Lenovo has been proving to be very ‘flexible’, if you’ll pardon the pun, with their IdeaPad Yoga series of hybrid laptops/Ultrabooks. The initial 13 and 11 inch models of the uber versatile Microsoft Windows 8 running laptop/tablet were big hits on arrival due to the fact that they were so portable, lightweight and adaptable to quite a few conditions. The latest iteration to the series is in the form of the Yoga 2 Pro that’s been fitted with a 13.3-inch high res display that sports a 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution. Look out Retina MacBook Pro, you’ve got more competition.
Aside from the fact that the display resolution is considerably higher than it’s predecessor, the Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook is also lighter, weighing it at just 3 lbs and thinner at just 15.5mm in depth. Other features include a backlit keyboard that’s going to be a real boon when working in low lit conditions, and of course, staying true to its origin and namesake, the touchscreen display can swivel backwards a full 360 degrees if required to be used as just a tablet. What might have made this a better sale is if Lenovo were to include the hidden keyboard function, when in tablet mode, that’s going into the ThinkPad Yoga. Things tend to get a little awkward while holding the IdeaPad in tablet mode as you’re constantly grasping the keypad (even if it’s deactivated) at the back. It’s just weird. The IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro will be shipping with Windows 8.1 sometime in October and will be priced at about $1099.
[Via - Cnet]