Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 and Fujitsu LifeBook T935 are now Available!

If you follow convertible tablets then I got some news for you.  Which are the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 and the Fujitsu LifeBook T935.  Many details below.

First, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 is now available, ranging from $949 to $1,199.  As of this writing Lenovo offers three models on their shop, and there are NO customization options. The convertible utilizes the Yoga-styled conversion scheme--which means two hinges and moving the screen all the way so that the under side of the system touches the back lid.  This is the first ThinkPad convertible to reach the 15-inch screen size.  But what is more exciting about this system is that it is one of the few convertible tablets that has discrete-level graphical power due to the Nvidia GeForce 840M 2 GB (in all versions).

Details in brief:
  • Screen
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit edition.
  • Processor options:
  • Graphics:
  • Memory options:
    • 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
    • 8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
  • Storage
    • 500 GB 7200 RPM + 16GB M2 hybrid.
    • 180 GB SSD SATA III
    • 256 GB SSD SATA III
  • 4-Cell Li-Polymer battery
  • Input:
    • Lenovo's Precision Keyboard with TrackPoint, and number pad.  (Keyboard is likely backlit)
    • Mousepad/touchpad and the three buttons for the TrackPoint.
  • Dimensions: 15.07 x 0.82 x 10.07 (inches)
  • Weight: 5.1 lbs.
  • Webcam: 720p.
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, SDXC card reader, full size HDMI, and Lenovo OneLink Technology.
  • For more details click here.

Second, the more expensive Fujitsu LifeBook T935, which sells for $2,199 to $2,784.  Fujitsu does offer customization options.  This convertible uses the classic single hinge mechanism for converting from laptop to tablet. The device has a 13.3-inch screen.  This convertible does not have discrete-level graphics, but instead it offers Intel HD 5500.

Details in brief:
  • Screen options:
    • 13.3-inch screen at 1920x1080 (FHD, LED backlit, 330 nits)
    • 13-3-inch screen at 2560x1440 (WQHD, 350 nits)
    • 10 finger touch points and Wacom digitizer.
  • Operating systems:
    • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • Processor options
  • Graphics
  • Memory options:
    • 4 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM
    • 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM
  • Storage
    • Normal drives, hybrids, and SSDs.
  • Input
    • A big touchpad and a backlit keyboard.
  • Battery:
    • Exchangeable, up to 11 hours battery life, about 2 hours to charge, 
  • Dimensions: 12.64 x 0.67 x 9.25 (inches)
  • Weight: 3.23 lbs
  • Webcam: 1920x1080 (Full HD), 2 MP.
  • Ports:
    • Ethernet RJ-45, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, SDXC card reader, optional SmartCard slot, optional SIM card slot, compatible with a Port Replicator interface, HDMI.
  • For more details click here, and here.

Fujitsu also released another system, the Fujitsu LifeBook T725.  This is a 12.5-inch convertible tablet, but the system is not as sexy as the T935.

My take.
Both systems offer good things and bad things.  The Lenovo system is bigger and heavier, but graphically more powerful than the smaller and lighter Fujitsu.  Fujitsu offers a superior WQHD screen, and Lenovo only offers a not as cool FHD screen.  I have never tested the keyboards, but Lenovo has been very good at it.  Plus, the Yoga 15 has a TrackPoint and a number pad, which the Fujitsu does not have.  If you were to need to use the webcam, the Fujitsu system is superior.  Hinge wise, I presume the Lenovo system would last longer, although the Fujitsu's screen is easier to convert.  Neither of these is perfect.

Now, the ThinkPad Yoga 12 is a very nice compact system that would be better for the road warrior.  However, the big brother Yoga 15 seems to be quite the superior system when it comes to graphical and processing power.  The LifeBook T935 though does have some nice features that I wish were combined with elements of the ThinkPad Yoga systems.  One key thing to consider is the price comparison, Lenovo has a very good price point for their systems.  It seems like Fujitsu is targeting business.

Anyways, these are the latest systems which I have had my eyes on.

Published: Mar 17, 2015

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