Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, the flexible Windows 8 Ultrabook
Yesterday we saw Lenovo’s consumer-grade Ultrabook made for Windows 8, the 13-inch IdeaPad Yoga.
The aptly called Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga features a display that can be tilted all the way on its back which gives you four ways to use it, somewhat similar to the ThinkPad Twist. The IdeaPad Yoga uses a special patented hinge that Lenovo claims can weather 25,000 open/close cycles.
Aside from using it as an ordinary laptop, you can flip the screen back and have it stand on its edges for tent mode. Tent mode makes the display sturdy which is ideal for playing with the touchscreen.
You can also tilt the screen backward with the base flat and upside down on the surface to enter stand mode. This is ideal for watching movies without distraction from the keyboard. The keyboard will be facing but won’t touch the surface.
Tilt the screen all the way on its back for tablet mode. The keyboard deactivates by itself on this mode so you won’t accidentally press and keys.
The screen on the Yoga has a 13-inch HD+ display with 10-finger multi-touch support. It is powered by a 3rd gen Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD for storage. That combination will make sure that you’ll get speedy performance on this Ultrabook.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 will be available by the end of December for Php60,995 and comes with a stylish sleeve and 2 years warranty on parts and labor. It’s more expensive than the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist mainly because it uses a pure SSD storage to accommodate the thin form.
An 11-inch version of the IdeaPad Yoga will also be available for just Php45,995 but it comes with a Tegra 3 processor, 64GB internal storage and runs on Windows 8 RT.
|Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Specs:|
|13.3″ HD+ (1600 x 900) IPS display; 16:9 aspect ratio|
|10-finger multi-touch display|
|Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz /1600MHz/3MB L3 cache)|
|4GB DDR3 RAM|
|Intel HD 4000 graphics|
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 3-in-1 card reader, HDMI|
|1MP, 720p HD webcam|
|4-cell battery, up to 8 hours battery life|
|333.4 x 224.8 x 16.9 mm|