Lenovo‘s new IdeaPad YOGA is being marketed as a four-in-one device. The chameleon-like computer can switch from a laptop to a tablet in three positions: flat, easel-like for touchscreen-based working, and a propped-up position. The company introduced the device at CES in Las Vegas on Monday.
Open up the laptop to see the full-size notebook with keyboard and leather palm rest. Fold it at the hinges to create a 13-inch touch-screen tablet.
The YOGA operates on Windows 8 and should offer up to eight hours of battery life. The company says the device is the “industry’s thinnest convertible ultrabook.” It measures 0.67 inches thin and 3.1 lbs.
"It is clear to us that consumers want their four screens: mobile devices, tablets, notebooks and smart TVs — and they want them to work together seamlessly, anytime, anywhere,” says Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo. "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."
The IdeaPad YOGA multimode notebook will be available in the second half of 2012 with an estimated starting retail price of $1,199.
The Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA is marketed as a 4-in-1 device. Really, it's a 2-in-1, but users might find it useful nonetheless.