Lenovo Preparing New Yoga Tablet for October

Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga got quite a bit of attention at CES 2012 for its unique folding design, and now Lenovo is looking to launch another Yoga. The original model hit last year, around the time Windows 8 launched. Now, a year later, it's about time for a new breed of Yoga.

Though it will share the Yoga branding, this new device will be a little different from the IdeaPad Yoga. Instead of a laptop tablet hybrid, Engadget cites a source that says this Yoga is a tablet that will be able to stand by itself (the source described it as a "leg" rather than a kickstand). President of Lenovo China, Chen Xudong, confirmed the device's existence on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo.

Indeed, postings to Weibo (via Engadget) describe this as the first tablet with legs and the ability to "fight center of gravity," whatever that means. This new Yoga is apparently out next month, no doubt in time for the Windows 8.1 launch, and Lenovo is promising an endorsement from the most handsome man in business circles. They also mentioned coffee, so we're going to go out on a limb and guess George Clooney?

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  • BringMeAnother
    I'm already excited about the Yoga 2. I hope this one will be a nice companion device.
  • stevejnb
    For some reason I didn't think that the Yoga came apart and therefore wasn't really a tablet... Am I crazy in this? It says it's a tablet with a leg, but does that mean no keyboard? And wasn't the whole point it was called the "Yoga" was because the keyboard folded all funky like?
  • TheinsanegamerN
    hopefully this model has dual channel ram. being stuck at single channel ruined the original yoga's performance.