The unfolding of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Video
The unfolding of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Video Transcript
-I'm Dan Ackerman here at CES 2013 and we've got something that I've been waiting for. It's the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s. Now, we've seen the Yoga 13 that's a 13-inch laptop that kind of flips around at the different positions and Lenovo had an 11-inch version of it, but with Windows RT. Now, they've got an 11-inch smaller version of that Yoga, but with full windows 8 making it a much more useful machine. And this is it right here, The IdeaPad Yoga 11s. The S means it has Windows 8. Now, like the Yoga 13, which you've probably seen a million times already, this looks like a fairly conventional Ultrabook and is actually one of the tablet hybrid convertible sound systems that really does not compromise the traditional clamshell laptop shape at all which is probably why we like it. You can take the screen, however, and bend it back and then you can continue to bend it back. And you could first stop off in this sort of stand mode that we kind of call kiosk mode. It's great for presenting stuff. And then you can continue to fold it back and then you have what essentially a slate-style tablet and what it does here is it deactivates the keyboard and touchpad once it folds over, so you still have them under your hand, a little bit weird, but it functions essentially as a touchscreen tablet. And then when you're done, you can very easily just flip it right back quickly. It will turn a lot faster than you can with a lot of this sort of popoff screen or twisty screen versions of systems like this. Now, the 11-inch Windows 8 version of the Yoga is gonna be available in June and is gonna start at $799. I'm Dan Ackerman at CES 2013 and that is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s.
Join Dan Ackerman as he takes a look at the flexible Lenovo Ideapad Yoga.
A blessing or a curse? The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 tablet includes a built-in keyboard that never detaches. Where I'm from we call that a laptop.
Lenovo's Windows RT tablet comes attached to a keyboard that can easily make itself scarce.
At CES 2010, Tom Merritt shows us the Lenovo IdeaPad U1, a Netbook and tablet hybrid.
An ultraportable hybrid that smartly puts the laptop first.
Lenovo's laptop-tablet Windows 8 hybrid takes a simple approach, but is a clever hinge enough?
The Yoga's 13-inch screen can flip all the way around and fold flat on the back, turning the laptop into a tablet. Or, it can stand up on its front edges like a tent (called Tent mode). It can also be used with the keyboard side down and the screen bent back, becoming almost like a tiny tabletop touch-screen all-in-one (Stand mode).
Unlike the full hybrid IdeaPad Yoga, the less-expensive Flex 14's hinge only goes back about 300 degrees.
At CES 2010, Scott Stein checks out Lenovo's hybrid Netbook-detachable tablet, the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid.
This sequel gets thinner, lighter, and adds an ultra-high-res screen
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
Part number: CNETIdeaPad Yoga 11S (Windows 8)
- Product Specifications