Lenovo unleashed a plethora of multi-mode Windows 8 devices Tuesday, calling them a “touch-optimized family.” First up among the new entrants is the IdeaPad Yoga 13, a flexible device with a hinge that’s literally revolutionary as it allows for full 360-degree rotations and folds from laptop to tablet in one swipe.
Calling it one of the world’s first “multi-mode Ultrabooks,” Lenovo said the Yoga 13 comes with third-generation Intel Core processors. Its super thin 16.9-millimeter frame, eight hours of battery life and 13.3-inch HD IPS display complements the convenient convertibility and portability Lenovo’s trying to exude with this product. Though it’s got a full-touch screen, users can also get things like photos moving with a gesture.
Best Buy will begin selling the Yoga 13 on Oct. 12. However, on Oct. 26 consumers can order the device through Lenovo’s website as well. Pricing starts at $1,099 (UK£687, AU$1,074).