Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yogas are thinner, lighter and… silverier

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yogas are thinner, lighter and... silverier

The black, boxy ThinkPad design is so iconic, so predictable, that even a easy colour change is sufficient to make us do a double-take. That was our first response to Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 260 and 460, each of that are arriving this fall with a silver choice — the primary time shortly that we have seen Lenovo put out a enterprise pocket book in something aside from primary black. Apart from the lighter shade selection, each laptops persist with the signature Yoga design, which means they’ve a 360-diploma hinge permitting the display to fold again into pill, “Stand” or “Tent” mode. As on earlier ThinkPad Yogas, the 260 and 460 function Lenovo’s “Carry ‘n’ Lock” keyboard, which flattens out the keys as you flip it again. There’s additionally a slot on each fashions for the accompanying pen, which recharges when it is in its storage.

As you’ll be able to see, then, the 2 fashions are extra comparable that not, besides that the 260 has a 12.5-inch display and weighs 2.9 kilos (down from three.forty eight), whereas the 460 has a 14-inch chassis and is available in at three.9 kilos. Along with display measurement, there’s additionally a distinction in decision: Whereas the 12-inch mannequin tops out at 1080p, the 14-incher goes as much as 2,560 x 1,440 on choose configurations. Additionally, whereas the 260 could be had with as much as 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, the 460 maxes out at 8GB of RAM and both a 256GB strong-state drive or a 1TB HDD. In trade for much less RAM on the 460, you additionally get the choice of discrete graphics.

These variations apart, they’ve this in widespread: Each are rated for as much as 10 hours of battery life, and each run Intel’s newly introduced sixth-gen Core processors, codenamed Skylake, with some configurations going as much as i7. Additionally, each will probably be provided with an non-compulsory LTE-Superior radio inbuilt, for many who cannot take an opportunity on all the time having a WiFi entry level close by.

The 260 begins at $949 and can arrive in November, whereas the 460 goes from at $1,049 and can attain some markets in October. (It will not hit North America till January, which is when Intel often unveils its newest enterprise-grade CPUs anyway.) As for these fairly silver fashions? You will have to attend until January for these too.