ThinkPad Yoga 370 announced

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  1. stormi

    stormi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I hope they'll still continue the 14" version.
    But finally, Thunderbolt 3!!
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    If there is one consistency with Lenovo, it's their less than stellar screens.

    One would think, being the largest PC manufacurer, that Lenovo would put some effort into sourcing better components, but they seemingly just don't care.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I'm so upset about the display that I made a separate thread on ThinkPad display brightness.

    You hear me Lenovo? If you add an SKU with 400 nit display, you could earn my $1500. Worth it!!
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Just checked, the TPY370 is indeed basically the same size as the TPY12:

    TPY 12: 316 x 221 x 18.8 mm
    TPY370: 314 x 222 x 18.2 mm



    Just for the heck of it, let's see how they did compared to my pros and cons on the TPY12:

    Positives of the older ThinkPad Yoga 12
    - it's relatively easy to open up to replace the HDD (still the case for the 370?)
    - the screen is nice and bright (400nit). They made this worse on the 370: now 300nit :(
    - it's nice to have two USB3 ports vs just one on the Surface Pro 4
    - the OneLink dock is convenient They improved on this by going TB (non-proprietary)

    Negatives of the older ThinkPad Yoga 12
    - The battery life is somewhat short. Likely improved: newer CPU and 51Wh vs 47Wh battery
    - Fan noise is definitely noticeable (not sure if improved on the 370)
    - The lack of an eraser (even as a second side button) on the pen is annoying
    - The button on the included stylus is difficult to locate by feel
    - It should have a bigger lower aspect ratio screen, right now the bezel is way too big. 370 has bigger screen, same bad AR
    - The backlit keyboard has tons of light leakage when you sit back (any changes?)
    - It's not easy to locate the volume rocker by touch alone, which I do in media mode. They removed the volume rocker..
    - In media mode the speakers point down, causing muffled sound (different on 370?)
    - I wish they'd been able to drop the weight by about half a pound. They did this, thanks Lenovo! :)
    - The power connector is different than that of the TP10. They kept it the same this time
    - I would have preferred mini displayport over mini HDMI They went full size HDMI.
    - Lenovo really should offer a 512GB SSD option, and maybe even 1TB. This is now possible, thanks Lenovo!
    - They should really offer a system with more than 8GB memory. They now offer up to 16GB
    - Having a full size SD slot is nice, but they should include an SD-to-microSD adapter. They changed to micro SD
    - There are volume buttons on the keyboard, but no other media keys like 'next/prev track' (still the case)
     
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    A few notes:

    - Yoga 370 uses microSD, just like the Yoga 260

    - The system is being offered with 16 GB RAM

    - The End key is no longer Insert with FN-Lock, this was fixed a long time ago

    Also, the system has two charging options: it can be charged with the old rectangular charging connector, but also via Thunderbolt 3.
     
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    Thanks, I had to leave before I could finish the list. :) I'll update when I reunite with my laptop.

    All in all lots of improvements. It's almost like they listen to their customers!! :eek:
     
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    If this had 400 nits, I'd consider it but 300nits...

    All of my Thinkpads were soooo dim.
     
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    Yoga 370 appears on psref today - hopefully will be available soon.

    http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad_Yoga_370

    13.3" (337.8mm) FHD (1920x1080) color, glossy, LED backlight, IPS 300 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, IPS

    Two USB 3.0 (one Always On), HDMI, Mini RJ45, one USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3
     
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