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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s hands-on

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s hands-on
Variety is always a nice thing to offer consumers, especially when a few inches can really make the difference between people choosing one specific model over the other. As much as we dig the cool convertible aspect of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, some might still perceive the transforming style ultrabook to be on the bigger side of thing. Fortunately, the veteran PC maker is making sure that people can have the flexibility of choosing what they want.

Enter the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s, a smaller version of the highly popular 13.3-inch model that’s been making the rounds for the last few months. Yet again, we’re mesmerized by the tilting aspect of the Yoga 11s, as its screen is capable of being bent in various angles to fit our specific needs. At one time it can be a fully usable laptop that has the army of ports and functions to make it a productive beast, and on the other, we can bend the display all the way so it’s in tablet mode. On an equal ground, its tent mode allows for easy viewing of leisurely pleasures, such as watching videos, so that we can merely sit back and relax.

Just like its bigger brother, the Yoga 11s is available is a variety of configurations c such as 3rd generation Intel core i3, i5, and i7 models. Splashing a bit of personalization too, we absolutely appreciate the orange paint job it’s sporting, which is actually a soft touch matte material that’s superb in repelling dirt, debris, smudges, and fingerprints. Best of all, it’s considerably more compact and travel friendly thanks to its 11.6-inch 300-nit 1366 x 768 touchscreen display – albeit, there's going to be another display with a resolution of 1600 x 900.

With an even better starting price point of $799, this really makes it more attractive since we’re given the full Windows 8 experience – as opposed to Windows RT. No doubt an easy replacement for some people, the only thing holding back this model right now is a launch date in the very near future. Sadly though, it’s not slated to come out until the 2nd quarter of this year.

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posted on 13 Jan 2013, 04:41

1. Lyngdoh (Posts: 298; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

I thod this site was 'PhoneArena'.
Whats with this ultrabook doing here?

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 04:55

2. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

for filler purposes of course.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:42 1

4. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Probs cause it kinda fits in the tablet category.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 06:06

3. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

I love how these tech journo's decree CES2013 a disappointment, despite amazing devices like this being showcased. I'm sure if their favourite OEM's announced new smartphone hardware, the event would be proclaimed the best CES ever, but because less popular brands like Sony, Lenovo, Vizio, LG, Panasonic, and the flurry of hybrid PC tablets running Windows 8/RT, completely dominated the the show, these so called experts departed LOs Vegas feeling underwhelmed.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 16:09

5. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

A Lenovo notebook with the left CTRL button in the correct position AND a full size right shift key?? I must be dreaming...

This is a VERY tempting convertible for me. Sucks it's not coming until Q2...

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