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CES 2013 | Lenovo introduces 11.6-inch IdeaPad Yoga 11S and ThinkPad Helix

Lenovo presents an updated Intel-powered 11.6-inch Yoga and the new ThinkPad Helix with detachable, full HD display

Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has announced two new hybrid computers at CES 2013, the 11.6-inch Helix and Yoga 11S. Both models are expected to hit the U.S. market this June for $1499 and $799, respectively.

The ThinkPad Helix will incorporate a detachable screen and can be equipped with up to a Core i7 CPU. According to Lenovo, both the base and display will each weigh about 835 grams (1.84 pounds). The display can be reattached and folded 180 degrees as well, similar to the tablet mode the Yoga. LTE and NFC capabilities will be available.

Meanwhile, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S will run Windows 8 on an Intel Core CPU up to an i7. Its final weight is expected to be about 1.4 kg (3.1 pounds), or about 200 grams heavier than the Tegra 3 Yoga 11. In fact, the Yoga 11S will also be slightly thicker (17.2 mm vs. 15.6 mm) as well.

Specifications Lenovo ThinkPad Helix:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
  • Processor: up to Intel Core i7
  • RAM: up to 8 GB, DDR3L, 1600 MHz
  • Memory: up to 256 GB SSD
  • GPU: Intel integrated graphics
  • Display: 116-inch, Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels, IPS, 400 cd/m², Gorilla Glass, 10-finger multi-touch
  • Communication: WLAN 802.11b/g/n, optional NFC, 4G/LTE
  • Connectivity: 1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 (Base Unit), mini-HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, Audio jack
  • Camera: Dual 1080p Webcams
  • Battery Life: up to 10 hours on Base Unit and Tablet mode, 5 hours on Tablet only
  • Weight: 0.835 kg Base Unit, 0.835 kg Tablet
  • Dimensions: 20.4 mm thick

Specifications Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (USA), up to Intel Core i7 (worldwide)
  • RAM: up to 8 GB, DDR3L, 1600 MHz, (1x 4 GB or 1x 8 GB)
  • Memory: up to 256 GByte, SSD
  • GPU: Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Display: 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 Pixels, IPS, 16:9, 300 cd/m²
  • Communication: WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Connectivity: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, HDMI, 2-in-1-card reader, 2-in-1-audio jack, stereo speakers
  • Camera: 720p Webcam
  • Battery Life: up to 6 hours
  • Weight: 1.4 kg
  • Dimensions: 298 x 204 x 17.2 mm

Hands-on Lenovo Helix:

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix:

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/Allen Ngo, 2013-01- 8 (Update: 2021-05-18)