Although Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga family of convertible tablets/ultrabooks is pretty crowded already, it seems there is enough room for at least one new member. Meet the Yoga 11S, which takes Yoga 11’s specs up a notch or two.
Like its “cousin,” the new ultrabook sports an 11.6-inch display. However, where the Yoga 11 failed to impress, the 11S delivers, replacing the LCD 1,366 x 768 pix res panel with a higher-quality 1,600 x 900 pixels IPS screen.
The performance upgrades don’t stop there however, with the new Yoga ditching ARM chips for the snappier Intel Core i5 and i7 “Ivy Bridge” CPUs. That allows Lenovo to up the ante in the software department too, with Windows 8 in place of RT.
The rest of the specs are more or less the same as on the original Yoga 11, as is the design. That means you should expect this new bad boy to come with up to 8 GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, up to 256 GB SSDs, USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI, but also that foldable display allowing you to use the machine as a notebook or tablet.
Starting at $799, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11S should go on sale sometime in June. That’s not exactly around the corner, but the wait might be worth it.