Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 has a smarter convertible design so far. The tablet features a hybrid design with non-detachable keyboard. This allows you to use the tablet the way you want. The rotating keyboard helps to keep it like a laptop on your lap or simply bend it backward like a tablet stand. Powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core processor multi-tasking it performs really well. The processor comes in performance comparison with Intel Core i5. IdeaPad Yoga 11 is capable of performing all tasks that you can do easily on your laptop or desktop (except gaming). The benefit of carrying a Windows tablet is that you get all functionality of the OS. Like accessing shared storage, email clients, .exe file support, etc. IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a powerful companion for travelers. Due to long battery capacity you do not require to worry much about charging. For maximum 13hrs it is quiet enough to reach some point. The front screen size is 11.6” HD Touch Screen. Ample of time I am not able to make myself use to the keyboard as for tablet we have a mindset of using touch screen. Due to non-detachable keyboard it is a bit annoying sometime to use it.  I do not think the hinges are powerful enough for long run. We will check that later on. IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a costly choice for tablet lovers, but powerful enough to give laptop like features.


  • Ultra-long battery life and standby time
  • Connected Standby syncs your emails and online information even when your laptop’s in sleep mode
  • Slim and light design, for easy mobility
  • Full range of Windows apps available in the Windows Store
  • Five-finger multitouch touchscreen technology designed for seamless integration with the Windows RT experience
  • InstantResume wakes PC from sleep mode in seconds
  • Integrated 720p HD webcam
  • USB 2.0 and 2-in-1 card reader
  • Available in silver gray and Clementine orange
  • Integrated stereo speakers
  • HD graphics support with HDMI output
  • Comfortable, easy-to-use AccuType keyboard


  • OS – Windows RT
  • Microsoft Office – Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
  • CPU – Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core @ 1.30Ghz
  • Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce Integrated GFX
  • Screen –  11.6inch HD 5-point capacitive multitouch display (16:9 widescreen)
  • Camera – 1.0MP 720p HD integrated webcam
  • Storage – 64GB MMC Storage
  • Connectivity – 2x USB 2.0, Combo jack, HDMI & 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC), 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth
  • Battery – 13 Hrs 
  • Weight – 1.27kg.
  • Keyboard – AccuType keyboard 
  • Dimensions – 298 x 204 x 15.6 mm (11.7 x 8.0 x 0.61″)
  • Preloaded Application – Amazon Kindle, eBay, Evernote, Intelligent Touchpad, Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync, Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Energy Management, Lenovo Motion Control, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Transition, Microsoft Office 13, Microsoft Connected Standby, OneKey Rescue, RaRa & Skype.


IdeaPad Yoga 11 features a durable enclosure. Not much powerful but by touch you can feel it is not just some kind of plastic. We had also tested recently ATIV from Samsung that was having a weaker body, compared to that IdeaPad Yoga 11 looks a bit stronger. With matt finish there is nothing special provided. The lid, when closed, completely gives a similar look for thin ultraportable notebook. Lenovo logo lies at the top left giving out professional look. There are soft pads and visible screws at the bottom. It is designed quiet smartly.  With a movable panel, the hinges hold the lcd and keyboard. It is quiet tough to bend sometime. But still I found it a bit less durable. A power button is provided on the front side. 2 USB ports, 1HDMI port and Volume key are placed on both sides. Still the laptop is quiet thin in design. It is very comfortable to handle. The screen size is 11.6” HD which is good enough for watching video. The audio output is also decent not great. Ideapad Yoga 11 does not feature any special audio technology. 
Due to thin in size you can simply carry it easily. The keyboard on the front is a mac based keyboard. There is a ALTGr key provided for those who are quiet used to mac system. Quick media keys are provided in line with Function keys. The keyboard is comfortable for chatting and typing email.  The weight of Yoga 11 with keyboard is 1.27kgb. So it is not really bulky like ATIV. Also IdeaPad Yoga 11 does not have dual camera. It just features a single 1.0MP camera on the front. That makes this tablet a very low on photo/video features. 
Performance point of view IdeaPad Yoga 11 gets 7 out of 10 in terms of Tablet PC. Due to Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core processor the tablet offers nice output on Windows 8 RT. The processor looks more than enough for the OS to handle ample of operation constantly. Lenovo also offers Microsoft Office 2013 Preview with the tablet. The thin interface of both Windows 8 and Office 2013  offers a great output to the tablet to perform well.  The video performance is powered by NVIDIA GeForce Integrated GFX. This is an integrated video memory that is capable of giving enough video output to some extent. The touchscreen offers a 16:9 widescreen ratio on the front side with 5-point capacitive multitouch display. It is a high definition output. For video the screen delivers nice resolution, but I found it a bit darker. The contrast ratio fails. The tablet features a 64GB MMC Storage with 2GB DDR3 RAM. 
Windows 8 RT and Office 2013: 
Among different series of tablet available in the market running on Windows 8, IdeaPad Yoga 11 lies somewhere in mid of competition list. The benefit that this tablet has is a better processor. Because to some extent it is not possible for everyone to afford a Core i5 tablet. The tablet is optimized to work great with Windows 8 RT. There are no special improvements here but preloaded applications can give you a bit more productivity. Also this is the only tablet I think that has Office 2013 on it. This is a Preview edition. Along with this Lenovo also provides an application for Amazon Kindle to download ebook called Ebay app for shopping.  Touchpad app which we mostly see in laptops and many other stuff. It is extremely comfortable to use Windows 8 on it. The swipe feature is great. If you are not much used to touch screen you can simply use the touchpad that also supports multi-touch. 
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 features a smaller design. It is lightweight and also durable to some extent. Due to 11inch screen size you get enough space to view webpages and type emails. The attached keyboard, a number of times, make the tablet look like a laptop. The tablet design gives a firm grip to hold it and move. IdeaPad Yoga 11 offers laptop like features, but it is not completely a laptop. It is one of the most comfortable models available that help you to use it anywhere you want. A lack of good camera is one of the biggest losing points. From entertainment point of view the tablet gives great output. The video and audio output is nice. The speaker quality is good enough to watch a movie when the tablet is near. The cost of this tablet is Rs.61790.
  • Great Design & Look
  • Good Battery Life
  • Hybrid Design
  • Non-Detachable Keyboard
  • No Dual Camera
  • Overpriced                    


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