UPDATED 02:20 EST / FEBRUARY 28 2017


New laptops at Mobile World Congress from Lenovo, Porsche Design, HP

Currently underway in Barcelona, the annual Mobile World Congress has hosted the unveiling of various smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1 devices, virtual reality technology and more. But despite its roots as showcase mainly for the latest phones and small mobile devices, companies also use the opportunity to introduce more traditional devices.

Here’s a look at some of the latest laptops unveiled at MWC so far:


Lenovo Group Ltd. has unveiled a variety of products at MWC, including the new Moto G5 and G5 Plus smartphones, four new budget tablets in the Tab 4 series and the Windows 10-powered Miix 320.

At MWC, Lenovo also announced its next generation of convertible laptops.

Yoga 720

Lenovo’s new Windows 10 convertible Yoga 720 (pictured above) can be used as a laptop, in tablet mode or used in tent mode for watching movies, thanks to its 360-degree hinge.

The refreshed Yoga 720 laptop is available in a 13- or 15-inch display with 3,840 x 2,160-pixel resolution. The devices come with up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD storage or 512GB of solid-state drive.

Both models also offer support for Lenovo’s active stylus and include a fingerprint reader, allowing users to log in using Windows Hello. You also get JBL speakers alongside Dolby Audio Premium.

If you opt for the 4K display, Lenovo claims you will get up to seven hours of battery life on the 13-inch and up to eight hours on the 15-inch. Alternatively, you can gain an extra hour of battery life if you opt for the Full HD display.


The only difference between the two models is the option to include a Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card in the 15-inch model. With this option, the 15-inch Yoga 720 will be capable of gaming for basic titles.  

Both of the models will be available in April with the 13-inch Yoga 720 starting at $860 while the 15-inch will start at $1,100.

Yoga 520

Lenovo also unveiled the Lenovo Yoga 520 2-in-1 laptop, which will be called the Flex 5 in the U.S., at MWC.

The 14-inch Yoga 520’s display has a 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD resolution and Dolby Home Theater with Harman Audio. The Yoga 520 measures 0.78 inches in thickness and has a starting weight of 3.85 pounds.


Under the hood, the Yoga 520 has up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processors, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD or a 1TB HDD. The device also includes a fingerprint reader, support for the Lenovo Active Pen and Windows 10 Home.

The Lenovo Yoga 520 will be available in May with a starting price of $800.

Porsche Design Book One

At MWC, Porsche Design Group has launched its new detachable 2-in-1 convertible called the Book One.

The 13.3-inch Book One with touch QHD display comes with Windows 10 Pro and includes a 5MP camera with infrared sensor, which allows users to log into the device using Windows Hello.

Under the hood, users get Intel’s latest Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The Book One includes a variety of ports, including two USB-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port that supports ThunderBolt 3 and a microSD-card reader.

The device also has a backlit keyboard, a precision touchpad and support for a digital stylus that attaches magnetically to the right side of Book One.

The Book One’s VarioHinge allows the screen to be detachable and allows the device to rotate 360 degrees.

When the Porsche Design Book One is released in April it will cost $2,495.   

HP Pro x2

HP Inc. announced its Pro x2 612 G2 at MWC this weekend, a 2-in-1 detachable laptop, designed for “today’s mobile professionals.”

The new Pro x2 has a Full HD LED touch display with 1,920 x 1,280-pixel resolution with the option of the regular BrightView glass or the tougher Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The top-of-the-range Pro x2 has the latest 7th-generation Core Intel i7 processor, Intel Graphics 615 chip, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB (removable) SSD.  

hp-pro-x2The Pro x2’s battery lasts up to a claimed 11 hours and charges to 50 percent within a half hour. Together with the travel keyboard, the Pro x2 weighs 2.65 pounds.  

The device comes with an active Wacom stylus, a 165-degree kickstand and a magnetically attached Collaboration Keyboard, which has dedicated keys for voice and video calls.  

As HP is focusing on users in the retail, medical and construction fields for its Pro x2, the device has an MIL-STD 810G rating for drops, dust, humidity, temperature changes and functional shock. It also comes with a built-in accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope and proximity and light sensors.

The HP Pro x2 is available now with a starting price of $979.

HP also launched various accessories to go with the Pro x2 like its $49 Rugged Case with rotatable hand strap, optional port plugs and accommodates the keyboard. The $249 Retail Case 12 turns the tablet portion of the Pro x2 into a point-of-sale device that can be carried or docked to an included base.

Images: Lenovo; Porsche Design; HP

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