The Ideapad Yoga 13 Convertible 13.3" Ultrabook Computer from Lenovo features a unique 360° multi-mode design. Laptop Mode features the traditional layout of a laptop where you use the keyboard and touchpad to navigate the screen. Stand Mode is where you can watch videos and view photos with little to no touch interactions with the computer. Tablet Mode is when you push the screen all the way back, transforming this Ultrabook into a tablet. Tent Mode is when you stand the Yoga up, resembling a tent. This mode is best suited for PowerPoint presentations.
The system is powered by a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3337U processor. It also has 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 128GB solid state drive, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 technology.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.
Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
The Yoga 13 houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3337U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.8GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to up to 2.7GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the Yoga 13 allows you to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
13.3" HD+ IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
The 13.3" HD+ capacitive touchscreen features an in-plane switching (IPS) panel for wide viewing angles, LED backlighting and 10-point touch support. You'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures of Windows 8 and transition from touch to keyboard to touchpad. The screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1600 x 900 native resolution. It has a VibrantView glossy coating for brighter color and deeper black levels
Thanks to its unique 360° hinge, this Lenovo Yoga 13 computer can transform into four unique modes for a variety of interactive options, which are:
Laptop Mode is the traditional notebook layout with the screen in the normal position and you use the keyboard and touchpad to navigate through Windows 8
Stand Mode is when you push the screen past 180° and have it come up the other side, but not all the way to 360°. In this mode, the screen resembles a TV or a picture frame, from which you can watch videos and view photos with little to no touch interactions
Tent Mode is when you stand the Lenovo Yoga 13 on its two edges with its hinge in the highest position. As you can gather from the name of the mode, the Lenovo Yoga 13 should resemble a tent in this position. Tent Mode is best utilized for presentations, such as for graphs and PowerPoint slides
Tablet Mode is when you push the screen 360° back so it is resting on the backside of the keyboard. This mode makes the Yoga 13 resemble a tablet and you can use its 10-point supported capacitive touchscreen to tap, swipe and rotate your way around Windows 8
This Lenovo Yoga 13 computer comes with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity so you can connect to any Wi-Fi network, provided you have the required password and authorization. There's also built-in Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you can connect various compatible peripherals, such as a wireless keyboard and mouse. The integrated front-facing webcam and integrated microphone lets you video chat with friends and family with ease
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles. These tiles are customizable to your liking and also update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, you'll be able to bring all your personalized Start screens with you by signing into your Microsoft account. When signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your own Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
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