Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S was shown off at the opening of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) in Las Vegas. At first glance, people might think Lenovo is showing off Yoga 13 but it isn’t. The former is apparently smaller than the latter, although almost all of their features are the same.
Perhaps, one of the reasons why many people loved Yoga 13 is because of its 360-degree hinge that would allow owners to setup the device in tablet mode, stand mode, and laptop mode. Having to release a smaller model with all features in tow is definitely a good move for Lenovo.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S will be powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i5 low-voltage CPU; hence, the processing power will be impressive for a hybrid like this and it is energy-efficient. Ivy Bridge chipsets come with integrated graphics processors so OEMs can use better display technology that offers high resolutions.
Yoga 11S uses IPS LCD display panel, which offers more natural, clearer and cleaner picture, featuring 1600 x 900 pixels resolution. LCDs are also among the most power-efficient display panels available in the market today.
Lenovo also released an 11-inch Yoga running Windows RT powered by Nvidia’s ARM-based Tegra 3 chipset a few months ago but it didn’t become a hit. It shows people are not really impressed with the RT operating system. Other analysts even deem the OS “useless.” With Yoga 11S running Windows 8 on x86 architecture there is a chance it could attract an even larger audience.
Apparently, Lenovo is not just releasing powerful and more capable ultrabooks, it also seeks to attract a bigger audience by producing power-efficient devices. The IdeaPad Yoga 11S will reportedly be released in June 2013 with $799 price tag. The company has yet to officially announce full specs of this device prior to its release and we understand that it has to use CES 2013 to build up the hype.
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