Lenovo shows off the IdeaPad Yoga tablet-notebook hybrid (video)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Arguably the biggest CES 2012 announcement from Lenovo is the 13.1-inch IdeaPad Yoga tablet-notebook hybrid PC, which reported on earlier. Part laptop, part tablet, part tablet stand, the Yoga has a patented “dual-hinge” that allows the 1600×900-resolution screen to rotate 360-degrees, making it a first-of-a-kind device. When the screen is opened 180 degrees or fewer, it works just like any other laptop. Past the 180-degree mark, however, and it transforms into a unique kind of tablet; the keyboard becomes non-functional, with all control functionality going exclusively to the 10-point multi-touch display.

The Yoga will run on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, which is far more touch-centric than any previous iterations of the Windows family. Powering the Yoga will be Intel’s Core family of processors, though Lenovo did not go into detail about which specific CPU will come loaded in the device. (And knowing Lenovo, it’s entirely possible that they’ll release a number of different models, each with a different processor.) We do know that it will sport 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of SSD storage.

Since seeing the Yoga in action – and by that, we mean seeing the screen flip around – we caught up with a Lenovo rep, who showed us the goods. Here, a quick demo video of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: