Lenovo's Yoga 11S Now Available for Pre-Order

Lenovo said on Thursday that customers can now preorder the company's upcoming 360-degree flip and fold Ultrabook, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S, at Lenovo's website and Best Buy's online store. Multiple configurations are available starting at $799.99, and models will actually appear on Best Buy shelves starting June 23.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S follows the popular IdeaPad Yoga 13, and made its first appearance back in January during CES 2013. It sports an 11.6-inch screen and a choice of third-generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. Its form factor makes it rather unique among other Ultrabooks, allowing it to convert into four special modes including Tent Mode, Stand mode, Tablet Mode and Laptop Mode.

"Consumers around the world loved our first Yoga for its unique flip and fold and multi-mode design," said Jay Parker, president, Lenovo, North America. "We’re continuing to develop the Yoga franchise with the new Yoga 11s, and due to Yoga’s popularity already, we’ve created a pre-sale program so customers can get their hands on one before it even hits the shelves."

Lenovo's website actually lists six SKUs ranging from $799.99 to $1349.99. The most expensive model sports a third-generation Intel Core i7-3689Y dual-core CPU (1.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz Turbo), Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM (1600 MHz), a 256 GB SSD, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and an 11.6-inch HD LED-lit multitouch screen (1366 x 768). It also has an integrated 720p HD camera, HDMI output, a 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery, and Windows 8 Pro.

The cheapest model packs a third generation Intel Core i3-3229Y dual-core CPU (1.4 GHz), Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM (1600 MHz), a 128 GB SSD, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and an 11.6-inch HD LED-lit multitouch screen (1366 x 768). It too has an integrated 720p HD camera, HDMI output, a 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery, but Windows 8 64-bit as the OS, not Pro. Customization options for all six models include services and software, and accessories.

"The IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great example of the commitment Lenovo is making to continued innovation with Windows," said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president, Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "The commitment is evident in its beautiful hardware designs that exhibit flexibility, mobility and extended battery life; combining that with the new touch capabilities of Windows 8 provides an experience that is sure to delight customers."

To preorder an IdeaPad Yoga 11S model from Lenovo, head here.

  • guvnaguy
    Not bad, good competition for the surface pro I think. ..but 768p? Cmon lenovo at least make it 1080p
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer
    I'm okay with 768p on an 11.6" screen, but it's a real shame that you need to fork over $1350 to get a model with Windows 8 Pro (at least direct from Lenovo).
  • kartu
    Intel's premium prices with intel's GPU, no thanks!
    Slap in AMD's APU, slash the price, then we'll talk.
  • gm0n3y
    With Haswell so close (and the alleged huge power savings), this seems like a really stupid time to buy an ultrabook. Wait a couple of weeks and either buy a Haswell equipped model, or a discounted Ivy Bridge one.
  • laststop311
    Haswell is going to be able to deliver a much better punch in the same power envelope the y series ivy bridge are. The haswell version of all ultrabooks are going to be infinitely superior because of the additional battery life and cool temps. This yoga will get a nice boost from haswell in both the cpu and gpu departments. At 11.6" I would like to see 1600x900 IPS/PLS minimum but it really should be 1920x1080 and the 13.3" one I'd like to see that bumped to 2560x1440 like the toshiba kirabook has but 1920x1080 IPS/PLS is the minimum i would accept on the 13.3". If they can bring the higher resolution with the haswell refresh i just may be in the market for a yoga book.
  • Duckhunt
    in 2003, we have this,
    NEC Electronics America Inc. has developed the 8.4-inch XGA TFT color ... All I want for Christmas is anything on this year's Best of Innovations
    now 10 years later. 768 again? retro :P