Lenovo posts its Pocket Yoga Windows 8/RT concept that never was, asks for your opinion

Lenovo posts its Pocket Yoga Windows 8/RT concept that never was, asks for your opinion
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga convertible is pretty awesome as it is, both in its cheaper 11.6" Windows RT version, and the full-fledged Windows 8 13-incher. The concept is based on improved hinges that allow you to flip the screen all the way around until its back touches the back of the keyboard part, and the Yoga becomes a tablet of sorts.

Now Lenovo posted on its Facebook page a Pocket Yoga render that never made it through the management approval process to join the $799 Yoga 11 and the $1,100 Yoga 13.

The thing reminds heavily of Nokia's Communicator devices of yesteryear as a concept, and is complete with a small QWERTY keyboard and full USB ports, poised to run Windows 8/RT. Its screen eventually flips back almost 360 degrees, likes its retail siblings, and comes in this nice red paint the Yoga 11 comes in too.

Lenovo is now asking its potential customers on Facebook whether they would have been interested at all in such a device, presumably to gauge acceptance and maybe greenlight its further development if it senses enough positive feedback. 

More than anything else the Lenovo Pocket Yoga concept proves how Win 8/RT can be scaled for numerous unorthodox designs and sizes, pushing the envelope for manufacturers to come up with interesting ideas, and that Microsoft said has been one of the main goals with its newest OS. See Lenovo's current army of Win 8/RT convertibles in the slideshow below for comparison.

source: Lenovo (Facebook)



1. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

That is one weird device!

2. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hmmmm...no...not at all...just give one tablet with flexible screen half of which can convert to a keyboard :)

3. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

What about the Lenovo Yoga W8 Pro version or is it only available with W8 R/T? The latter has too many limitations for my liking.

4. nikel

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

nothing New, Just copy concept and redesign from Nokia E90. Do you forget about Nokia?

5. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I hope these kind device never make the market, back when before the tablet I can see it have the chance of servive but today is total diffirence story. I used to have the HP Jordana if any of you know I hate it.

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the picture is misleading! :) but yeah...very wierd device but really looks like an old nokia phone!

7. NiveusAranea

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

Ive always liked the idea of a very small pocket laptop, so long as it runs a full version of windows. I also had a HP Jordana, several in fact and loved them at the time. later on i had 3 different models of Sony's small laptops. loved having a very portable pc. Now a days i have a Xoom and S3. If this were to come out id buy it so long as it was a full version of windows

8. koloss

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

the screen looks like iPhone 6

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