There's a trend at work in Lenovo's new convertible family of Windows 8 computing products: the names all suggest what they do, and the theme of flexibility.
Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga is an ultraportable notebook that converts into a tablet. It provides the ultimate flexibility between work and play. Prior to January, the IdeaPad Yoga has not much of a difference with the other IdeaPad ultrabooks. Before it reaches the big market for ultrabook users, a comparison between the IdeaPad Yoga to the previous IdeaPad ultrabook is provided below.
IdeaPad Yoga 13
According to Lenovo, this new computing device is powered by Windows 8, the latest software from Microsoft which has a lot of features when it comes to touchscreen support. The IdeaPad Yoga 13 has a processor up to Intel Core i7 which is considered very sophisticated for an ultrabook. It has 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD storage. This device weighs 3.4lb and has a screen size of 13.3 inches. When comes to its battery life, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 may last up to 8 hours depending. It also has 1MP, 720p webcam for video chat.
The special feature of this new IdeaPad from Lenovo is the 360 degree flexibility and 10-point Multitouch which is surely great if it is in tablet mode. Other than that is its multiple position which depending on how the owner uses or views the IdeaPad Yoga 13. It can be placed on laptop mode, with the traditional keyboard facing the screen, on a tent mode by making it stand on its edges, and tablet mode by folding the keyboard on the back of the screen, imitating the tablet form while having all the greatness of any computer.
IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook
While the upcoming IdeaPad Yoga 13 has innovated from Windows 7 to the upcoming Windows 8, many users worldwide haven't yet adjusted to the sudden changes of Windows OS over the last few years from XP to Vista to 7, and now 8.
This ultrabook doesn't have the 360 flexibility that the IdeaPad Yoga 13 offers, but for users who want to keep the normal pace in Windows, this computing device is a great option.
This model is powered by Windows 7 with Lenovo Enhanced Experience, up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of memory, up 500GB HDD, and optional 32GB SSD.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 can last up to 7 hours of usage without plugging it, has 13.3 inches of widescreen and weighs 3.7 lbs. Other features buyers will get out of this ultrabook are the Dolby Home Theater v4 with 2.0 stereo speakers, InstantResume which starts from sleep mode in little more than one second, 720p HD webcam with face tracking, and Lenovo BootShield technology for fast boot time.
More or less, both ultrabooks share common features from Lenovo Technologies, but for advanced users who want the modern devices and trust Lenovo, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 has great processing speed and snappy reaction with the improvements and features Windows 8 can offer.
But for those who like it just fine and don't want to update all the software on the device, the IdeaPad U310 fits since a lot of software makers and developers need to make their current programs Windows 8 ready.
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