Summary: Lenovo has completely discontinued the Yoga 11 Windows R/T Tablet and replaced it with this incredible shrink rayed copy of the Yoga 13. The 11s is impeccably made and performs as well as any ultrabook we have tested in the last little while.
Summary: Something new? The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is an old acquaintance. It is now available with current Haswell processors. So, it is time to quickly check what changed.
Pros: bright IPS screen, wide viewing angles, solid construction, versatile design, good touchscreen, better battery life than the Ivy Bridge model, The strengths remained: good build quality, sophisticated hinge. Furthermore, the battery life was improved.
Cons: still very hot under load, somewhat darker screen than the Ivy Bridge model, heavy throttling, no performance gain compared to Ivy Bridge model, complicated as tablet, keyboard with poor feedback, keyboard without backlight, non-replaceable battery and difficult maintenance, glossy screen / finge...
Lenovo Yoga 11S (Core i3, $699 version) Video Review
11 December 2013
Excerpt: For those that are interested in the Lenovo Yoga 11S (and I’m sure many are because it’s a great bit of kit) I’ve put together two video reviews for you. They follow-on from the full review posted here last week and, as that review did, focuses on the value and performance of the Ivy Bridge Core i3...
Conclusion: In closing, we've enjoyed using this machine for the past few weeks. The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S has a unique design, and could be one of my favorite hybrid/portables on the market. It's made for the traveler, and can do it all whether you're out and about, or sitting on the couch.
Review > Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s > Hybrid Form Meets Smaller Body
18 October 2013
Excerpt: Before we dive deep into the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s , let’s have a bit of context first. We’ve already reviewed the expensive Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 , whose double-hinges allowed its touchscreen to bend all the way back.
Pros: Speedy and responsive., Beautiful and tough physical build., Tent mode is great for movie marathons, website reading, and for sharing videos and presentations with a client or seat mate. Sound is loud and clear, again for movies., SSD makes closing the lid and stashing the Yoga 11s away a mindles...
Cons: Thick and heavy., Heats up. Notebook mode on your lap means enduring underside heat. Tablet mode on your lap is still hot, and you get the bonus extra worry of the screen getting damaged by that heat., Good-looking keyboard but with annoying-to-type-with shallow keys., Screen size good for Metro ...
Excerpt: We have already talked about the great build quality, and unique form factor of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s when we recently reviewed the Yoga 11. But the ...
Pros: Unique form-factor and great build quality, capable performance, very good display, excellent ergonomic AccuType keyboard, one of first computers with Motion control, comes with slot-in carrying sleeve, and comes with full size HDMI port.
Cons: Battery life is pretty disappointing, trackpad is slippery, keyboard isn’t backlit, and the system runs pretty hot.
Excerpt: When Lenovo released the IdeaPad Yoga 13 last year, there was plenty to like about the 13-inch hybrid laptop. It had decent battery life, it came with a fantastic touchpad, and the 360-degree hinge mechanism that let you flip the laptop into a tablet was well thought out.
Pros: Sturdy build with strong hinge. Soft-touch finish is smudge- and fingerprint-proof. Great keyboard for typing. Cool motion-control bonus from Lenovo lets you pretend you’re in Minority Report .
Cons: Power button is hard to find at first. (It’s at on the front left edge of the lip of the computer.) Last-generation processor. You’ll have to spend money for a sleeve or deal with a buttony back in tablet mode.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Convertible Notebook Review: A Game of Compromises
20 August 2013
Excerpt: It seems like only yesterday (okay, last month) that we were testing the IdeaPad Yoga 11 , which was certainly an interesting device. That’s primarily because of what it represents: namely, the slow merging of the tablet and notebook markets.
Review: Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11S is good, but it’s late to the party
17 July 2013
Conclusion: The Yoga 13 was one of our favorite Windows 8 laptops in the operating system's launch lineup. It wasn't a particularly great tablet (and neither is the 11S, though the smaller size and the slip cover help), but it didn't compromise its functionality as a laptop to add the convertible functionality.
Pros: The Yoga's flexible hinge makes it one of our favorite convertible designs, Attractive, understated design, Decent keyboard, if not quite as good as a ThinkPad, Screen has excellent color and viewing angles, and the resolution is OK at this size, HDMI port and SD card reader, RAM is upgradeable a...
Cons: One USB 2.0 port—it's time to embrace USB 3.0 already, Slightly lower performance than the Yoga 13, Poor battery life, No backlit keyboard option, Haswell is here, and it would be perfect for the 11S—too bad it's stuck on Ivy Bridge