Anyone following CES 2012 thinks 2012 is the year of Ultrabooks. Intel showcased beautiful and powerful, yet thin, Ultrabooks powered by Windows 8 with Metro UI makes one drool over that system and suddenly iPad, Android Tablets, and even Windows 7 tablets look old.
Today in its press release Lenovo showcased a lot of stuff including TVs, Tablets and other. But out of all its IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook steals the attention. Thanks to its unique dual-hinge flip design, in a flip the Ultrabook becomes Tablet and allows the user to use the yet powerful Metro UI of Windows 8 to fulfill their business needs. In a flip the Tablet becomes the Notebook and I think Lenovo Engineering did a beautiful job here. This is different from two piece approach where screen pops out and attaches to the keyboard to make it as laptop. I feel this is much better than original HTC Shift approach where the screen slides out in an angular fashion.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga takes full advantage of Windows 8 by switching interface from Metro UI to Windows UI. The tablet side of this Ultrabook showcases the Metro UI ready for Tablet usage needs of the user where as in a flip it becomes Windows 8 Laptop, which could run the yet powerful Windows Apps.
The 13.3" screen that uses a dual hinge design, which bends back 360 degrees to become a tablet with 10 point multitouch capability. User could use the keyboard as a stand once the Ultrabook is flipped to any desired angle to make it a Windows 8 Tablet. Once the user switches from Tablet to Notebook form, it becomes a powerful Windows 8 Notebook with multi-touch capable screen with 1600×900 resolution. Lenovo is suggesting that this would hit the market during the second half of 2012 with starting price of $1,199. The full configuration and other specs are yet to be announced and I hope they would be in near dates.
Via: Lenovo CES 2012