Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review- A beautiful marriage btw Ultrabook & Tablet

Windows 8 presents and interesting case for the evolution of personal computers, especially when it comes to tablets and laptops. Lenovo has taken this head on with the Yoga, a devices that has 4 standard modes of operation that can easily be a tablet or a laptop. If first saw the Yoga at CES 2012, then a chunky device with lots of promise. Now we have it in our hands and I can say Lenovo is starting to become my favorite PC manufacturer. So what is unique about the Yoga 13?

The IdeaPad Yoga  offers an amazing 13.3-inch HD+ IPS screen with 170° viewing angles. And the benefits of direct-bonding of the glass and LCD panel is that you get a more responsive touch and only 4% loss of light versus air-bonding, which causes a 12% loss in light., 10-point multi-touch screen and is only 16.9mm (.66 inches) thin and 3.40 pounds in weight. Lenovo Motion Control lets users quickly flip through photos, PowerPoint slides and e-book pages, or skip to the previous/next song playing on their PC with simple motion gestures. To keep users up and running, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 supports up to eight hours of battery life; I got up to 6 hours with use.  while Intel’s ULV Processors ( Core i3- i7) consume 20 percent less power than standard processors, giving consumers extra time to create, consume, and share content. The IdeaPad Yoga is ready with Windows 8 multi-touch, great for applications and especially multiplayer games.

The IdeaPad Yoga is an Ultrabook book that lives up to its name. It literally bends over backwards and contorts 360° into four different positions; notebook, stand, tent, and tablet mode.

[1] NOTEBOOK MODE – Use the classic notebook mode when the keyboard is needed for productivity tasks.
[2] STAND MODE – Choose the stand mode for viewing movies and video chatting in tight places, like airplanes.
[3] TENT MODE – Tent mode is good for touch-based tasks like browsing recipes while cooking, viewing photos, or playing touch games.
[4] TABLET MODE – Combined with Windows 8, turning the IdeaPad Yoga into a tablet is smooth and automatic. Use the
notebook like you would any smart phone or tablet device.

What the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 represents is the future of computing, and it is all about convenience. We want to have the best of both worlds. A tablets, a fully functioning PC. The whole Windows experience and more. Yes, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 provides all that, with its different usable modes and slick nature and design. There are a few things I wish Lenovo had added like a backlit keyboard and Windows button. But that won’t deter me from recommending this device or getting one myself. It really feels good to use, in all form factors.  Don’t hesitate if you are in the market for a new laptop or Tablet, then the Yoga 13 might be the device to fit both needs.