Announced at the CES 2012, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 was recently launched in India. The gadget is one of the first hybrids powered by the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Hybrids have not quite been able to achieve the most needed attention, simply because the integrated software lacked enough support for the brand new environment. With the IdeaPad Yoga 13, Lenovo plans to change it all. Let us quickly run through the features.
- 13.3 inch IPS LED multi-touch display with a 1600 x 900 resolution
- Intel Core i5 processor
- Microsoft Windows 8 OS
- 128GB Solid State Drive
- 4 GB DDR3 RAM
- 1 megapixel webcam
- Chicklet Keyboard
- Intel HD graphics 4000
In terms of design, the Yoga is obviously not an out-of-the-world gadget, but surely seems to be a step ahead of other hybrids presently available in the market. The lid is coated with a rubber-like material that’s grey in colour. The Lenovo logo is placed at the top left corner of the lid which makes it look more innovative. The front-edge includes the battery indicator, reset button and the backlit power button. On the right side, you have the USB 2.0 port, SD card reader, the charging port and a button that lets you lock the screen rotation when you use it as a tablet.
The 720p webcam is located right in the centre just above the display. The keyboard seems to be placed a bit lower than the surrounding area. This prevents the unnecessary key presses when you are using it as a tablet.
The Ideapad Yoga 13 comes preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system. If you are new to the OS, it might probably take a while for you to get a hang of it. One thing you might love about Windows 8 is the speed at which it loads – much faster than its predecessor, Windows 7. However, a part of the credit also goes to the Solid State Drive.
Going head to head with the Lenovo Yoga 13 is the Acer Aspire S5 that sports almost the same specifications except the older version of the operating system – Windows 7. So, if you are looking out for a close alternative to the Yoga 13, the Aspire S5 might turn out to be a good choice.
For now, the Ideapad Yoga 13 is expected to cost you something around Rs. 61000 which is definitely not a bad deal. However, make sure you check out its best price at compareraja.in. Select the top deal and save immensely.