Not only has Lenovo just released the shape-shifting IdeaPad Yoga range, the Chinese laptop giant has also pushed out a new tablet and keyboard combo, called the IdeaTab Lynx.

Touting one of the new dual-core Intel Atom mobile processors, it runs also runs the full Windows 8 experience, making it quite a persuasive device. Like the Android-based Transformer line of tablets by Asus, this is a product you can split in two, with a separate battery in both the tablet itself and in the keyboard. Lenovo tells us you will get 16 hours of battery from it when both are put together.

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The screen on the Lynx is a 1366 x 768 IPS 11.6-inch panel, which looked very good up close. Almost as good in fact as the display on the much more expensive IdeaPad Yoga. 

Read: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga pictures and hands-on

On the sides of the tablet are a micro USB slot, micro HDMI and a microSD card slot. The keyboard adds a pair of USB 2.0 ports. On the front is a 2-megapixel camera, completing the tablet package, along with all the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a pair of microphones.

The top of the Lynx has a sort of tactile matte effect that we particularly like. We also think its hinge system, while being fairly ugly, is one of the most robust and functional we have seen. A big plastic guide sits around the tablet, ensuring it's secure when slotted into the keyboard dock. 

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The 11-inch tablet is very light when once the keyboard dock is removed: weighing 640g, it is also just 300.9 x 188 x 9.48mm in size. Add the keyboard dock and the whole thing weighs 1.3Kg.

As Windows 8 tablets go, this strikes us as a quite desirable bit of kit. We didn't have enough time to play with the tablet to see exactly how quick that Atom processor makes Windows 8 run. It certainly felt snappy, but don't expect speeds like the transforming Yoga that Lenovo has just announced.