With Windows 8 launching at the end of October, we're finally going to start seeing some of the computers we've been talking about for months in the flesh. Both CES and Computex were full to the brim with Windows 8 laptops and computers that (obviously) couldn't launch until Windows 8 hit the market. Among them was the IdeaPad Yoga from Lenovo. The Yoga actually got quite a bit of attention at CES for its unique design. This week brings news that the Yoga will launch in the UK in November.
Tuesday night Lenovo revealed four Windows 8 devices (opens in new tab): the IdeaPad Yoga 13 (flip), the IdeaTab Lynx (split), the ThinkPad Twist (twist), and the IdeaPad Yoga 11 (flip). All four offer touch-based screens for Windows 8's touchy-feely UI, and the Yoga 13 is set for availability on October 26. However, it seems consumers in the UK will have to wait a bit longer and pay a bit of a premium. While the Yoga 13 starts at $1,099 in the U.S., TechRadar reports that the notebook will start at £999 when it launches in the UK next month. By today's rates, that works out at just shy of $1600. Yikes.
It's not all bad, though. While the U.S. won't get the Yoga 11 until December, it's slated for UK availability in November. Pricing is still a bit unfair, with folks in the U.S. looking at a starting price of $799 and UK prices starting at £699 (nearly $1120), but it does arrive that bit earlier.
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 packs 13.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) display, 3rd generation Core i series CPU, Integrated Intel HD 4000 Graphics, up to 8GB of RAM, as much as 256 GB of SSD storage, and a 1MP 720p HD Camera with face tracking capability. The Yoga 11 is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 chip, boasts an 11.6-inch HD, packs 2GB of RAM, and runs on Windows RT.