Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Windows 8 Tablet And Ultrabook In One

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Windows 8 Tablet And Ultrabook In One


We know that many of you out there are interested in some of the Ultrabooks and tablets that have been unveiled at the ongoing CES 2012. But what if you could play with a device that would let you enjoy the best of both worlds? Well, that is what you will be getting with the newly unveiled Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.

The IdeaPad Yoga is a 13.3-inch Ultrabook which runs Windows 8. What makes it different from all other Ultrabooks is that the Yoga uses a dual-hinge design which will allow you to bend back its screen 360 degrees and you will have a tablet in front of you.

As you might already know, manufacturers from around the world prefer the two piece approach and offer a screen that fits into a separate keyboard dock. With the Yoga, you will be able to use the bottom keyboard as a stand for the touchscreen, and of course simply as a keyboard.


With two modes available, you will be able to take full advantage of Windows 8. The Yoga features 10 point multitouch capability and the display comes with a resolution of 1600×900.

It’s only 0.67 inches thick and weighs in at 3.1 pounds. The company is promising a battery life of up to 8 hours, not bad at all. But the device might end up as quite a workout weighing that much when used as a tablet. What do you think?

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will be powered with Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and is coming with as much as 256GB of SSD storage. It will arrive sometime in the second half of 2012 with an estimated starting price of $1,199.

And just in case you are wondering, Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline from India. People who practice Yoga have to twist and turn and ‘bend’ their bodies a lot. Now you know why the name.