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Hands On Video : Lenovo Ideapad Yoga At The Gadget Show 2012

ITProPortal managed to get a very exclusive sneak peek at a pre-production sample of Lenovo Ideapad Yoga Notebook running Windows 8 beta

The tablet/laptop hybrid will be available towards the end of the year, when Windows 8 launches and will carry a suggested retail price of £1199 ($1199 in the US).

Hailed by Lenovo as the "first multi-mode notebook with a 360 degree flip-and-fold design", it can be used as a traditional notebook, as a tablet, as a stand and a tent.

At 17mm thick and weighing a mere 1.47kg, the Yoga packs some impressive features like a 13.3-inch, 1,600 by 900 pixels, 10 point capacitive touch display, Intel's latest Ivy Bridge Core processor, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD and up to eight hours battery life.

It appears likely that manufacturers like Lenovo will hold off launching new products based on Ivy Bridge until after Microsoft will launch Windows 8. In the meantime, check our video of the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga below.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.