For what it’s worth in terms of unusual constructs, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga brings to the floor an interesting design which appears to be a cross between a sleek notebook and a tablet. With its 13.3-inch multi-touch display, the device leans towards fulfilling its role of being a laptop. But then again, with the flip and fold chassis, it manifests the potential to play a tablet too.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga boasts of the company’s 360-degree, dual hinge flip design and sports a sleek 16.9mm form factor tipping the scale at 1.47kg. Besides being powered by an Intel core processor, the gadget will run on the yet-to-be launched Windows 8 OS. On the 13.1-inch HD display, users will be able to avail of visuals delivered in resolutions of 1600 x 900 pixels for enhanced viewing.
“It is clear to us that consumers want their four screens: mobile devices, tablets, notebooks and smart TVs and they want them to work together seamlessly, anytime, anywhere. Whether a notebook that bends and folds, or an all-in-one that puts the ‘wide’ into wide-angle, today’s announcements reflect our focus on delivering the inspirational innovations that consumers are looking for,” states Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “The IdeaPad YOGA multi-mode notebook redefines the convergence and convertible user experience by bringing together the best of traditional PCs, with the best of tablets and more.”
This Lenovo Ultrabook brings four-in-one personal computing usage modes namely, notebook, tablet, stand, and tent. It stays true to playing the part of a tablet with help from its 10-point capacitive touch. The onboard battery should be able to breathe life into the system for up to 8 hours on a single charge. As far as the memory is concerned, the setup will possess up to 8GB RAM with a 256GB SSD for hoarding content when on the go.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga convertible notebook should be made available in the second half of 2012 with a price tag of about $1,199.