Lenovo announces its first Windows RT device: the Yoga 11

Lenovo today showed off their first Windows 8 consumer device, the Yoga 13, and now they've unveiled their very first Windows RT device for the market.

The Lenovo Yoga was widely rumored to be Lenovo's featured Windows RT device, and now it's confirmed that different sizes will come in different flavors. The Lenovo Yoga 11" will feature a nVidia Tegra 3 processor, 11.6" (1366x768) display, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 32GB/64GB SSD and will weigh in at just 1.27 KG (2.8 pounds). The device also features a 10-point multitouch screen, which we've come to expect as standard.

As with all Windows RT devices, the Yoga will ship with Office RT Home and Student preview. The company claims the device will get at least 13 hours of active battery life, but doesn't specify how long it'll last on connected standby. We haven't heard anything about available colors, but we've confirmed both orange and silver encased devices will be available.

Again, as with most Windows-related announcements right now, Lenovo doesn't have solid dates or pricing for the Yoga 11" just yet, nor could they tell us when they plan on having it.

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Looks really really nice but the hinges and the fact the keyboard is exposed in tablet mode turn me right off it. Shame cause I really like the look of it!

Xerxes said,
Looks really really nice but the hinges and the fact the keyboard is exposed in tablet mode turn me right off it. Shame cause I really like the look of it!

I hope the keyboard is locked when in tablet mode or else it could make holding the tablet a real pain in the arse.
I'm puzzled why they didn't do what others have done in the past and had a single swing hinge that lets the screen flip over an cover the keyboard in tablet mode.

Teebor said,

I hope the keyboard is locked when in tablet mode or else it could make holding the tablet a real pain in the arse.
I'm puzzled why they didn't do what others have done in the past and had a single swing hinge that lets the screen flip over an cover the keyboard in tablet mode.

a simple thin but hard case will solve this, easy clip on style, just unclip, flip, click back on.

aniv said,
Yes give your money away to the Chinese Buy US made products if you are American

Nothing in the tech world is "American"-made. Everything is assembled offshore even if the company is American. Care to tell us where we could buy "Made in USA" electronics?

Hrmm interested to see how this pans out but I can't help but feel they put the wrong OS on this thing. RT seems ideal for tablets not laptops but I guess time will tell.

I would see this suiting people who need basic office applications and more aimed at Student who need the keyboard but want the tablet feel from time to time

This is branded IdeaPad, so will be more targeted at home users rather than businesses. It will probably be not as well built as the ThinkPad version.

xendrome said,
Windows RT device with non-removable keyboard? I'll stick with the Pro version in that case...

I'm really interested to see what kind of "real" applications show up in the RT environment on Windows with so many tablets coming with keyboards. Productivity applications could end up being very prominent.

Its the IdeaPad series so it should be priced around the student and family point...

For a student with Office and Skydrive, I see this as being a great line of product if its priced well