Lenovo's hybrid tablets, Ideapad Yoga 13 and Ideapad Yoga 11, launched in India on Thursday at a starting price of ₹ 61,790.
The PC maker's unusually designed laptop computer that doubles up as a tablet with a 360 degree swiveling screen, has created a buzz ever since its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012. Techies and tablet lovers worldwide have been eagerly waiting to lay hands on the tablet computer. The device has stolen the spotlight for its unique hardware offering - laptop and tablet in a single device.
"The product is targeted at individuals who want to enhance their performance at work and play through one extraordinarily light device that offers flexible multi-modes. Despite having two devices rolled into one, the Yoga is unbelievably thin, offering the user great mobility and convenience," said Rajesh Thadani, Director, Consumer Business Segment, Lenovo India at the launch event in Bangalore, according to Business Today.
Ideapad Yoga 13
Ideapad Yoga 13 ships with a 13.3 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel IPS display and is powered by an Ivy Bridge (3rd generation Core family) processor. The device weighs 1.54Kgs and measures 0.6 inch in thickness. On the connectivity front the hybrid device supports 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, an SD card slot, 802.11n WIFI and Bluetooth 4.0.The device is designed to enable users to swivel its display in different angles, and hence use it as tablet, laptop and all-in-one desktop like configuration.
The tablet also includes 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD memory along with 1MegaPixel camera and stereo speakers. The device is rated to deliver a battery life of up to 8 hours. It comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system (OS). The device is expected to hit the Indian retail market in the coming weeks at an estimated price tag of ₹ 84,290.
Ideapad Yoga 11
Ideapad Yoga 11 features 1.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1,366x768 pixels and powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. It packs 2GB of DDR3 RAM, besides storage capacity of up to 64GB along with 720p video recording capability on its camera. The device is 1.25 kg lighter than Yoga 13.Yoga 11 is limited to Windows RT, while Windows 8 Pro is still unsupported. Other key features include 802.11n WIFI,Bluetooth 4.0 and HDMI output. The device is available at ₹ 61,790.