Lenovo Yoga 11s Review- A fantastic Ultrabook Hybrid
Lenovo has done wonders with its Yoga line of Ultrabooks, the Yoga 11s falls into that category of all around solid devices and one that truly fits into the tablet and hybrid device sector that is been growing with Windows 8. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S also offers an 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) IPS screen with wide-viewing angle, 10-point multi-touch screen and is only 17.2mm (.67 inches) thin and 3.08 pounds in weight. Lenovo Motion Control lets users quickly flip through photos, PowerPoint slides and e-book pages, or skip to the previous/next song playing on their PC with simple motion gestures. To keep users up and running, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S supports up to six hours of battery life while 3rd Gen Intel Core™ i5 processors provide Ultrabook performance quality. There are main great things about the Yoga 11s that makes it the best ulrtabook hybrid on the market, but I do have to quickly point out the negatives. though not much, I feel its something Lenovo could have changed by launch of the device. The Yoga 11s, still doesn’t have a backlit keyboard; especially considering the price starting at $749. Also with the lunch of Intel’s Haswell processor, you would except this device to have such hardware included. But I am sure a refresh will hit sooner rather than later.
On to the positives of the Yoga 11s, this is one simple, sleek compact hybrid device that covers both the table aspects of Windows 8. It packs up to a Core i7 processor and 8GB of ram. Meaning you are running Windows 8 Pro with easy and its got mega computing power. Its also got excellent Battery life, clocking close to 8 hrs plus. Plus the Yoga flexible abilities make the Yoga 11s a very compact and verstile device that is worth the purchase.
1) Notebook Mode Use the classic
notebook mode when the keyboard is needed
for productivity tasks.
 Stand Mode Choose the stand mode for
viewing movies and video chatting in tight
places, like airplanes.
Tent Mode Tent mode is good for touchbased
tasks like browsing recipes while
cooking, viewing photos, or playing touch
Tablet Mode Use the notebook like you
would any smart phone or tablet device.
Processor Up to Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 processor in the US (up to i7 worldwide)
Operating System Up to Genuine Windows 8
Display/Resolution 11.6 inch HD (1366 x 768) IPS display with wide viewing angle; 16:9 widescreen, 300 nits
Video Graphics Integrated Intel HD 4000 Graphics
Memory Up to 8GB DDR3 memory DDR3L 1600MHz (1 x 4GB or 1 x 8GB)
Storage Up to 256GB SSD storage
Sound Integrated stereo speakers supporting Dolby Home Theater v4
Integrated Comms 1 x USB2.0; 1 x USB3.0 connectors; 2in1 (headphone and mic); 2in1 (SD, MMC) card reader; HDMI output
Wireless 802.11 b,g,n WLAN; Bluetooth 4.0
Camera Integrated 720p HD Camera
Battery Up to 6 hours
Weight 1.4kg (3.08 pounds)
Dimensions 298 x 204 x 17.2 mm
11.73 x 8.03 x 0.67 inches