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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 (ThinkPad Yoga Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1

Foreign Reviews

Recenze: Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga - překlápěcí konstrukce konečně s dotykovým perem a dokováním
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Slim; lightweight and rigid design; superior full-HD IPS display; convenient input device. Negative: Mini HDMI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Flexible Yoga design; extremely high-quality production; great performance; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2014

Comment

Series:

For those unfamiliar with the Lenovo Yoga brand, these flexible devices allow users to fold back its screen 360 degrees, turning a laptop configuration into a tablet configuration. For those who were familiar with the previous iterations of the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, having the keyboard mashing against the hand in tablet mode was widely considered a design flaw. Now, the newest 12 inch Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga has a mechanism that will extract the keys back down into the body when the screen is pushed back into tablet mode, so that the keys aren't raised, and won't be able to be depressed. Lenovo has named this innovation a lift and lock system.

Weighing in at 1.578 kg, this device is on the heavy side for tablet, which is why having the built in kickstand (the keyboard) will come in handy. Users can stand their screen up in tent mode or stand mode to move the keyboard out of the way. For a portable notebook, it is light and the 12.5 inch IPS screen is in Full HD which should ensure a good viewing experience. Under the hood is the 4th generation Intel processor which should allow for good battery life. The Haswell chips are available in configurations that go up to i7 which should facilitate a wide range of user preferences. A good selection of ports will allow for a variety of business and entertainment uses.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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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» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
Core i5 4200U
» HP EliteBook 820 G1
Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Core i7 4600U
» Lenovo ThinkPad X240s
Core i5 4200U
» Dell Latitude E7240
Core i5 4200U
» Dell XPS 12-9Q33
Core i5 4200U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Fujitsu Stylistic Q704
Core i5 4300U, 2.14 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW106H
Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-77NK
Core i7 4510U, 13.0", 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360
Core i3 4030U, 13.0", 1.8 kg
» HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
Core i5 4200U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire R13
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13 7347
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.65 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U430p-59428492
Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Toshiba KIRA-102
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.18 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4032H
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-471-64WR
Core i3 4030U, 14.0", 2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Radius P50W-BST2N22
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU401LA-CZ040G
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-17 (Update: 2014-08-17)