Lenovo prepping a version of its bendable Yoga device with NVIDIA Tegra processor
We were mesmerized by Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga concept when we saw it demonstrated earlier this year - its screen and keyboard parts can flip around full circle on innovative hinges to turn the notebook into a tablet when you don't need a whole lot of typing.
If done well, this would essentially be a pretty functional way to skip on compromising between a tablet and a notebook this side of keyboard covers. The only caveat was that the IdeaPad Yoga was running Windows on Intel chips in the demo.
Now sources confirm that NVIDIA has entered an agreement with Lenovo to supply its ARM-based Tegra processors for a future Windows RT device, which might actually be a version of the convertible Yoga notebook, but with the power-sipping ARM processor architecture.
NVIDIA reported a pretty good quarter flying on the wings of Tegra orders, and mentioned that it has booked three partners for Windows RT tablets, two of which are Asus and Microsoft with its Surface slate. The third partner wasn't named, but this leak now shows it might very well be Lenovo. The keyboard flipping around the back will be a differentiating factor enough for this ARM-based Lenovo slate to stand out, and it will be a good consumer-oriented companion to the enterprise-heavy Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 we wrote about recently.