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Lenovo unveils two new Thinkpad Yoga premium Windows 10 convertibles

Thinkpad Yoga

The new Thinkpad Yoga comes with 6th-generation Intel Skylake chips and will be available in two sizes. The Yoga 260 has a 12.5-inch display while the Yoga 460 comes in at 14-inches. And both support Lenovo's WRITEit software for writing on the display.

Specs wise, here's what we know so far:

CategoryThinkpad Yoga 260Thinkpad Yoga 460
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10
Display Size12.5-inches14-inches
Display Resolution1366 x 768 or 1920 x 10801920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440
TouchscreenYesYes
CPUUp to 6th-gen Intel Core i7 (Skylake)Up to 6th-gen Intel Core i7 (Skylake)
RAMUp to 16GB DDR4Up to 8GB DDR4
StorageUp to 512GB SSDUp to 1TB HDD or 512GB SSD
GraphicsIntegrated IntelIntegrated Intel or NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB
BatteryClaimed 10 hoursClaimed 10 hours
Ports2 x USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, OneLink+ and MicroSD3 x USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, OneLink+ and 4-in-1 Media Card Slot
Dimensions
Weight
ColorBlack and SilverBlack and Silver
PriceFrom $949From $1049

The two are pretty close together when it comes to hardware, and given the price our only real critique would be offering a less than Full HD display at all. Especially at close to $1000. Both also come with the rechargeable Thinkpad Pen Pro and as we already mentioned, Lenovo's WRITEit software.

The larger model specifically mentions Carbon Fiber when discussion what it's made of, while the smaller does not. Either way we're excited to see new, Windows 10 toting Yogas from Lenovo. The convertible isn't for everyone but when you factor in the specs on offer plus the integrated pen, the new Thinkpad Yoga is one to consider.

We'll be getting a much better look at these in Berlin at IFA in the coming days, so stay tuned to Windows Central for more.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

21 Comments
  • Can anyone explain the difference between the Thinkpad Pen Pro (with WRITEit ) and the Wacom pen (without battery and used in the current Yoga 12)? What's the advantages and disadvantages of the both technology?
  • Hello Richard, I believe RAM specs is the other way round. Greetings from Portugal
  • I thought that too, but that's what the Lenovo press sheet had. Until I get something that says otherwise that's what we've got.
  • That sounds odd...
  • the old Wacon pen use EMR technology to works , the new one uses AES technology (similar to Surface Pro 3 Pen) the new tech make the pen more accurate even at coreners of the screeen (also cheaper to make) , the downside of the new tech is that the hovering distance is smaller and it requare battteries .
  • I thought at least premium laptops would come with USB Type-C ports by now
  • I've only seen Dell alienware, the new skylake refreshed, with them... I'm sure more devices will get them though, frankly, the tech is too new. Would be good for future proofing...
  • "Silver colour thinkpad" thats interesting. 
  • I no likey. Thinkpad's should be BLACK. The Yoga 14 it replaces  is beautiful.
  • Jesus, that's one heck of a bezel!
  • Really hope the 14 inch can have 16 GB ram, only problem I can see with it right now.
  • I hope the selling-amount of 260 will be a disaster.
    It's scandalous to offer a 1366*768 display in a $ 1000-device.
  • No mention of real sense camera or windows hello?
  • Those are Spectre x360 hinges.. Aren't they?
  • Lenovo had those hinges way before HP did with the first two Yoga Pros.
  • YES YES YES THEY ADDED THE PEN!!!!!!
  • I know it's just a cosmetic thing but I hate the ThinkPad logo, being as it is an adjustment to the old IBM logo from 20 years ago. This "dates" the laptops for me and reminds me of old technology.
  • Windows hello and I'm sold!
  • Thinkpad Yoga 460 with 14inch Full HD at 1.8 KG is almost perfect for a portable enterprise laptop.
  • Yoga 460 up to 8GB RAM ... why? Why can't that have 16 ... 8 GB is not good enough for me. 16GB should be minimum 32 would be great.
  • Am interested in the 14" one. Is is there a fingerprint reader? is there a slot to store the pen?