Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Hands-on @ CES

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[ad#ad-1]The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is what I personally consider is the future of computing. This intel powered device, is still in its early stages. But it does run a build of Windows 8, its got an ultrabook book form factor with a slim body line,  has USB 3.0 ports HDMI –out and all the usual PC connectors, what is unique about the device is the proprietary hinge on the screen allowing the user to swivel and change the position of the laptop to become a tablet. the yoga sport a capacitive touch screen. thus combining the touch and physical aspects of windows 8 unto a laptop form factor. For initial use, it seemed smooth and effective. Lenovo states that the unit is in its early phases and this is not the final deign as well as weigh, which the expect to cut down  on the device. So far I like what I see and hopefully we will get more from Lenovo on this device in the coming months. but Lenovo di indicate pricing for the IdeaPad Yoga to be $1,129 in the second half of the year

 

[showhide type=”pressrelease”]PRESS RELEASE

 

Lenovo Stretches Innovation with New IdeaPad Yoga Flip and Fold Device
IdeaPad YOGA: Fusing the Ultrabook and Tablet for Four-in-One Personal Computing
CES 2012, Las Vegas – January 9, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announcedIdeaPad YOGA, the industry’s first multi-mode notebook with a 360 degree flip-and-fold design.
Combining the tablet’s ease-of-use with the ultrabook’s functionality, IdeaPad YOGA gives consumers
four-in-one personal computing, with four separate usage modes in one PC. Lenovo also announced
today its new IdeaCentre A720, the slimmest 27-inch all-in-one (AIO) PC in the industry.
IdeaPad YOGA is the union of a stylish, powerful ultrabook and a portable 13.3” multi-touch tablet.
YOGA’s patented dual-hinge design is engineered to enable content consumption and creation spanning
four intuitive usage positions … notebook, tablet, stand, and tent …in one computer, while offering higher
durability1 and stability than conventional convertible form factors.
Not to be outdone, the IdeaCentre A720 all-in-one features a pioneering 27-inch screen that allows a
more widely adjustable angle from — -5o to 90o. An innovative screen hinge allows for a more comfortable
use in any position and combines with a frameless display that supports 10-point multi-touch capabilities
for a greatly enhanced multi-user experience.
“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.”
IdeaPad YOGA Notebook: Four Experience Modes to Create and Consume
Created for the convergence of professional and personal lifestyles, the IdeaPad YOGA multi-mode
notebook introduces an intuitive design that optimizes the user experience of both an ultrabook and tablet
across four different usage modes – notebook, tablet, stand and tent. Compared with conventional
convertible form factors, YOGA’s patented 360 degree dual- hinge flip design is more stable and durable,1
and enables an overall thinner and lighter hardware design. YOGA is the industry’s thinnest convertible
ultrabook measuring 0.67” (16.9mm) thin at 3.1 lbs (1.47kg). Powered by the Intel Core Processor family
with a Windows 8 operating system, YOGA supports eight hours of battery life with up to 8GB RAM and
256GB SSD. As a full-size notebook, YOGA’s svelte design includes small but meaningful details such as
soft touch rubber paint on the exterior for strong grip, a leather cover on the palm rest, and side buttons
designed for easier access for all usage modes.
As a multi-mode notebook, IdeaPad YOGA delivers a comfortable and natural user interaction when
using it in any position. To enjoy multi-player touch-based gaming and social media on-the-go, the user
simply folds back YOGA’s screen for a portable 13.1“ HD+ (1600 x 900) tablet with 10-point capacitive
touch. For entertainment, reading, and web browsing, users can flip the YOGA’s screen panel into a
convenient stand or tent mode that saves space and brings the screen closer to the user. YOGA’s
versatile multi-mode form factor strikes an ideal balance between creating and consuming content, while
at the same time, offering consumers an optimal experience of a notebook and tablet in a single device.
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Pricing and Availability3
The IdeaPad YOGA multimode notebook will be available in the second half of 2012 with an estimated starting retail price of $1,199.[/showhide]