CES 2012: Lenovo get flexible with IdeaPad Yoga Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid

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Lenovo are brinigng a little added flexibility to their latest batch of ultrabooks with the IdeaPad Yoga, a hybrid tablet/ultrabook machine running Windows 8.

Powered by an Intel Core processor backed by up to 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, the IdeaPad Yoga is engineered around a four-point viewing mode principle.

In other words, the 360-degree twisting 1600×900, 13.3 inch touch screen can be positioned to work like a standard laptop with keyboard, folded flat like a tablet with the screen facing outwards, stood up like an open book, or hinged like a tent in the picture above.

It’s also the thinnest convertible ultrabook yet (of which there are admittedly few), measuring just 16.9mm deep and weighing 1.47kg.

“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,” said Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO for 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.”

Expect to see the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga starting at $1199 (around £775) when it lands sometime in the second half of the year. No word yet on a UK launch.

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Gerald Lynch