Lenovo IdeaPad 11S Convertible Ultrabook Now Selling

The Windows 8 device can rotate its screen to 360 degrees

By on May 17th, 2013 06:24 GMT
Instead of using one of those complicated (and breakable) hinges that can spin the laptop screen around and lay it flat on top of the keyboard, Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11S is connected to the lower half with two hinges that allow it to spin all the way to the underside.

Which is to say, the screen can be pushed back, and back and back, until it sticks to the backside of the notebook.

This design has been used in several Lenovo laptops thus far. The IdeaPad 11S ultrabook measures 11.6 inches in screen diagonal.

Said touchscreen has a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Not the highest it could have been, especially when some Android tablets have Full HD 10.1-inch displays (1920 x 1080 pixels), but still decent for an 11.6-inch LCD.

The so-called heart of the Yoga 11S is an Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 central processing unit. At the low end of the spectrum is a dual-core 1.4 GHz Core i3-3229Y, while the best option is a 1.5 GHz Core i7-3689Y quad-core.

4 GB or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM back up whichever central processor is selected.

Speaking of options, while it is possible to customize each purchase, there are six “default” configurations as well. All of them are listed on the Lenovo official web store, here.

The prices range from $799.99 / 799.99 EUR (no matter what exchange rates say) to $1,349.99 / 1,349.99 EUR.

Keep in mind that these are only pre-orders though. Lenovo will take about four weeks to deliver on the orders (or wish lists).

Meanwhile, other stores, like BestBuy, have to wait until June 23, when IdeaPad Yoga 11S finally reaches the retail channel.

Interestingly enough, in all cases, storage capacity is provided by a solid-state drive. 128 GB on the cheaper ones and 256 GB on the high-end options.

Needless to say, Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system runs on them all.

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