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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s hands-on

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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