View Full Version : NEC LaVie Y brings Lenovo's 360-degree IdeaPad Yoga hybrid tablet to Japan

October 19th, 2012, 21:55
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/10/nec-lavie-y.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/19/nec-lavie-y-brings-lenovo-360-degree-ideapad-yoga-to-japan/)Don't think that Lenovo is keeping the IdeaPad Yoga's (http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/09/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-shipping-ideapad-yoga-11/) bendy secrets all to itself: its Japanese partner (http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/27/lenovo-and-nec-partner-up-to-become-japans-biggest-pc-vendor/)NEC is bringing a variant of the ARM-based Yoga 11 to the land of the rising sun as the LaVie Y. The 11.6-inch blend of laptop and tablet keeps the signature 360-degree display, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as its more internationally-minded counterpart, and confirms that there's a quad-core Tegra 3 (http://www.engadget.com/tag/Tegra3/)powering either of the Windows RT (http://www.engadget.com/tag/WindowsRT/) systems. What differences exist will stem from the software: there's hints of a custom NEC app on an otherwise vanilla interpretation of Microsoft's platform. The LaVie Y should precede its IdeaPad sibling by days, arriving in stores around November 22nd, although any local buyers will pay dearly for the privilege with an estimated $1,136 price. We'd suggest that patience ought to be a virtue for everyone else.