Back in December, Lenovo announced its convertible Ultrabook the IdeaPad Yoga 13 in India, but it didn’t mentioned when the device would go on sale for the hefty Rs 84,290 price is carries. Well, it looks like the device is now being offered for purchase and what’s interesting is that online retailers are selling it for a much lesser retail amount than the company.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 was amongst the first convertibles to surface back in 2012 when the Windows 8 platform went official. The notebook has already been made available in the US for around $1K since its launch. Additionally, Lenovo also unveiled a smaller member of the series with an 11.6-inch display, but running on the Windows RT platform instead, with a quad core Tegra 3 processor onboard.
The official specifications sheet states that the IdeaPad Yoga 13 can be configured with up to a third generation Core i7 3557U CPU with a frequency of 1.9GHz and maximum 256GB of SSD storage. However, the model currently available has an Ivy Bridge based Core i5 3337U chip with 1.8GHz base frequency. The clock speed can go up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost. And the hoarding capacity is 128GB only.
Apart from these, buyers will receive 4GB of RAM which is expandable up to 8GB through a secondary slot. Like most convertibles, there’s no discrete GPU. So that means users will have to make do with the HD 4000 integrated graphics. For visuals, the HD Plus IPS display which measures 13.3 inches wide proffers a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels with 10-point multi-touch input for convenient use in tablet mode.
When implemented as a laptop, an AccuType keyboard enables text input, while navigation is possible via the touchpad. A 1MP 720p HD webcam is also provided for video calling, while connectivity needs are taken care of by Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports as well as a 3-in-1 card reader. The device has a battery life of up to 8 hours.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is available through Saholic for Rs 79,448, while its price on Flipkart is Rs 78,008.
Here’s a quick overview of the specifications:
– Platform: Windows 8
– Processor: Core i5 3337U 1.8GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4000
– Display: 13.3-inch 1600 x 900p HD Plus IPS touchscreen
– Memory: 128GB SSD
– RAM: 4GB DDR3
– Dimensions: 333.4mm x 224.8mm x 16.9mm
– Weight: 1.54kg