Lenovo Plans a Smaller Yoga Convertible with Full Windows 8 on Board


It was nearly a year ago that Lenovo showed off the Yoga, its first crack at a convertible Windows 8 laptop. The finished product was pretty good when it launched 10 months later, but its 13-inch touchscreen was a bit too unwieldy when flipped around to tablet mode.

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Lenovo is showing off a follow-up: the IdeaPad Yoga 11S, with a smaller 11.6-inch, 1366-by-768 resolution display. Like the original IdeaPad Yoga 13, this machine runs a full version of Windows 8, with support for all existing desktop apps. (Another 11-inch IdeaPad Yoga launched late last year with Windows RT, which can only install tablet-optimized apps from Microsoft’s own store.)

Just like the existing Yogas, the Yoga 11S has a touchscreen that folds completely around into a tablet (with its keys resting a bit awkwardly on the underside). Lenovo likes to say there are actually…

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