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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11SNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S (Yoga Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3339Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.37kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 76.23% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 68%, features: 66%, display: 79% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

84% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
The perfect balance? Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a combination of their Yoga 11 and Yoga 13, lifting elements from both to rebalance battery life, performance, and versatility. Was it worth the effort?
Lenovo Yoga 11S (Core i3, $699 version) Video Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
For those that are interested in the Lenovo Yoga 11S (and I’m sure many are because it’s a great bit of kit) I’ve put together two video reviews for you. They follow-on from the full review posted here last week and, as that review did, focuses on the value and performance of the Ivy Bridge Core i3 1.4Ghz version at $699.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2013
Lenovo Yoga 11S Review (Ivy Bridge, Core i3, Low-Cost Version)
Source: Ultrabook News English
3.1lbs of tablet isn’t that nice in casual usage and near impossible to use with one hand. The Yoga 11s is easier to handle than the Yoga 13 but 30% of the weight needs to be lost if it’s going to compete in the consumer tablet space. It works as an armchair tablet though where you might find yourself flipping back-and-forth to laptop mode which can often be easier for typing. One mode which works really well is an easel mode. When we tried this on the Yoga 13 the system registered the device as ‘in laptop mode’ which meant the touch keyboard didn’t appear. On the Yoga 11S that’s not the case. Watch TV and keep the Windows 8 Wikipedia app up and ready for action. Split-screen with Twitter perhaps? The Yoga 11s is a fantastic TV-buddy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2013
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Source: Digital Versus English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is clearly an improvement over the Yoga 11. It's powerful, lightweight and has a nice screen—easily one of the best 11-inch hybrids we've seen. The biggest drawback is its relatively low battery life, which nearly cost it its fourth star. Mobile devices these days need to be able to last more than just a few hours.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Sturdy build with strong hinge. Soft-touch finish is smudge- and fingerprint-proof. Great keyboard for typing. Cool motion-control bonus from Lenovo lets you pretend you’re in Minority Report. TIRED Power button is hard to find at first. (It’s at on the front left edge of the lip of the computer.) Last-generation processor. You’ll have to spend money for a sleeve or deal with a buttony back in tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Convertible Notebook Review: A Game of Compromises
Source: PC Perspective English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S occupies an important middle ground between the larger-sized Yoga 13 (which is simply too cumbersome to serve as a reasonable tablet for many people) and the ARM-powered Yoga 11 (which, in spite of its superior battery life and silent operation, is handicapped by its inability to run Windows 8 and native x86 applications). But the real question is: does it manage to balance the most critical aspects of a great convertible properly, or do the trade-offs of the higher-powered chipset outweigh the benefits?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2013
80% Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S
Source: Techreview Source English
Typically with today's portable computers, you get to choose from either a laptop or a tablet. With the Lenovo Yoga 11S, you don't have to choose. The lid opens like a regular laptop but if you keep rotating it past 180-degrees, it folds flat against the back and turns into a tablet. When it's in tablet mode, the keyboard does lay outward.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook Convertible Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
The build quality of the Lenovo Yoga 11S is very good aside from a little keyboard flex that I mentioned. The smart choice of soft/textured plastics definitely brings the quality feel up a notch over normal plastic alternatives. The ‘slot-in’ case (not included) is stylish and modern looking, which might appeal to those of you using the Yoga 11S in a work/meeting environment. If you’re looking for a light Ultrabook convertible, the Lenovo Yoga 11S get’s our vote, just be sure that the slower Y-series processor is up to your needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2013
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S has a unique design and is perhaps one of our favourite hybrid ultrabooks on the market. It's an ultra-flexible and powerful laptop with the option to convert into various different modes, making it a close to ideal hybrid laptop. Its HD display also offers a good touchscreen experience as well as high resolution for watching movies.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo Yoga 11S Ultrabook Review
Source: Techspot English
As I found with the Yoga 13, this system works well as a notebook. It’s thin and light enough to carry around with you throughout the day. Windows 8 combined with a large screen makes for a great tablet experience compared to the bevy of “standard” sized tablets on the market but there are some areas where it could be improved upon when used as a slate. Furthermore, for a system that is a good bit smaller than the original, I expected it to be a bit lighter on its feet or perhaps a tiny bit thinner. In reality, it’s only marginally lighter than its bigger brother and the exact same thickness. Ultimately if it were up to me, I’d sit on my funds a bit longer and wait for Haswell to find its way into Lenovo’s next convertible Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S review
Source: Pocket Lint English
As a laptop, the Yoga 11S has lots to offer. It's a nice little machine that has impressed us in general use. There are some interesting things to note. For a start, we tested the Core i3 version of the machine, which doesn't seem to appear on the Lenovo site, but you can buy it from PC World and the like, for £700. We can certainly see it being a staple of university students and business users who need to travel a lot, but need a solid, reliable computer that you can type properly on, and despite that slightly odd keyboard, this machine still makes a nice place to work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo Yoga 11S review
Source: Techradar English
If you're in the market for a Windows 8 tablet or laptop you'd be remiss to not check out the Lenovo Yoga 11S. While it currently lacks a Haswell option, it's still plenty fast enough for whatever you want to do, with the exception of hardcore PC gaming. We took this model on several business trips and experienced nary a hiccup. On planes its diminutive size made it perfect for working or watching videos and it easily tucks away nicely into any bag you may be traveling with.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re looking for both an ultrabook and a tablet, but don’t want too many devices kicking around, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great solution. It’s powerful and fully featured, with great flexibility. There are better tablets and ultrabooks, but this is as good as we’ve seen in a hybrid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review
Source: Slashgear English
In closing, we’ve enjoyed using this machine for the past few weeks. The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S has a unique design, and could be one of my favorite hybrid/portables on the market. It’s made for the traveler, and can do it all whether you’re out and about, or sitting on the couch. With Lenovo you know it is top quality, and it shows during daily usage. The Yoga 11S is one of the most portable and flexible machines on the market, and now that we have full Windows 8 nothing will be slowing you down. Give us a similar design with Haswell and a bigger battery, and we’ll be plenty happy. In the meantime you can’t go wrong with the IdeaPad Yoga 11S. Get one today!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2013
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S isn't a bad device by any means, but it does feel a tad too expensive for what it offers. The main draw for the device is its iconic design. The Lenovo Yoga's form factor with its 360 hinge design remains one of the best on the market. The device is able to switch between tablet to notebook mode and everything else in-between in the blink of an eye. However those devices also don't offer the flexibility and diversity of the Yoga design. Those looking for a versatile design and don't mind relinquishing on pure performance will be best served by the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 40% features: 40% workmanship: 90%
67% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review
Source: PC Pro English
There are plenty of reasons to love Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11S: it’s compact and gorgeous, and the design is both flexible and practical. We sadly can’t recommend this Core i7 model, simply because the price is so steep – but the entry-level Core i3 model, coming in at a mere £699 inc VAT, is a great choice for anyone who doesn’t mind sacrificing a little more horsepower. The only thing which could make the IdeaPad Yoga 11S substantially better is a battery-extending Haswell processor. If you’re desperate to buy now, you won’t be disappointed, but we’ll be keeping our credit card on standby for the time being.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
That's on the short side even for ultrabooks with third-generation Core processors. And if you need some convincing about Intel's newer chips offering significantly better battery life, take a gander at our Sony VAIO Pro 13 review. That system, with a larger, higher-resolution screen, lasted well over six hours on the same battery test, despite weighing more than half a pound less than the Yoga 11S.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Source: Digital Trends English
The Yoga 11S, like so many other convertibles, tries to combine a decent laptop with a good-enough tablet. And, like the Yoga 13, this smaller sibling is more successful than most. We’re still a ways away from a convertible that can rival an iPad or Nexus 10 as a tablet, but Lenovo’s latest effort comes as close as any, and does so without sacrificing traditional PC strengths.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Source: IT Reviews English
If you were waiting for a full Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop combo, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S ($999) has potential. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a versatile touch-enabled convertible laptop/tablet combo. We applaud Lenovo for its innovation, but internal components and battery life in particular leave us asking for more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
78% A smart hybrid that puts the laptop first
Source: CNet English
Are 11-inch laptops, which we sometimes refer to as ultraportables, suddenly in vogue? 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Source: PC Mag English
As an innovative next-generation form factor, the Lenovo Yoga 11S is a cool experiment and shows potential. As a usable laptop and convertible tablet, the Yoga 11S isn't quite all there yet. It's usable, yes, innovative, yes, but has far too short a battery life to replace both the laptop and tablet in your life. Maybe next year this will be an irresistible combo. For now, the Yoga 11S shows promise, but is held back a bit by what it can deliver.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If Lenovo's Yoga 13 and Yoga 11 got together and had a baby, it would be just like the Yoga 11S. The addition of an Intel Core processor and full Windows 8 have transformed the IdeaPad Yoga 11S from a cute and somewhat capable hybrid into a legitimate Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is an oddball laptop if you focus too much on its unusual hinge. Think of it as a side feature, however, and the truth is revealed. This is an attractive, versatile and thoroughly practical laptop. It’s best thought-of as a laptop first and a tablet second, as it’s a bit too heavy to carry for long periods and having a keyboard on the rear is not always desirable. But it’s a well-made, good-looking, powerful hybrid.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2013

Foreign Reviews

84% Kleiner Klappkamerad
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 83% performance: 76% features: 89% display: 80% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 100%
82% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S (i5-3339Y, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Go - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
82% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S (i5-3339Y, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
Lenovo Yoga 11s im Test
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: appealing design; high quality chassis; handy convertible mechanism
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2013
80% Lenovo Yoga 11s
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Король "Оранжевое лето": обзор трансформера Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: High performance. Negative: Large and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2013
Обзор Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s: маленький рыжий Йог
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long,
80% Đánh giá Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S - ultrabook lai có màn hình xoay 360 độ
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
レノボ IdeaPad Yoga 11Sの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Compact design; good viewing angle; relatively long battery life; good emission. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2013

Comment

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One of the latest of the fashionable ultraportable devices, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is an 11 inch touch laptop and tablet convertible. Those familiar with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga line will be pleased to note that this machine runs Windows 8, which improves tremendously upon the previous iteration which ran Windows RT. Unfortunately, a look at the specs yields disappointment. With the range of processors available, from i3 to i7, all are the third generation of Intel processors. With most similar devices carrying the fourth generation Haswell chips, this leaves the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S severely in the dust in term of battery life. Battery life is described as lasting only 6 hours, which is too short a time compared to what most devices out there can do.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is equipped with an island style keyboard and a buttonless trackpad. The 11.6 inch IPS touch screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution display, with a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. The IPS screen will mean bright and bold colours. Ports that support a good amount of uses are available with the HDMI-out and SD card reader, but the compromise of having only one USB 3.0 port while the other is an outdated USB 2.0 port might be a downside too great for this day and age. Also outdated is the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. Overall, the smart design of this device is appealing, but the outdated nature of many of its components makes it seem like it’s not worth the price it sports.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


3339Y: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU introduced in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.5 - 2.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 850 MHz). The TDP is rated at 13 W.» 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.


1.37 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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 %

Lenovo reviews


76.23%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-04-14 (Update: 2013-04-14)