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Lenovo to be first with Windows 8 tablet?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Mar 2012 22:02 User comments (2)

Lenovo to be first with Windows 8 tablet? Even though Dell recently announced they would be releasing a business tablet running Windows 8 the "exact day" the operating system is released, it appears the company will have some immediate competition.
The Verge says Lenovo will have a tablet running the upcoming OS on the same day, which they internally believe to be in mid-October.

Most speculate the device will be the 13.3-inch IdeaPad Yoga, which was unveiled at CES in January.

The IdeaPad Yoga is a 13.3-inch notebook that, when flipped, can be used as a standalone tablet.

Although there is not too much known about what the computer's final hardware will be, it is apparently just 0.67-inches thick and made to look like Lenovo's current IdeaPad U300 line. Lenovo says the laptop can be easily flipped to look like a tablet for made to stand V-shaped in "tent" mode, as seen in the pics. The device is very light at just 3.1 pounds.

Additionally, the display is 1600 x 900-resolution and the current prototype has an i7 processor.

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2 user comments

116.3.2012 11:57

This looks very reminiscent of the first tablet PCs I first got back in 2005-6 for an engineering department I was working for. Those were IBM as well & they worked great on XP.

Personally, this looks like one of those. Put a SSD, a slim optical on it & I have a great laptop again.

I can't help but reiterate my angst with Windows 8 & the hopes that they don't step on their johnson.

216.3.2012 19:26

This might be doable as a tablet. Might be the thing that gets me in... Still, Price point is everything.

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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