At this year’s MWC in Barcelona, Lenovo has expanded its range of Yoga series laptops with the launch of the Yoga 530 and Yoga 730. The brand’s new Yoga offerings come as one of the first laptops to feature Amazon’s voice-controlled Alexa digital assistant. Apart from Alexa, the new Yoga offerings also offer Cortana support. Both the notebooks from Lenovo offers flip to tablet mode with support for touch input which allows them to be used in four modes like a laptop, tablet, stand and tent.
Lenovo Yoga 730:
The Lenovo Yoga 730 comes in 13 inches and a 15-inch display with 1980 x 1080p resolution. Under the hood, the notebook is based on 8th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with 8/16GB RAM and 512/1TB SSD. The 13-inch variant is equipped with Intel UHD 620 GPU and the 15-inch variant has a powerful GTX 1050 GPU.
The notebook comes with plenty of port options, including dual Thunderbolt 3 port, one full-sized USB 3.0, USB type C port, and a mini HDMI port. The notebook also supports Active Pen 2, which has to be bought separately. In fact, the Thunderbolt can be used to connect external GPU for additional power.
The new Yoga laptops offer JBL speakers and Dolby Atmos. The Yoga 730 can also be connected to a 4K screen via the Thunderbolt 3 port on board. You can also use the optional Lenovo Active Pen 2 which offers 4,096 levels of sensitivity to write, draw or annotate with Windows Ink for a pen-on-paper experience.
Lenovo Yoga 530
The Lenovo Yoga 530 convertible offers a full HD 1980 x 1080px resolution display with touch input. Similarly, one can choose between the 8th gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with up to 16GB RAM. However, the storage is limited to a maximum of 512 GB SSD and 10 hours of battery life.
The choice of ports on the Flex 14 includes 2x USB-A 3.0 ports, one USB C 3.1 port, 3.5 mm headphone jack and a mini HDMI port.
The Lenovo Flex 14 will also be called as Lenovo Yoga 530 in the European markets.
Lenovo Yoga 730 and Yoga 530 Pricing
Coming to the pricing, the Lenovo Yoga 530 will be available starting at €549 in the EMEA regions. The 13-inch Yoga 730 will go on sale starting at €999, while the 15-inch model will start at €1,099. Both the Yoga 730 variants come bundled with the Lenovo Active Pen 2.