REPORT: Lenovo To Make First Windows 8 TabletMarch 15, 2012 3:53 pm ·
Still not set to debut until next fall, Windows 8 has already generated significant anticipation among consumers. As a result, hardware makers have been jostling for the coveted position of being the first company to make a Windows 8 device. And that position, says a recent report from The Verge, may have just been won.
“We’ve learned that Lenovo is internally planning to be the very first manufacturer to release a Windows 8 tablet,” reported The Verge’s Sean Hollister, “and that company believes that October is when the operating system will ship.”
Citing an unnamed source—an increasingly popular thing to do these days—the report went on to say that no specific details regarding the tablet itself were available, other than the fact that it will use an Intel chip. Given the scarcity of concrete facts, Hollister speculated that the 13.3-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, which was unveiled at CES 2012, may be the first Windows 8 tablet. Noted for its attached keyboard on a 360-degree hinge, the IdeaPad Yoga is said to almost serve a bi-fold purpose—both as a tablet and a notebook.
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- Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga convertible tablet runs Windows 8, is set to arrive later this year for ‘around $1,000’ (engadget.com)
- Nokia: Yep, we’re working on a tablet (news.cnet.com)
- CES 2012: Video of Lenovo “Yoga” folding Windows 8 laptop (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Lenovo Yoga: Tablet and Ultrabook in one with Windows 8 (zdnet.com)