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When unfolded, the handset will transform into a working 7-inch tablet. Samsung apparently started out developing a device that folded inward, but switched gears in August 2016, thinking it'd be too much of a hassle for someone to unfurl the phone anytime they wanted to use it. We've seen this fold-out design before in devices created by Lenovo, including a phone that turns into a wearable device and a foldable tablet that becomes a phablet-sized device. Lenovo Folio tablet concept Though Samsung is seemingly pushing ahead with its foldable smartphone, sources say it could nix a 2017 unveiling due to marketing and profitability concerns. A decision reportedly won't be made until an executive reshuffle is completed in February or March. One factor that could spur an unveiling is LG's reported plans to produce 100,000 foldable devices in Q4.
Ars Technica
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Look and feel The Yoga Book is the most tablet-like two-in-one I've ever held. Its 10.1-inch size, 1.5-pound weight, and 9.6mm thickness when closed makes it an incredibly light and portable device. Adding to that svelte profile is the matte magnesium alloy shell and Lenovo-signature watchband hinge. It is a convertible, however when I first unboxed the Yoga Book, its appearance struck me so much that it was hard to place it in the convertible category in my head. It's more like a tablet that, instead of having a detachable keyboard or a folio case, has a slim slab attached to it. Read 26 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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With the Folio G1 (and the MacBook), the draw is its design aesthetics: undoubtedly it’s one of the best looking Ultrabooks available. Other recent thin-and-light Windows laptops, like the $1,099 or £999 (about AU$1,450), Lenovo Yoga 900S may offer more ports or even convertibility, but in terms of aesthetics, they are in another, much less luminous galaxy. However, looks, as my mother says, arent everything. It’s what’s inside that counts, right? And the insides of the base Folio G1 are decent : 8GB of memory, a 1080p display and Core m5 processor. Stick with this tier. Thanks to some unignorable flaws, the more you pay for a Folio G1, the less value you’ll receive in return. Design Simple and clean: the mantra of Apple’s HP’s designers. The EliteBook Folio G1 sports a silver aluminum casing, black bezel and keys, and a noticeable but not untoward hinge.
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Sure, you could get a smartwatch -- but why bother when you could just wrap a phone around your wrist? That's the question asked by Lenovo, which on Thursday introduced an experimental smartphone that can bend like a bracelet. It's called the Cplus, and it's actually one of two flexible devices Lenovo showed off. The company also demonstrated the Folio tablet, which can essentially fold in half. You won't be able to buy either of these devices anytime soon. They're conceptual, and even Lenovo's chief technology officer said they're not ready for prime time. "These are not things that will survive in the wild," CTO Peter Hortensius said, according to Engadget . Still, they're good reminders that blocky, breakable gadgets may not be the status quo forever. And Lenovo isn't the only company working on an update. Earlier this week, a report indicated that Samsung is developing bendable devices that could launch as soon as February.
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Because, of course, it is the phone. Bendy tablets We also saw Lenovo's Folio tablet concept, a slate that folds in half to the size of a book. It, too, had the cracking effect of the Cplus - it's a little unsettling to watch the devices bend in half, but no less impressive. While definitely in the concept stage, these devices show where Lenovo is headed - it wants the hinge to disappear, according to Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius. YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRFM5Y3a6xE Hands on with the Moto Z and Tango-enabled Phab 2 Pro
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The Dell XPS 12 is a 2-in-1 with a compact body and an excellent keyboard that's equally as impressive as the Yoga 260's. It also has two USB-C ports (one for charging), and it can be configured with a 4K display. HP's EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 is an attractive alternative in more ways than one. We called it the MacBook of the business world in our review, and – if you don't mind sacrificing versatility – it may prove a better fit for your needs. Demure design The 260's colour scheme is typical ThinkPad; in fact, that's shorthand for business laptops in general. The Yoga is dominated by either black or silver material, from the carbon fiber lid to the magnesium-alloy base, which is broken up by red on the left and right dedicated clickpad buttons and pointer. Lenovo sparked fury among ThinkPad users by removing clickpad buttons for several generations of machines, but the 260 brings no such nasty surprises.
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Sasha Muller 35 min 18 sec ago ThinkPad Yoga 260 Price when reviewed 1,132 There’s something endlessly reassuring about a ThinkPad. In some ways, little has changed for decades: the staunchly-unfashionable design and retro logos hark back to the devices of IBM days, and even the name stretches way back to the early days of IBM in the 1920s – it was born from the company’s early slogan, ‘Think’. Now, in 2016, the ThinkPad Yoga 260 marries that past with the technological cutting-edge. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260: Design Following in the footsteps of HP’s rather lovely EliteBook Folio 1020 , the ThinkPad Yoga 260 delivers its compact business thrills in a 12.5in-screened package. That in itself gives it a slight edge over the myriad 13.3in devices on the market – it’s just that tad smaller and easier to wield in one hand, even if it’s no lighter than most, weighing in an unremarkable 1.
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Introduction and design With the ever shrinking size of 13-inch laptops, the line that separates small laptops and Ultrabooks gets thinner every day. Laptop makers are pushing the envelope on compact systems: Lenovo unveiled its Yoga 900S , a convertible notebook thinner than the 12-inch MacBook while keeping its USB 3.0 ports. Similarly, the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is also puts the MacBook to shame with its slimmer body despite incorporating a 4K touchscreen. However, before the MacBook and all its challengers, there was the Asus ZenBook UX305. This 13-inch Ultrabook comes with a stunningly svelte aluminum frame that is, again, thinner than the MacBook while packing a newly-added Skylake Core M processor and plenty of flash storage space. All of this might sound like the makings of an expensive compact laptop, the Asus ZenBook UX305 is actually one of the more affordable Windows 10 laptops, starting at $699599, AU$1,199).
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facebook twitter google+ New hardware must be running Windows 10 in order to remain up-to-date Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has killed enterprise support for Windows 7 and 8 on new hardware. From now on, older versions of Windows will only be supported on computers running the latest CPUs from Intel, AMD and Qualcomm. This is in direct contrast to the usual support cycle for Microsoft’s operating systems, which would see Windows 7 and 8 reach end-of-life in 2020 and 2023 respectively. Machines containing CPUs older than AMD’s Bristol Ridge, Qualcomm’s 8996 and Intel’s Skylake chips will still be supported through to this date. Certain Skylake devices will be exempt from the policy; the Dell Latitude 12 and XPS 13, the HP EliteBook Folio and G3, and Lenovo’s Thinkpad T460s and X1 Carbon will all be supported on older operating systems – for 18 months.
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Times have changed It's not an overstatement to say Apple's past laptops have shaped the world of laptops. Ultrabooks were first created to compete with the MacBook Air , and production machines like the Dell XPS 15 are aimed squarely to take down the MacBook Pro 15. However, what's changed is that Apple has slipped behind the times while other laptop makers moved ahead. The MacBook was once lauded as the world's thinnest notebook, but 8 months later, that's no longer the case. The HP EliteBook Folio G1 is leaner by two millimeters while packing in a higher-res touchscreen and a second USB-C port to boot. Lenovo has also devised the Yoga 900S as an even slimmer convertible notebook that doesn't sacrifice its full-sized USB 3.0 port or traditional keyboard and touchpad to be even thinner. It's a similar story with Apple's two most popular laptops, the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro .
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This innovation symbolises how these two industries can work closer together perfectly. Best laptop: HP EliteBook Folio Thin, light, gorgeous - the HP EliteBook Folio is one of the best laptops we’ve seen from the corporate giant in years. It could just give the Apple MacBook a run for its money. Best tablet: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Every manufacturer under the sun, it seems, is no making a Surface Pro rival, but Lenovo's looks like it’s going to be one of the better ones. Equipped with a built-in stand and a series of plug-in modules to add extra functions, it’s a little different from the norm as well. Best wearable: Fitbit Blaze So far you’ve been out of luck if you wanted a fitness watch with smartwatch-style notifications, but with the Fitbit Blaze that’s set to change. The watch marries style with the full gamut of fitness tracking tools, including built-in GPS and a heart rate monitor.
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As a 14-inch commercial laptop, the EliteBook 745 G3 competes against Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s ($979, £650, AU$1,359) and Dell's Latitude e7450 ($1,364, £906, AU$1,894). Design With a silver, aluminum clad body, HP shows that enterprise laptops don't need to be black box. The silver metal construction gives the EliteBook 745 G3 a solid feel, and the design looks similar to HP's premium consumer-class notebooks, like the HP Envy. HP's goal in designing the EliteBook 745 G3 is to bring some of the premium features found on the flagship EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 to the mid-range model. For example, even though HP trades the premium unibody construction on the Folio 1020 G1 for a lower price point on the EliteBook 745 G3, you'll still be treated with silver aluminum for the lid, side panels and keyboard deck, along with a durable magnesium alloy bottom plate.
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As a 14-inch commercial laptop, the EliteBook 745 G3 competes against Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s ($979, £650, AU$1,359) and Dell's Latitude e7450 ($1,364, £906, AU$1,894). Design With a silver, aluminum clad body, HP shows that enterprise laptops don't need to be black box. The silver metal construction gives the EliteBook 745 G3 a solid feel, and the design looks similar to HP's premium consumer-class notebooks, like the HP Envy. HP's goal in designing the EliteBook 745 G3 is to bring some of the premium features found on the flagship EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 to the mid-range model. For example, even though HP trades the premium unibody construction on the Folio 1020 G1 for a lower price point on the EliteBook 745 G3, you'll still be treated with silver aluminum for the lid, side panels and keyboard deck, along with a durable magnesium alloy bottom plate.
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If you like local storage, and need plenty of it, the MIIX 700 may not deliver enough in this department. Additionally, the Surface Pro 3 uses a Broadwell-based Core i series processor, whereas Lenovo is using a more power efficient Core M processor. We'll have to see how the second generation Core M processors hold up against a Broadwell or Skylake Core i series, but Intel is promising big performance gains with the Core M. According to Intel executives, the new Core M could deliver twice the performance of today's popular tablets. Lenovo is calling its keyboard cover a folio case, but the cover offers similar functionality to the Type Cover. Both cases provide protection for the tablet's display when not in use. The kickstand activates using a similar hinge mechanism that Lenovo uses on its Yoga 3 Pro . Where the MIIX 700 edges ahead of the Surface Pro series is the optional 4G LTE modem.
AnandTech
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8" 3840x2160 15.6" 1920x1080 Camera 1080p w dual mic Optional Intel RealSense 3D Camera Networking 802.11ac w/ BT 4.0 Price $1,099 $1,899 OS Windows 10 Home The list just keeps going, and next up is a new tablet from Lenovo. The ideapad MIIX 700 is a 12-inch tablet with a 2160x1440 resolution, which you may notice is the same resolution and aspect ratio as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The similarities dont stop there, with the MIIX 700 available with a kickstand and folio case with keyboard dock. It is powered by up to Core i7 as well, and you can get it with 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory and 256 GB SSD. It also features the Intel RealSense 3D camera, and therefore supports facial recognition login with Windows Hello. For those that need to use it on the go, it can be outfitted with optional LTE support. Lenovo MIIX 700 Tablet MIIX 700 Tablet CPU Up to 6th gen Intel Core m7 RAM up to 8GB LPDDR3 Storage up to 256GB SSD GPU Intel graphics Display 12" 2160x1440 Camera Optional Intel RealSense 3D Weight 780g / 1.