And we're off! The first exclusively Windows 8 tablet to get priced for the public is the Lenovo 'Yoga' hybrid which we all have gotten a good look at during the Consumer Electronics Show in January. While an exact arrival date has not be set yet pricing of the Intel core i5 Yoga in the UK will be £1,200 (that's $1,900 in U.S.). For a slightly beefier spec in the processor department the Core i7 model will set you back £1,500 ($2,380 U.S.). Now these prices are a tad higher than we were hoping for but again, these are list prices and can be expected to be discounted somewhat especially as competing manufacturers introduce their tablet lines.
Also keep in mind this is for a hybrid model that incorporates both the keyboard of a laptop as well as the touch screen of a tablet, so in essence you're getting two devices in one. The 'Yoga's screen swivels a full 360 degrees from a closed position as a laptop to a reversed position as a tablet and everything in between depending on how you play to use the device. We expect Lenovo to also introduce several Windows 8 tablets in a more traditional form factor featuring both x86 as well as WOA chipsets at various price points so the 'Yoga' might be the first but it definitely won't be the last Windows 8 machine we see from the company.