Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S hits the FCC, coming in June for $799

At first glance the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S looks like a Windows 8 notebook with an 11.6 inch display. And it kind of is. You can open the lid and use it like a laptop. But if you keep opening the lid and push it back 180 degrees so it’s resting behind the keyboard you can also hold the Yoga 11S and use it like a tablet. Because it’s that too.

Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad Yoga 11S at CES in January, and this week it showed up at the FCC website. It’s expected to go on sale in June for $799 and up.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

This is actually the third member of the IdeaPad Yoga family. The first was the Yoga 13, which has a 13.3 inch display and a price tag of around $1000.

The second model is the IdeaPad Yoga 11, which is the same size and shape as the 11S, but which has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Windows RT software (and a much more affordable $500 price tag).

Lenovo’s Yoga 11S splits the difference, offering an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Windows 8 Pro software, and an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display.

The computer will be available with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage thanks to a solid state disk. It measures 11.7″ x 8″ x 0.7″ and weighs about 3.1 pounds and Lenovo says the Yoga 11S should get up to 6 hours of battery life.

It’s a little thicker and heavier than a tablet that doesn’t have a keyboard permanently attached. But the advantage of a Yoga is that you don’t have to pack a separate keyboard to use this tablet like a laptop.

  • http://nortonpeabody.blogspot.com/ Norton Peabody

    Nice compact laptop… Thanks Brad, for asking the 2 most relevant questions, price and availability…

    • dan

      looks like the perfect combination of features,…i wonder what the high end (i7, 256, 8gb) will price out at ?


      • http://nortonpeabody.blogspot.com/ Norton Peabody

        Yes indeed, it’s not going to be what most folks would consider inexpensive…

      • http://www.facebook.com/meng.yang.5095110 Meng Yang

        When will the Haswell version be available?