At Consumer Electronics Show 2012, Lenovo has introduced an unusual notebook called the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. It’s combining the tablet’s ease-of-use with the ultrabook’s functionality and will give you four-in-one personal computing, with four separate usage modes in one PC. It’s designed for the convergence of professional and personal lifestyles. It’s also claimed as industry’s first multi-mode notebook with a 360 degree flip-and-fold design. By folding up to 360 degree, this laptop will become a tablet with a keyboard on the reverse side. It has soft touch rubber paint on the exterior for strong grip and side buttons designed for easier access for all usage modes, along with leather cover on the palm rest.
The upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will have a 13.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display that will deliver 1600 x 900 pixels screen resolutions with ten-finger multi-touch input. Furthermore the ultrabook will be running on Windows 8 operating system and will be powered by an Intel Core processor along with up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB solid state drive.
Thie Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is also claimed as industry’s thinnest convertible ultrabook with just measuring 0.67” or 16.9mm thick and weighs around 3.1 lbs or 1.47kg. It also boasts by a powerful battery that allows up to 8 hours of runtime. Reportedly the Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA multi-mode notebook is scheduled to go on sale in Q2 of 2012 with a starting price of $1,199.
“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,” said 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.”