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8.6 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 7
7.1
Sound 4
3.8
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 8
8.0
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 6
5.5
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 8
8.2

Review Update Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Convertible

Notebookcheck
25 March 2014
  • 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 / fingerprints can be a nuisance, The weaknesses remained, too: The device is too bulky for a tablet, and the temperature increase is too high.
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 7
7.1
Sound 4
3.8
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 8
8.0
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 6
5.5
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 8
8.2

Review Update Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Convertible

Notebookcheck
25 March 2014
  • 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 / fingerprints can be a nuisance, The weaknesses remained, too: The device is too bulky for a tablet, and the temperature increase is too high.
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Overall 8
8.0

I Flip My Screen Back and Forth

Wired
4 September 2013
  • 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. There was, however, one glaring problem: size. The Yoga 13 was simply too big to enjoy as a tablet.
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 9
9.3
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 9
8.5
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
9.0
Gaming performance 6
6.2
Connectivity 5
5.2
Keyboard 8
7.5
Temperature 8
7.6

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
4 July 2013
  • Summary: The perfect balance? Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a combination of their Yoga 11 and Yoga 13, lifting elements from both to rebalance battery life, performance, and versatility. Was it worth the effort?
  • Pros: Bright IPS screen with good contrast, Great viewing angles, Solid construction in spite of plastic materials, Versatile design, Good touchscreen, Sturdy, well-made hinges, Good battery life, The solid build and speedy system performance
  • Cons: Very hot under load, Cumbersome as a tablet, Underwhelming GPU performance, Keyboard feedback is weak, No backlit keyboard, Non-removable battery and difficult maintenance, Glossy screen/fingerprints can be a nuisance, A Haswell chip and a better keyboard
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 9
9.3
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 9
8.5
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
9.0
Gaming performance 6
6.2
Connectivity 5
5.2
Keyboard 8
7.5
Temperature 8
7.6

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
4 July 2013
  • Summary: The perfect balance? Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a combination of their Yoga 11 and Yoga 13, lifting elements from both to rebalance battery life, performance, and versatility. Was it worth the effort?
  • Pros: Bright IPS screen with good contrast, Great viewing angles, Solid construction in spite of plastic materials, Versatile design, Good touchscreen, Sturdy, well-made hinges, Good battery life, The solid build and speedy system performance
  • Cons: Very hot under load, Cumbersome as a tablet, Underwhelming GPU performance, Keyboard feedback is weak, No backlit keyboard, Non-removable battery and difficult maintenance, Glossy screen/fingerprints can be a nuisance, A Haswell chip and a better keyboard
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
3 July 2013
  • Conclusion: All told, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a solidly built Windows 8 convertible with an excellent screen and keyboard (the latter of which, as with the Yoga 13, feels weird when held facing down). It has the same flaw as other hybrids in that it's a little heavy in tablet mode, and a particular flaw in its brief battery life.
  • Pros: Same versatile form factor as the larger Yoga 13, Solid input devices, Spacious SSD and ample amount of RAM for the price
  • Cons: Last-generation processor means short battery life, Keyboard lacks backlight, No option for higher-resolution screen
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Overall 9
8.5

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review

Digitaltrends
30 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Yoga 11S, like so many other convertibles, tries to combine a decent laptop with a good-enough tablet. And, like the Yoga 13, this smaller sibling is more successful than most. We’re still a ways away from a convertible that can rival an iPad or Nexus 10 as a tablet, but Lenovo’s latest effort comes as close as any, and does so without sacrificing traditional PC strengths.
  • Pros: Excellent design and quality, Very light and thin, Record-setting results in power draw, idle noise, and idle temperature, Literally silent at idle, quiet at low, Great value
  • Cons: Dim display, Only one USB 3.0 port, Below-average performance
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Overall 7
7.0

Lenovo's long-awaited 11-inch Windows 8 hybrid

CNET
26 June 2013
  • Summary: Like the larger 13-inch model, the 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a useful hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first, but it's stuck with what feels like old hardware for now.
  • Pros: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great 11-inch ultraportable touch-screen laptop that also has a flip-around display for tablet and hybrid use.
  • Cons: Recent 11-inch laptops from Apple and Sony have raised the bar for ultraportables, especially when it comes to battery life. The Yoga 11S needs an upgrade to Intel's latest processors.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review

v3.co.uk
23 September 2013
  • Summary: The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S is an ultra-flexible and powerful laptop with the option to convert into various different modes, making it a close to ideal hybrid laptop.
  • Pros: High-end design, sturdy build quality, full version of Windows 8, supports full Microsoft Office suite, good flexibility
  • Cons: Battery life could be better, no Intel Haswell support
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review

expertreviews.co.uk
9 August 2013
  • Summary: It’s expensive and not as powerful as many other Core i7 Ultrabooks, but its screen and battery life are excellent
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