As we first previewed at CES back in January of this year, Lenovo has finally unveiled the IdeaPad Yoga, an Ultrabook with a unique hinge design that allows you to fold the screen over in one simple motion to transform your laptop into a tablet. The touch-optimized IdeaPad Yoga 13 and Yoga 11 and clearly targeting consumers who have a tough time deciding whether to buy a laptop or a tablet.
IdeaPad Yoga 13
As mentioned earlier, the Yoga 13 is one of the world's first "multi-mode Ultrabooks" with a revolutionary hinge that lets you fold the screen from laptop to tablet; essentially giving you the productivity of a Windows PC with the playability of a media tablet. Packed with 3rd generation Intel Core processors and powered by Windows 8, Yoga 13 provides laptop-grade performance to get work done but does it in a relatively thin and light package. The frame is just 16.9 mm thick and Lenovo claims the integrated battery provides a solid eight hours of battery life.
Most importantly, you can just flip of the hinge and the Yoga 13 transforms into a Windows 8 tablet with added multimedia features like Dolby Home Theatre audio. The 13.3-inch HD+ IPS display (1600x900 resolution) provides superior visuals with great colors at almost any viewing angle. You can also use gestures to flip through photos with Yoga 13's special "Motion Control" touchpad technology or simply use your fingers on the multi-touch screen.
IdeaPad Yoga 11
If you think 13 inches is just too big for a convertible notebook tablet then you'll be happy to know there's a smaller screen size counterpart, Yoga 11, with an even slimmer profile of just 15.6 mm. The Yoga's 11.6-inch screen and 13-hour battery life are the main items of interest here. The Yoga 11 is equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 3 -- the world's only quad-core processor for Windows RT -- for playing HD movies, games, or getting work done in Microsoft Office applications.
The big feature of note here is that both the Yoga 13 and Yoga 11 can be used in completely new ways: convert your into a stand by flipping the keyboard behind the screen to watch movies or view images, or bend the screen lid back and set the Yoga upright like a "tent" to play games or video chat.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 will be available for pre-order at Best Buy starting Oct. 12. It will be available at Best Buy and www.lenovo.com on Oct 26 with a MSRP starting at $1,099. The IdeaPad Yoga 11 will have a starting price of just $799 and will be available starting in December.
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