Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Video
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Video Transcript
I'm Dan Ackerman and we are here taking a first look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S. This is a laptop we've actually been waiting for, for a long time. When the Windows 8 first came out, we had the Yoga 13 and that was actually pretty popular for that first generation of Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids. Lenovo also made a smaller 11-inch version of the Yoga but that had Windows RT-- really nobody wants that. Everyone was waiting for the Windows 8 version of it and now it's finally here and I'm gonna show you why it's called the Yoga. Looks like a fairly standard ultra portable 11-inch laptop, but then you can take the lid and tilt it back like this and then you can keep going and you end up with first, sort of a kiosk mode, that's why it kind of called this when you wanna display something. You can also fold it that's like a table top sort of a tent-- I don't really feel that's terribly useful, but you can take it all the way back like this and now you've got a touchscreen Windows 8 tablet. It's a little thick for a tablet and you still got this keyboard here on the back which is a little weird but it turns off the keyboard and the touchpad when you start folding it, so at least the stuff is deactivated while you're messing around with it. Still a little bit thick and heavy for a tablet, but I like that unlike a lot of other Windows 8 hybrids and there you could see, you could just flip it right back into laptop mode. It-- this system knows it's a laptop first and doesn't compromise that clamshell form factor. It gives you all the tablet and kiosk setup sort of an extra. You know, there are a lot of other 11-inch laptops coming out right now to an oddly popular size. You get Sony's VAIO 11, you got the new revamped 11-inch MacBook Air. If you want something that had the touchscreen and converts into a tablet, this is still one of my favorite in this size. The one [unk] of this, even though it's very originally priced, $800, $900 depending on the configuration, you're stuck with the last generation of Intel processors right now. If they added the new Fourth Generation, they called those Haswell chips, you'd see a huge jump in battery life and that would make this a much more appealing system. I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S.
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S (Windows 8) Review
The good: 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.
The bad: 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.
The bottom line: 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.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S (Windows 8) Specs
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