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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11-inch

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11-inch

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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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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Pros
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Epic battery life
  • Versatile, well-crafted design
  • Wide viewing angles
Cons
  • Sluggish performance
  • It's a Windows laptop that doesn't run x86 apps
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

80
BetweenCZ
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
vince3790
Before I had this device, I had an Asus Transformer Pad. Although I liked that,...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
64
Average Critic Score
 
70
Pocket-Lint
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.
 
50
TechRadar
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.
 
60
CNET UK
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.
 
80
Tech Advisor
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.
 
60
The Inquirer
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.
 
70
PC Pro
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.
 
50
ZDNet
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.
 
70
Mobile Tech Review
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.
 
40
Digital Versus
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.
 
70
CNET
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a great laptop alternative that's unfortunately too bulky to completely replace your tablet.

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