First Look: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
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First Look: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

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An ultraportable hybrid that smartly puts the laptop first.

I'm Dan Ackerman and we are here taking a first look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S. This is a laptop we've actually been waiting for, for a long time. When the Windows 8 first came out, we had the Yoga 13 and that was actually pretty popular for that first generation of Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids. Lenovo also made a smaller 11-inch version of the Yoga but that had Windows RT-- really nobody wants that. Everyone was waiting for the Windows 8 version of it and now it's finally here and I'm gonna show you why it's called the Yoga. Looks like a fairly standard ultra portable 11-inch laptop, but then you can take the lid and tilt it back like this and then you can keep going and you end up with first, sort of a kiosk mode, that's why it kind of called this when you wanna display something. You can also fold it that's like a table top sort of a tent-- I don't really feel that's terribly useful, but you can take it all the way back like this and now you've got a touchscreen Windows 8 tablet. It's a little thick for a tablet and you still got this keyboard here on the back which is a little weird but it turns off the keyboard and the touchpad when you start folding it, so at least the stuff is deactivated while you're messing around with it. Still a little bit thick and heavy for a tablet, but I like that unlike a lot of other Windows 8 hybrids and there you could see, you could just flip it right back into laptop mode. It-- this system knows it's a laptop first and doesn't compromise that clamshell form factor. It gives you all the tablet and kiosk setup sort of an extra. You know, there are a lot of other 11-inch laptops coming out right now to an oddly popular size. You get Sony's VAIO 11, you got the new revamped 11-inch MacBook Air. If you want something that had the touchscreen and converts into a tablet, this is still one of my favorite in this size. The one [unk] of this, even though it's very originally priced, $800, $900 depending on the configuration, you're stuck with the last generation of Intel processors right now. If they added the new Fourth Generation, they called those Haswell chips, you'd see a huge jump in battery life and that would make this a much more appealing system. I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S.

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