The topic for vol. 5 of THE VOICE - The Masters of ThinkPad Development is "case design". The Mechanical Design Division, which is in charge of case design, is at the core of the efforts resulting in the tough ThinkPad case. I wanted to hear more about the explanation of the efforts to overcome the limits in case design from vol. 5 and interviewed the two men on the cover.
- Masters. Do you think there has been a lot of progress since Lenovo Voice vol. 5 was published?
We are in the process of reducing our luggage by 50% as we move to our new office. Amongst the samples, we found some historic ThinkPad logo plates. Wow, I had missed these... there were a variety of them. I would like to introduce a few with a play-by-play of their development until the current logo plate. This first plate is the logo plate that was used when our beloved ThinkPad was born. On top of an oval base, the logo is laid out diagonally. The logo section is a raised design. The logSee Original Article
DecoDen is currently a popular trend amongst young Japanese women. They enjoy decorating their phones lavishly with bright objects like beads, and enjoy having a truly one-of-a-kind portable phone. Deco comes from the word "Decorative" and Den is an abbreviation of "Keitai Denwa" which means portable phone in Japanese. Here is where a PC like the IdeaPad S10-2 comes in. Check out what happened when we told our decorator "you can do whatever you like." It's a sight to behold.
Even after our R&D department transferred to Lenovo Japan Ltd. in 2005, we have continued to develop ThinkPad products in Japan for the global market. We've been renting a section of IBM's office in Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture, working as their "Yamato Office" and "YAMATO Lab" for some time now, but have decided to relocate to the Minato Mirai 21 district in Yokohama to establish an independent office.
Minatomirai Center Building
Our area of relocation had to meSee Original Article
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is a thin, light, Ultrabook style laptop that's a follow-up to the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13. The 360-degree hinge allows the Yoga Pro 2 to work well as a convertible Ultrabook with four shape-shifting abilities-laptop, stand, tent, and tablet. Lighter than the first generation Yoga 13, this Ultrabook is just over 3 pounds and 0.61 inch thick, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Tablet is durable and well-built. Made of rubbery, soft matte gray material, the outer shell resists scratches and fingerprints.
When the Yoga 2 is folded back as a thick tablet slate, the keyboard is exposed. In this mode, the keyboard and touchpad are deactivated.
The screen can be folded back 180 degrees and the system put in kiosk mode. In this position, the screen can be used to show videos, presentations, and photographic slides to the audience.
The Lenovo's screen has rubber rimmed edges so that it can stand upside-down in tent mode.
As a Windows 8 laptop, the Yoga 2 Pro includes a program, €Yoga Picks€ that suggests different apps for the screen configuration. The apps can be downloaded by following links to the Windows store. Pre-loaded apps include Evernote Touch, Zinio, Kindle, Ebay, FilmOnTelevison, rara music, Accuweather and Dragon Assistant. Lenovo has also included their brand of apps, such as Yoga Chef, Lenova Companion and others.
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Specifications
The screen is an ultra-high resolution 3,200 x 1,800 pixels (QHD), 13.3-inch touchscreen display. The bright IPS screen is perfect for viewing 4K videos.
The keyboard has back-lit, slightly curved black keys with white edges. The keyboard's backlighting is helpful when working in dimly lit areas such as coffee houses and public transportation. The sensitivity of the trackpad can be adjusted for ease of use.
The Yoga 2 Pro's specifications include an Intel Core i5-4200U processor (1.6 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4GB or optional 8 GB of DDR3 memory, and 128 or optional 512 GB SSD(Solid State storage). The average tested battery life is around 6 hours.
The power socket, UBS 2.0 port, and micro HDMI port which is 4K capable are located on the left side of the Ultrabook. On the right side are the power/charging light, power button, a button for rotation lock of the display, volume up/down buttons, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, and a USB 3.0 port.
The versatile Yoga 2 Pro's functional design and solid performance makes it an excellent laptop for getting work done on the train or viewing movies in bed.