Geek deals 150 off Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Convertible Ultrabook

first_imgUltrabooks were the single biggest source of innovation and buzz in the PC industry in 2012. Finally Windows machines could be had that were thin, light, sufficiently powerful, with decent battery life. The fact that most of them looked like a MacBook clone was a natural side effect of Apple’s dominance, at least their dominance of the public eye anyway.While Lenovo has a number of these types of Ultrabooks, they have gone above and beyond most PC manufacturers in 2012 and introduced several models that set the bar for PC innovation. The most talked about was most definitely the appropriately named Yoga model, an Ultrabook style machine that had a 360 degree rotating hinge that allowed it to be used in standard laptop form, like a slate tablet, and in between.The larger 13-inch version runs on Intel Ivy Bridge processor and Windows 8, bringing with it the added heft, lower battery life, and higher cost over the Yoga 11. The Yoga 11 is like a tablet on steroids: it runs Windows RT (a mobile optimized OS that shares many similarities with Windows 8) on an NVIDIA Tegra 3 platform.It only weighs 2.8 lbs and can be used for nearly every purpose as a traditional laptop, but gets up to 13 hours of battery life and includes an ultra-responsive 11.6-inch HD touchscreen. It can be flipped around to stand like a pair of table legs, which might be nice for consuming content with a small desk area. Flip it all the way over and the keyboard gets automatically disabled so you can use it like a regular slate tablet.This is probably one of the most interesting implementations of a traditional-laptop-replacement we have seen yet. You get long battery life, a use-it-how-you-want form factor, and a reasonable price point for such a portable machine. Thanks to a hefty $150 coupon, you can pick one yp from just $699.Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Convertible Ultrabook w/Tegra 3, Windows RT and 32GB SSD for $699 + free shipping (reg. $849 | use coupon YOGA11DEAL | ends Jan. 30)Our other top deals:Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD (MZ-7PD256BW) for $199.99 + free shipping (reg. $239.99)Sharp LC-60E69U 60″ 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $878 + free shipping (reg. $1,099.99 | use coupon VJ?97PC$8TFBWX | ends Jan. 31 or sooner)D-Link Wireless-N Range Extender (DAP-1320) for $49.99 + free shipping on $50+ orders (reg. $69.99)last_img

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