Lenovo Yoga 11s review – Half laptop-half tablet

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The Lenovo Yoga 11S is a tablet/laptop combo, and after using it for about two months now, I have learned to appreciate both the laptop and tablet more. Thinner than most laptops, the Yoga 11s weighs in at about 3 lbs. You can use it in a variety of ways and at different locations, thanks to its portability and versatility.

Starting at $899 it definitely isn’t cheap. You could get the same specs from a $400-$500 laptop without the Solid State Drive, and a good tablet would run you about $300 plus. If you add any extra accessories like a keyboard, it adds up. So it definitely comes down to what works for you. I would recommend getting the i7 Intel processor version over the i5 version. That extra power is well worth it.

Easily downloading Steam games, or games like League of Legends, is a huge plus.

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Even though it has four different modes, I only need Laptop and Tablet mode. Check out the video below and you can see why.

One of the issues I had with the Yoga 11S was the keyboard when it’s in tablet mode, since it faces the bottom. That’s the biggest weakness in my opinion, and while it’s not a deal breaker, you have to be extra careful when handling it.

It’s definitely recommended for students, reporters, travelers and photographers. The two-in-one combo is a great investment for those who don’t want to buy two separate devices.

Product Specs: 

  • 4th Gen Intel® CoreTM i5-4210Y processor
  • 11.6″ LED high-definition widescreen 10-point capacitive multitouch-screen display with IPS technology (1366 x 768 resolution)
  • 128GB Solid State Drive
  • 4GB Memory
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4200
  •  360° convertible design
  •  4-cell lithium-polymer
  • Built-in webcam (720p resolution)
  •  2-in-1 digital media reader
  • 1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port
  •  HDMI Port
  • Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
  •  Bluetooth 4.0 interface
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system pre-installed

The Lenovo Yoga 11s is available at both Amazon and the Lenovo website. You can get different options starting at $899.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.