The name may sound funny but this ultrabook is no joke. One of the most popular devices at the 2012 CES, the Lenovo Yoga stood out from the rest with it's tablet capability. Not only is the display touchscreen, but it also flips 360 degrees and transforms into a tablet!
The Yoga probably won't be released until Windows 8 is available in fall of 2012. I think this product will do very well as consumer are looking for versatility, style, convenience, and ultraportable characteristics. Business users can create a presentation in laptop mode and display it in tablet mode.
As I'm looking at demo, questions began to cross my mind. One of the questions was, what happens to the keyboard when it is face down on the table. Well the keys are deactivated when the display passes 180 degrees. This ensures there is no accidental key entries when you are in tablet mode. Also, the keys sit just below palm rest so they never touch any flat surface. Furthermore, the palm rest is made of soft leather material for comfort and it avoids slipping.
The display is glass to glass 13.3 screen with 1600 x 900 resolution. Also, the touchscreen supports up to 10 points of entry. Pretty useful when you are navagating the apps in Windows 8. The ports for the Yoga includes 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, headphone/mic combo, SD card reader, and power input.
When I first looked at this ultrabook and all the features, my initial thoughts were $$$. I was guessing it will be priced around $1500 - $1800. Well Lenovo announced that $1000 - $1200 will be the target price point.
The demo was powered by Sandy Bridge but we will likely see the Yoga ship with Ivy Bridge. Personally, I can't wait for the Yoga to be released. I believe that the Yoga will change the way people use their portable computers.