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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and durability are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good views. Views are divided on the touchpad, while many are negative about the sound and 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 24 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Yoga 11s 11.6-inch Touchscreen Ultrabook - (Orange) (Intel Core i3 3229Y 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, 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 Yoga 11s 11.6-inch Touch Laptop - Orange (Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel Integrated Graphics, Bluetooth, Camera, No DVDR

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

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

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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

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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...

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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's long-awaited 11-inch Windows 8 hybrid

 

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.

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

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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 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.

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / 3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4200 / HD Graphics 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QS77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium ® D
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:2129Y PENTIUM / I3-3229Y / I3-4020Y / I5-3339Y / I5-4210Y / I7-3689Y
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