While many other manufacturers are giving up on the PC, Lenovo is still designing new state-of-the-art features for their products. The new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a great example of this.

A Convertible

One of the latest trends in new computers is the creation and design of the touchscreen laptops that also serve as a tablet. These are called convertible laptops and one of the best examples of this is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13. The display flips over to turn from a computer into a tablet. It has four positions for use: clamshell laptop, stand, tablet, and tent.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: The Tablet Crossover


The Yoga’s keyboard and touch pad are inactive when used as a tablet, but they still point out from the back of the computer. The ideal use for the Yoga is as a laptop, since Windows 8 is not completely tablet-friendly.

When used as a stand, it is ideal for watching movies or videos or doing a video chat with far-away friends and family. The keyboard is face down in the stand position with the keys disabled.

The resolution on the Yoga is at 1600 x 900 pixels to provide almost perfect images on a 13-inch screen. The text is still easy to read, unlike with many computers at this resolution on such a small screen.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: The Tablet Crossover

The Yoga has one 3.0 and one 2.0 USB port, an HDMI port, audio jack, and an SD card slot.  It also features three options for processing and memory.  All versions of the Yoga are great for most tasks, but they do not work well for gaming. However, that is not uncommon for ultrabooks. Battery life is decent on this model, which is important in a device made for use on the go.

The Lenovo Yoga is a great poster PC for Windows 8 and how it looks when it’s done right.


[Images via slashgear & allthingsd]