If there is one word that can be used to describe the Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA, it is flexible, both literally and figuratively. This laptop can easily be turned into a tablet thanks to its fancy hinges that permit it to be bent all the way back. In fact, you will be pardoned for believing that it is just like the MacBook Air when it is used like a laptop but like the iPad when it is used like a tablet (except that it is equipped with Windows 8). In case you were wondering, the keyboard gets disabled when you push the 13-inch display all the way back to use it like a tablet.
It has to be admitted that the Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA makes a very bulky tablet at 17mm total thickness and 3 pounds weight (more than double the weight of an iPad). Even so, it is the thinnest ultrabook in the industry today.
Besides, it does offer the many conveniences of a laptop. Most users are impressed with the fact that it can also be used in easel like position for touchscreen working. It also has 8 hours battery life, which is more than sufficient.
The display (1600×900 pixels) is extremely good and so is the RAM (8GB). It also has up to 256GB SSDs. Its second gen Intel Core processor ensures that it offers excellent performance.
Lenovo is positioning the IdeaPad Yoga as a device that combines the features of mobile devices, tablets, notebooks and smart TVs. This is definitely something worth getting your hands on, even at the relatively steep $1200 that Lenovo is considering pricing it at when it finally hits the market later this year. Check out our TabletPcs Collection to get detailed and accurate reviews on the latest tablets, PCs and notebooks available in the market today.