CHINESE LAPTOP MAKER Lenovo has revealed the Ideapad Yoga hybrid device, which it calls the industry's first 'multi-mode' notebook.
The Ideapad Yoga aims to combine the benefits of a notebook and a tablet. It will come with a patented dual hinge design that allows the screen to rotate 360 degrees, flip, and fold to cater for different situations. More importantly perhaps, it will come with Windows 8.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO of Lenovo said, "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 and more."
Lenovo lists the four different usage modes or positions as notebook, tablet, stand and tent. The device will measure 16.9mm thick and weigh 1.47kg.
The Yoga will be powered by a choice of Intel Core processors with up to 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and eight hours of battery life. The touchscreen will measure 13.1in with 1600x900 resolution.
If you like the sound of this transforming notebook, it will be available in the second half of this year with an expected price of $1,199. µ