Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11s straddles the fine line between laptops and tablets. It takes a simple flip and fold to convert this hybrid into any one of its four modes to handle any situation.
- This Yoga 11s packs the power of an Intel Core processor under the hood as well as the full Windows 8 operating system. Unlike most hybrids that run ARM processor, this one will function and feel like a real laptop.
- While 720p video is more than adequate, we can’t help but wish for full HD.
- Battery life is a respectable four to five hours of continuous use and recharge time is a fast 2.5 hours.
- Dolby specs seemed to have done little to improve audio quality. The Yoga 11s speaks a little softer than most tablets.
- It might be disconcerting at first but you’ll soon get used to resting the tablet on the keyboard keys. Getting used to the small power button, however, is another story.
- This hybrid is small enough to comfortably stow into carry-on luggage, which is a real plus for frequent travelers. It is also light enough to be carried around all day.
Costing considerably less than a decent laptop and similarly sized tablet, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s will satisfy your needs and then some.
Processor: 3rd-generation Intel Core i5 3339Y processor
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Audio: Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater V4
Display: 11.6” multimode HD IPS (1366×768 pixels)
I/O ports: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD/MMC card reader, audio jack
Camera: 720p HD
Storage: 128GB SSD
Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions: 298 x 204 x 17.2mm, less than 1.4kg