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Lenovo could release a Windows RT version of the IdeaPad Yoga

Transforming laptop-tablet could pack a Tegra 3 processor and be available close to the Windows 8 launch

Earlier this year at CES, Lenovo displayed a peculiar Windows device dubbed the IdeaPad Yoga. The 17mm Ultrabook came with a flexible hinge that allowed a 180-degree turn of the display, quickly “transforming” it from a notebook to a tablet. Not much was heard about the device after its Las Vegas debut, but it now looks like Lenovo is readying it for launch, and there may be multiple flavors abound.

Based on a report by ABC News, Lenovo is preparing to launch the IdeaPad Yoga sometime in October, coinciding with the Windows 8 public release. However, the device may be available in two versions, one featuring an Intel CPU and Windows 8 and the other packing a Tegra processor and the x86-specific Windows RT. The Wall Street Journal had also previously reported a joint NVIDIA-Lenovo venture on a transforming Windows RT device, and the IdeaPad Yoga seems to be the suspect in question.

The original IdeaPad Yoga featured an IPS display, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a price tag of $1,199. Of course, Lenovo will likely offer separate pricing for the different models, but we won’t know the exact details until the official announcement. Thankfully we do have some footage of the pre-production model, and you can check out our hands-on video below until more news makes its way down the wire.  


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-08-13 (Update: 2021-05-18)