Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11


Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 (Yoga Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.192kg
Price: 799 euro
Average Score: 67.22% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 57%, performance: 60%, features: 75%, display: 83% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

85% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Multifaceted. A compact subnotebook with an 11.6-inch display that can be transformed into a tablet in seconds. Special 360 degree hinges, a touchscreen, and Windows RT make it possible. The ideal companion for mobile use or just a neat idea for certain individuals?
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Convertible Notebook Review: The Power of Low Power
Source: PC Perspective English
So essentially, it’s a good basic notebook with some appealing design perks, and a decent tablet if it’s all you’ve got, but not an excellent representation of either. There are some tasks for which it would be nearly perfectly suited: for instance, creating basic documents or writing, typing up notes in class, and general lightweight web browsing. Overall, however, given the inherent constraints of the chipset and operating system, the bottom line is that the Yoga 11 makes for a lousy replacement PC, but a wonderful companion.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2013
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review
Source: Think Computers English
The IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a very interesting device. It is a laptop, but an underpowered one. It is a tablet, but is larger and thicker than other tablets out there. The Yoga 11 offers the best of both worlds, for those who need it. That is the big key factor, if you really need both a tablet and laptop. As a laptop it is compact and light, but is underpowered. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is only 1.3 GHz and you can only have 2GB of DDR3 memory and 64GB of storage space. If you plan on doing any intensive tasks like Photoshop, video editing or PC gaming don’t expect to be able to do them on the Yoga 11. On the tablet side of things the Yoga 11 performs well, but if you want the pure tablet experience it is going to be pretty weird holding the Yoga with the keyboard on the back. Also many other tablets offer a smaller and thinner profile.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Review: Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11 is convertible, portable, and…it runs Windows RT
Source: PC World English
The Yoga 11 has a unique, easy-to-use design and a great keyboard. The Windows RT and its dwindling app selection, however, will make me wait until Lenovo decides to release a full Windows 8-equipped 11-incher.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review
Source: Slashgear English
You’ll have to think this one through – unlike the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, you’ve not got a full-powered PC on your hands here. This device is made to be a traveler, and certainly not your one single machine if you’ve got a computer-based job. Should you want to use your PC for nothing but social networking and play, this is a good choice – it’s relatively inexpensive and it’s good for travel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2013
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
Source: Inside HW English
Reaching a definite verdict on this model is difficult for several reasons. Firstly, it’s a niche device that ends up as severely limited in some regards and exceptionally flexible and functional in others. If you’re in its target market, this notebook’s usability is undeniable, with the simple transformation from tablet to notebook (and a few intermediary steps) of particular interest.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2013
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
As Windows RT devices go, the Yoga 11, in terms of performance and display quality, is average—meaning, actually, quite good. Aside from a slightly shorter battery life, it held up well against the other Windows RT devices we've reviewed. This notebook/tablet convertible is well-made and attractive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 ($669 list) is an 11-inch convertible tablet that mainly acts as a laptop.The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a good Windows RT convertible to have around if want a tablet-like experience, but absolutely need a keyboard. Its flips and acrobatics help usability, but ultimately this a laptop with a good mix of tablet functionality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is one of the better-executed Windows RT systems on the market right now. It balances usability, weight, compactness, battery life, and screen size to give you the Windows RT convertible that you want if you are a laptop traditionalist. The Dell XPS 10 is a better traveller, with more battery life and the option to leave some of the bulk behind, so it holds on to its Editors' Choice award. That said, if you're ready to experience Windows RT and don't need legacy Windows compatibility, the Yoga 11 can give you that old school Office-running laptop experience most of the time, with some forays into the world of the touch-screen tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a sleek convertible that offers an awesome 13-plus hours of battery life along with a comfortable keyboard and fairly bright and responsive touch screen. Is that enough to justify spending $649? It depends on whether you're willing to live within the limitations of Windows RT, which applies to both the inability to run traditional desktop apps (other than Office) and the still somewhat lackluster selection in the Windows Store.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
65% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review
Source: English
The IdeaPad Yoga 11 carries a price tag of Rs 61,790, but you can find it online for roughly Rs 56,000. While this may seem like a good price for a Windows hybrid Ultrabook, it’s actually not. All said and done, the Yoga 11 is nothing more than a tablet with a keyboard and should not be mistaken for a real notebook. Windows RT is the main culprit here as it’s very limiting in terms of app support. The good thing is that you get a familiar working environment as Windows, but you can’t really do much with it since none of your standard EXE files will work and there isn’t any Modern app equivalent for most of them either. What you’re left with is a notebook that’s good for a bit of gaming, HD video playback, working on Office documents and Internet surfing – all of which can be done on a dedicated Android or iOS tablet, which are a lot cheaper. The Yoga 11 would make an excellent buy at about Rs 30,000 or less, but nothing more than that.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review
Source: CNet English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 has a lot going for it: it's slim, helpfully transforms into a tablet for watching video more comfortably and has enough juice under the hood for most of the everyday essentials. Sadly, it's just far too expensive. For the same money you can get a very powerful Windows 8 touchscreen laptop in the form of the Asus S400E Vivobook or save yourself £300 and buy Microsoft's Surface tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Laptop/Tablet Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
Source: Digital Versus English
We would have given the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 three stars, but it unfortunately struggles to successfully merge the laptop and tablet into one harmonious device. It has its advantages, but it never really takes a clear position between the two and simply does not represent the best of both worlds. Windows RT limits what the Yoga 11 can do as a laptop, and the weight and keyboard limit what it can do as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%
67% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review
Source: PC Pro English
Once you factor in the presence of Windows RT, however, the appeal of this hybrid swiftly wanes. Indeed, while the Yoga 11’s stamina and design have a healthy allure, the limitations of Windows RT, not to mention the paltry selection of applications in the Windows Store, severely hamper its potential. At £500 or thereabouts, we might have to think twice; at £700 – just a little less than fully-fledged Ultrabooks – the Yoga 11 is far too expensive. Don’t abandon hope yet, however: with Lenovo set to release a Windows 8, Intel-powered Yoga 11S sometime this year, we’d keep that credit card at the ready.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 33% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The nVidia Tegra processor means that the Lenovo Yoga 11 is only a modestly powered laptop, but it’s still perfectly adequate for routine tasks such as web browsing, running Microsoft Office or relaxing with some streaming video. Its super-slimline design is highly portable and comfortable to use in both laptop and tablet modes, and the Yoga’s impressive battery life ensures that it should earn its keep when you’re on the move.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
50% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review
Source: Techradar English
While we're pleased that there's another member of Team Windows RT on the market, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 won't do Microsoft any favours in convincing people that it's a sensible purchase. The sky-high price tag, mediocre performance and limited capabilities need to be overcome, and getting sub-£400/$500 products on the shelves would be a good start. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a nifty device in itself, but it's not as fun as Microsoft Surface, and unless you're looking for a work laptop that doubles as a nifty tablet to watch films on, we'd advise forking out for a more expensive Sony Vaio Duo 11 or the more portable Microsoft Surface.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
75% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
We love most everything about the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 except the price. It's a brilliantly portable, high class convertible Windows 8 tablet with the best keyboard you'll find on an 11.6" machine. The display is top notch and we don't wish for 1080p on a screen this small. The Yoga 11 is responsive and has superb battery life and standby among Windows machines. The only drawbacks?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Lenovo's been true to the Ideapad series' name: the Yoga 11 sure does deliver plenty of successful ideas within its well-built, "magic-hinged" laptop-meets-tablet design. It looks grand from the outside, and the quality screen keeps up the pace on the inside. Overall it looks like a top-form machine. If money were no object then we'd be fairly smitten by the Yoga 11. The price does buy a quality construction and a decent HD screen, but it's still a little too wallet-stretching for it to score better overall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

88% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 (64 GB)
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 e IdeaPad Yoga 11, los PC-Tablets convertibles se lanzan en España
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good design; the screen can be moved 360 degrees; 13 hours of battery life.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2012
70% Review Lenovo Yoga 11 - Transformeerbaar notebookje
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%



The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 was introduced at Consumer Electronics Show 2012 alongside other touchscreen laptops using the new Metro UI of Windows 8. What’s special about the hybrid Yoga 11 is its display hinge, which can – as the name suggests - fold back 360 degrees to create a tablet for casual web browsing or light entertainment.

Instead of the usual Intel Core i variants found in 90% of the other devices, Lenovo uses an Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC, which makes the Yoga 11 an attractive alternative to dozens of other different, yet similar Android tablets. Thanks to the ARM architecture, the Yoga 11 remains extremely cool even under full load and achieves an impressive battery life, which can even compete with the iPad. In addition, the gorgeous, contrast-rich IPS screen is very responsive due to the slim Windows RT. Unless it had not two serious flaws, the Yoga 11 would be a serious competitor in the tablet market. First of all, the Yoga 11 is too heavy to be used for a decent amount of time, and in contrast to the iOS and Android market, only few apps are available in the the Windows market place.

Thanks to its full-size keyboard, a very long battery life and a full version of Microsoft Office, the Yoga 11 excels office related-work. As it cannot run x86 software, only few users, e.g., writers and journalists, will find this devices attractive. If you often travel to places without a power outlet, cannot live without Microsoft Office and like light entertainment every now and then, the Yoga 11 will be one of the best choices available.


The Thinkpad Yoga is a series of ultrabooks manufactured by Lenovo. The Yoga Series was launched during 2012, and its successor, the ThinkPad Yoga 2, was released in the 4th quarter of 2014. Yoga laptops are made to be as light, thin and portable as possible, targeting the young and tech savvy consumers. The Thinkpad Yoga stands out due to its unique feature of being able to fold flexibly up to 360 degrees to switch to a tablet mode.

The Yoga Series started out in the end of 2012, with the Yoga 11 and Yoga 13 models, which are 11 and 13 inch respectively. Yoga 2 Pro was the second generation to be released end of 2013, a 13.3 inch model that is significantly lighter than the Yoga 13. The latest model to be released in the series is the Yoga 3 Pro, released recently at the end of 2014. This new model is even thinner and lighter than all its predecessors while maintaining the 13.3 inch size, although due to a more powerful processor the battery life is slightly reduced to just under 6 hours. Besides the ultrabooks, there are also the IdeaPad Yoga Tablets, which come in 8 inch and 10 inch models as well. 

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3): Integrated Ultra Low Power (ULP) graphics card in the Tegra 3 SoC. Similar to the Tegra 2 GPU but with additional pixel shaders and optimizations.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3: High-End-SoC for tablets and large smartphones which integrates 4 ARM Cortex A9 Cores and a power saving companion core. Furthermore, a GeForce LP GPU is included that is based on the old GeForce 7.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.192 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-10 (Update: 2012-12-10)