Chinese electronics makers Lenovo launched its multimode convertible Yoga tablet with a hinge capable of three unique modes.
"Watching and discovering that people frequently use tablets in three main ways allowed us to break the mold on the current 'sea of sameness' designs, giving them a better way to read, browse, watch and interact with content," said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Lenovo Business Group, Lenovo.
The innovative rounded hinge allows the table to stand in three different poses of type, standby and tilt from 110° to 135°. However, tech site CNET said that the tablet functions similar to the Sony Tablet S and Xperia Tablet S, with their cylindrical edge.
"As consumers' continue to demand innovative multimode designs we're thrilled to have Ashton Kutcher on board with us to help further develop the immersive and complementary hardware and rich content experience," Liu said in a statement.
The Hollywood actor had tweeted saying, "rolling up my sleeves, ready to dig in with @Lenovo. #Betterway."
Promoting the tablet Kutcher said: "This partnership with Lenovo brings together my love of technology and design that makes your life better. I can't wait to dig in and help Lenovo develop future mobile computing products, starting with the Yoga Tablet."
Apart from the unique design, the latest Lenovo tablet claims a battery back-up of 18 hours.
Yoga Tablet was made available in US in two variants of 8-inch and 10-inch priced at $249 (rs 15,300) and $299 (Rs 18,390) respectively.
Under the hood, this ultrabook is powered by Google's Android operating system, and has relatively low-resolution (1280 x 800).
The company did not disclose when the Yoga tablets will be made available for its customers in the Asian markets.