It seems like the Yoga Tablet concept won’t be x86-only, but it will also go ARM
Some months ago, Lenovo has revealed the Yoga convertible notebook/tablet concept that has a revolving screen. Practically, the lid can be pushed back a full 360 degrees to make it cover the back of the notebook, thus leaving the screen and the keyboard on the outside.The keyboard will probably become inactive and so the whole thing could be placed in the user’s lap without worrying about accidentally pressing some keys on the keyboard.
The screen has multi touch support and thus the Yoga becomes a tablet.
The initial concept was powered by an Intel Core processor and the design will become a reality after Microsoft launches Windows , but now we’ve found out that Lenovo has partnered with Nvidia to use the latter’s chips in a similar convertible notebook/tablet.
Therefore, we can safely say that Lenovo will be rally dedicated to the Yoga concept as not only is the company getting ready to launch the £1.199 ($1.870 / 1515 EUR) x86 convertible, but it’s also working with Nvidia for a more affordable ARM-based alternative.
During the ThinkPad Tablet 2 launch, Dilip Bhatia, general manager of the ThinkPad business, reportedly said that the company is currently working on a Windows RT device along with x86 Yoga Tablet.
We have to agree that at almost $2000, the IdeaPad Yoga will most likely not be a best seller, but the company wants to have all its bases covered so there will also be a more affordable convertible notebook/tablet concept from Lenovo.
The main problem with Microsoft’s Windows RT is the fact that it has no support for Windows x86 software and thus, in the first years after the launch, the software base will be quite limited.