Lenovo unveils ultrabook-tablet hybrid at CES 2012

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IdeaPad Yoga
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Ultrabooks are the talk of Las Vegas this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

One of the most unique ultrabooks of the lot is Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga. Aptly named for its flexibility, the laptop has a screen that flips all the way over to act like a tablet.

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Once flipped over, the keyboard is deactivated and the touchscreen can be used. The ultrabook can also be set down in a tented position or used like a regular laptop. The flexibility is super neat for those who aren't ready to trade a laptop for a tablet.

"It is clear to us that consumers want their four screens: mobile devices, tablets, notebooks and smart TVs and they want them to work together seamlessly, anytime, anywhere," Lenovo chief executive officer Yang Yuanqing said in a statement.

The IdeaPad Yoga has a 13.3-inch screen, about 17 millimeters thick and weighs 3.1 pounds. It will come loaded with Windows 8 and is expected to ship in late 2012 and is estimated to retail for $1,199.

CES takes place Jan. 10-13 in Las Vegas.

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