Lenovo's upcoming Surface tablet, according to reports.'Yoga' laptop is going to come with a Windows RT version, rivalling Microsoft's own-brand
Theis a touchscreen laptop with a lid that folds all the way around, yawning open like a Muppet's mouth to become a flat tablet device. Previously the was powered by Windows 8, and .
Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 built to run on ARM processors, and is set to be the operating system of choice for manufacturers making Windows tablets. Windows RT gadgets can't install any programs they choose, and instead will be limited to apps found on the built-in Microsoft app store.
Microsoft's headline-snatching Surface tablet will be powered by Windows RT, and while pricing for the kickstand-sporting device is still shrouded in mystery, I'd expect it to cost roughly the same amount as Apple's iPad -- at least unless Microsoft already owns a plot of land in the desert it can bury unsold units in.
By the same token, I'd hope that Lenovo's RT-powered Yoga tablet comes with a competitive price tag.
The IdeaPad Yoga was first shown off earlier in the year, playing host to a palm-stretching 13-inch display. It's expected to be 17mm thick and weigh a potentially uncomfortable 1.5kg.
With Surface, Microsoft is taking the tablet fight directly to Apple. It's, which . Other manufacturers that make Windows kit aren't looking forward to the competition however, with Microsoft to 'think twice' about its kickstand-sporting tablet.