Lenovo is trying to find its way in the new and changing times where tablets are overcoming the not so everlasting laptop, netbook computers. To do so they are introducing something that you can say that is a hybrid solution that combines the tablet and an ultrabook computer all in one.
Their IdeaPad Yoga is a concept based on their vision that an ultrabook can still be up to date with current technologies and still be competitive with all of the touch technologies and gadgets. So to fuse those two different types of gadgets they implemented their concept of hinges that enable the ultrabook to open up 360° degrees and they implemented a touch screen on the regular ultrabook. By opening up over 100° degrees the ultrabook automatically shuts down the keyboard and touchpad and it can be placed in different angles flipped upside down using the keyboard part as a basis for the tablet. It can be used even rotated upside down for watching media; doing so the screen image will flip allowing it to be used also as a presentation screen. For all of these functionalities people are asking if the keyboard is gonna be scratched if it is placed on different surfaces. Lenovo tells us that the inside of the ultrabook is going to be covered with a scratch free rubber surface that will also hold the ultrabook and prevent it from slipping.
As for the configuration it will have all the up to date specs within a 13.3’’ inch multi-touch screen capable of up to 10 point detection, with resolution of 1600×900. It will have the latest Intel processors from i3 up to i7, up to 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD drive. Will have ultrabook specs of 16.9 mm thickness and it will way 1.47 kg. It will have a battery life up to 8 hours.
The Yoga will be released on the same date with Windows 8 and will hold a sum of about $1200 depending on the configuration. This makes the date to be around the second half of 2012. As you can see the possibilities are vast for this concept and it can be a good solution for the people on the go.