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Windows 8, Microsoft’s new and controversial Windows 8 Doesn't Come with Aero - But You Can Add It With These Tools Windows 8 Doesn't Come with Aero - But You Can Add It With These Tools Whichever way you look at it, Windows 8 has been a controversial release. The latest version of Microsoft’s domestic operating system has built in touch and no Start button on the Desktop view, something that... Read More operating system, calls out for a touch screen. If you’ve upgraded to the latest version of Windows, you must have noticed the new Start screen, the Charms, the task switcher, the hot corners – these are all built especially for touch screens, and are pretty much wasted on regular laptops and monitors.

The newer generation of Ultrabooks is equipped with a touch screen, blurring the difference between laptops and tablets, and making it possible to enjoy the Windows 8 experience as it should be. But if you think a touchscreen Ultrabook equals tablet specs – think again. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a laptop/tablet hybrid with a flexible screen which can be rotated 360 degrees, turning this seemingly regular-looking Ultrabook into a tablet. Don’t be confused by its appearance, though, this 13.3-inch Ultrabook comes with a Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB Solid State Drive, making it much more than your regular Windows 8 tablet PC.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook looks like the perfect way to experience Windows 8, but how practical is it really? How much do you really get for the attractive $999 price tag? After using the Yoga for nearly a month, I have all the answers you’re looking for. And as always, we’re also giving away one brand new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook to one of you! Read on to find out how you can win it.

Introduction

Windows 8 is almost 6 months old, and the laptop market is still re-orienting itself to this fairly new operating system. Although Windows 8 is built for touch screens (with touch gestures), we’re still not seeing the boom of touchscreen-enabled laptops we may have expected. Taking a good look at the market, it seems much easier to find a good Windows 8 tablet than a powerful Windows 8 touchscreen Ultrabook, and in that category, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 still doesn’t have many competitors.

At $999, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook is attractively priced, but there are several other options to look at if you’re searching for a touchscreen Ultrabook. The Acer Aspire S7 is similar to the Yoga in size and specs, and at 2.9 pounds, is even lighter than the IdeaPad Yoga 13. It doesn’t, however, have the same screen flexibility as the Yoga, and at $1240, it’s also slightly pricier. HP also offers its own line of touchscreen laptops, from the economically priced 14-inch Envy 4 TouchSmart ($700) to the more expensive 15.6-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart ($1630), but none of them can be easily turned into a tablet like the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 can.

If you’re looking for an even smaller screen, Lenovo’s 12.5-inch ThinkPad Twist offers an innovative experience, with a twist-around screen that folds over the keyboard for the perfect tablet experience. Without an SSD, it’s slightly weaker than the Yoga, and despite being smaller, it’s slightly heavier too. But at $750, it is very fairly priced. Other options such as Sony’s Duo 11 ($1250) and the Acer Iconia W700 ($1050) are easily converted from tablet to laptop and back, and have the specs to match the Yoga, but keep in mind that the Iconia is much more tablet than a PC, and comes with a separate Bluetooth keyboard — read our review of the Acer Iconia Acer Iconia W7 Windows 8 Tablet PC Review and Giveaway Acer Iconia W7 Windows 8 Tablet PC Review and Giveaway Slimline, sleek, sexy and silver - but you can’t have everything. The Acer Iconia W7 is a Windows 8 tablet priced between $799 and $999 (depending on the chosen model) that looks as though it... Read More to find out more.

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What’s In The Box?

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Granted, I haven’t bought a new laptop in almost 4 years, but the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 packaging was the nicest I ever recall seeing. Upon opening the box, I found a sleek orange laptop, with the rest of the accessories each packaged into its own neat little box. Each box was marked with a wireframe drawing, leaving no doubts about its contents. This is what it looks like after removing the laptop from the box.

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As you can see, the Yoga doesn’t come with too many extras. In fact, the fancy boxes only include a power supply and some documents, but the beautiful packaging makes it feel almost like unwrapping candy.

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Design & Hardware

As you’ve probably noticed, my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is orange. Don’t get your hopes up, though, as the giveaway unit is most likely going to be grey. Colors aside, the Yoga is lightweight (3.3 pounds) and thin, with a matte finish that doesn’t easily show fingerprints or smudges. It’s a little hard to open – I was having trouble at first and looked for some kind of latch I was missing – but you soon get used to the process.

The back is completely smooth, with four rubber nubs that help keep the laptop completely stable on any surface. As you can see, there’s no trace of a battery, which is hidden somewhere inside, so there’s no easy way to change the IdeaPad Yoga’s battery. When it’s dead, it’s dead.

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On the inside, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is covered with a soft, almost rubbery material, and sports a large and sensitive Synaptics trackpad with no physical buttons, which depresses down on both sides for left and right click. Lenovo’s keyboard is excellent, as always, and eliminates any learning curve you may normally have with a new laptop. After about 2 minutes, I was already typing as if I’ve owned the Yoga for over a year.

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The keyboard turns all F button but F5 into Function keys, replacing them with volume and brightness controls, an airplane mode button, an “alt-tab” button, and a screen on/off button, to name a few. This may take some getting used to, but soon enough you’ll discover that these options are far more useful than your F buttons ever were.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is less than generous when it comes to ports. Looking around the laptop, you’ll find only two USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0, an HDMI port, and a headphones jack. That’s it. No Ethernet port, no VGA, and definitely no optical drive, but this has all become standard fare for Ultrabooks. The laptop also includes an SD card slot, a screen rotate lock button, a physical volume button, and, naturally, a power jack, which looks surprisingly like USB.

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On the front you’ll find the power button, a battery indicator, and the Novo button, which can be used to activate Lenovo’s OneKey Recovery system, the BIOS setup utility, and to enter the boot menu.

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The back of the laptop hides two fairly good speakers, which are more than enough for watching movies and listening to music. They may not be enough for an audiophile, but I found them more than adequate for all of my audio needs.

The display is a beautiful 13.3-inch IPS panel with a native 1600 x 900 resolution. Colors are bright and sharp, but the resolution and IPS may take some getting used to if you’re transferring from an older computer. The display panel can rotate all the way to the back, and sports a Windows Home button for extra control when the laptop is in tablet mode, and a 720p HD webcam on top.

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Panel & Touchscreen Capabilities

As I’ve already repeated several times, the IdeaPad Yoga’s screen can be rotated all the way back, leaving the keyboard exposed when in complete tablet mode. Worry not, though, the keyboard is automatically disabled when the panel exceeds a 180 degrees angle, so you won’t be pressing buttons by mistake when holding it in tablet mode.

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The flexible screen allows for many possible positions, all of which make it easy to use the laptop’s touchscreen without having to hold it in your hands.

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Although it’s slightly big to be held as a regular tablet, the screen’s relatively large bezel makes it possible to hold in your hands without triggering touch gestures by accident. The bezel does take away some valuable screen real-estate from the already smallish screen.

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The screen’s flexibility is supported by incredible viewing angles – there’s literally no angle you can’t see the display from. This may be less the ideal for privacy in public places, but you’re definitely going to enjoy it in everyday use. The Yoga recognizes changes in orientation fairly quickly, but will only respond by rotating the display when the screen is past the 180 degrees mark, which makes complete sense.

To best demonstrate the laptop’s touch sensitivity, pinch-to-zoom capabilities, on-screen keyboard, etc., I’ve prepared a series of short videos. While it may seem like the touchscreen is missing some of my taps, this is mainly due to me looking at the screen through my camera, and mis-judging my finger’s distance from the screen and the right place to tap, so keep that in mind when watching the videos.

Here you can enjoy my amazing Cut The Rope skills, get an idea of what the Yoga’s speakers sound like, and get a glimpse at what your life will look like when you can play Cut The Rope on your laptop the way it’s meant to be.

The on-screen keyboard is roomy and comfortable, and can be triggered at any time through a tray icon in desktop mode. When the Yoga is in tablet mode, the on-screen keyboard is triggered by default whenever necessary.

Living With The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

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Despite the Yoga’s excellent touch capabilities and its convenient flexibility, at the end of the day, it’s a PC first and foremost. Ever since buying it, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 has been serving as my main work computer, and has been doing so brilliantly. It’s strong, durable, and lightweight, and performs any task I put it to with impressive speed.

While I haven’t managed to get the promised 8-hour battery life, the 5-6 hours I did manage to get are enough for a nice and long working session from a coffee shop, without having to worry about finding a power point.

It’s lightweight enough to make me want to carry it with me everywhere, and yet sturdy enough to feel like a real laptop, and not one that’s going to break in my hands any second.

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During the first few days, I tried using the Yoga as a tablet on several occasions and thoroughly enjoyed myself, but after my initial excitement cooled down, I find that I barely use the laptop’s touch capabilities, except when triggering them by mistake when trying to get rid of dust on the screen. Having said that, it’s nice to be able to use Windows 8 as its meant to be, and I’m sure that with time, I will find more and more uses for the Yoga’s excellent touch screen.

All in all, I’m extremely happy with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13. My only minor gripes are the lack of more USB ports – a problem which can be easily solved with cheap accessories, and one that plagues almost all modern Ultrabooks – and the SD slot which requires a very specific pressure point, and is a little hard to use. At $999, the Yoga offers excellent value for money, and in my opinion, it’s the best touchscreen Windows 8 laptop you can currently get.

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  8. Wendy Berry
    April 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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  9. Josh Townsend
    April 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    The Yoga 13 is a great device, and more flexible than some of its competitors as it can be upgraded with additional memory, a second SSD hard drive for more storage, or replace the existing SSD with a bigger mSATA drive for 512GB or more of drive space! Instructions here for those who want to upgrade: http://vmtoday.com/2013/01/how-to-upgrade-memory-and-storage-on-the-lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13/

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    April 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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    Great giveaway. Thank You

  12. edith g johnson
    April 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

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  17. Edgardo Gonzalez Pereyra
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  22. Charlie Eidorp
    April 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Boy, this Idea Pad will be a great addition to my original Lenovo All-In-One PC!

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    April 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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  26. null
    April 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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  28. Melinda Dinsmore
    April 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

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  40. Glynis Ziazias
    April 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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    April 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Lenovo looks sleek and strong

  42. sachin goral
    April 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

    This Ideapad can literally take ONE into the year 2014. I just hope to be the lucky ONE.
    Excellent review Yaara.

  43. ashrakt ali
    April 5, 2013 at 4:37 am

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  44. Harry Lau
    April 5, 2013 at 3:21 am

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    April 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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    April 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

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    April 2, 2013 at 6:59 am

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  61. Carol Oddy
    April 2, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Would sure love to win this laptop, thank you for this contest! Love your site!

  62. Angel-Lyn U
    April 2, 2013 at 5:14 am

    my kids really enjoying using this...wish i have:)

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    April 2, 2013 at 5:02 am

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  64. Tony Lawrence
    April 2, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Looks good. W8 has been off to a poor start though. I use it and its okay. While I'm mostly a Linux user. A bit disturbing is how hard MSFT has made too put Linux on W8 loaded systems. This looks like a great fit for Ubuntu and Unity or even Pear Linux.

  65. ferdinan S
    April 2, 2013 at 4:10 am

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  66. C. Devesh Prabhu
    April 2, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I would really love to win this one...thinking of some possible uses to this right now....

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    April 2, 2013 at 2:32 am

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    April 2, 2013 at 2:11 am

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  69. BF Wilson
    April 2, 2013 at 1:48 am

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  70. Jane Ramirez
    April 2, 2013 at 12:56 am

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  71. Larry LaVigne
    April 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    The yoga 13 appears to be a viable alternative to a laptop for portable, lightweight applications.

  72. Ron
    April 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Nice hardware

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    April 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I would love to win this ideapad yoga 13 ultrabook. I have a home computer now but need this so much.

  74. Sri Vastav Reddy
    April 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

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  75. akshay chandna
    April 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Been entering giveaways religiously ... might get lucky this time ... :)

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    April 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

    looks like something I can really get to enjoy working with

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    April 1, 2013 at 8:16 am

    It would be a damn lovely gift for myself

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    April 1, 2013 at 5:53 am

    good luck every1 :)

  79. Stephanie Staker
    April 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

    What a cool give-away! As you can see, I am still behind in my reading but I am so glad I didn't miss this one. I am a little concerned about two things: the 4 gb of ram and only 2 USB ports. In today's computing world, one would HAVE TO use a hub in order to run devices that run using a USB port. Maybe the next generation of this pad will have that?

    • Yaara Lancet
      April 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Only 2 USB ports is a problem, but not as big as I anticipated. I just have to keep plugging and unplugging things...

      My own unit has 8GB of RAM, although I do think 4GB is going to be enough for most uses. Having an SSD really speeds things up too.

  80. Kenichi Klemann
    April 1, 2013 at 2:58 am

    very useful tool and also looks prettycool.

  81. Kenichi Klemann
    April 1, 2013 at 2:57 am

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  82. HOHOL F--Y
    April 1, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Lenovo wins.

  83. PATRICIA BELL
    March 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I love lenovo!

  84. Hania
    March 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm

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  85. Tammy
    March 31, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Great giveaway!

  86. al rogers
    March 31, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    It would be great to win a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop yoga 13!!

  87. null
    March 31, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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    March 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Great review, awesome giveaway.

  92. Harmesh Rohira
    March 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    This is a Big One.. Cheers Guys!!!
    Great review.

    Thanks,
    Harmesh

  93. spikeyLoki
    March 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway! I hope the deserving one owns it! Happy Easter!

  94. IcedRainbow
    March 31, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I would one of these to replace my ageing laptop :D, Thanx for the giveaway.

  95. Dan Ilioiu
    March 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    The giveaway page is always completely blank for me.
    I wonder why.

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    March 31, 2013 at 11:37 am

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    March 31, 2013 at 10:52 am

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    Thanks for the interesting posts as well.

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    March 31, 2013 at 5:12 am

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  99. Glen Nickel
    March 31, 2013 at 1:07 am

    What a timely opportunity. I'm in the process of establishing my own business and this would be of such benefit and oh so helpful.

    Thank you.

  100. Tammy P
    March 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    winner hope I win

  101. Guy Henderson
    March 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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  102. null
    March 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Let me win.

  103. Martin Shaw
    March 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I read every word of the newsletter I receive ....just love it

  104. VC Nickels
    March 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I've tired to use Windows 8 on Laptops, Desktops, and Tablets and they only way it's remotely tolerable is on a tablet. I suppose anything with a touch screen would work though...

  105. Alex
    March 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    great product! Thanks for the giveaway! Best regards

  106. geo1
    March 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I'm still wondering how that is going to work in the long run as a tablet when the keyboard is exposed on the back side...

  107. Donna Klassen
    March 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I hope I win this tablet!

  108. Donna Klassen
    March 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I would love to win this tablet!

  109. Brian
    March 30, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Thanks Again for making this a facebook Only vote getting contest.

  110. Andrei Bogdan
    March 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Might as well give it a try .

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    March 30, 2013 at 8:25 am

    i love it

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    March 30, 2013 at 5:09 am

    This is an awesome giveaway hope to win it! :D

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    March 30, 2013 at 3:52 am

    I'd love to win this.

  114. pixelpinch
    March 30, 2013 at 3:13 am

    One of the best giveaways MUO have ever given. I would do any "yoga" steps to get this one!

  115. John Michael Borja
    March 30, 2013 at 3:09 am

    give me this one pretty please (:

  116. Justin Klyczek
    March 30, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Very nice review. This is something that I wanted to look further into. Thanks!

  117. pragnesh
    March 30, 2013 at 2:58 am

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    March 30, 2013 at 1:51 am

    thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

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    March 30, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Masterpiece of Lenovo

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    March 30, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Another great giveaway!

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    March 30, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Let me win this

  122. Linda
    March 30, 2013 at 12:04 am

    good luck to everybody

  123. Zenphic
    March 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you for the review and the giveaway!

  124. Charles Rachor
    March 29, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    this would be SUCH an upgrade from my current laptop...it's coming up on its 3rd birthday since i bought it....a RAM upgrade can only do so much.

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    March 29, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Want one would so love to win one.

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    March 29, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! :)

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    March 29, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Its just perfect ^_^

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    March 29, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Looks like a winner to me! Would love it in my hands.

  129. Victor Ong
    March 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Totally would be awesome to have! Big fan of Lenovo's computers.

  130. allado
    March 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    The integration between "tabletish" and "netbookish" devices seems to be the way to go.
    I really like this lenovo, but I expect to see some time soon a MacBook with a touchable screen.

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    March 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    wow...Nice offer thank you...

  132. najeeb
    March 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    It's nice and attractive in features.

  133. bigmikesphoto
    March 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Cool!

  134. Heather S
    March 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Sweet! Thanks so much! :)

  135. Heman Adams
    March 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I'm lovin' this giveaway already. I hope it comes my way this time.

  136. Md. Shahadat Hossain
    March 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I hope I win

  137. Shahadat Hossain
    March 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Its awesome & amazing offer for us.

  138. Philip Tarbrook
    March 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    The laptop seems to come with good spec's,however,the colour is almost "industrial" but after a few looks it seems to work and thats what matters,the inside,(both insides) screen and keyboard.A i5 intel should be power enough to drive the cpu's demand and the SSD making smooth running.
    Good Luck all...

    And have a good Easter.

  139. Elia Elias
    March 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    word spread wish this time luck will give me a break :(

  140. Francis Falucho
    March 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

    THis is awesome.

  141. Abhijith R
    March 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I love windows 8. It is so beautiful .....

  142. Junil Maharjan
    March 29, 2013 at 7:26 am

    awesome giveaway. can't wait for the result.

  143. Sibin S
    March 29, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Great :)

  144. Joseph Lartey
    March 29, 2013 at 5:19 am

    This is awesome i'm itching to get it

  145. Shelley Pierce
    March 29, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Your review was very well done!

  146. null
    March 29, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Hope that I win the compitition.

  147. Snert
    March 29, 2013 at 3:54 am

    I forgot to add - Friday, April 12th is my birthday. 6 decades of unbridled confusion.

  148. Snert
    March 29, 2013 at 3:52 am

    I've never owned a laptop, never won anything on the internet, never had a chance to try Win 8 and never used a Lenovo product. If I win this, it will be a lot of first all in one.

  149. Ray M
    March 29, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Come to pappa!!!!!

  150. xsuperchick
    March 29, 2013 at 2:51 am

    It looks pretty darn good. I wonder if toshiba is better than lenovo...

  151. Muz RC
    March 29, 2013 at 2:23 am

    hope i win this time dude XD

  152. Varun A P
    March 29, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Awesome giveaway! Hope I win it! Would be great if I do!

  153. Kathleen M. Davis
    March 29, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Pick me! I need a windows computer!

  154. Marek
    March 29, 2013 at 1:09 am
  155. Muhannad Agha
    March 29, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I hope I win!

  156. Carol Occhino
    March 29, 2013 at 12:20 am

    NICE giveaway. Thank you.

  157. jbwhite99
    March 29, 2013 at 12:14 am

    A few things to point out, Jackson. The Twist you mention is a Thinkpad, so it will have a pointing stick (Trackpoint) included, as well as the touchpad.

    For those people worrying about the battery - every Ultrabook is this way (I blame Apple) - you can get it replaced under warranty (I think 1yr warranty is standard, and you can buy upgraded battery warranties).

    You can also get an 11" Yoga - but it runs Windows 8 RT - just say no! Look for the Yoga 11S, which is a Windows 8 tablet like the 13" tablet.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 29, 2013 at 7:37 am

      LOL thanks for your feedback, but I didn't review this! Yaara did, and I must say she did an excellent job.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks. :) I didn't go into details about competitors, it was just a general overview so people would know what's out there.

      And yes, it's true that most Ultrabooks don't have changeable batteries, the same way they don't have an optical drive and barely have any ports. I guess we can't win them all!

  158. Giuseppe Provitina
    March 29, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I love lenovo ;)

  159. Heather Kalist
    March 29, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  160. Robert
    March 28, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I like toyz....

  161. jude zakariya ndka
    March 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    lenovo has brought something new into the technology market and they will be a force to be recon with, this technology has come to stay.

  162. Vino Jomalesa
    March 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Good luck everyone! :)

  163. null
    March 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    great! (=

  164. Eric Montgomery
    March 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you!

  165. Philip Yusenda
    March 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Looks awesome! Has anyone tried to install Linux on it? Any success?
    Or maybe ChromeOS? Or Android?

  166. Valentin Tudor
    March 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks again makeuseof.com!

  167. Lisa Edwards
    March 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I have been wanting to try a Surface but this really looks like its the shiznitz with everything you need to be productive out of the box.

  168. Ujwal Jaju
    March 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    As days are passing by u guys r giving away more awesome stuffs :) Thank you so very much...

  169. Halim3050
    March 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Hope to see my name here in MUO as a winner

    in some thing < 500 us dollars :)

  170. John Sauchelli
    March 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Great Giveaway!!!

  171. Walter Gilbert
    March 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Something I could use to replace my old jalopy. Thank you for this Giveaway

  172. Bing Hau Yap
    March 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Great Laptop!

  173. Dee Wheat
    March 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Oh, Yaara, the old lady wants this one!!!! You youngsters might think it would be wasted on someone my age, but I can promise you that if I'm breathing, I'll be using it LOL!

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Wasted? Never! I think it could be perfect. :)

      • Dee Wheat
        March 30, 2013 at 1:25 am

        You know, seriously, you would be surprised at the amount of age discrimination in the tech world. I'm glad to say I've never once felt that here at MUO! You guys are great, and I won't change my mind if I never win anything!

        • Yaara Lancet
          March 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

          That's great to hear, thanks Dee!

  174. null
    March 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I'm going to kill myself if i dont win this :)

    • dragonmouth
      March 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Where do I send the flowers? You have two chances of winning, slim and none.

  175. The Dream
    March 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome giveaway. Hope I win :)

  176. Pavel
    March 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    yes

  177. Bob Hicks
    March 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Looks kewl. My wife would love one of these B-)

  178. Va Du
    March 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Best giveaways ever. This is probably the only way I would upgrade to Win 8. I really don't see a good reason to make a leap from 7 to 8 since it's not necessary to do so unless you are looking for a tablet/laptop.

  179. Sharon A.
    March 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Great giveaway!

  180. Pavel
    March 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    good luck.

  181. Tina Eller
    March 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I would really like to win this awesome giveaway!!!

  182. susanne
    March 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    So hopeful about this product! I already use Windows 8 on my desktop computer and really enjoy the OS. A tablet/notebook with Windows 8 and touchscreen capabilities would be wonderful!

  183. Niccole West
    March 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  184. Joselma Gumapac
    March 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    great review! awesome giveaways.. hope to win any of these giveaway.. :)

  185. Peter Lydon
    March 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Great site - happy to share it with my connections http://www.elearnium.com/2013/03/it-cpd-for-free.html

    • Jackson Chung
      March 29, 2013 at 7:35 am

      Thanks, Peter!

  186. Akhil Swatantra
    March 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Best Giveway And Awesome Lenovo Ideapad Template

  187. rhondacallow
    March 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Great review! I love the laptop/tablet design. And, for what it's worth, the orange version is better than the grey! :-)

    • Jackson Chung
      March 29, 2013 at 7:35 am

      And we'd love to review an ioSafe N2 *hint*

      Thanks for dropping by, Rhonda!

      • rhondacallow
        March 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm

        Lol. I'll let Brett know. :-)

        I drop by every morning! Have a great weekend!

  188. Kimster_P
    March 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    This looks like an awesome computer. My pc gave up on me in the middle of working om my graduation paper. It would save me a 45 min busride to the library to use a PC.

  189. null
    March 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    i really really realllllyyyy hope i win!!!!!! *Fingers Crossed*

  190. Yaara Lancet
    March 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I think it's a nice way to say it's flexible, which it is. :)

  191. hazem elsaiegh
    March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    this is the best ultrabook i 've ever seen , great design , keep going on lenovo

  192. Jeffrey Brooks
    March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Seem like perfect laptop replacement

  193. Jeffrey Brooks
    March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Seems a perfect replacement for my long in the tooth laptop

  194. ken
    March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for all the brilliant articles you produce always look forward to your emails

  195. celeron504
    March 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Great giveaway!

  196. Albert Xavier Yaala
    March 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I would be very grateful to jehovah god if i should win this honourable gift. Because it would go a long way to help me in my studies and research as my old laptop is no more functioning well. Thank you.

  197. jeylani
    March 28, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Awesome offer. . . winner is very lucky !!!

  198. Roy A. Milner
    March 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I really enjoy receiving your newsletter and learn something from almost every article. I think that your giveaway items are excellent choices and I would love to have almost any of them.

    My comment is that I don't think it's fair that you occasionally penalize those of us who are not Facebook fans. Some of your giveaways require a facebook account. I'm one of those few, but growing number, of people who don't feel I have to share every waking moment with the world. I don't need 150 "friends" approval or affirmation that I exist. I especially don't need some company taking my info and allowing other people to tear it apart and use it for other purposes. I like my privacy just fine.

    On the two or three occasions that I have been tempted to give in and get a Facebook account, I have been regaled with horror stories by friends and family about how they wish they had never started with facebook and can't seem to close the account now. When it says it's closed, it just means you can no longer access it from that computer. Just go to another computer and try it.

    So in the future, I would appreciate it if you didn't try to "force" me into a Facebook account just so I can register for one of your awesome giveaway prizes. For those people who think the world is waiting breathlessly for their next Facebook post, let them have the Facebook time. I know the world is not waiting or caring about my next thoughts, and even if they were I'm not sure I would want to share them with strangers.

    Thank you,
    Roy A. Milner

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Roy,

      We try not to limit most giveaways to one social network. The code for this giveaway was also published on Twitter and Google+, and we will add these links to the page soon.

      Sometimes we do limit a giveaway to one social network, but for the most part you can choose which one to look for the code on. Good luck!

      • dragonmouth
        March 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        "We try not to limit most giveaways to one social network. The code for this giveaway was also published on Twitter and Google+"

        I think you are missing the point - some people do not participate in ANY social networks.

        • peter_lydon
          March 29, 2013 at 1:00 am

          To be fair though, some people don't buy lottery tickets; can they validly complain that they don't win the jackpot because they don't fulfil that condition. If you're not in.....

        • dragonmouth
          March 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

          Ha ha ha. That is the first time I've heard anybody compare social networking to the lottery but I guess you're right. Social networks are a crapshoot.

          However, your analogy does not hold. One has to pay to be in the lottery, MUO giveaways are free. A more apt analogy would be a MUO requirement that the giveaway participants be members of a particular political party or a particular social club, such as Elks or Shriners.

        • peter_lydon
          March 31, 2013 at 12:35 am

          Nah..the analogy holds - whether you pay or not is irrelevant to the principle that if you are not in, you cannot win.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 29, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Hi Roy,

      We try to be accommodating, but it looks like you left yourself no way out there.

  199. Darren S
    March 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    awesome giveaway, thanks

  200. Emil
    March 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    GREAT giveaway :-)

  201. fizzbin88
    March 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Nice unit! Love to win it!!! Thanks!

  202. null
    March 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Looks like a good one.

  203. tomboybc
    March 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    this would be an asset in my life thanks for the best giveaway good luck

  204. Noman Fayez
    March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    hope this time I win

  205. Amir
    March 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    will the giveaway also have hebrew localized keyboard ?

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      No, not likely. :)

  206. TJOzzie
    March 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Guys, I know this may be hard to believe, but not everyone has (or wants) a Facebook account. Personally, I think social networks are a huge waste of time. Lest you think me some tech dinosaur, I'm a Systems Administrator and am constantly asked to evaluate new technologies. I've asked around, and many of my peers feel the same way about social networks. I'd love to enter to win the IdeaPad, but not like this.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      The code is also published on Twitter and Google+. You don't have to waste all your time there, getting the code is quick. :) Good luck!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 29, 2013 at 7:31 am

      Did you notice that we also provide an alternative entry method?

  207. Roger Mongrain
    March 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I AM interested in participating in your giveaway. But, I AM not a Facebook nor a tweeter. So doesn't allow me to participate. Why is it so complicated to participate.
    Your system is not user friendly at all. As a subscriber I AM thinking of opting out.
    Please respond. Thanks.
    Roger

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Roger,

      We hold these giveaways simply because we want to. No one sponsors them for us, we buy the gadgets ourselves. Entering is very simple - all we ask is that you share the giveaway on one social network. It's not a lot to ask for a chance to win an awesome gadget.

      I'm sorry that you don't use Facebook or Twitter, but Google+ is also an option, and you can always get a social account just for this kind of thing. No one's forcing you, of course, you can enjoy the review without entering the giveaway too.

      Good luck!

      • peter_lydon
        March 29, 2013 at 12:58 am

        ON one level it's good you guys buy the doofers yourself - it means no one can say your reviews are affected by sponsorships. At the same time, you could bankrupt yourselves very quickly.

        I've shared your site via one of my blogs because the guides, cheat sheets and basically the rest of the site is a fantastic resource and if numbers help you keep it going, then I'm happy to do my bit. Fair enough some people don't want to be on Facebook or whatever but I guess you have to go somewhere to get the traffic. How else would anyone know you existed.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 29, 2013 at 7:41 am

      How about we charge $1 per entry as an alternative method of participation. Would that work with you?

  208. Teresa
    March 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck everyone!!!

  209. Henry
    March 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Waooo,i hope i win this..thanks ..

  210. Nimsrules
    March 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I wish I get my hands on this beauty. Would be a treat to work with Photoshop on this gorgeous touch laptop.

  211. salvador hernandez
    March 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I hope i win this time..

  212. Ira Brandstein
    March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Looks awesome! Thank you for all you do.

  213. karys thomas
    March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Love it!

  214. Steve Montgomery
    March 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Way cool giveaway! I thnk this ultrabook would be perfect to carry along out in the field for storing collected data. Keep up the good work, guys!!

  215. ROKY DEY
    March 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    it's a crazybook.thanks for the giveawy

  216. Mohammad Wasiullah
    March 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for giveaway

  217. Mimi Williamson
    March 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Wow what a great giveaway! :)

  218. null
    March 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    this looks absolutely amazing!
    the design is really impressive honestly.

  219. Matt Cruz
    March 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I have a co worker that has one of these...very nice machine. Very mobile, she takes it everywhere. Looking forward to having one myself. ;)

  220. tomgirlbc
    March 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    would love this but I know my kids could use this too so Happy Easter to them if I won thanks great package as usual

  221. door2summer
    March 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Great review and the specs look great, but what is up with that name? I would love to have been a fly on the wall for that meeting.

  222. James Walmsley
    March 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    This is a tremendous deal. I like the flexibility of the screen.

  223. Sandra Bruckner
    March 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Awesome looking machine and a great review.

  224. Steve Rooke
    March 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Looks like a nice bit of kit and can work nicely in two paradigms. I've always liked IBM, and later Lenovo, kit both personal and big server gear. What was the the saying, no one ever got fired for choosing IBM equipment :-)

    Mind you, I don't expect to win this as I was born with the wrong name or genes :-(

  225. Carolyn Barnett
    March 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Awesome! I would love to win!

  226. Chris Marcoe
    March 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I've seen articles calling for the end of the desktop. And ones predicting the end. But, as a gamer, I really can't see that ever happening. However, if you could connect up a mouse and KB to a tablet/ultrabook with these kind of specs, it would be able to handle most games that are out right now. In fact, you could hook up a big monitor with the HDMI on this beast and play on a bigger screen.

    The question, then, ends up being: would it ever happen that these will take over the market of the desktop?

    My opinion is: I don't think they would because you would always have people who want some more versatility: i.e. adding drives in RAID, flashy lights, easier upgradeability (GPU comes to mind). And, of course, you will always have dinosaurs like myself who just don't want to change and will always want a monster sitting on their desk and will only give it up over their cold, dead body.

    • dragonmouth
      March 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      "if you could connect up a mouse and KB to a tablet/ultrabook with these kind of specs......you could hook up a big monitor with the HDMI on this beast and play on a bigger screen."

      If you did that then you would no longer have a tablet, you would effectively have a desktop, thus making liars out of pundits predicting a desktop demise. :)

  227. Mehari A Gebremeskel
    March 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I hope I get this one .

  228. Joseph Lorenzo
    March 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I have had the Yoga with Windows 8 on it since it came out last October, I must say that I am very happy with it! If you are looking for an affordable convertible tablet that will get the job done, then the yoga is for you! I have no reservations about recommending it to someone!

  229. TLDarby
    March 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Am I the only one of MakeUsOf patrons NOT using Facebook? I can't enter this contest because of this. I closed my account three years ago when I got "hacked" and won't go back.

    I know the MakeUsOf uses "other" social media; why not provide access to the giveaway code in these other much used links?

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      You can get the code on other networks as well. The code has been published on Twitter and Google+, and we will add links to these posts to this page soon. Facebook is not a must. Good luck!

  230. Ron Lister
    March 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Another swivel screen tablet/laptop is the HP Touch Smart tm 2, it's been out for a while now I've had mine for almost two years. Its also is touch enabled and swivles into a tablet configuration has a 12.5inch back lit screen, biometric fingerprint reader, 3 usb ports, hdmi, smartcard reader,multi function click stylus, bluetooth and wifi or just wifi,15 pin VGA conector on the back as well as CAT port also has a k lock spot, there's also a button for the tablet configuration that changes the screens orientation quickly and the dolby speakers and camera work quite nicely, I skimped a little on the processor and got the intel i3 insteaad of i5 or i7... i have 6 gb of installed RAM 5.8 useable, 500gb hard drive, and I use an external Bluray/CDROM drive when I need one, after two years im only getting about 6 to 8 hrs out of each batery before it tells be i need to switch( I switch between two bateries in the field, I was getting 8 to 9 hrs max life the first year, I plug it in at home.). I am still on windows 7 though. Just haven't made the switch to windows 8, why not? you ask, well... I have a lot of work programs that I need for work and I'm not sure they are compleetly compatable with windows 8 yet, so I guess I'm just not that darring enough to try yet, eventually I will upgrade. All in all I've been happy with this computer and use it in both configurations often (as a laptop and as a tablet) the weight is about 5lbs it feels a bit heavy holding as a tablet while I walk around but you get use to it, and most people probably wouldn't be walking around with theirs. I have got to say the option to switch between a tablet and a laptop configuation has been increadably useful for me, benifits of both worlds, I hope they continue to keep this as an option in the future its a great crossover. Oh the cost mine came in the $1500.00 USD range two years ago, bought directly from HP.

    Thank you for a great review Yaara, sounds like another great crossover tablet pc.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks Ron! I'm curious, what do you use the touchscreen for? I mean, I barely use mine with Windows 8, I can't think what you'd do with it with an older version of Windows...

      • Ron Lister
        March 28, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        I use mine for work and use software that works extreemly well with touch enabled tablet pc comnfiguration, but I also add alot of commentary to my reports which requires me to be able to type to be efficient, the TouchSmart tm2 has filled the bill for me so far. I'm sure windows 8 will work just as well as Win7 has for me, just need all my software to be compatable with the new OS before I make the switch. The stylus allows me to sketch diagrams quickly or circle and point out areas of a photograph. or to obtain a signiture just to name a few. I can also use the handwriting recognition feature to take notes which is suprisingly accurate.

        • Yaara Lancet
          March 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm

          Cool, thanks!

  231. Yogesh Vashist
    March 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Awesome giveaway on awesome website.. Like everyone I am also hoping to win..

  232. Milica Kuvalja
    March 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! Fingers crossed ;)

  233. Ivan Biolango
    March 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Great giveaways. Thanks for having this to us. :D

  234. Mary
    March 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Hope I win! My netbook is already 3 yrs old and my desktop is>10 yrs old! How old is that in "human years"?! LOL!

  235. David Bianco
    March 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I hope I win one!!!
    Much thanks Make Use Of!!!

  236. Patrick Stephens
    March 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    This looks like a great machine. Love the orange.

  237. Praveen Pious
    March 28, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I hope I win this ultrabook :P

  238. Abdur Rahman
    March 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Waoh. I'm optimistic to win this from our beloved makeuseof.

  239. null
    March 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    hmm...I am not sure if I want to win or not but what's up with the yoga part of the name? marketing gimmick or is it because it can twist in all directions?

  240. Timothy Ford
    March 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for all the valuable information!
    Always has use ful information posted, which helps out all us AntiQues evolve!
    I think this site is great!

  241. Eucadio
    March 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Hope i win this, very nice ultra book XD

  242. Sajan Shetty
    March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Yay! Great Giveaway!

  243. Volodymyr
    March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm
  244. nuncauno
    March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Great product

  245. Afzal Munir
    March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks MUO & Lenovo for this Awesome giveaway please count me in & thanks. Great review by the way.

  246. Nitin S
    March 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Oh Lord Jesus "Makeuseof" is on fire...

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

  247. Tim Kelly
    March 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I hope I win... ;-))

  248. pam russell
    March 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    May the best Grandma win :)

  249. Ronald Carpenter
    March 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Niiiiiiiiiiice.

  250. P Shrinivasan
    March 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Would be cool to have this ! I can retire my Desktop !
    Great giveaway, thanks and regards

  251. Dale V Meyer
    March 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I could use this!

  252. Rinkesh Jain
    March 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Wow this is product of my choice. Hopefully I am lucky !

  253. Nevzat A
    March 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    If only one of the giveaways will be mine :)

  254. G. Polyak
    March 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I've been wanting a tablet type product. Your review info was well done.

  255. Dave Rimmer
    March 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks MUO & Lenovo for this Awesome giveaway please count me in & thanks. Great review by the way.

  256. Violet
    March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This would be a fantastic ultrabook to win. I am keeping my fingers crossed. My current laptop is slowly fizzling its way out and I could really be more productive with this one especially since I am bringing more work home now.

  257. Paul
    March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Another lame giveaway. No, I am not going to makeuseof Facebook.
    Try me again when you get a clue.

    • Chris Marcoe
      March 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      YEAH!!! Better chance for me to win. Thank you for not playing along.

    • Ignacio Cual
      March 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Lame??? I love that you think so, as the rest of us get another chance at winning. Keep complaining and not participating in this fantastic giveaways that MUO invites us to!

      • Paul
        March 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        OK, let me know when you win.
        LOL
        And yes, it is lame. I've won lots of stuff without ever having to use Facebook. If makeuseof wants to have a giveaway, fine, but they shouldn't try to force us into so-called social media.

        • null
          March 30, 2013 at 3:55 am

          You can use points instead.

          Clearly, reading and comprehension are not all that closely related...

        • Paul
          March 30, 2013 at 6:21 am

          Exactly!
          So, since you lack the comprehension, I'll explain it to you: points, Facebook, whatever, they are all just added annoyances. My point is that if makeuseof offers a giveaway, they should just simply offer a giveaway -- Period!
          And, as it happens, makeuseof has often done just that in the past, so I'm merely suggesting they continue to do so, and leave out the crap.
          Got it?

        • Jasmin
          April 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

          Paul, being nice is a choice you know. There's no need to be rude, if you have nothing nice to say might as well to zip it. No one is forcing you to participate here, should even be grateful to these people having the effort of putting up a great review plus giving away goodies. Cheers.

        • Paul
          April 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm

          Hey Jasmin,
          I agree. So why don't you try being nice? Respect other people's opinions, or is that too much to ask?
          The last time that I checked, I was allowed to voice an opinion.
          Reread everything -- I am never rude, but would be happy to go that route if it would make you happy.
          Oh yeah, and have a nice day.
          ;-)

  258. Dave
    March 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    this would be an incredible thing if I could put another OS on it too!

    • Paul
      March 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Why can't you? I'm sure that Linux would be a perfect fit.

      • dragonmouth
        March 28, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        "Why can’t you? I’m sure that Linux would be a perfect fit."
        If it has UEFI or other Safe Computing garbage, Linux will be considered an "unsupported" O/S.

        Personally, the first thing I would do is to get rid of Win 8 and replace it with Slackware or openSUSE.

        • Paul
          March 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

          Well, the solution isn't necessarily quick or easy, but lots of people are working on the UEFI issue. Thanks, Microsuck!
          Anyway, a quick search and I found fixes and work-arounds for both Slackware and openSUSE.
          Good Luck!

        • Austin H
          March 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm

          Mac's use UEFI and I was able put Ubuntu on my Macbook. Granted I had to use rEFIt and it was a bit of a pain, most of the difficulty stemmed from the fact that I was dual booting and not totally replacing the OS.

          I for one would at least give Windows 8 a chance in the touch environment. On top of that, I'd imagine a lot of bugs using an OS not meant for touch based computing and, without the support for gestures, a bit cumbersome to use. But I guess you'd have to try to find out.

  259. Malkhaz Abuladze
    March 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you very much

  260. Griko Muhammad Sultan Nibras
    March 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    If I actually win this superb gizmo, I will totally study hard to get a scholarship to Singapore, continue learning to code using HTML5, CSS and/or Android SDK's, making rad musics with Fruit Loops (because my current laptop specs aren't that good to render live audios), more flexibility to design stuff using Adobe Illustrator, play games that I can't play on my current laptop, and lots of things.

    But only if I win, which is quite impossible. So far I never won a prize on the internet, ever. So if I somehow win this, I will thank so much to the Almighty God up there and Make Use Of for (if they) give me this awesome giveaway.

  261. Adam Campbell
    March 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Tis a schnexy looking piece of hardware

  262. Naman Munet
    March 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    awsomm...

  263. Jordan
    March 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Best giveaway :)
    Hope i win :D

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