Lenovo Windows 8 Tablets, Laptops, Ultrabooks Offer Flexible Appeal

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2012-10-10 Print this article Print
IdeaPad Yoga 13 Coming With Windows 8

IdeaPad Yoga 13 Coming With Windows 8

The Yoga 13 has a 13.3-inch display with 10-point multi-touch. It runs up to Windows 8 Pro and an Intel Core i7 processor, weighs 3.4 pounds and, at 0.67 inches, is thinner than the Apple MacBook Air. 


Gartner expects tablets and convertibles with good touch displays to help drive the success of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Lenovo helped the cause of its longtime partner Oct. 9, with the introduction of four touch-based convertibles running versions of Windows 8. The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is an Ultrabook with a 360-degree hinge that enables it to lean all the way back or hold several poses in between. The Yoga 11 is a smaller notebook, with a smaller price tag, that runs Windows RT but has all the flexibility of its big sister. The IdeaTab Lynx can operate as a stand-alone tablet with an 11.6-inch display or click into a base that gives it a very realistic laptop look and up to 16 hours of battery life. Finally, expected to be a hit with small businesses and the education set, is the Twist, an Ultrabook with a more conventional take on the convertible form factor—while the Yogas can simply lean all the way back, the Twist, well, twists and then folds, so that the soft-touch finish behind the keyboard might rest against a user's forearm or fingers. Two will arrive on Windows 8's Oct. 26 launch date, and two will follow in December. Its new devices, Lenovo said in a statement, now literally bend over backward to please consumers, businesses "and everyone in between."


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