built two-in-one device. Hopefully we can get a couple of these in to test and review.

Source: Lenovo

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  • BMNify - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - link

    Get over it and stop spreading FUD, The Thinkpad line never came with that adware, Lenovo apologised and even the affected consumer models were updated and current models no longer come with that software. Reply
  • GreenMeters - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - link

    460 looks like a gorgeous machine, especially for a road warrior who enjoys moderate gaming. <4 lbs, 10 hour battery, sweet spot monitor (1080 is the right choice for 14" on Windows or Linux right now), nice mid-range discrete GPU. Looking like a good birthday present come January :-)

    Will the 460 also include the stylus? Last year's ThinkPad Yoga 14 did not; only the 12" had it.
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  • BMNify - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - link

    Thinkpad Yoga 14/260 with Full HD at 1.8 KG is the perfect sweetspot for me. Reply
  • ET - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - link

    A Yoga 260 with a Carrizo would be nice. Reply

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