Lenovo's Windows 8 Yoga 11S convertible now up for sale

The new laptop/tablet takes off from the original Yoga 11 by offering Windows 8 instead of RT, but it won't ship to buyers until late June.

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Consumers awaiting the Lenovo Yoga 11S convertible can now order one through Lenovo or Best Buy, though they'll have to wait at least a month before it ships.

Available through Lenovo's Web site as of Thursday, the Yoga 11S is an 11.6-inch ultrabook that can close to transform itself into a touch-screen tablet or bend over backward into "tent mode" or "stand mode" to act strictly as a display. The new Yoga is outfitted with Windows 8, upping the original Yoga 11, which offers Windows RT. Buyers also have a choice of two colors -- clementine orange or silver gray.

Prices start at $799.99 for a Core i3 processor unit with 4GB of memory and a 128GB solid-state drive and run to $1,349.99 for a Core i7 model with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The multi-touch HD screen offers a resolution of 1,366x768 pixels. The Yoga 11S comes with a 720p HD camera and a 4-cell rechargeable battery.

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Interested buyers can also preorder the new Yoga through Best Buy, which will start selling the convertible in its retail stores on June 23.

"Consumers around the world loved our first Yoga for its unique flip and fold and multi-mode design," Jay Parker, president of Lenovo North America, said in a statement. "We're continuing to develop the Yoga franchise with the new Yoga 11s, and due to Yoga's popularity already, we've created a pre-sale program so customers can get their hands on one before it even hits the shelves."

 

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