The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is quite the little powerhouse. With an Intel Core i5 CPU (the upcoming even lower powered ULV CPU that promises better battery life), 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM and a 128 gig SSD drive, this 11.6" powerhouse is a capable Windows 8 Convertible Ultrabook. It looks exactly like the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 (no "S" at the end) that runs Windows RT, and in fact it shares the same very good 1366 x 768 IPS display, superb Lenovo AccuType keyboard and good build quality.
Like other Lenovo Yoga laptops, it features a 360 degree hinge that allows you to use it in laptop mode, tent mode and tablet mode; just keep pushing the display back until you find the position that suits you. The gloss display is sharp and bright, and we don't hanker for a higher resolution panel at this small size. The convertible tablet will be available in silver gray and clementine orange, both with a textured black inner wrist rest and rubber paint over the metal casing.
The Yoga 11S has two USB ports (one 2.0 and one 3.0), HDMI, an SD card slot and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. It weighs 3 pounds and is 0.67 inches thick. Lenovo says it will be available with up to 8 gigs of RAM and a 256 gig SSD. It has WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a 720p webcam and a battery that's sealed inside (Lenovo claims up to 6 hours on a charge). It will be available in May or June 2013.
Up to Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 processor in the US (up to i7 worldwide) Operating System: Windows 8 11.6 inch HD (1366 x 768) IPS display with wide viewing angle; 16:9 widescreen, 300 nits Integrated Intel HD 4000 Graphics Up to 8GB DDR3 memory DDR3L 1600MHz (1 x 4GB or 1 x 8GB) Storage: Up to 256GB SSD storage Integrated stereo speakers supporting Dolby Home Theater v4 1 x USB2.0; 1 x USB3.0 connectors; 2in1 (headphone and mic); 2in1 (SD, MMC) card reader; HDMI output 802.11 b,g,n WLAN; Bluetooth 4.0 Integrated 720p HD Camera Battery: Up to 6 hours Weight: 1.4kg (3.08 pounds) Dimensions: 11.73 x 8.03 x 0.67 inches
Here's our Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S first look video review: