Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga may come to the Indian market towards the end of this year, a spokesperson of the company told The Mobile Indian.
Lenovo showcased the tablet at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA. The tablet is also called “ultrabook”. It is slim and can easily be converted into a laptop with the help of a stand.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will be launched in the USA market in the second half of this year at a retail price of $1,299 (Rs 65,000). Lenovo, however, has a tentative plan to launch the tablet in India by this year end or the beginning of next year.
IdeaPad Yoga is based on Windows 8 operating system and uses Intel’s dual core chipset along with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD. Lenovo calls this IdeaPad Yoga a multi-mode notebook. At 16.9 mm, it is the thinnest convertible tablet that weighs just 1.47 kg.
IdeaPad Yoga, according to Lenovo, provides eight hours of battery life. As a full-size notebook, Yoga’s design includes soft touch rubber paint on the exterior for strong grip, a leather cover on the palm rest, and side buttons designed for easy access in all usage modes.
We got to spend some time with the device at the CES. In tablet mode the device is like a typical tablet that folds flat; but it is bigger than most tablets with a 13.1 inch HD+ (1600 x 900 pixel) screen. A combination of fast processor and 10 point multi-touch HD screen makes the experience very fluid and intuitive.
Its large size, however, makes it a good replacement of a laptop or 10 inch tablet. The tablet won’t match the portability of smaller 7 or 8 inch tablets.