New video look at Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo first showed us the IdeaPad Yoga 13 at CES in January and now the company has released a new video showing off the upcoming notebook-tablet hybrid in action as part of its IFA press announcements this week.

The Lenovo YouTube page shows how the IdeaPad Yoga 13 can be configured in four different ways; in addition to its straight notebook and tablet formations, the device can also be set up to work in "stand" mode, where the screen can be moved to a position where it is facing a user while the keyboard is hidden beneath.

The other mode is the "tent" position where the device is set up to look like, well, a tent where the touch screen is again facing one user while the keyboard is available on the other side for another person to use.

There are rumors that Lenovo will launch the IdeaPad Yoga 13 as its first product that will run on Windows RT, Microsoft's variant of Windows 8 that runs on ARM-based processor designs. So far, Lenovo has not confirmed or denied that will happen with this hybrid.

Lenovo has already announced plans to release the ThinkPad Tablet 2, a Windows 8 Pro tablet that will launch in late October.

Source: Lenovo YouTube page

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Ummm... maybe I'm oversimplifying things... but isn't that possible of any device that can pivot 360 degrees? Or is it because the hinge is so rigid that it will stay in that "Mode" that makes this unique?

Suave Sagittarian said,
Ummm... maybe I'm oversimplifying things... but isn't that possible of any device that can pivot 360 degrees? Or is it because the hinge is so rigid that it will stay in that "Mode" that makes this unique?

You mean like the old convertible tablet PCs with the rotating hinge? Yeah they can do the tent just fine. None of the transformer style computers can though. They open like laptops and can't bend that far back to set it up like a tent with the screen facing you.

techbeck said,

Not what I meant. The keys catching and rubbing. Lot of wear/tear.


That was my first thought as well I can see the keyboard needing to be replaced really fast.

The Windows key on the keyboard (next to Alt) still features the old Windows logo. Are they kidding me? Or is the model in the video an old model/unfinished model?

Calum said,
The Windows key on the keyboard (next to Alt) still features the old Windows logo. Are they kidding me? Or is the model in the video an old model/unfinished model?

i think they want it this way see the logo on the bottom middle of the screen its w8 logo

subcld said,

i think they want it this way see the logo on the bottom middle of the screen its w8 logo

Thanks for pointing that out. I saw that, which is one of the reasons I commented; I thought as they ensured that was the new logo, they may have intentionally left the keyboard key with the old logo I do hope they haven't.

drlacus said,
Come on! Why is it so hard to announce their prices? What can they lose?

Makes it easy for other OEMs to adjust final pricing or promotional offers to undercut while still having passable profits.