CHINESE COMPUTER MAKER Lenovo has unveiled four convertible Windows 8 and Windows RT devices today, including two variants of the touch optimised Ideapad Yoga, an Intel Atom based Ideapad Lynx tablet and a business focused tablet/laptop hybrid, the Thinkpad Twist.
The Ideapad Yoga will come in 11in and 13in models, both with a high-definition IPS touchscreen display on a hinge that allows it to move 360 degrees, folding it from a laptop to a tablet in one motion.
As one of the world's first multi-mode Ultrabooks, the Ideapad Yoga 13 measures 16.9mm thick, has a third generation Intel Core processor and comes with eight hours of battery life.
Lenovo claims its smaller screen counterpart the Ideapad Yoga 11 is the world's slimmest multimode PC, measuring 15.6mm thick. It will launch with an 11.6in screen and 13 hour battery life. It also has an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, making it the first and supposedly only quad-core processor Windows RT device.
The Ideapad Yoga 13 will be available from early November starting at £999, while the Ideapad Yoga 11 will be available in late November from £699.
Lenovo's Ideatab Lynx is one of the first Windows 8 tablets running Intel's latest dual-core Atom processor. The 11.6in tablet has 16 hours of battery life with an optional dock along with a full size USB port.
Lenovo said you can connect it to its keyboard for a "full-function PC experience" that includes writing documents in Microsoft Word. It has yet to announce pricing and availability of the Ideatab Lynx.
Targeting more of a business audience, the Thinkpad Twist can be used as a full performance ultrabook. The top can also be twisted to convert it into a tablet.
This is so it can be used in different modes such as "Stand" for work collaboration via the multi-touch screen. Running the full version of Windows 8 Pro, the Thinkpad Twist has up to an Intel Core I7 processor with a 12.5in IPS display, optional 3G connectivity, and a 500GB HDD or 128GB SSD storage.
The Thinkpad Twist will be available from business partners from mid-November with pricing from £809 to £979.
Lenovo said its new devices "address the needs of consumers, businesses and everyone in between by creating high performance laptop-tablet combinations in new designs and different sizes". µ