Mini Yoga? Lenovo Planning Convertible Tablet with Windows 8 & Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core

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11 Aug, 2012 2:43 am


Lenovo wants to be the second largest computer manufacturer in the world. With the launch of Windows 8, the company has the opportunity to ascend quite high. Lenovo is working on some laptops with touchscreens, but they are also planning an impressive convertible tablet. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, a 13.3-inch notebook, whose whole display can fold into the bottom of the keyboard, would seem to be a kind of giant tablet convertible monster. It seems that now the Chinese have a second variant of this concept in the works. Officially, Lenovo has said that they intend to offer devices in October with Windows 8 and devices based on ARM processors and “Windows RT” as well. The Wall Street Journal has learned from reliable sources that another Yoga is being planned with ARM.

The concept behind the convertible notebook is that the display can be folded completely around to turn the device into a tablet. The new Yoga would uphold this basic concept, but it will just be based on an ARM platform instead. The processors are supposedly from Nvidia, so it is clear that Lenovo, in addition to Microsoft and ASUS, will be a big customer for Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Further details are not yet clear, but we can at least look forward to an innovative device. Hopefully the Tegra 3 Yoga-like model will not only be cheaper than the x86-based IdeaPad Yoga itself, but also smaller. A 13-inch diagonal display is somehow just too big for a proper tablet.

Source: WSJ

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