CES 2012: Lenovo Offers A Tablet-Laptop Option for Windows 8

CES always brings lots of weird and wonderful things to see. With Windows 8 around the corner, and the potential game changer it may become, I was hoping to see lots of Windows 8 enabled hardware. There was some, but not as much as I had hoped for, and must of it was another tablet or laptop, but not with Lenovo.

While roaming the floor at ShowStoppers, I caught a glimpse of the kind of hardware I was hoping to see more of. Lenovo has a truly innovative design that allows you to have both a laptop and a tablet. The model I saw, I think its being referred to as “Yoga”, was just 17mm thick with a touch screen. When you’re looking to use the keyboard, just pop open the device as you normally would.

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Thanks to a special dual-hinge, when you want a tablet experience, you can swing that screen back and fold it over onto itself. You’re bending the screen over so the back of the screen touches the bottom of the laptop. Once the screen goes past 180 degrees the keyboard and trackpad are automatically disabled. Now, you have a very functional tablet but without the sacrifice of leaving apps or files behind.

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There will be various different configurations for Yoga, but the price is expected to start around $1200. Depending on the SSD, memory and screen size, that price will change.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

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  • http://www.techendeavour.com/Mobile_Application_Development Suresh Babu

    Perfect balance of technology with convenience I think. Lenovo’s innovation has always been commendable with great functionality. This laptop with a tablet experience sure is going to take geeky people on a roller coaster ride! Thanks for the mention of this innovative inventions.