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Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA (2015): Is It Good for Business?

Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA (2015): Is It Good for Business?
Credit: Lenovo

Looking for a new Windows hybrid for your business? Check out Lenovo's new line of ThinkPad YOGA convertible ultrabooks.

At CES this week, Lenovo unveiled several new ThinkPad YOGA models, giving business users more choices for their next notebook-tablet hybrid. Now available in 12-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch versions, there's a ThinkPad YOGA convertible to fulfill every user's business computing needs.

Read on to find out what makes the 2015 Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA even better for business. [Best Laptop/Tablet (2-in-1) Hybrids for Business: 2015]

Flexibility 

The new ThinkPad YOGA stays true to its name, offering the flexible options the YOGA line is known for. Whether you're working on business apps or making presentations, these convertibles have you covered with the following four forms:

  • Laptop: Use the keyboard in a regular notebook form.
  • Tablet: Bend the keyboard all the way back and hold the device as a tablet.
  • Stand: Use as a standing display for presentations.
  • Tent: Flip the keyboard at a 45-degree angle and sit back to watch movies.

Business ready  

Running on Windows 8.1, powered by the Intel Core i7 processor and boasting all-day battery life, the new ThinkPad YOGA can do anything your laptop or PC can do, and then some. It also features several new capabilities, making it one of the most business-ready hybrids available.

First, there's the new ActivePen (also unveiled at CES). This stylus mimics your actual handwriting, making it easy to take notes, draw, send emails and create presentations as though you were writing on paper. The ActivePen is an optional feature available with select ThinkPad YOGA models.

The new ThinkPad YOGA also features the brand new Intel RealSense 3D camera, delivering more functionality than ever before. This technology aims to make videoconferences more personal, while also being robust enough for detailed scanning of even the smallest objects for business applications, such as for 3D printing.

As with previous models, the 2015 ThinkPad YOGA includes Lenovo's SHAREit app, which makes it easy to share files between devices in your office. You also have the optional vPro if you need to manage your network, identities and the rest of your IT environment. 

Small business support  

Protect your investment with a wide range of support services. Lenovo offers programs specifically designed for ThinkPad YOGA small business users. The offerings include Accidental Damage Protection, Warranty Upgrade and Priority Technical Support.

Cost and availability 

Those looking to buy the 12-inch and 15-inch ThinkPad YOGAs won't have to wait long — both models will be available in February, with a base price of $999 and $1,199, respectively. The 14-inch version, however, won't be available until May, and starts at $1,199.

Sara Angeles

Sara is a tech writer with a background in business and marketing. After graduating from UC Irvine, she worked as a copywriter and blogger for nonprofit organizations, tech labs and lifestyle companies. She started freelancing in 2009 and joined Business News Daily in 2013. Follow Sara Angeles on Twitter @sara_angeles.

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