Lenovo Yoga Plays Hard to Get

yogaHoliday season can be a frenzied time with desires, obligations and talk about winners and losers of the year. With so much clamoring for our attention, things that we really want often slip out of reach.

Despite the business press bashing Best Buy success, or lack there of, my Intel Free Press team did some gumshoe reporting to see if one particular new transformable computer was hot on people’s wishlist.

The Yoga is a full-fledged Ultrabook and tablet in one device

The Lenovo IdeaPad 13 “Yoga,” an Ultrabook that converts into a tablet, was out of stock at several Best Buy stores across the U.S.

“We don’t comment on specific products, but I can tell you that it [the Lenovo Yoga] has been one of our best sellers from a Windows 8 perspective. There’s been a ton of interest. It’s a really cool form factor and product and it’s one you really need to see in person to understand what it can do for you.”

Haydock said they were working to increase inventory in time for the holidays. “We’re doing everything we can in terms of working with Lenovo to increase inventory in stores.”

Anyone else struggling to find a Lenovo Yoga for the holidays?

WSJ Used My Photo: Flipping Tablet by Dell w/ Intel Atom Inside

Image posted by MobyPicture.com
– Posted using MobyPicture.com

No photo credit, but it was great to be at the right place at the right time to help a reporter in need.  Thanks to Ubergizmo‘s Eliane Foilet for brining me to talk with Don Clark of The Wall Street Journal, inside the pressroom at the Intel Developer Forum.

This story and photo also appeared online: Dell Flips the Tablet Concept Around.

Dell's Dave Zavelson with an Inspiron Duo Tablet with Intel Atom processor inside.

Here is a video interview I shot with Dell’s David Zavelson showing the very cool Dell Inspiron Duo tablet with Intel Atom inside.

What a nice guy, and the Dell tablet was a BIG hit when he brought it out for the first time on stage during a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum.  This might be the design that gets my wife to really consider getting a tablet.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Got to video interview the man who showed the world Dell’s future twist screen tablet with Intel Atom inside #IDF10

Image posted by MobyPicture.com
– Posted using MobyPicture.com

Tablet Development Platform and Ocosmos both w/ Intel Atom Oak Trail SoC chip inside. Backstage #IDF.

Image posted by MobyPicture.com
– Posted using MobyPicture.com

Computex 2010 Videos from Intel: Thin Laptops, Netbooks, Tablets, Handhelds

For two years now, I’ve helped my Intel communications team plan for and share what’s happening at Computex.  And every year, my desire to BE THERE in Taipei grows.  It looks like a blast — lots of gadget freaks going gaga over the latest devices and concept designs.

One of the concept designs Intel showed was a 14mm thin netbook with Intel Atom processor inside.  I got to shoot some photos before the concept was shipped to Taipei — shared here.

As I’ve been reading stories and posts from people attending the show, I’ve been collected them on this Pearl Tree:

Here are a few videos, showing the latest technologies Intel was showing at the event, including some of the projects I got to work on over the past few months such as Intel Atom (codenames Moorestown and Canoe Lake) and the new ultra low volt Intel Core processors for super thin latpsops (on Twitter IntelThin).

Showing the very latest Intel-powered Tablets, handhelds and ultra thin laptops was how Intel celebrated the company’s 30th anniversary of participating at Computex in Taiwan. Intel Corporation is hosting a keynote and series of events to unveil and showcase its latest technology innovations, led by the Intel® Atom processor, and including PC client and smart, connected devices, ultra mobility and embedded, cloud computing, wireless broadband, as well as software and applications at Computex Taipei. Intels activities at Computex 2010 featured a keynote by David (Dadi) Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group (IAG) at the 3F Plenary Hall of Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) on June 1. Intel will exhibit its all-encompassing product platforms at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Nangang Exhibition Hall from June 1 -5.
Intel’s Mooly Eden was just named in Fast Company’s Top 25 Most Creative People in Business. Here he shows the very latest Intel-powered tablets, handhelds and ultra thin laptops was how Intel celebrated the company’s 30th anniversary of participating at Computex in Taiwan.