Windows RT tablet-laptop hybrid rumored by Lenovo

At CES 2012, Lenovo showed Neowin the IdeaPad Yoga, a laptop running the Developer Preview version of Windows 8 that had a screen that swiveled to turn the laptop into a large touch screen tablet. The product was running on an Intel-based processor. Now there's a rumor that Lenovo is working on a similar product that would run on Windows RT.

The Wall Street Journal reports, via unnamed sources, that the unnamed device would have an ARM-based chip made by NVIDIA, which is the same chip that Microsoft is using for the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet. Like the IdeaPad Yoga, this rumored Lenovo product would have a screen that swivels to switch the device from a laptop to a tablet and back again.

No other details about this device were mentioned in the report and there is no word on when it would be released. Microsoft has already said that the Windows RT version of Surface will launch on October 26th, the same day Windows 8 is scheduled to be commercially available.

While Lenovo has been quiet about its plans for the IdeaPad Yoga since CES 2012, the company did announce this week that it would release the ThinkPad Tablet 2, an Intel-based device running Windows 8 Pro, this October.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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