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Lenovo prepping a version of its bendable Yoga device with NVIDIA Tegra processor

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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.

source: WSJ

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posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:33

1. kamil (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

I've watch some videos about this tabtop or whatever you call it and its kind of neat especially when you can fold the device over to make it into a tablet but the only concern I have with this device is it's keyboard which seems to be bare when you fold the device over but anyways really looking forward to this device

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 12:46 1

2. microsoftexclusive.com (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)

I think MS Surface is better

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 21:51

4. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

and made by Microsoft... the manufacturers just need to make awesome-looking devices to compete with surface and to differenciate!

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 13:01

3. tedkord (Posts: 14133; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

My daughter has an HP laptop that is similar, but the screen swivels around and folds down on the keyboard, and has a touchscreen. Bought it for her for college.

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