CES 2012: Hands on with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

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Lenovo IdeaPad YogaThe running theme of CS 2012 seemed to be Ultrabooks everywhere, though none were quite as exciting as the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. The Yoga isn’t just an Ultrabook, it also happens to be a tablet that runs on Windows 8.

I was afraid going into a meeting with Lenovo that the Yoga would be highly guarded and put under glass as with most Windows 8 products at CES this year. Thankfully that wasn’t the case. I was able to get some time to actually touch the machine, and I was impressed. The dual-hinge design worked very smoothly so I had no issue transforming the Yoga into its different positions.

Even given the fact that it was running an early version of Windows 8 it still ran smoothly, some apps didn’t seem to work right, but that’s no fault of the machine. The tablet experience was great. The Yoga is a bit larger (in terms of screen size, not height) and heavier than most other tablets available now, but that shouldn’t be a problem after a short time with it. It could even be an advantage, especially when it comes to watching movies or giving presentations. The IPS display also means that you won’t have any trouble with viewing angels on the screen, the only issue I saw with it was with glare from all the lights around it.

If I had to find one major fault with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga from my brief time with it that would have to be that we have to wait until the Windows 8 release for it to come to market.

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