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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: The Lenovo Yoga 13 was a huge hit, and we can't blame the company for capitalizing on the design by bringing it to smaller and larger models. It's still attractive, wildly versatile and sturdy.
Pros: Versatile Yoga design in a very compact package. Full Intel Core CPUs, sharp IPS touch screen, very good keyboard.
Cons: Hard to get excited by 3rd gen CPUs, Y series CPU doesn't offer much power savings.