Yoga 11s makes all the right moves


    Jun 25, 2013

    Yoga 11s makes all the right moves

    Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11s

    TRUE to its name, the Yoga 11s can assume many poses: notebook, tablet, stand and tent. These refer to the ways in which the machine can be used.

    The Yoga 11s is essentially an 11.6-inch ultrabook with modest specs like a third-generation i3 processor, 4GB of memory and a 256GB solid-state drive.

    It is a lightweight (1.35kg) machine that combines the features of a notebook and a tablet. It meets the needs of users who seek the swiping touch functions of a tablet and the full functionality of a notebook's keyboard controls.

    Whether the result is the best of both worlds depends on how quick and easy it is to switch between the device's various forms. The Yoga 11s works well in this regard, exhibiting few of the quirks that transformer machines tend to have.

    It is not expensive and, considering that a 10-inch tablet can cost $900, the extra $500 for the additional functions makes economic sense.

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