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Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and battery. The portability and design also get good opinions. Many are negative about the resolution and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook


The perfect balance? Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a combination o

Bright IPS screen with good contrast; Great viewing angles; Solid construction in spite of plastic materials; Versatile design; Good touchscreen; Sturdy, well-made hinges; Good battery life

Very hot under load; Cumbersome as a tablet; Underwhelming GPU performance; Keyboard feedback is weak; No backlit keyboard; Non-removable battery and difficult maintenance; Glossy screen/fingerprints can be a nuisance

But if you’re watching your wallet, looking to buy now, and you’re simply in the market for a well-built Windows 8 convertible notebook, the Yoga 11S is a solid choice. It’s capable of handling most office tasks, and it’s versatile enough to function...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review


Windows 8 hybrid notebooks are fun to play around with, but this is a luxury not everyone can afford. The trouble with these notebooks is that they are simply too expensive and since there're no strict guidelines set by Intel for these Ultrabooks, not...

Onboard storage is also a limiting factor here, but thankfully, you can expand it via the SD card slot. The speakers on the Yoga produce very weak sound. The max volume level is not very high and the audio fidelity is below average. The trackpad works...

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Ultrabook


Multifaceted. A compact subnotebook with an 11.6-inch display tha

Pleasant haptics and manufacturing quality; 24 months warranty as standard; Performance with Windows RT; Good 11.6 inch IPS display; Stable 360 degree hinges; No cooling fan; Temperatures when utilized; Convincing battery runtimes

The display lid makes a relatively unstable impression; Too heavy and thick for a tablet; Battery permanently integrated; Keyboard not backlit; Unconvincing keyboard feedback; No additional configuration options

Tablets with Windows RT: Microsoft Surface RT, Asus Vivo Tab RT TF600, the Samsung ATIV Tab or the Samsung ATIV Smart PC. Tablets with other operating systems include the Google Nexus 10 or the Apple iPad 4. Furthermore subnotebooks and Ultrabooks...


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Review: Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11S strikes a compelling pose


The Yoga 11S is a major improvement over Lenovo's original ARM-powered Windows RT device, but it still falls short of being the ultimate hybrid.

Excellent all-around design and ergonomics ; Vivid IPS display ; Full version of Windows 8

Mediocre battery life ; Meh performance ; Bulkier than a standard tablet

A major improvement over the original ARM-powered Windows RT device, but still short of being the ultimate hybrid.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review


Being touted as a “mini ultrabook” the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is the latest and greatest to grace the IdeaPad lineup with full-fledged Windows 8 on board. Everything about the Yoga 11 from last year is still present, only we've received a huge upgrade...

The Yoga 11S is one of the most portable and flexible machines on the market, and now that we have full Windows 8 nothing will be slowing you down. Give us a similar design with Haswell and a bigger battery, and we’ll be plenty happy. In the meantime...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review


The Yoga 11S offer improved performance to its predecessor, but at the cost of its battery life.

360 Hinge Design ; Portable ; Quality Keyboard

Low Screen Resolution ; Limited Battery Life ; Mediocre Performance

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S isn’t a bad device by any means, but it does feel a tad too expensive for what it offers.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review


Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 was among the first Windows 8 convertibles, and also among the most successful, earning our “Recommended” award when we reviewed it in November. Even so, the system had an obvious flaw: size. Though made for a package that's...

Excellent design and quality ; Very light and thin ; Record-setting results in power draw, idle noise, and idle temperature ; Literally silent at idle, quiet at low ; Great value

Dim display ; Only one USB 3.0 port ; Below-average performance

Though the Yoga 11S suffers from a dim display, it’s otherwise everything a convertible laptop should be: light, portable, and adequately quick – not to mention affordable.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S (Windows 8)


Are 11-inch laptops, which we sometimes refer to as ultraportables, suddenly in vogue? You'd be forgiven for thinking so, because after a multiyear drought in which only a handful of models were even worth looking at, we've now got the recent flood,...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great 11-inch ultraportable touch-screen laptop that also has a flip-around display for tablet and hybrid use.

Recent 11-inch laptops from Apple and Sony have raised the bar for ultraportables, especially when it comes to battery life. The Yoga 11S needs an upgrade to Intel's latest processors.

Like the larger 13-inch model, the 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a useful hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first, but it's stuck with what feels like old hardware for now.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S


The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a versatile touch-enabled convertible laptop/tablet combo. We applaud Lenovo for its innovation, but internal components and battery life in particular leave us asking for more.

10-point touch screen. Range of convertible positions. Nice IPS panel. Comfortable keyboard. Boots and reacts quickly. HDMI out port

Low battery life. Extra heat venting mars tablet mode. Overly aggressive ambient light sensor. Motion control is gimmicky. No 5GHz WiFi

If you were waiting for a full Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop combo, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S ($999) has potential. Its innovative design gives you a laptop full time that you can use as a tablet part time. It's a good leap of faith by Lenovo,...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s


Lenovo adds an Intel Core i5 processor and full Windows 8 to the ber-flexible Yoga 11S, transforming it into a legitimate Ultrabook.

Flip design allows for multiple use modes; Vibrant colorful touch display; Comfortable keyboard; Big SSD for the price

Power button is hard to locate; Bottom can get hot; Hefty as a tablet

Click to EnlargeIf Lenovo's Yoga 13 and Yoga 11 got together and had a baby, it would be just like the Yoga 11S. The addition of an Intel Core processor and full Windows 8 have transformed the IdeaPad Yoga 11S from a cute and somewhat capable hybrid...

Product Specifications


Convertible: Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows RT


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4200 / TEGRA T30 / ULP GeForce


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QS77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / TEGRA / TEGRA 3
Processor Brand:ARM / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-4020Y / I5-3339Y / I7-3689Y / T30 TEGRA