Lenovo adds to its IdeaPad line two new convertible hybrid notebook/tablet computers, the Yoga 11 and Yoga 13, designed for Windows 8. With Yoga as their name, both convertibles has a flip-and-fold design, featuring a hinge that allows them to move 360-degree and fold from laptop to tablet in one simple motion. The bigger Yoga 13 is basically a multi-mode Ultrabook powered by Intel x86 processor and runs Windows 8 Pro, while the Yoga 11 runs Windows 8 RT on ARM-based processor.
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge 3rd gen Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB SSD storage. It has a Ultrabook design, ad measures just 16.9 mm thick. The 13.3-inch IPS display features 1600×900 resolution and multitouch. You can also find a 720p front-facing camera for video conferencing, Dolby Home Theater sound enhancement, USB 3.0 port, media card reader and HDMI output. It promises 8 hours of battery life.
The IdeaPad Yoga 11, on the other hand, is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 2GB of RAM. It runs Windows 8 RT and features a 11.6-inch multitouch display with 1366×768 resolution. It comes with 64GB internal storage and has a media card reader and a USB port. There are HD video camera and you can expect up to 13 hours of battery life.
Both Yoga hybrid tablets can be used in four modes – Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, Stand Mode and Tent mode. The Yoga 13 will be released on 26 October starting from $1099 and the Yoga 11 in December starting at $799.