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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and portability. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Yoga11s 11.6-inch Laptop (Silver) - Grey (Intel Core i3 3229Y 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)Lenovo Yoga11s 11.6-inch Laptop (Silver) - Grey (Intel Core i3 3229Y 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and usability are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability and image quality.

performance, portability, screen, usability, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s 11.6-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Silver Gray)Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s 11.6-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Silver Gray)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

portability, usability, design, size, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s 11.6-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Silver Gray)Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s 11.6-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Silver Gray)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook

 

The perfect balance? Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a combination of their Yoga 11 and Yoga 13, lifting elements from both to rebalance battery life, performance, and versatility. Was it worth the effort?

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, The solid build and speedy system performance

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, A Haswell chip and a better keyboard

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

I Flip My Screen Back and Forth

 

When Lenovo released the IdeaPad Yoga 13 last year, there was plenty to like about the 13-inch hybrid laptop. It had decent battery life, it came with a fantastic touchpad, and the 360-degree hinge mechanism that let you flip the laptop into a tablet...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (slashgear.com)

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...

In closing, we’ve enjoyed using this machine for the past few weeks. The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S has a unique design, and could be one of my favorite hybrid/portables on the market. It’s made for the traveler, and can do it all whether you’re out and...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review

 

Lenovo looks to combine the strengths of the Yoga 11 and 13 in the Yoga 11S. Can what started as an average Windows RT tablet be made better with Windows 8?

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review

 

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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S ( Windows 8)

 

The Yoga 11S is one of the most anticipated laptops of the year, especially after the very warm welcome its predecessor received. That predecessor, the 13-inch IdeaPad Yoga 13 , was one of the most talked-about Windows 8 -launch laptops. Though it...

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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S convertible laptop/tablet has an innovative, trail blazing design. Unfortunately, short battery life and some details hold it back.

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.

COMPARISON TABLE Compare the Lenovo Yoga 11S with several other laptops and tablets side by side.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Review

 

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

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

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S - 59385438

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S - 59385438 isn't the cheapest cheap laptop out there, nor is it the cheapest Ultrabook or Windows 8 tablet or convertible. But you would be hard pressed to find a better combination of power and versatility at this price...

Can be used as a laptop or tablet, Great design, Latest Intel processor

Available in only one configuration, and from only one retailer (Best Buy), Tablet configuration leaves keyboard exposed, though deactivated

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:0.5 / 1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:34 / 42 / 4200 / 45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):34 / 42 / 45
Battery life (max):13 / 4 / 6
Battery performance:4200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Orange / Black, Silver / Graphite, Grey / Grey / Grey, Silver / Orange / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Magnesium, Plastic
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 305M
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 313 / 350
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:854
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):850 / 854
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x402
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4200

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:English / Spanish
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 14 / 15
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
L2 cache:2
L3 cache:3 / 4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 4
Motherboard chipset:Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2129Y / i3-3229Y / i3-4012Y / i3-4020Y / i5-3339Y / i5-4210Y / i7-3689Y / N3520
Processor boost frequency:1.9 / 2 / 2.42 / 2.6
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 2.166
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2129Y / i3-3229Y / i3-4012Y / i3-4020Y / i5-3339Y / i5-4210Y / i7-3689Y / N3520
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5 / 6 / 7
Stepping:B3 / D0 / L1 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 11.5 / 13 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:72012 / 72013 / 72015 / 72016 / 76608 / 76609 / 76611 / 79049
Processor code:SR12M / SR12P / SR12R / SR12S / SR191 / SR1C7 / SR1DC / SR1SE
Processor package size:25 / 31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, RS-MMC / MMC, RS-MMC, SD / MMC, SD
Flash memory:128
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Micro Serial ATA II / mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:244.1 / 8.03 / 8.11
Depth (imperial):8
Height:0.614 / 0.669 / 0.677
Height (imperial):0.61
Weight:2.8 / 2.98 / 3.09 / 3.2 / 3.31
Width:11.6 / 11.7
Width (imperial):11.7