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Better to Go With a Yoga 13 Than a Yoga 11

The IdeaPad Yoga 11 does seem like an interesting device to get, but take a step back and compare it with its larger brother the IdeaPad Yoga 13. You might just find that the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is much more appealing and you might find yourself gravitating to that machine or waiting for the Yoga 11s, which is due out later this summer.

The two main caveats found in the IdeaPad Yoga 11 are that it runs on Windows RT, a pseudo stripped down version of Windows 8, and that it comes with a 5 point touch display, while most including the Yoga 13 come with a 10 point touch display.

If these points are a concern to you, your best bet is to pay that extra hundred dollars or so, and go with the Yoga 13. It’s a much better machine. Lenovo has also announced that the Yoga 11s, a version of the Yoga 11 except with the full Windows 8 OS, will be coming out in summer 2013.

Like a slew of notebooks launched in tandem with Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, the Yoga 11 does come with 5 point touch screen display which offers a 1366×768 resolution. However, instead of offering the Windows 8 suite, the Yoga 11 is powered by Windows RT which is pretty much like Windows 8 with the exception that it can only run programs which are developed using Windows Runtime; meaning mostly those apps you find on the Windows Store.

Read More At: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11, Yoga 13 – Next on the line of the Yoga Series

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IdeaPad Yoga 13 Design

While the color scheme of the IdeaPad Yoga 13 may be too loud for some, and the flipping to different modes bizarre to many, this Lenovo system has grown to be quite popular as the favorable reviews just keep pouring in.  The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is one of Lenovo’s top-sellers.  It’s quite a versatile and practical machine when you think about it.  Performance wise, the Yoga 13 stacks up to similarly configured systems.  Check out the what this article has to say about the IdeaPad Yoga 13.

As an ultrabook the Yoga is slim, speedy and sleek. The bright orange lid and underside won’t suit everyone, but it is certainly striking and will also be available in silver grey. The plastic build isn’t as rigid as the metal used in the HP Envy X2, but it still feels robust. The plastic surrounding the keyboard has a faux leather look and feel, but it’s not as cheesy as it sounds.
The keyboard itself doesn’t require as much pressure as other laptop keyboards to register a keystroke, but it’s still comfortable and accurate to type on. The large touchpad successfully replicates the gestures used to control parts of the Windows 8 interface, such as the Charms bar, making it a usable alternative to the touchscreen. Overall the design of the Yoga as a laptop is excellent.

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IdeaPad 13 Convertible Ultrabook Has Few Rivals

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 has been out for a while, since last fall, and recently a similar but smaller machine was released in the Yoga 11. The ultrabook convertible has for the most part received favorable reviews, not just for its technical specs, but for it’s innovative design, which is a first in the industry, with no other ultrabook with an even remotely close design.

The following article shared here is one of many out on the Web right now. It’s a good article to read because it’s short and to the point. Check out a clip of what content you’ll find after you click through.

Basically, in any mode the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is attractive and ergonomic, at least when taking its size and power into consideration. Build quality is equally solid. The rugged plastics used throughout inspire confidence, and all the panels are beautifully fitted. It’s not quite up to Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon due to a little bit of flex here and there around the hinge area and – surprisingly for Lenovo – just a wee bit in the keyboard, but then this is a considerably more affordable and more versatile machine.
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Comparing the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, Sony VAIO DUO & Toshiba Satellite U925t

A handful of Windows 8 hybrids have been out for a while, and the three most notable ones are the IdeaPad Yoga 13, the Sony VAIO Duo 11, and the Toshiba Satellite U925t. Each devices uses its own interesting design in attempt to implement both the ultrabook and the tablet form factors. While these systems are great for the casual mobile user because of their flexibility and their lightness, they do carry with them some caveats. Keep in mind these aren’t your normal laptops. They conform to Intel’s Ultrabook specifications in their designs. That means that certain things, such as computing power and storage are going to be lacking to some extent. Ultra-low voltage processors and expensive solid state drives ship with these machines.

The major drawback, one that afflicts its competitors as well, is the minimal storage capacity — or, more specifically, the amount of it claimed by Windows 8 system files. Fewer than half the 128 gigabytes on my test machine were available for my own applications, files and content. The least expensive model with a more plausible 256 GB, available in the U.S. only through Best Buy, is $1,400.

Read More at Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, Sony Duo 11, Toshiba Satellite U925t, Touchscreen Laptops

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga Videos With Matt Forte

You think RGIII’s the only one with Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga vidoes? Well you’re wrong. Chicago’s running back Matt Forte’s got a couple too. Watch fantasy football coach Nate as he watches over and protects Forte and his safety. If you’re a fantasy football junkie, or are just a football fanatic, you’ll get a kick out of watching these clips. They feature Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Yoga 13, a new Windows 8 ultrabook convertible, which is able to switch back and forth between tablet and laptop modes. Nate uses the IdeaPad Yoga to demonstrate a handful of things to Matt, and viewers will be able to see how flexible and useful this computing device is.

A Support Group With Matt Forte

Safety First With Matt Forte

Like the IdeaPad Yoga 13 used in these Web clips with Nate and Matt Forte. You can check out more details on this device on Lenovo’s website.

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga Videos With RGIII

The NFL playoffs start this week. If you love football and fantasy football, and you’re a Robert Griffin III fan, then you’ll love these video clips with him in them. These Lenovo videos feature RGIII and a fantasy football coach called Nate. They also feature Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Yoga 13, a Windows 8 laptop convertible. Watch Nate as he tries different ways to coach and inspire RGII to greater fantasy stat greatness.

Ways RGIII Can Increase Fantasy Output


Motivational Speeches For RGIII

If you’re curious or interested in the laptop used in these Web videos, you’ll find more information on them on Lenovo’s website under the IdeaPad Yoga 13 Convertible Ultrabook section. This device is a laptop that converts into a tablet. It has a touch screen display that flips into different positions, allowing for the system to be used in various ways.

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Productivity Oriented IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook Convertible

Tom’s hardware has a good short video on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Convertible Ultrabook. For those that aren’t familiar with this machine, the Yoga 13 has a unique design which allows for the device to switch back and forth between laptop and tablet modes. It utilizes a special hinge that puts the system in four different user computing positions. Those interested in the IdeaPad Yoga 13 include mobile computer users that are productivity oriented.

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Visual Highlights of the IdeaPad Yoga 13

If you’re looking for a simple overview of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, check out Business Insiders’ The Best Features Of Lenovo’s IdeaPad 13-inch Yoga. The article summaries what the author considers as the best highlights found on this innovative Windows 8 hybrid ultrabook. It does so primarily through the use of various images. So if you’re more of a visual person, check out this article before you consider purchasing the IdeaPad Yoga 13


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Yoga 13 Display Better than Most Laptop Displays

While the novelty of the design found on Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 is something that is innovative, allowing users to use the device in different modes, the specifications found inside the machine are notable as well. One component worth mentioning is the Yoga 13′s screen. It stands out from the many other laptops and ultrabooks out there because it’s an IPS display that has an above average resolution. This feature will certainly be a blessing for those that are frequently looking at computer screens, as it will be easy on the eyes and will provide for ample desktop workspace.

The 13.3-inch glossy screen on the Yoga 13 is above average in a number of ways. For starters, Lenovo used an IPS display panel rather than a cheaper TN-style panel. This means the colors and screen brightness remain consistent regardless of your viewing angle. An IPS display is a feature that’s “nice to have” on a laptop but it’s virtually “essential” on a tablet because of the variety of positions and viewing angles.

The second premium feature to this screen is the resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. Most 13-inch laptops have a 1366 x 768 resolution and that’s just not enough for multitasking with several windows on a single screen. Combine that increased resolution with the 10-point multi-touch dispaly surface and you’ve got the foundation for a great Windows 8 user experience.

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Watch This IdeaPad Yoga 13 Video Review Before Buying

The website has long in-depth video review of Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13. This video is one of the best ones out there. While it’s a lengthy 40 minutes long, it’ll cover pretty much everything you want to know about the ultrabook convertible, including specs and technologies found inside the machine.

When you start the video, you’ll watch about a 7 minute segment, presented in a question and answer format, which covers the generalities of the machine. Then the two presenters sit down and go into detail about every little aspect of the system.

Overall, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a recommended Windows 8 hybrid convertible. If you’re thinking about getting this device, you must watch this video. It’ll answer all your questions and you’ll see that the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a great touch computing ultrabook.

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