Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S has some odd moves
Bendy Windows 8 laptop-tablet combines solid performance, good battery life, and a questionable design choiceFollow @syegulalp
To partly alleviate concerns about the exposed keys, Lenovo sells a slot-in carrying sleeve that can cover either the whole unit or just the keyboard when it's in tablet mode. It's not a perfect solution, but it helps. Unfortunately, if you use the sleeve to cover the entire unit, the friction against the cladding on the outside of the Ultrabook makes it a little difficult to get the sleeve back off again.
At its core, the ThinkPad Yoga is a good machine with an appealing consumer-class feature set. Its rough-and-tumble approach to tablet and presentation modes might give some users pause. If you're looking for a convertible that doesn't sit on its keyboard, or more business/security features, check out the Dell XPS 12, the Samsung 700T, and the HP Revolve.
|Price||Starts at $999 MSRP|
|Processor||Intel Core i3, Core i5 1.50GHz (as tested), Core i7|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 SDRAM|
|Storage||128GB (as tested) or 256GB SSD m-SATA II (SATA 300)|
|Weight||Starts at 3.08 pounds|
|Dimensions||11.73 x 8.03 x 0.67 inches|
|Display||11.6 inches @ 1,366 x 768|
|Netflix battery rundown test||5 hours, 5 minutes|
|Ports||1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI out, 1 SD card reader, 1 audio jack|
|Radios||802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Touch UI||10-point capacitive multitouch screen, gesture-enabled multitouch trackpad|
|Sandra 2013 score||2.81kPt|
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