The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0033US Convertible 12.5" Multi-Touch Business Ultrabook Computer features a unique 360deg. multi-mode design. Laptop Mode features the traditional layout of a laptop where you use the keyboard and touchpad to navigate the screen. Stand Mode is where you can watch videos and view photos with little to no touch interactions with the computer. Tablet Mode is when you push the screen all the way back, transforming this Ultrabook into a tablet. Tent Mode is when you stand the Yoga up, resembling a tent. This mode is best suited for PowerPoint presentations.
The 12.5" widescreen touchscreen features an in-plane switching (IPS) panel for wide viewing angles and 10-point touch support. You'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures of Windows 8.1 and transition from touch to keyboard to touchpad. The screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution, which allows you to play back 1080p content without upscaling.
The system is powered by a dual-core 4th generation Haswell 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-4500U processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, a 4-in-1 media card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 technology.
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 (64-bit) improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click will simply takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8 Start screen. Windows 8.1 (64-bit) provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Dual-Core 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core Performance
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i5-4200U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.8GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.0GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask quickly and efficiently. The low voltage Haswell processor also makes it possible for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga to squeeze 8 hours out of a single charge (battery life may vary depending on usage).
12.5" Widescreen IPS Touchscreen
The 12.5" widescreen touchscreen features an in-plane switching (IPS) panel for wide viewing angles and 10-point touch support. You'll be able to utilize the multitouch gestures of Windows 8.1 and transition from touch to keyboard to touchpad. The screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution. The resolution also allows you to play Full HD 1080p content without upscaling.
Thanks to its unique 360deg. hinge, this Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga can transform into four unique modes for a variety of interactive options, which are, Laptop Mode is the traditional notebook layout with the screen in the normal position and you use the keyboard and touchpad to navigate through Windows 8, Stand Mode is when you push the screen past 180deg. and have it come up the other side, but not all the way to 360deg.. In this mode, the screen resembles a TV or a picture frame, from which you can watch videos and view photos with little to no touch interactions. Tent Mode is when you stand the Lenovo Yoga 13 on its two edges with its hinge in the highest position. As you can gather from the name of the mode, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga should resemble a tent in this position. Tent Mode is best utilized for presentations, such as for graphs and PowerPoint slides. Tablet Mode is when you push the screen 360deg. back so it is resting on the backside of the keyboard.
Connect to the Internet wirelessly with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support. You can also connect wirelessly to peripherals via Bluetooth technology.
USB 3.0 can provide data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, which is approximately 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 standard. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you'll still be able to use your older USB-compliant devices, such as an external hard drive.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control, Network options and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view.
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8.1 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen.
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8.1 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8.1 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.
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