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Lenovo announces Yoga 11S with Intel CPU and full Windows 8

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Lenovo announces Yoga 11S with Intel CPU and full Windows 8
The Lenovo Yoga 13 inch model has been one of the better options for a full touchscreen Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid, and there is also an 11 inch model with a Tegra 3 processor and Windows RT, but usually people kind of glaze over when they hear the term "Windows RT". Well, good news! The 11 inch Yoga is getting an upgrade to offer an Intel CPU and full Windows 8. The news came today out of CES, even though CES doesn't technically begin until Tuesday. 

The upgrade will be called the Yoga 11S and Lenovo is expecting to release it in June. There will be multiple models, ranging from the starting point of $799, which will get you an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory, 128GB of solid state storage. There will be models going up to a Core i7, and the Yoga 11S will support up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The standard display is an 11.6 inches, 300-nit, 1366 x 768 resolution touchscreen, but there will be an option for a 1600 x 900 resolution display as well.

As with the other Yoga models, the killer feature is the fact that the keyboard can rotate 360 degrees for various setups from traditional laptop, to full touchscreen tablet. Lenovo is claiming 6-hour battery life, but we'll believe that when we see it. The Yoga 11S will be slightly thicker than its Tegra 3 brother, but will still clock in at under 3 pounds. 

source: The Verge

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posted on 06 Jan 2013, 21:48

1. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

It's about time. May end up getting one of these. :B

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 22:05 1

2. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

not for that price, win8 still hasn't proven itself to me yet

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:40

4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

win 8 will be big in 20133 but why arent the manufacturers making some real powerful full WIN 8 LAPTOPS AND LAPTOP/TABLET HYBRIDS?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 22:22

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

It will be kind of embarrassing for MS to be upstaged by one of its partners in delivering a full W8 in a less than 3 lb package (hey, even 2.9 lbs would still be embarrassing for MS when the W8 Pro edition is supposed to tip the scales in the 3.5 lb. territory). Add in specs to include an i7 CPU and it may not be worth it for MS to release their Pro tablet.

More like an Amateur in the making for MS....

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:27

5. sonisoe (Posts: 434; Member since: 06 May 2009)

above all, killer price for a laptop with an i3 processor,,,, frankly, current new notebook or laptop or convertible or whTevr u want to call it, is still pricey.... got my samsung ativ incl. the keyboard but with atom processsor cost me $900... the pro version with, i think i3 if not i5 is sell over 1000$

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 04:31

6. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Still rubbish in terms of graphics performance, HD4000 integrated graphics is a joke. It can't even run most modern games at decent performance unlike any other dedicated cardd. They could at least have used a decent midrange mobile card from the Nvidia GTX600M line.

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