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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative views 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 90/100 = Excellent 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 also get good comments. Many are negative 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)Lenovo Yoga 11s 11.6-inch Touchscreen Ultrabook - (Orange) (Intel Core i3 3229Y 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics,

Feb, 2016

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the size and usability are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the reliability and image quality are mixed.

performance, portability, screen, usability, size

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)

Feb, 2016

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 are impressed by the performance and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

portability, usability, design, size, performance

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

Feb, 2016

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

 

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.

Jul, 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: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review: A smart hybrid that puts the laptop first

 

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: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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,...

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5 / 7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):13 / 7.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:25 / 31

Security

Password protection: Yes