Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

The Yoga 13 gave us one of our first glimpses of Windows 8, and it's still a prime example of a convertible laptop/tablet done well.

Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13
Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 bends to your whims. Sarah Tew/CNET

This flipping, folding combination of laptop and tablet was one of the very first glimpses anyone got of the possibilities of Windows 8. Starting with a sneak peek way back at CES 2012, the Yoga was seen as a great advertisement for the ability of Windows 8 to serve both the traditional PC and touch-screen tablet equally well, jumping between the two (nearly) seamlessly.

Almost a year after that, both Windows 8 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga are finally available. It's still the example of a convertible laptop/tablet most point to, and with good reason. Unlike many of the other convertibles and hybrids, with complicated hinges and release buttons, the Yoga smartly doesn't compromise the traditional clamshell form, giving you a full-function ultrabook that can double as a tablet with a quick flip of the screen.

For more on this product, see our full Yoga 13 review .

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.


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