Lenovo launched new Yoga convertible Windows 10 laptops at MWC 2016, called “Lenovo Yoga 510”. The new convertible laptop is robust and quite exceptional build quality along with crisp IPS touchscreen with Full HD (1080p) resolution. Of course, the brains of the machine are the new Six generation Skylake processors and fairly long battery run times.
The new 14-inch Yoga 510, which has a starting price of $599, lower than the 14-inch 710’s $599, and which will be called the Flex 4 when it hits the U.S. market. The new 510 features a slightly bigger and heavier plastic body than the 710, but has the same strong and flexible hinges. The 510 can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 gigabyte of RAM, a 1 terabyte HDD or 256 gigabyte SDD, and an AMD Radeon R5 M430 GPU.
Lenovo also plans to make a 15-inch Yoga 510, which should be pretty much the same as the 14-inches model, except that it will offer a slightly more powerful AMD R7 M460 top graphics opt. Both sizes will provide a 3 USB ports, an SD card reader, an HDMI port and a combo headphone/mic jack.
The new Yoga 510 weighs either 1.75- or 2.08kg depending on which size you opt for and the devices feel well made and with Lenovo you get a amazing keyboard and trackpack.
Across the board Lenovo touts up to eight hours of video playback. There is an optional backlit keyboard and audio by Harman. The 510 offers Yoga Rapid Charge which Lenovo says will get the battery full in 2 and a half hours.
It’s also pretty lightweight for a 15-incher and considerably thinner than most of its other competitors. However, the size and weight don’t actually translate into comfortable usage in tab mode which raises the question whether a 15-inch diagonal is actually worth making it into a 2-in-1 device in the first place.