Lenovo has made the Yoga 11S official and here is its review. Folks at PC Watch were able to get their hands on it, and they have posted their review in the Japanese language. Here is it’s review summary.
Lenovo Yoga 11S Specs
We had mentioned Yoga 11S Specs earlier, but here they go again.
It looks breathtaking in orange color.
Processor Intel Core i7-3689Y (2 cores / 4 threads, 1.5GHz/Tubo Boost: 2.6GHz, cache 4MB, TDP 13W)
Memory 8GB/PC3-12800 DDR3L (up to 8GB)
Chipset Intel QS77 Express
SSD / HDD 128GB
OS Windows 8 (64bit)
Display 11.6-inch LCD display (glossy), 1,366 x768 dot, 10 touch-enabled
Graphics 4000, HDMI output processor built-in Intel HD Graphics
Network IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Other USB 3.0 × 1, USB 2.0 × 1, voice input and output, HD front camera ,2-in-1 media card reader, microphone / stereo speaker (DolbyHome Theater V4)
Size / weight 298 × 204 × 17.2mm 1.35kg about / (W × depth ×) (body only)
Battery life About 7 hours Maximum (4 cell)
Intel Core i7 3689Y Benchmark
Our friends at ultrabookindia have posted a benchmark of it here. As you can see in the screenshot given below, the Core i7 3689Y scored 4203 in the PCmark7 benchmark test. Those scores are pretty good for a processor with 13 watt TDP. In real world, it is as fast as the Core i5 powered ultrabooks.
Here are crystalmark benchmark scores – ALU 37877, FPU 35072, MEM 26665, HDD 34062, GDI 12336, D2D 1692, OGL 4532.
On the left side, you will find USB 3.0 port, HDMI, speaker, volume up / download buttons and headphone / microphone jack.
On the right side, you will find 2-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0 port, another speaker and rotation lock button.
The keyboard is isolation type and has function key in usual situation. It is joy to type on this keyboard even though the strokes are very light. There are no physical buttons on the touchpad which might not be very appreciated by the those who love Thinkpad style touchpads (think Lenovo X130e and X120e).
The Yoga 11S has two more modes other than the usual laptop mode – Tent mode and tablet mode. The tent mode is great for watching videos. In tablet mode, the keyboard is on the back. While the keyboard gets in the way when you are holding it in your hand, the key taps do not get registered.
The laptop has One key recovery button that brings your laptop to factory settings. This is great if you run into some difficult problem that can only be done by re-installing the entire OS.