October 9th 2012 8:48 pm

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Right hardware, wrong OS

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We love the Yoga 11 for its keyboard, display and long battery life, but it might have more use if it were running full Windows 8.

Critic reviews

6.5
13 reviews
  • Features
    6.8
  • Display
    6.9
  • Battery life
    8.6
  • Ease of use
    6.1
  • Storage capacity
    7.1
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.6
  • Durability
    8.0

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User reviews

8.0
2 reviews
7.0
Engadget Apr 29, 2013

We love the Yoga 11 for its keyboard, display and long battery life, but it might have more use if it were running full Windows 8.

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7.0
CNET Mar 20, 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a great laptop alternative that's unfortunately too bulky to completely replace your tablet.

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7.0
PC Mag Mar 27, 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a good Windows RT convertible to have around if want a tablet-like experience, but absolutely need a keyboard. Its flips and acrobatics help usability, but ultimately this a laptop with a good mix of tablet functionality.

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7.0
PC World Apr 18, 2013

The Yoga 11 has a unique, easy-to-use design and a great keyboard. The Windows RT and its dwindling app selection, however, will make me wait until Lenovo decides to release a full Windows 8-equipped 11-incher.

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5.0
ZDNet Jan 8, 2013

Whilst I was already disappointed with the Surface, I was hoping that the Yoga might focus the Windows RT proposition on something new and exciting. It fails to do that in every regard.

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8.0
PC Advisor Jan 17, 2013

The nVidia Tegra processor means that the Lenovo Yoga 11 is only a modestly powered laptop, but it’s still perfectly adequate for routine tasks such as web browsing, running Microsoft Office or relaxing with some streaming video.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Dec 27, 2012

If money were no object then we'd be fairly smitten by the Yoga 11. The price does buy a quality construction and a decent HD screen, but it's still a little too wallet-stretching for it to score better overall.

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6.0
CNET UK Feb 1, 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 has a lot going for it: it's slim, helpfully transforms into a tablet for watching video more comfortably and has enough juice under the hood for most of the everyday essentials. Sadly, it's just far too expensive.

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7.0
PC Pro Jan 22, 2013

While the Yoga 11’s stamina and design have a healthy allure, the limitations of Windows RT, not to mention the paltry selection of applications in the Windows Store, severely hamper its potential.

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5.0
TechRadar Jan 14, 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a nifty device in itself, but it's not as fun as Microsoft Surface, and unless you're looking for a work laptop that doubles as a nifty tablet to watch films on, we'd advise forking out for a more expensive Sony Vaio Duo 11 or the more portable Microsoft Surface.

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4.0
Digital Versus Feb 1, 2013

It has its advantages, but it never really takes a clear position between the two and simply does not represent the best of both worlds. Windows RT limits what the Yoga 11 can do as a laptop, and the weight and keyboard limit what it can do as a tablet.

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7.0
Mobile Tech Review Jan 6, 2013

Windows RT can't run Windows 7 apps, so this won't be a main computer for those who need Windows 7 apps like Adobe Photoshop or iTunes. On the bright side, it requires fewer Windows updates and is less prone to viruses and is an excellent mobile companion and second machine.

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6.0
The Inquirer Jan 16, 2013

The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11 has a very unique construction and in terms of design alone is perhaps one of our favourite hybrid devices out there now for this reason. However, we feel the Yoga 11 is severely held back by Windows RT, rendering it half as useful as it could be.

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8.0
vince3790 vince3790

Before I had this device, I had an Asus Transformer Pad. Although I liked that, there was not a proper office app that delivered like Microsoft did with their office apps. I wanted a nice looking laptop, that could also function like a Tablet. I know that Windows RT does not completely make this...

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