Ideapad Yoga range will have a touchscreen display that rotates 360 degrees to provide a tablet interface
Lenovo has announced a number of new convertible laptops for its Ideapad range, designed for Windows 8.
The Ideapad Yoga will be available in two sizes of 13 and 11 inches, and both will have touchscreens that can be flipped fully around to form a tablet. Windows 8 will give users the ability to flip through menus, apps, media and websites.
The hinge is firm enough to permit the Ideapad Yoga to be placed in various positions, so the display can be propped up to enable users to watch video or slideshows.
Available from early November 2012 and starting at £999, the Ideapad Yoga 13 Ultrabook has an Intel Ivy Bridge processor and a claimed battery life of eight hours. SSD storage of up to 256GB is available.
The Ideapad Yoga 11 will use the more power-efficient Nvidia Tegra 3 processor to give a claimed battery life of up to 13 hours. It will start from £699 and will be on sale from late November.
A third model called the Ideatab Lynx will have a detachable display, but pricing and availability has not been confirmed. New Thinkpad models aimed at business users will also be available from November, starting at £699.
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