If you though that you have seen, heard and witnessed all there was to see and hear at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas, you should think again! The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is one of the most spectacular computer devices I have personally seen in a while and is set to turn some heads once it will be released, later this year.
Update: Looking to buy an IdeaPad Yoga? These shops offer it discounted these days.
The 13.3-incher looks like your regular ultrabook at a first sight (even a bit bulky, to be honest), but once you flip the lid backwards, you practically get a tablet PC. That’s right, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is a laptop that can be converted into a slate by a simple gesture of turning around the display!
Yes, I know, it seems crazy, it seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s 100 percent real and set to come to a store near you soon enough. Well, not exactly soon, as it will run Windows 8 and therefore should not be made available before next fall.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga looks very stylish and especially original, both in laptop mode and as a tablet, and will pack some power under its hood as well. A third generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge processor, a 256 GB solid-state drive and a battery life capable of running up to eight hours on a single charge are just three of the suspected features that make us drool all over our displays when looking at this great piece of computer equipment.
And talking about displays, the IdeaPad Yoga sports a beautiful high-resolution IPS panel with 1600 x 900 pixels. There are also all the basic ports and connectivity options, including an SD card slot (probably micro), HDMI, a USB 2.0 connector and a 3.0 one (again, probably all micro and mini versions).
In terms of product dimensions and weight, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is set to measure a mere 0.67-inch thick and to weigh in at around 3.1 pounds. That’s a pretty slim profile, if you ask me, and it should satisfy any technology geek looking for a multifunctional computer today and in the near future.
As for the pricing, it’s pretty clear that we are dealing with a groundbreaking machine, so you shouldn’t expect a very affordable price tag. On the other hand, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga might go for as less as 1,199 dollars, according to official statements, which is pretty darn good if you look at what this ultrabook/tablet has to offer both in terms of design and when talking about hardware.
Don’t forget to check out this short video preview from Las Vegas as well, but keep in mind that this looks like nothing you have ever seen before, so watch out for heart attacks and strokes!