On Thursday, Lenovo has launched its Windows 8 tablet-laptop convertibles including IdeaPad Yoga 11 and IdeaPad Yoga 13 for the Indian market at an event in Bangalore. Of the two products, IdeaPad Yoga 11 is for those consumers who are looking for a svelte all day mobile companion while IdeaPad Yoga 13 is for consumers looking for a perfect blend of play and productivity.
As these products are tablet-laptop convertibles, they have the ability to flip and fold, thereby transforming from an ultrabook to a tablet. Moreover, the revolutionary hinge used in these products is quite unique offering a 360 degree fold to the device in a simple motion.
Ideapad Yoga 13 and Ideapad Yoga 11 were initially announced at CES 2012 and now, they are released in India with a price tag of Rs 84,290 and Rs 61,790 respectively.
Below are the specifications of the two new Windows 8 based Lenovo offerings.
Display: IdeaPad Yoga 11 features a 11.6 inch 5 point multi-touch HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and IdeaPad Yoga 13 comes with a 13.3 inch 10 point multi-touch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.
Processor: IdeaPad Yoga 11 is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and IdeaPad Yoga 13 packs 3rd generation Core i processor and integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics under its hood.
OS: While the 11 inch model is based on Windows RT, the 13 inch modeol runs on Windows 8 Pro OS.
Storage: In this segment, IdeaPad Yoga 11 has 2GB DDR3 RAM and 64GB eMMC storage, whereas, IdeaPad Yoga 13 packs 8GB DDR3 RAM and 256GB SSD storage.
Camera: Both the devices have a 720p HD webcam at the front for video calling.
Connectivity: When it comes to connectivity, both the devices have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB2.0, card reader, integrated stereo speakers and HDMI output.
Battery: The battery in the 11 inch device offers up to 13 hours backup and that in the 13 inch model delivers up to 8 hours backup.
Price: On the pricing front, IdeaPad Yoga 11 and IdeaPad Yoga 13 are priced at Rs 61,790 and Rs 84,290 respectively.
Commenting at the launch event, Rajesh Thadani, Director, Consumer Business Segment, Lenovo India was quoted stating that, "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."