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Ideapad Yoga?

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by quickrabbit5, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. quickrabbit5

    quickrabbit5 Notebook Guru

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    If they put that IPS screen into a remake of the X30x series, then I'd be excited.
     
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    I personally also am very excited.

    With the way technology is heading now, it would be great to have access to the tablet and traditional laptop computer.

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    I am disappointed that they are not releasing it as soon as Ivy Bridge comes out but rather waiting till Windows 8. I would hope this is because Windows 8 is going to be better suited to a touch screen than Windows 7 so Lenovo is waiting till they can show the full potential of their laptop rather than "it's great but just wait till Windows 8 is out and it will be sooo much better, oh yeah by the way that will be however much to upgrade to Windows 8 thanks".
     
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    the more IPS panels Lenovo throws into their product, the more happier camper I'll be
     
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    wish this thing had at least low end dedicated graphics
     
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    Why, that would add weight, reduce battery life and increase the price. It is built to ultra book specifications and price and while it is a little more expensive it does offer some nice flexibility and I am seriously considering this for my tablet needs.

    Does anyone know of any sites/stores taking pre-orders for this?
     
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    Anyone remember the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid from CES 2010 and CES 2011? It's still vaporware.

    The Ideapad Yoga is an interesting concept that solves many key issues with the touchscreen PC. But after the IdeaPad U1, which for all I know, might still be headed to market, I'm not going to be very quick to jump on the bandwagon.
     
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    dan76 Notebook Evangelist

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    Well, that's depressing. Here's hoping Lenovo will see this through... especially with Win8 Metro and touch interface, hopefully MS is encouraging this and other similar models.

    I just bought the U300s (which I love!) but I would seriously consider upgrading again to the Yoga if it comes out 2nd half of 2012 like they advertized at CES.
     
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    Yikes is right, that is way way over the top for something like that. As much as I really do want the yoga I will not be paying anywhere near that much for it.

    Besides, I thought part of being an ultrabook (I know Lenovo said it was built to ultrabook specifications but isn't technically an ultrabook) was that it had to be one thousand dollars, at one thousand nine hundred dollars it is nearly twice that of any other ultrabook and so far its only difference is that really cool hinge and touch-screen.
     
  13. dan76

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    Exactly. The good news is if Lenovo is estimating it to be $1900, it will likely sell for $1400 or so... That's what happened (and is still advertised pricing) for the U300s.
     
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    That's just the "official" price that no one in their right minds would pay. Most models are on permanent "sales" with prices hundreds of dollars cheaper, and there are occasional real sales on top of that as well. Just look at the U300s, listed for $1599. It's been actually sold for $1099 or lower pretty much since launch.

    That, and US prices are lower than UK prices. I'd imagine that the Yoga's final price would likely be around $1200 in the US for the base model.

    EDIT: Beat me to it... :p
     
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    I don't care what the official name is. I am calling it the Yoda. And buying a Jedi is expensive. :D
     
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    I think this laptops idea is genius. Its the future.
    As it is now I have a smartphone, a netbook (10 inch) and a laptop (13 inch). I dont have a tablet because its too many devices for me.

    I think the Yoga is amazing because it will feel a gap. Of course the screen should be able to go all the way around and become a tablet. this needs to be on every laptop. standard for windows 8. everyone could have this.




    I too wish it had dedicated graphics with optimus. switchable graphics does not take away the battery when not using it. This would be my most wanted product if they could have made it with this. damn shame.


    Does it have a backlit keyboard?
     
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    The problem is that it is not designed to be a mobile powerhouse, it is designed to meet Intel's ultrabook specifications and putting a discrete graphics card in there would blow that right out of the water. If Lenovo was to carry this design over into their higher end laptops then sure, put a discrete graphics card in there and load it up with high end gear but there is also a need for this kind of funky stuff on the low end of the scale.

    I love that it can folder back on its self but I am torn between whether that is the best solution or should it swivel in the middle of the screen and fold back down onto the keyboard.
     
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    I like what they say about the double hinge being stronger, but I do worry about the life of the keyboard and trackpad after a year of having it exposed on the underneath. It's still a genius design, and I want one!

    As for the graphics, per the new benchmarks for Ivy Bridge and the Intel 4000 graphics, it's worlds higher performance than current gen.. I really don't think it needs higher graphics, this is certainly not a gaming machine.
     
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    I bet having two hinges is stronger than having one and the keyboard and touchpad are suppose to be set lower than the rest of the palm rest area so when they screen is flipped back and it is set down nothing rubs against the keyboard and touchpad but still, that is the theory for when it is laying on a nice flat surface and not every time you lay it down when it's folded with it be on a nice flat surface.
     
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    Price of the Yoga is around $1900 USD.
     
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