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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Yoga 13 Announced
      10/09/12 06:04 PM

We're no stranger to the long awaited Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, and guess what? It will be available in 11.6" and 13.3" flavors according to Lenovo. We've seen convertible Windows tablets (those have been around for years) and tablets that copy the Asus Transformer detachable keyboard design, but this tablet has two hinges rather than a single pivot hinge and you can use it either like a standard laptop or a tablet (with the keyboard facing down toward your lap or desk). The 360 degree rotation is an interesting design, but I personally think the single swivel convertible like the ThinkPad Twist is more practical.




Now here's the important part: the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 will run Windows 8 RT on an Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU. Windows RT runs the new Metro UI with Live Tiles but not the desktop mode that resembles Windows 7.

The IdeaPad Yoga 13 runs full Windows 8 on Intel third generation ULV CPUs up to a Core i7. Both models somewhat resemble existing IdeaPad Ultrabook book design (other than the 360 degree hinge).




Specs for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11:

NVIDIA Tegra 3 (T30)
Windows RT
11.6 inch HD (1366x768) display; 16:9 widescreen, 5-point multi-touch display
Up to 2GB DDR3L memory
Up to 64GB eMMC storage
2 x 0.5W speakers
2x USB 2.0 connectors; SD card reader, HDMI out
Broadcom 4330, 802.11 b/g/n , WIFI/BT hybrid, Bluetooth 4.0
Integrated 1.0M 720p HD webcam
1.27kg (2.8 lbs)
298 x 204 x 15.6 mm 11.73 x 8.03 x 0.61 inches





Specs for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11:

Up to Intel 3rd generation Core i7 ULV
Windows 8
13.3 inch HD+ (1600x900) IPS display with wide viewing angles; 16:9 widescreen, 300 nits
Integrated Intel HD 4000 Graphics
Up to 8GB DDR3 memory DDR3L 1600MHz- (1 x 4GB or 1 x 8GB)
Up to 256GB SSD storage
2 x 1W speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4
1 x USB2.0; 1 x USB3.0 connectors; 2in1 (headphone and mic); 3in1 (SD, MMC) card reader, HDMI output
802.11 b,g,n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0
1.0 M 720p HD Camera with face tracking capability
1.54kg (3.40 pounds)
333.4 x 224.8 x 16.9 mm 13.4 x 8.85 x 0.66 inches






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