The Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is a notebook with an 11.6 inch display that becomes a tablet when you flip the screen 360 degrees so that it’s resting opposite the keyboard. Introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Yoga 2 11 is now available for $520 and up.

Lenovo’s been offering Yoga tablets for a few years, but the Yoga 2 11 is the first model to feature an Intel Bay Trail processor and it’s the cheapest model to sport Windows 8 software.

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Best Buy is selling a model with a 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium N3520 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive for $520. The same model is also available from Lenovo.com for a much higher price, along with a second model featuring a slower 2 GHz Pentium N2920 CPU.

Each model has a 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 34Whr battery.

The convertible measures about 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.9 pounds, making it kind of heavy for a tablet, but pretty light for a laptop. And while the Pentium chip powering the notebook is based on the same Bay Trail architecture as Intel’s latest Atom chips, it should be able to handle most day-to-day Windows tasks including web surfing, document editing, HD video playback and casual gaming.

There are cheaper Windows 8 notebooks and/or tablets, but the Yoga 2 11 is one of the most affordable devices that counts as both — at least if you buy it from Best Buy rather than the Lenovo Shop.

We had a false alarm when Best Buy listed the Yoga 2 11 in January and then removed the product page. But now it really seems to be available for purchase in the US.

via Engadget

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8 replies on “Lenovo Yoga 2 11 convertible now available for $520 (again)”

  1. Has anyone opened one yet to see how easy it is to replaced the SSHD with an SSD? Is there a spare mSATA port on the board?

    Still only available in black and at £500 in the UK. Still a bit rich for me.

  2. I really like Yoga’s design. Next time I would like to try an Yoga with cherry trail, over 1080p and free microsoft office. Is it too greedy?

      1. What is good about the digitizer (Seriously. I’m trying to figure out the options)

        1. I like to draw. A digitizer on a Windows tablet means I could use “serious” art programs by drawing directly on the screen. I tried it out on a Surface Pro, and it is amazing, but I’m not fond of the Pro’s price tag.

          1. So, does digitizer basically mean you can draw with a stylus (not just a finger)?
            I thought you can have a special stylus for regular touchscreen, too. Is digitizer more accurate?

          2. Active digitizers are generally more accurate. Also, most of them also offer pressure sensitivity (pressing harder produces darker/thicker lines) and the ability to detect the stylus when it is hovering over the screen (moving the cursor without having the tip touching). This comes in handy not just for drawing but also in handwriting and note taking applications. Generally the Wacom digitizers are held in highest regard (used by Microsoft, Samsung, and others) with N Trig (Sony) and Synaptics (Dell) less highly regarded.

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