Lenovo has announced the IdeaPad YOGA, describes as: ‘the industry’s first multi-mode notebook with a 360-degree flip-and-fold design.
Yesterday Lenovo introduced the K91, the first televison to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, now the computer manufacturer is innovating again, with this flexible tablet.
Running Windows 8 and powered by an Intel Core Processor, the IdeaPada YOGA takes the tablet/laptop format further by offering four separate viewing modes: notebook, tablet, stand and tent. So you can play games using the tablet, flip it to stand to read a story or use it as a notebook for typing.
Incorporated into the design is a patented 360-degree dual-flip hinge, to ensure it remains stable, despite being the thinnest convertable ultrabook at 16.9mm deep.
The YOGA includes a 13.1-inch 1600×900 resolution screen with support for 10-point capacitive touch. Other specifications include 8GB RAM and a 246GB SSD and the battery lasts eight hours.
Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo: “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. 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.”
The Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA will be available in the second half of 2012, starting at $1199 (around £775). There’s no news yet on whether it will be available in UK.