Thursday, May 16th 2013

Lenovo Launches Yoga 11S Convertible

Lenovo announced that customers can place orders for the IdeaPad Yoga 11S beginning today on www.lenovo.com or pre-order on www.bestbuy.com. The acclaimed 360° flip and fold Yoga 11S premiered in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show, following its popular predecessor, the IdeaPad Yoga 13.

Sized well for mobility in a thin, 11.6-inch design, the Yoga 11S Ultrabook convertible comes with choices of a powerful third generation Core i3, i5 or i7 Intel processor giving consumers the ability to create high-performance content and presentations and seamless graphics that make it a great entertainment device.

Yoga in Four Modes
Yoga converts into four special modes to fit the changing ways people are using technology. It offers a new way to experience mobile computing, letting people define which mode works best for them in their environments, from the park and the coffee shop to in transit, at home or at the office.

For example, users can watch movies like never before by putting Yoga in tent mode while enjoying the convertible's rich Dolby Home Theatre audio. They can convert Yoga into stand mode for a different environment; good for things like swiping through family photos using the high definition IPS screen's 10-finger multitouch support. Yoga even supports hand gestures so consumers can just wave their hand in front of the webcam to instantly advance photos, videos and other content.

In tablet mode, Yoga makes exploring Windows 8 apps fun and up close with its 11-inch touchscreen. And in laptop mode, Yoga offers a great typing experience with its comfortable and responsive keyboard. Additionally, the Yoga 11S has a soft-touch exterior and comes in attractive Silver Grey and Clementine Orange colors.

"Consumers around the world loved our first Yoga for its unique flip and fold and multi-mode design," said Jay Parker, president, Lenovo, North America. "We're continuing to develop the Yoga franchise with the new Yoga 11s, and due to Yoga's popularity already, we've created a pre-sale program so customers can get their hands on one before it even hits the shelves."

"The IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great example of the commitment Lenovo is making to continued innovation with Windows," said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president, Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "The commitment is evident in its beautiful hardware designs that exhibit flexibility, mobility and extended battery life; combining that with the new touch capabilities of Windows 8 provides an experience that is sure to delight customers."

"Lenovo continues to deliver on its reputation for innovative Ultrabook designs and experiences that people are hungry for with the new IdeaPad Yoga 11S," said Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile Client Platforms. "We created our new line of low power 3rd gen Core processors for products like Yoga, to give people a full PC experience in thinner and lighter convertible designs."

Pricing and Availability
Beginning today, customers can place orders on www.lenovo.com and www.bestbuy.com. Models will be available in Best Buy stores starting on June 23. Multiple configurations will be available with suggested list price starting at $799.99
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10 Comments on Lenovo Launches Yoga 11S Convertible

#1
Fourstaff
Nice and good price. Now then if they ship it with a keyboard protector in tablet mode I think this will be the product to beat.
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#2
olstyle
Now give me a Yoga with pen support and I'm sold.
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#3
THE_EGG
LOL I went to Lenovo Australia website only to find I think there is too much traffic for me to look at the product page -.-

Edit: finally loaded page haha

Still deciding whether to go the TAICHI or Yoga route...
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#4
Sp33d Junki3
Been waiting for the 11S to come out. The RT version is limited, but the size of 11.6" is perfect for my travels.
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#5
Black.Raven
by: Sp33d Junki3
Been waiting for the 11S to come out. The RT version is limited, but the size of 11.6" is perfect for my travels.
This won't be RT, its a x64 based device. you will be able to run all the programs you have on your pc. (It wont be as powerfull as a normal pc of course.)
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#6
NeoXF
Tamesh or GTFO.
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#7
Fourstaff
by: NeoXF
Tamesh or GTFO.
You can't be an Ultrabook and have an AMD cpu inside at the same time.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Fourstaff
You can't be an Ultrabook and have an AMD cpu inside at the same time.
Wait, can "Ultrabooks" be tablets now too? :confused:
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Fourstaff
by: Frick
Wait, can "Ultrabooks" be tablets now too? :confused:
by: btarunr
...the Yoga 11S Ultrabook ...
Ask press
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I saw that too, but I'm still skeptical.

EDIT: Could be because I'm not a fan of the moniker. The concept is good, but I don't see why it should be a standard as such. Did some reading btw, and it could very well be that this fits into the Ultrabook .. uh thing wossname.
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