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Meet the New Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Video

Meet the new IdeaPad Yogak 11s. Watch this video to see how this new convertible ultrabook can be used. It’s upgraded from the Yoga 11 in that the Yoga 11s features a full Windows 8 operating system. No more limited computing with restrictions found on Windows RT. Enjoy the Yoga 11s to the fullest, whether it be for entertainment or for productivity use.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Product Video Tour

Here’s a product overview tour of the upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s convertible ultrabook. For those who aren’t familiar with the Yoga product series, the machines found in this family of systems are able to be transformed into four different computing modes: tent, laptop, stand, tablet. Use the computer as you see fit, in whatever situation you find yourself in.

The IdeaPad Yoga 11s specifically is an update to the existing Yoga 11. The biggest improvement would probably have to be the operating system. Before the Yoga 11 was run on Windows RT. The Yoga 11s will run on Windows 8.

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultrabooks

Deals on Windows RT Yoga 11

Depending on your computing needs, Windows RT may or may not be the right operating system for you. It seems like Windows RT has thus far failed to live up to its hype, and because of this, Windows RT systems, such as Lenovo’s Yoga 11, are being discounted to move inventory.

There are some great deals to be had. If you’re a casual user, the Yoga 11 might be a suitable device for you. You’re options right now are you can get a Windows RT IdeaPad Yoga 11, go with a Windows 8 powered IdeaPad Yoga 13, or wait until the summer for the Windows 8 Yoga 11s.

Windows RT has been a huge disappointment for hardware makers. Companies like Dell and Lenovo have recently slashed the prices of their RT-powered devices because they can’t seem to clear their inventory. For instance, Lenovo offered a seven-day deal last month where its IdeaPad Yoga 11 was available for just $599 — down from the original $799 price. Amazon sells the model for just $499.

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Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultrabooks

Difference Between IdeaPad Yoga 13 & Yoga 11

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga Convertible Ultrabooks provide a new way of computing. They’ve been popular and have been favorably received by both critics and users. There are two systems available for purchase: Yoga 11 and Yoga 13. Aside from the obvious difference in size, one runs on Windows RT (Yoga 11) and the other on Windows 8 (Yoga 13). Learn about how computing on Windows RT is different from computing on Windows 8 in the article below:

Running Windows RT, the Yoga 11 offers the same Live Tile interface as Windows 8 along with a desktop. However, the desktop computing experience is very limited. On the plus side, Microsoft bundles Microsoft Office Home & Student is on board, which means you can access Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What you don’t get is Outlook, which many workers count on to manage their email and calendar. Instead, you’ll have to rely on the more watered-down and separate Mail and Calendar apps from Microsoft.

Read More At: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review


Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultrabooks

IdeaPad Yogas to Run on Android

The popularity of the IdeaPad Yoga ultrabook line has been well documented. Yoga machines are simply one of the easiest Windows 8 convertibles out there on the market right now. With the Yoga Series, you also have a selection of operating systems to go with. From full Windows 8 to Windows RT, you can go with either. This upcoming summer consumers might see an additional selection in Android. That should prove to be an interesting design.

Lenovo plans to take its IdeaPad Yoga convertible, and make an Android device out of it, sources indicate. It has apparently been planning to do this, with an Intel processor inside, as soon as last quarter, but the launch of a newer iPad by Apple, and the onslaught of Windows 8/RT slates and cheap Android tablets, postponed the decision.

Read More at: Lenovo to out Android-based IdeaPad Yoga Convertible by the Summer

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga on The 2012 Christmas Gift Guide

If you’re still wondering what to get yourself or someone else for Christmas, consider the Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga. Watch this video put out by TechCrunch which has writers John Biggs and Jordan Crook talking about some key highlights in this Windows 8 ultrabook. It’s a short video and it’ll introduce you to this niffty convertible hybrid. Two versions are out at the moment, the Yoga 11 and the Yoga 13. The Yoga 13 is featured here.

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultraportables

Comparing the ThinkPad Twist and the IdeaPad Twist

While Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist and IdeaPad Yoga may seem similar in design, they are actually quite different. The Twist implements a rotating hinge that allows it to twist its display into tablet position. The IdeaPad Yoga has a screen that flips or folds into various tablet using positions.

Technically, you could fold the Twist into tent mode, but as the article here notes, it’s not a very natural position for the device to be in.

Get the Twist if you like the ThinkPad brand and you want more ports. The Yoga is more suitable for mainstream consumers and is more diverse in the ways you can use it, but it lacks the number of ports that the Twist has.

Lenovo also advertises a “tent” mode, which is when you twist the screen, tilt it back, and then stand the laptop on its edges to make a tent-like structure. While this mode works well with the Yoga, which has balanced parts, it’s not very effective with the Twist. The Twist’s screen is much slimmer and lighter than the bottom part of the laptop, and so propping it up in tent mode does not seem very sturdy.

Read More at Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review: A Great Business Tool


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Behind The Design Process of the IdeaPad Yoga

Interested in learning a little something about the design thoughts behind Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Yoga? Watch this video below and see Lenovo engineers and managers share their viewpoints on how they come up with this nifty Windows 8 hybrid convertible.

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook/Tablet Convertibles

IdeaPad Yoga Practical Hinge Design

The advent of Windows 8 has introduced a plethora of hybrid convertibles looking to take advantage of touch display capability. What better way to do this than to combine the tablet and laptop form factors. PC vendors have come up with interesting design concepts, but none are as practical as that found on Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga. The design is simple and easy to use. Just fold the display to different positions and you’ll have new ways of using the device. No twisting, rotating, sliding and flipping.

At the moment Lenovo has the IdeaPad Yoga 13 available for purchase. This has a 13-inch display. The IdeaPad Yoga 11 with an 11-inch display will come out at the end of the year in December.

After using hybrids that utilize sliding hinges and rotating screens, the stability and simplicity of Lenovo’s hinge design is a revelation. Manufacturers take note, this is how you navigate the combination of laptop and tablet. The hinge design also allows the Yoga to bend and twist in other new ways, allowing for not only Laptop and Tablet Modes, but also Stand Mode, with the touch-screen standing up from the base, and Tent Mode, with the ultrabook propped hinge-up. When folded behind the screen in tablet mode, the keyboard and mouse automatically deactivate, letting you touch and swipe unhindered. These extra modes are especially handy when kicking back with a movie.

Read More at Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

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Lenovo Windows 8 Convertible Tablet PCs

Two worlds are colliding. It was inevitable. You couldn’t possibly think that consumers would keep tablet computing separate from laptop computing forever. Carrying around two devices is simply too inconvenient of a task. With the advent of Windows 8, consumers can now have both. Have a tablet that converts into a laptop and when done switch it back to a tablet.

There are many designs out there that implement this. Lenovo has a handful. Its Windows 8 convertible product lineup includes devices such as the Yoga 13, Yoga 11, IdeaTab Lynx, ThinkPad Twist and ThinkPad Tablet 2.

Each of these units is unique in its ability to bring Windows 8 or Windows RT to users in their feature sets that include flipping, turning, folding, and straight up sheathing.

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