Lenovo Rolls Out New ThinkPad Yoga Models for Business Users

At a time when industry-wide PC sales are sliding, Lenovo just rolled out a major redesign of its ThinkPad Yoga and ThinkCentre product families. The key focus of the rehash aligns with a survey of more than 6,000 businesses that revealed security, mobility and reliability are the top pain points -- and over a quarter of those companies plan to adopt convertible devices.

Survey data also showed 53 percent of employees work from home at least part time; 61 percent are required to travel for business; and 46 percent are between the ages of 18 and 34. The thinner and lighter ThinkPad Yoga 260 (pictured) and 460 convertibles and the "fastest-than-ever" ThinkCentre desktops aim to meet the needs of todayEUs business user, who are EUseeking cutting-edge technology,EU according to Tom Shell, senior vice president of LenovoEUs PC Business Group.

We caught up with Roger Kay, principal of Endpoint Technologies Associates, to get his thoughts on the new Lenovo Products. He told us, EUItEUs true, the PC sector is under assault from various directions: market maturity, economic downturn, rival form factors like tablets and smartphones. But within the sector, Lenovo is managing to stay in place by swimming hard upstream.EU

Versatile Yogas

The new products illustrate KayEUs point. Modern computer users will appreciate the ThinkPad Yoga 260 and 460. ThatEUs because the smart multimode flexibility gives them the freedom to work in the mode that best suits the task they are trying to accomplish.

Some of the most unique features, which appear in select models, include LTE-A wireless WAN connectivity that spins speeds up to three times faster than LTE. Then thereEUs the optional integrated fingerprint and smartcard security to beef up data protection and privacy for road warriors.

Lenovo is also pointing to a EUmore accurate and rechargeableEU ThinkPad Pen Pro that, combined...

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