Lenovo is reportedly working on an IdeaPad Yoga Tablet that runs on Windows RT (ARM-based version of Windows 8) and powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The world's second largest PC maker touted at CES 2012 a 13.1-inch IdeaPad Yoga Tablet that would run on the full-blown Windows 8 and use Intel's Core i5 chip. The ARM-based tablet, which would be cheaper than the Intel version, is expected to hit the market in October, when Windows 8 and Windows RT are unveiled to the public.
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- Windows RT model is said to "double the battery life of the Intel version."
- The Yoga tablet functions as a laptop, but the screen can be folded backwards, transforming the devive into a tablet.
- The Intel version, which weighs 1.47kg and is 16.9mm thick, is said to be priced at around £1,199 ($1,880 US).
Asus has witnessed great success with its Transformer Pad series of tablet-come-notebooks, and Microsoft and Lenovo clearly want to get in on the action.- John McCann, TechRadar
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ASUS is also working on a similar product, having shown off the TAICHI at Computex back in June. Featuring an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, the TAICHI comes with dual 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch displays, both running a 1080p resolution.
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The Intel version is rumored to cost a hefty $1800, while the Tegra one will most likely cost less.