Joining the new wave of hybrid laptops cum tablets based on the new Windows 8 system is Lenovo all new IdeaPad Yoga 13, with a slick new design feature which has the capability to flip the keyboard on the back of the display to use the device as a tablet. You have to admit it is a genuinely good design idea, although it does let the keyboard exposed at the back, albeit disabled.
Looking at the technical specifications will give you a pleasant idea of how enjoyable this device is but at a price of $1099, which is a lot considering other devices with similar features. Packed with an Intel i5 Dual Core Processor, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 comes with an 8 GB DDR3 RAM and a 128 GB SSD Hard Drive. A 13.3” display also has a 1 MP webcam, which is a bit of a let-down. Other features include an integrated Intel HD Graphics along with the standard Bluetooth, Wireless and USB access.
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a Ultrabook laptop with a keyboard specifically designed for the new Windows 8. It can be used as a tablet too but then the exposed keyboard gives it a whopping size. All in all, it is a darned compelling option if you are considering buying any one of the new hybrid devices in the market.
• Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 has excellent convertibility from laptop to tablet using the well-designed hinge on the keyboard.
• It has excellent battery backup.
• Windows 8 gesture support with a darned robust keyboard and track-pad
• Good boot up and shut down times.
• It is lightweight.
• Exposed keyboard in the tablet mode makes Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 oversized and bulky to hold.
• Power and Volume Control buttons are too small.
• It is quite a high pricing device.
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