Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Availability: June 2013
The outlook: The original 13-inch Yoga seemed to be everyone's choice for a great Windows 8 ambassador during the new OS' launch last year -- both Microsoft and Intel touted it as a best-in-class example, and Best Buy featured it in a television ad. Shrinking the idea down to an 11-inch system creates a product that, in tablet mode, feels a lot closer to an iPad than the 13-inch convertible/hybrid laptops we've seen.
- Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $899.99
The good: 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.
The bad: 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.
The bottom line: 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.
March 31, 2013 9:30 PM PDT
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