Lenovo’s first range of Windows 8 ultrabooks are finally about to be released alongside the much awaited Windows 8 release on Friday, October 26. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and 13 are available for pre-order before Friday for $799.99 and $999.99 respectively.
(UPDATED PRICES FOR 2013: See below)
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga was first announced at CES in Las Vegas on January 9 this year. Back then Lenovo called the Ideapad Yoga a “union of ultrabook and multi-touch 13.3-inch tablet“. What has changed since then has been the inclusion of a smaller 11.6-inch Lenovo Yoga. These two ultrabooks have the same flexible Yoga design, but differs in a few ways in both hardware and software. The Lenovo Yoga 11 is Lenovo’s entry ultrabook with Windows 8 RT, while Lenovo Yoga 13 can be configured with the option of either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.
Both IdeaPad Yoga’s have the same hinge that allows it to move 360° and fold from laptop to tablet and back again while the screen rotates accordingly. They both also sport a 720p HD webcam and HDMI port.
Lenovo Yoga 13 is a little heavy for to use purely as a tablet for hours on end, but Lenovo Yoga 11 is a little lighter if that’s a priority.
The outstanding 13 hours long battery life however offers a different kind of mobility, and could meet a lot of peoples specific needs.
The release date for Lenovo Yoga 13 is confirmed for October 26, while the release date for Lenovo Yoga 11 is estimated to be in the middle of November.
|Model||Lenovo Yoga 13||Lenovo Yoga 11|
|Display||13.3″ HD+ Display||11.6″ HD Display|
|Resolution||1600 x 900, 16:9 Widescreen||1366 x 768, 16:9 Widescreen|
|OS||Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro||Windows 8 RT|
|Processor||Intel Core i3/i5/i7||1.5 GHz Tegra 3.0|
|RAM||4 GB / 8 GB DDR3||2 GB DIMM|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 4000||NVIDIA GeForce GFX|
|Weight||1500 gram / 3.3 lb||1270 gram / 2.8 lb|
By Jim Miller –