When we are getting some negative reviews about the latest offering from Microsoft, Windows 8; Lenovo has stepped in with its new Windows 8 convertible ultrabook Yoga 11S. Earlier Lenovo released Yoga 11 which ran Windows RT and was powered by ARM processor but the new Yoga 11 S is powered with Intel’s ivy bridge processors and runs Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro depending on the models.
It was announced in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show and now it is available to pre order.
Yoga 11S is a well sized thin profile convertible ultrabook with its ability to serve as a tablet or a laptop at the same time. It features 11.6-inch LED-backlit screen with the resolution of 1,366×768 which is not bad keeping in mind the smaller size of the display.
Yoga 11S comes in different variants starting from $799.99 base model powered by Intel Core i3-3229Y Ivy Bridge processor to $1,349.99 top of the line model featuring Intel Core i7-3689Y Ivy Bridge processor.
You get the option to load up your ultrabook with RAM ranging from 4GB to 8GB while the storage options are limited with just 128GB or 256GB solid state drive options. All the variants are powered by integrated HD 4000 graphics with no dedicated graphics memory.
The base model runs on Windows 8 while the top of the line variant runs Windows 8 Pro.
According to Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president, Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp, ” The IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great example of the commitment Lenovo is making to continued innovation with Windows.”
Previously Lenovo did not do well with its Yoga 11 so the bigger brother Yoga 11S will try to create an impact in the market this time. Yoga 11S is available to pre-order on www.lenovo.com and www.bestbuy.com . All the variants will be available in Best Buy stores starting from June23 with the starting price of $799.99 for the base model.