Meet the Lenovo Pocket Yoga

Today eight pictures hit Lenovo's Flickr stream showing us an apparent concept of the "Lenovo Pocket Yoga Netbook", the next generation of pocket netbooks?

As you can see, this device can fit in your back pocket. Sporting an ultra-wide screen design, this device can also flip 360 degrees into a tablet PC.

Director of Lenovo's Beijing Inovation Center, Johnson Li, has spoke with the guys over at Design Matters giving the following details about the design:

"Pocket Yoga is shaped just like a large wallet. You can easily put it into your pocket. The proportion of length and width is about the maximum size for a notebook that can fit into a pocket, or, as we like to say, it is the smallest pocket notebook. "

"Detail always determines the excellence of a new configuration. "Pocket Yoga" has a elegant belt which wraps around the whole body. The "belt" is not a simple decoration, because when it is removed it becomes a mouse. It is the type of surprise that we designers want to give our customers. Imagine whenever in formal or casual occasion, it will become your best partner to show your high taste and satisfies your office or entertainment needs."

Specific details about the device are not yet known yet. Given the fact that it's been in development for two years, who knows if this will even hit the market (Let's hope it does though, because this is just sexy).

View: Our entire gallery of the Lenovo Pocket Yoga

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GreyWolfSC said,
Good idea, but it's waay too long. A shorter one with a smaller screen would be ok with me.

I agree, too long

It flips 180 degrees to become a tablet, not 360 degrees. If it flipped 360 degrees, it would be right back where it started. I really hate when people mess up such a simple concept.

roadwarrior said,
It flips 180 degrees to become a tablet, not 360 degrees. If it flipped 360 degrees, it would be right back where it started. I really hate when people mess up such a simple concept.


Just quoting the designer >.<.

if flipped 180 would it not be flat?? so yes the post is correct its flipped 360 to be back where it started but facing the other way

roadwarrior said,
It flips 180 degrees to become a tablet, not 360 degrees. If it flipped 360 degrees, it would be right back where it started. I really hate when people mess up such a simple concept.

How about we just flip it 90° and call it a day.

MikeBuzz said,
if flipped 180 would it not be flat?? so yes the post is correct its flipped 360 to be back where it started but facing the other way


No, if you flip the screen around 180 degrees, you end up in tablet mode. If you flip it 360 degrees you end up back where you started (laptop mode). Unfortunately, they don't show the picture of the device in laptop mode on this page, but if you click on the photo gallery, it's shown in picture 4. You have to unfold the screen either way, but that has nothing to do with how many degrees you rotate it.

I agree that it's too long. And putting it into my back pocket then sitting down realizing that crunching sound may be the screen I just demolished doesn't sound appealing to me either....

GreyWolfSC said,
I lol'ed coffee on my monitor, thanks. :)


He said double the height, not the width.

Am I the only person here who actually looked at all of the pictures other than the two posted directly on this page?? The picture here of the device being used in tablet mode has it turned sideways.

I agree, the aspect ratio of this thing's screen is rediculously wide and short.

Wave of pessimism.

I on one hand, am happy to see that such inventions blur the line between mobile devices and netbooks.

That looks absolutely dreadful. The form factor is terribly impractical for a number of reasons that have already been said here.

Netbook manufacturers are finding that people want slightly larger netbooks than the 1st generation. For people who want pocket size computing, HP and other still make "Pocket PCs" (I still have a Pocket PC 1945 w/ WM2003). There is also a plentiful selection of smartphones on the market for people who want pocket sized computing.

Now, what I would really like to see (and rumor is ASUS will deliver this summer) is a netbook sized tablet PC. I remember a number of years ago (2002 or 2003 maybe) when at some nerd convention, Bill Gates demonstrated this concept of a home computer that had a removable screen. The screen was a type of tablet PC w/o a keyboard and had its own components that was separate from its "host computer." They had a fancy name for it like Minerva or Mirrora and it ended up being vapor wear. I'm not sure why this idea was abandoned because it seemed like a really good idea to me. That would really come in handy for me at work.

I like how the images on Neowin have the "N" watermark when the images came from Lenovo's Flickr stream.

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