[CES 2012] At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Lenovo launched the IdeaPad Yoga YOGA – a device touted to be the industry’s first multi-mode notebook with a 360 flip-and-fold design (hence the name “yoga”). The IdeaPad YOGA essentially combines a portable 13.3″ multi-touch tablet with a powerful ultrabook, joined by a patented dual-hinge that lets consumers use the device in a variety of ways. Use it like a regular notebook, semi-close it so it functions as a stand or tent (for you to watch content on) or fully close it to use the YOGA as a tablet.
The IdeaPad YOGA is powered by an Intel Core Processor and will run on the Windows 8 operating system. It will feature 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a 13″ display, a battery that boasts 8 hours of usage time. The Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA will go on sale worldwide in the second half of 2012, with an estimated starting retail price of $1,199.