Tablet Tuesday: Get a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 for $598
That's a $200 drop on this convertible Windows RT tablet/ultrabook. But will it drop even more?
If you're eyeballing a tablet with business purposes in mind, a convertible might be the best way to go. You get a full-size QWERTY keyboard when you need one and nothin' but screen when you don't.
And if it helps you to stay in the Windows ecosystem, well, you need a Windows-powered convertible. Like this one: Lenovo has the IdeaPad Yoga 11 Windows RT convertible for $599 shipped when you apply coupon code USPYOGA2C214 at checkout. (Sales tax may apply in some states.) That's a full $200 off the original price.
Perhaps you've heard of the Yoga: It's the tablet/ultrabook hybrid with the keyboard that flips around a full 360 degrees when you prefer to tap instead of type.
This particular configuration features an 11.6-inch screen, a Tegra 3 processor, 64GB of solid-state storage (though I'm not sure how much of that is user-addressable), and Windows RT -- the apps-only version of Windows 8.
It weighs 2.8 pounds -- a good weight for an ultrabook, but definitely on the heavy side for a tablet.
Your local CNET hasn't reviewed the Yoga 11, but. Their chief complaints: price, screen resolution, and lack of apps.
Apps are trickling in, albeit slowly, and the price is certainly more tolerable at $598. As for the resolution, yeah it's on the lower end at 1,366x768 pixels -- but that's actually typical for any laptop of this size.
I agree that I wouldn't even consider the Yoga 11 at $799. But $598 puts it on par, pricewise at least, with the iPad, which has a smaller screen and no keyboard. Anyone who wants to type as much as they want to tap may find this worth a look. Your thoughts?
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