Lenovo announced the first multi-mode notebook with a 360 degree flip-and-fold design for tablet use. The IdeaPad YOGA combines a stylish, powerful ultrabook and a portable 13.3-inch 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 durability and stability than conventional convertible form factors.
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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“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,” said Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA multimode notebook will be available in the second half of 2012 with an estimated starting retail price of $1,199.