"Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S"
will start after this message from our sponsors.
CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
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
I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S.
The gaming laptop for when money is no object
Asus ZenBook S UX391U gives your typing a boost
The dual-screen Asus ZenBook Pro 15 has us seeing double
Lenovo's Legion Y530 is a classy entry-level gaming laptop
Lenovo unleashes lots of laptops for the fall
The new Yoga book makes its mark with an E Ink keyboard