Lenovo Yoga 11S review

The smaller Yoga still bends over backwards for you

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The Yoga 11S boasts a nice selection of ports, including an HDMI port and an SD card reader. However, for some reason, Lenovo went with USB 2.0, not 3.0. What's more, it's a traveler's delight - weighing in at only 3.1lbs. But again, the lack of backlit keyboard means typing on a dark nighttime flight won't be easy.

Lenovo Yoga 11S review

The display is sharp, and brighter than what we've seen on Lenovo models like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. With a resolution of 1366 x 768, it's not full HD, but at only 11.6-inches it's not really an issue.

Despite its playful exterior, there's real processing power available for the Yoga 11S. You can get up to an i7 processor in this ultrabook, and complement it with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. That said, similarly sized notebooks from Apple and Sony are now shipping with Haswell processors. While this may not impact speed necessarily, Haswell-equipped machines will no doubt experience much better battery life. The Yoga 11S could do well with the battery life gains that Hawsell promises.

Performance and battery life

  • Cinebench CPU test: 1.74 pts
  • Cinebench OpenGL test: 11.52 fps
  • 3D Mark Pro Ice Storm: 25,169
  • 3D Mark Pro Cloud Gate: 2710
  • Powermark Pro Balanced: 3 hours 49 minutes
  • Powermark Pro Productivity: 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Powermark Pro Entertainment: 2 hours 53 minutes

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time13 Hour
Finger Print ReaderNo
Solid State Drive Capacity64 GB
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyIdeaPad Yoga 11
Keyboard BacklightNo
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformWindows
Processor ModelT30
ColourGrey, Black
Operating SystemWindows RT
Brand NameLenovo
Form FactorConvertible
Processor Speed1.40 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size29.5 cm (11.6")
Number of Cells4-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory2 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.25 kg
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height15.6 mm
Width298 mm
Depth204 mm
Screen ModeHD
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesYoga 11
ManufacturerLenovo Group Limited
Product NameIdeaPad Yoga 11 Tablet
Product LineIdeaPad
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberMAS24UK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lenovo.com/uk/en/
Marketing Information


Innovative and versatile, these convertible laptops/tablets have everyone talking. You'll love using them in four different display modes for any conceivable purpose, whether you're on the job, on the road or on the couch.


Choose from one of four modes to use your Yoga: tablet, laptop, tent or stand. Simply flip and fold the touchscreen, then start your journey.
Maximum Memory2 GB
Package Contents
  • IdeaPad Yoga 11 Tablet
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year