In Pictures: Ultrabooks - the newest, thinnest, lightest laptops

Ultrabooks, a term coined by Intel, gave name to the increasingly thin, light, fast and (relatively) cheap Windows laptops popping up over the last year in reaction to the Apple MacBook Air and the iPad-led tablet craze.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is an ultrabook/tablet hybrid. Its display can be flipped around and bent over backward to become a tablet, potentially giving users the best of both worlds, a thin notebook a la the MacBook Air converted to a touch-enabled tablet a la the iPad, though with more heft and a bigger screen (13.3 inches). If any device is ideal for the upcoming Windows 8 release, Yoga is the one. It will be available in the second half of 2012.

• 13.3-inch display

• Latest Intel Core processor

• 8GB of RAM

• 256GB SSD Drive

• 8 hours of battery life

• Windows 8

• 0.67 inches thick

• 3.1 lbs.

• $1,199 -- estimated retail price

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