Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
For the early adopter
The usual excellent Lenovo keyboard and large touch pad are there, and the top hinge opens up like on any other laptop. However, in the case of the Yoga, it keeps bending all the way around. There's no swivel or detachable design, just that all-the-way-around 360-degree hinge. What that means is that the 13-inch screen can flip all the way around and fold flat on the back, turning the laptop into a tablet. Or, it can stand up on its front edges like a tent.
- Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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The good: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 looks as good as any 13-inch ultrabook, with the added attraction of a 360-degree screen and a laptop body that can fold into a tent, stand, or slate.
The bad: Tablet mode leaves the keyboard exposed, and the Yoga 13 costs more than standard ultrabooks with similar components.
The bottom line: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience.
November 19, 2012 9:46 AM PST
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