Lenovo has launched new Yoga laptops at the MWC, the Yoga 730 and the Flex 14 herald with a couple of new features and an updated Intel 8th Gen processor at its heart. The most striking feature of the new Yoga 730 is that it comes with Alexa support. The Yoga 730 comes with built-in-far-field mics which support Alexa.
That apart both the new laptops look similar to their predecessors and can be flipped to a tablet mode. Despite featuring a fingerprint sensor the Yoga 730 laptops misses out on Windows Hello camera. Lenovo has added a curve to the back edge of the laptops so that it fits into one’s hands perfectly while being used in the tablet mode.
The Alexa feature will be available only once the users logs in and keeps the laptop open. This feature doesn’t seem to be particularly very useful since you need to keep the laptop up and running before yelling “Hey Alexa!” That being said you can still access all your Alexa devices whilst using the Yoga 730. The laptop will be available in 13-inch and 15-inch model and will start shipping from April. The 13-inch variant comes with an integrated UHD Graphics 620 while the 15-inch variant offers Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU. As far as connectivity is concerned the Yoga 730 comes fitted with 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1X USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI and a Type-C port.
RAM options for the Lenovo Yoga 730 ranges up to 16GB and users can choose between a 512GB or 1TB of storage. The device also offers pen support and the Active Pen 2 can be purchased separately. Both the variants of the Yoga 730 come in Iron Grey and Platinum Silver and the prices start at $879.99.
Lenovo Flex 14
Moving on, the Flex 14 is more of a mid-range offering and the device will be marketed as the Yoga 530 in select regions. Lenovo claims that the Flex 14 is 11-percent thinner than its predecessor. That apart, the Lenovo Flex 14 is powered by an eight generation Intel Core i7 processor with RAM options going all the way up to 16GB. However, the storage options are limited to a maximum of 512GB. The 14-inch FHD display unit supports Active Pen and Lenovo has thoughtfully bundled the Active Pen 2 with the Flex 14. Connectivity options on the Flex 14 include a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2xUSB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Flex 14 will be available only in Onyx Black color and will start shipping from April.