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Lenovo - IdeaPad 2-in-1 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 339 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    good specs, poor quality, awful customer service

    Posted
    johnspo

    I was very excited when I finally decided, after much research, to go with this computer. I made my purchase from Best Buy. I got the computer home and I had an issue with the screen where I could see what seemed to be the touch interface behind the screen. It was very distracting and since I didn't recall seeing it on the display model at the store I figured something was wrong and exchanged it for another one. I got the new one home and overall the quality of this second unit felt better and the issue with the screen was way less noticeable but still noticeable under certain lighting/brightness conditions. Everything was going great and I was enjoying the computer until all of a sudden one day, about a month after I purchased it, I started noticing really apparent image retention along the perimeter of the screen. After only a couple of minutes of having an image on the screen, be it a browser window, or a PDF, the image would remain on the screen for 5-10 minutes after the window was closed or minimized. I called tech support and one of the technicians logged in to my machine remotely. He was pretty persistent on insisting that it was most likely a software issue despite the fact that he could not see the image retention on his remote display and despite the fact the the image retention was not evident in screen captures. He updated the graphics driver which actually made the display way better but did not resolve the issue. I was told that my only option for them to honor the warranty was for me to send them the computer for diagnosis and repair which would mean that I would be without the computer for 2-3 weeks. I told him that this was not a viable option for me because I need the computer for school which is why I purchased it in the first place. After several phone calls and a week and a half's time I finally got the case escalated to a supervisor who approved an onsite repair by a technician at the location of my choice. I was happy to have this option and took them up on the offer. The tech came to my house and replaced the screen but within doing so, mangled the bezel around the screen and put many deep scratches into the top of the machine with whatever tool he was using to detach and reattach the screen. I really don't blame the tech because he was trying his best to fix it but now I have a new computer that looks like it was thrown down a flight of stairs. On top of the cosmetic damage, the new LCD panel is not adhering to the housing and there are large gaps between the panel and the housing. It looks like the screen is going to fall off. I spoke to tech support again and they said that it will take them 2-3 weeks to decide whether or not they will send me a replacement. I just want what I paid for, and I believe I am entitled to that. I have done nothing wrong and don't deserve to have my time wasted by these roundabout methods to what should be a very obvious and satisfactory solution: Replace the machine. It seems like the only mistake I made was choosing Lenovo. Twice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I can't find anything I don't like yet

    Posted
    jkanderson5110
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've had this laptop now for about 2 weeks. I bought it mostly for school purposes but I really could see myself using it for more than that since it's so versatile. I had previously purchased a toshiba ultrabook that only lasted 8 months before the hard drive went bad, followed quickly by the battery. I was very hesitant in buying an ultrabook again. The first time I saw this lap top i knew it was a quality build. It weighs almost nothing, the hinge feels very sturdy, and the best part of the durability is the surface of the inside and out. It has a rubber feel to it, not rubber that would bounce, but rather it just looks like it will always look the same for as long as I have it. Most laptops use plastic that scratches and they just look old after a while. This one is smudge resistant and feels like it would take quite the ding to scratch it, I hope I'm right with that. The charger plugs in and feels sturdy unlike some computers I have where they feel like they could just break off. When the laptop is closed the edges align so perfectly and there is a slight indentation that protects the ports and buttons which is great. When you have it in any mode the buttons feel like they would be about where they should be. The power button could be a little easier to hit but I never use it because when I'm done with it I just flip it closed to protect the keyboard. Love the auto rotate button and easy access volume button. The stand mode is amazing, so many ways to use it. Its just feels unlimited the ways you can set it up if you want to. the keys are not pressed down either when setting it on a flat surface. You get used to the keys being exposed and if it really bothers you there are plenty of cases available. It's also light enough to hold in one hand and carry around. Lenovo actually did a good job and keeping most bloatware off of this thing. It doesn't come with too much on it and out of what is there some of it might actually be useful. Windows 8.1 at first was really annoying, but once you get used to it you realize that they did a decent job with their gestures and set up. The wifi sometimes takes a second to connect when you turn it on and I've had one or two times where it just shuts off, but it doesn't seem to be a consistent thing. The app market is terrible, there really is nothing there (not even pandora) so don't expect this to replace your ipad as far as apps goes. At first that annoyed me until I just shut up about it because I realized I can always go to pandora.com or any website to play games because...oh yeah...its a laptop, not a tablet! The tiles are all right and (being an android phone user) it feels like the perfect balance between the customization of android and the rigid boring world of apple. The multitasking capabilities will change your life! The split screen of using two programs at a time just makes so many things easier. When you want to copy something from the internet into, say, a word document it because easier than you ever imagined. I used to Alt+tab all the time, and I never will again. Microsoft did not hit the mark on the Internet Explorer app. Sometimes it loads the mobile versions of pages and doesn't give you an option not to. Guys...this is a computer, not a phone, I'm not on 3G, I want the whole picture! Everyonce and a while you will notice a lag when loading a page or opening an app where it just stops for a minute and starts "thinking" but for the most part the Core i5 eats up data like Chris Farley in a candy store. The SSD (which is my biggest worry for durability) is very very fast. Its small at only about 90 GB left to you on the hard drive but they give you 7GB of free data on their cloud drive. The battery lasts forever, leave your charger at home. The touch pad feels alright to me once you get used to it (just like every laptop) as well as the keyboard. The screen can be very bright if you want it to be, although that will affect the battery. The speakers are not very loud. To summarize, this is probably the first time I've ever bought any electronic without having even the tiniest moment of buyers remorse. Lenovo hit the nail right on the head with this one. If you want a quality built, well functioning, smaller more portable laptop, that runs well and will (I really hope) last a while, then I would recommend this laptop to you and anyone. Hope that helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ultrabook!

    Posted
    ilya2193
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this Lenovo 11s as a secondary computer to use along side my powerful desktop. I wanted something compact yet powerful to carry around everywhere I go. This ultrabook suits my needs. Lets start of with the build. This laptop feels incredibly solid. Originally, I thought the top and bottom were made of some sort of metal but it's actually a soft touch plastic. This is not a bad thing by any means. Lenovo has managed to make it incredibly durable and grippy. This ultrabook feels like it could take a fall or two without breaking (although I suggest not trying this!#. Unfortunately, the soft touch cover does pick up fingerprints quite easily. The silver color does a pretty good job at covering it up though. If you do a pretty good job at keeping your hands oil free, then you won't notice any finger prints at all. The material for the palm rest is amazing. It's also a soft touch plastic but it's lined making it look like a matte brushed aluminum. It feels great under the palms and makes typing quite a pleasure. The keyboard is a big plus in my opinion. But, I think its purely preference. I love the keyboard because it has a sturdy, yet light, touch. It has just the right amount of travel while remaining very quiet. I would say the same about the trackpad. I've used Windows 8 since launch and the trackpad features don't interfere with my experience at all. It has a nice feel and makes a solid, quiet click when pressed down. Well done, Lenovo! The screen is something that I was unsure about while buying this laptop. I had an 11" Chromebook for a while with the same resolution as this 11s and the screen was terribly. Fortunately, that is not the case with the Lenovo 11s. In fact, the screen is amazing! The colors are great, the brightness is satisfactory, and the sharpness is spot on. I think this resolution with this size of display works quite well together especially when it's an IPS panel. Don't be put off by the low "standard" resolution. The screen is fantastic. I don't use the touch functions all too often but I can tell you that it works perfectly well as you'd expect. No issues there. Now the performance and battery life were the two most important aspects when I was choosing a new laptop. The 4th gen core i5 with the 128gb SSD were attractive to me. This laptop must have Lenovo's boot optimization because it boots in about 5 seconds. I'm not sure how they managed to do that but it boots from cold faster than some laptops wake from sleep. It's amazing! The core i5 performs well but I wouldn't say it's anything special. The computer doesn't stutter or lag. Programs open quickly #primarily due to the SSD# and web pages load almost instantly. That's what was important to me as this is my secondary machine. Any sort of photo editing, gaming, video editing, or programming is done on my desktop. I think that if you wanted to do any of the above, you'd need to upgrade the RAM to 8gb, which is quite easy to do on this laptop. With all of the Lenovo pre-installed apps deactivated and having 1 IE tab open, the ram sits at 37%. Not bad, but not spectacular either. I think you'd run out of memory quickly doing any kind of video or photo editing. The battery life was surprisingly great for my needs. I spend most on my time in PDF reader and OneNote open side by side. With programs like that, the battery life can be over 8 hours. Doing some casual web browsing and word processing, you'll be around 7 hours. This is all on the balanced battery setting. The power saver setting slows the computer down quite a bit making it unusable for my personal preference #you'll just have to wait a bit longer for things to load up#. Overall, this is a solid purchase. For $799.99, this ultrabook is expensive, especially as a second computer for my needs but I think it provides a pleasurable experience with a lot of flexibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yoga 11s update better CPU and Battery life!

    Posted
    Zipper1
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is the first machine in a very long while I just couldn't wait to go on sale. The 3rd gen version was a strong contender, but I really need the battery life to take it to the next level to justify the cost, (same price as 3rd gen.) The multiple positions are nice and the fact that Lenovo has a select number of their own apps to highlight the position used makes it even better. I think most of users will opt for a favorite position seated and another for the bed or couch. I must say the half folded back for Netflix is very handy. I had a small HP unit and loved it. The keys size and limited angle of view of the screen are not an issue as they were with the HP. Although the IPS display is not HD the colors and angle of view are easy on the eyes. I wish BB had the tangerine version available, you wouldn't think the color would be such visual punch for the machine but it is, at least in my eyes. My unit however is silver. Has a almost soft top and bottom cover takes a little getting used too but, I can see this helps in holding / carrying the laptop around to keep from dropping it. Only time will tell if the mechanical side will hold up. Lenovo 's usually have a good track record but wear on the keys and hinges may be an issue. Although as fast as things change now if it lasts 3 years it will be ancient. I would recommend this to anyone who finds they travel a lot need something more than a tablet, has great battery life, can live with the spec's they bought it with, and are not satisfied with low end CPU's in many of what could be thought of as it's competition. I got the last one at my Best Buy, and while there saw 2 others getting info on it. I am sure this will be a hot seller for them. For con's I only wish they had pumped up the WIFI to a faster dual band my 14" ACER M5 touch screen also from Best Buy has 2x's the connection speed in the same spot. Although it hasn't lost a signal it sure would be nice to get it faster. Don't get me wrong Netflix, Utube, etc. stream fine. Also an HD screen would have been nice. Maybe it helps increase the battery life by keeping high drain items off or out, I don't know. The SSD has a decent amount of space left even after the operating system, and hidden recovery section. With all the cloud options and ever cheaper high speed SD cards it has become less of an issue to most people. All in all a very enjoyable "lap top", however you wind up using it, very light weight as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoying this peppy performer

    Posted
    GregFromLynnwoodWA

    You'll have about 80 gigs free when this first boots, This is because 128 gigs in marketing terms measures as around 119 in computer terms. On top of that Lenovo and Microsoft carve out around 17.5 gigs for multiple recovery partitions and a partition where Lenovo stores copies of your driver installers. Then you add in about 21 gigs for Windows and all of Lenovo's pre-installed software. The combined size of the recovery partitions seem a bit big, but I think that may be Microsoft's doing more than Lenovo. Once I removed all the pre-installed software I didn't want, the free space figure went up to 85 gigs. For a secondary machine, that's PLENTY. I'm not going to be keeping my entire collection of MP3s and family photos on this machine. It's my "grab and go" machine for writing code, emails, web surfing. I was concerned that the 1366x768 resolution would be an issue, but the screen looks great. This has about as much screen real estate I've become used to on a laptop, and it's bright and clear. It handles high def YouTube videos in full screen without groaning and the sound is clear at top settings. It's not going to wow anyone with thumping bass or room-filling sound, but it's plenty for me to Skype with my kids or attend a remote meeting via webcam. The viewing angles are great and it doesn't turn into a mirror the moment you have some ambient light. I actually considered the Transformer Book T100, but the keyboard on that was just terrible. This one is smaller than I'm used to and I'm making a couple more mistakes than normal typing this, but my speed is good and I'm not uncomfortable. My one criticism is there's some keyboard flex and a slight hollow sound under the T and Y keys. I don't know about heavy 3D gaming, but I've tried some WebGL demos (including the new Google one for the latest Hobbit movie) and it ran them handily with good visual quality and speed with no stuttering. As for complaints about the RAM, I'm running IE with two tabs open, Chrome with 4, a few File Explorer windows, a couple of system tools, and I've still got 2 gigs free. 8 gigs would be nicer, but 4 isn't as terrible as some people make it out to be. All in all, it's a darn fine laptop for simple everyday use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect ultrabook for those on the move

    Posted
    botmagnet
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased this laptop with the intention of using it as a portable, secure banking and personal finance machine. It has the portable aspect down pat. Weighing in at about 3 lbs, and with it's very slim profile, it fit right into my current laptop bag and there was plenty of room for my tablet, as well. One of the reasons I went with an ultrabook is because I wanted speed, along with the portability aspect. The 11s is very quick, both on boot, and with opening web pages and applications. The 128GB Solid State Drive is on the small side, but I couldn't be happier with the boot and load times. The touchscreen is extremely responsive, the best I've used on a touch PC to date. It scrolls quickly and responds flawlessly to touch gestures. The fact that you can use touchscreen gestures on the finger pad is a huge plus, and also worked very well, though I did activate the gestures while trying to find the mouse buttons a few too many times. The signature of the Yoga series is the ability to fold the screen a number of ways for different applications. I didn't really buy this machine for this feature, but I did try out the tablet mode and it worked just fine. The machine immediately responds when you put it into tent mode, table mode, or display mode, and even suggested apps for that particular mode. Some might not like the app-suggesting 'bloatware', but I found it helpful, and I thought it was a nice touch. The only real gripe I have with this product is something that probably applies to most ultrabooks, and that is very limited screen and keyboard real estate. I thought I could handle the smaller screen, having gotten used to using tablets, but the 11s has fairly low display resolution (1366x768), which puts it a bit behind its current competitors and really makes having the smaller screen even more of a negative. I also really found that I needed a bigger keyboard and desperately missed having a 10-key number pad. There is also a strange screen flicker when it is running on battery. The screen seems to dim and brighten every few seconds, and that was extremely distracting. This might be due to the unit itself having an issue, or a missed setting somewhere, so your mileage may vary. Most of those gripes are my own fault for getting into a category that I wasn't sure would meet my needs, and although I've found that an ultrabook isn't for me, it will probably be a great choice for someone who is looking for something in this category. In all, the 11s is a terrific little ultrabook, and a fantastic value for the price. Just be sure you know what you are getting into and can handle the smaller keyboard and screen. Personally, I will probably keep this unit and use it as a stream box and tablet, and find a larger laptop to suit my original needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just as Good as Macbook Air

    Posted
    ming

    Having experience with both the MacBook Air and the Yoga 11s, I can confidently say that the 11s beats the MacBook Air in several key areas while maintaining a lower price. 1. BUILD QUALITY: Both have excellent build quality. The MacBook is aluminum, while the Yoga is rubberized plastic. However, the Yoga 11s feels more luxurious. Its surface is warm and soft to the touch, while the MacBook air is cold and hard. In addition, the Yoga 11s just appears more durable. 2. KEYBOARD/ TRACKPAD: The keyboard on the 11s is about the same as the keyboard on the MacBook. However, the 11s' smile-shaped keyboard is slightly smaller, which makes it visually more appealing than the MacBook's keyboard. While both trackpads are above average, the MacBook's keyboard may be slightly more responsive than the 11s', however, since the 11s has a touch screen, this compensates for the keyboard. 3. SPECS: Both have similar specs, depending on which model you get. For the same specs, the 11s runs cheaper. 4. PERFORMANCE: The MacBook has a slightly more powerful U series processor than the 11s' Y-processor. However, for word processing, programming, browsing, and other tasks there is no difference. And since both are not good gaming laptops, the difference in processor performance is negligible. Overall, both laptops are extremely fast #the 11s boots up in 5 seconds. Yes, I know some websites say 10, but for me it boots up in 5 and shuts down in even less#. 5. BATTERY LIFE: This is one area where the MacBook is a clear winner. Although the 11s can get over 6 hours, the MacBook has been reported to get up to 10. Overall, an incredibly sound laptop, highly recommended and no complaints at all. The Stand mode is actually a lot more useful than I anticipated. 6. SCREEN RESOLUTION: On paper, the MacBook has slightly better resolution, however, the difference is unnoticeable. The Yoga 11s has an incredible resolution that displays all pictures perfectly. Recommendations for when you first buy this laptop: 1. Lenovo Motion Control and Voice Assistant are pretty much useless, especially motion control, which only works for the metro-based photo and music apps. Feel free to delete them. 2. Update to Windows 8.1. My 11s running Windows 8 would always freeze and crash, but when I updated to 8.1 everything ran smoothly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Concept, BUT Patience Needed

    Posted
    Nat84

    I purchased this computer mainly for business reasons. I needed a computer to carry to and from the office for client progress notes. Aside from that, I wanted a computer to do internet browsing, some social sites, and email. I love the touch screen feature and use it in both laptop and tablet form. I enjoy having the tablet option; however, I dislike that when you hold it in tablet form, you end up pushing the buttons on the opposite side. Theoretically, anything you push is not supposed to work, as it should automatically disable the key functions once it’s in tablet form. However, I did find an issue with my fingers moving the mouse on my screen when touching the touch pad from the opposite side. The size is great to carry and it’s light weight -- works well size-wise to be a tablet. I have quite an issue with the font size, however, and I am only 28 years-old. It is way too small for me to read comfortably, mostly when checking my Gmail account. I dread checking Gmail some days. I went into the computer’s options to adjust the font to a larger size. This is not a reasonable option, as it enlarges things (even at size 125%) to where you don’t have access to the full screen. For example, I couldn’t print because the “Ok” button was off the screen due to the enlargement. The biggest adjustment for me though has been the mouse pad swipe issue. The touch screen has a swipe feature: swiping in from the right side brings up the toolbar. The same happens when you swipe the mouse pad from the right side. Needless to say, when I’m trying to move the mouse, I accidentally pull up the toolbar constantly. It’s quite an annoyance, but my patience is growing. The battery is great. Reviews said it was low (around 3hrs), but I find it lasts far longer than that and would guess it’s a good 5 hours. Overall, I enjoy many of the features, but the execution of them is not great. I plan to keep the computer, but if I had to choose again, I would’ve liked to spend more time with other options. It’s perfect in theory, but I must say patience is a virtue you’ll need.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Ultrabook/Tablet

    Posted
    Doug6096
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a great little ultrabook that converts conveniently into a tablet. I do wish it came with some sort of cover for the keyboard though as it just feels awkward when holding it to feel the keys. This is very quick for a simple i5 with only 4 GB of ram so I am very impressed. As an IT professional, I encounter many different computers and this just seemed like a great combination. I did have two problems with the first one. It had one pixel on the screen that had the green bit stuck on. The other problem is that the screen wouldn't always power up after a reboot. That computer was immediately replaced and the replacement has failed to power the screen up twice as well so this seems to be a fairly common problem. I just updated the video driver today so I am hopeful that this resolves the issue. I was also disappointed that it didn't come with the current operating system, Windows 8.1 which has been out for a couple of months now. Instead, it comes with Windows 8.0. I will say this for Lenovo though, all of their drivers for Windows 8.1 were easy to obtain and well organized so upgrading was about as painless as possible. I love the texture of the case, which is kind of rubbery and easy to grip and the Clementine Orange version is a terrific change from the dull gray/charcoal/silvers out there. Overall, I am liking it a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent convertable laptop/tablet

    Posted
    Surfnangel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I absolutely love my Yoga!!! I am a full time student and use it all day long at school in several different modes. It's great in laptop mode for taking notes, writing papers, doing research, writing email... I use it in tablet mode to edit photos, add drawings to my papers, to draw mathematical equations... I use it in the teepee position when we are using the overhead with PowerPoint lectures it doesn't matter if I can see the smartboard that the professor is using. Since it has the solid state harddrive, you don't have to worry about it getting shaken to much like with regular disc drives. At home I use it for research, typing papers and homework, watching Netflix, listening to music. It has the full Windows 8, not the RT version, so you have an enormous amount of apps to chose from at the App Store. It runs very quickly. I love being able to swipe the screen to change from the different pages that I am using. I was worried about the screen size at first because my home based laptop has a 17" screen and my eyes are old, but it hadn't been a problem. If I need the print larger I can use two fingers on the screen or on the touch pad to increase or decrease what I'm looking at. I have small hands so the keypad is perfect for me. I find I can type much faster on the Yoga. You can add a 120GB sd card for extra memory as well as use an external harddrive. It loads easily to a cloud network too. It's light weight making it easy to carry around in my purse which is important to me because I am disabled and can't lift much. I will come back after using it longer and update how I feel about it. Right now, I love it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this thing!

    Posted
    SnoDrak

    A friend of mine has an IdeaPad and when I decided it was time to get a new tablet, I asked to try it out for a day, and I fell in love with it. The IdeaPad 2-in-1 does everything I need it to and still feels like a proper Windows computer, which is something my Android tablet couldn't do, and while I love Android, to me Windows is more practical. However, GOOD and FREE Windows 8 apps are still few and far between (I seem to recall Android had that problem compared to iOS when it first came about, so maybe just give it time). So far I haven't found a single one at Microsoft's apps store that I liked, and the ones that came with it leave something to be desired; most are trial. But you can always install your regular PC Windows' programs in it if you know how to do it over a network or USB. Battery life varies hugely depending on what you do with it. If you turn off a lot of the flashy bells and whistles the battery life can be around 7 hours of continuous use or even longer depending on what you are doing. With just occasional use, mine so far has been on the battery for 3 days and is only now at the 25% mark. The screen is crisp and the colors are pretty good too, and the large size trumps most tablets out there. It's very responsive and I haven't had any problems with it. The keyboard being always attached is both a godsend and a bit of an annoyance. I don't like the feeling of keys on the back when holding it in tablet mode. Overall, the IdeaPad seems to be very well built, with some very good hardware - Lenovo quietly upgraded the newest ones with the newest Intel chips - except the camera. The camera is a complete disappointment. It might be good for casual videochats but its 1.3-megapixel resolution is unacceptable in 2014! I believe the main thing is not to think of this product as a tablet, but as an ultra-portable laptop computer that can fold up and double as a tablet. I do miss many of my Android apps and I wish there were proper Windows equivalents of them, but otherwise I'm very satisfied with it because I don't need to vary the way I do things on my desktop when using my 'tablet'.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was looking for.

    Posted
    QDumplingIII
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Picked this up a few weeks ago and made SURE it had the Haswell processor, since it doesn't seem to exist outside of Best Buy (like, at all). I was looking for something small, fast, light and convertible, and I specifically wanted an attached keyboard (I'd hate to misplace half of my laptop). Love this!! To me, it's the perfect compromise...full Win 8 functionality, but small enough to effectively be a tablet when needed. Battery life is great...it lasted for a week on a single charge, with an hour or so of use each day and closed and asleep in between. Screen is clear and bright, and touch controls are responsive. Fast and pretty overall. Love the slightly rubbery feel of the exterior. It's weird at first to be mashing the keyboard with your fingers when it's in tablet mode, but you get used to it and the keyboard turns off as soon as you fold it into any mode besides laptop. Price tag seems to be on the low end for convertible laptops, which is a bonus. Great little machine! Perfect for travel or if you're just looking to save some space. No complaints. PS - To those that are having trouble with things like the screen rotating, or closing programs: both of those things work perfectly well, you just need to know your way around Windows 8. There IS a learning curve, but this is a fully functional PC--please take the time to learn how to use it before giving it a poor rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good convertible laptop

    Posted
    AGreviewer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was looking for a replacement for my old netbook that could offer the convenience of a tablet and the functionality of a laptop. I considered the Surface, but at the end I decided to purchase the Lenovo (My son got himself a Surface Pro, so I had the chance to compare). So far the Lenovo has been performing very well and I have saved several hundred dollars with respect to the surface, allowing me to buy an additional 64 Gig. memory card. The Lenovo has a perfect size for those who travel and look for more than a tablet. You have plenty of computing power, but remember that this is not a full featured laptop, and storage space is limited, even with an expansion memory card. Lenovo has installed a lot of duplicated software that I removed, plus there is a hidden backup/recovery partition that consumes a big chunk of space. So far my only complaints are the touchpad and power switch. From time to time, the touchpad becomes hesitant and not responsive. I have to lift the finger from the pad to restore functionality. I have found that this is a common problem on the Yoga line. Also, the power switch is difficult to access. I think it has been designed to prevent accidental activation while on tablet mode. Bottom line is that this is a perfect unit for travel and light to medium work, as well as all around home use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it's Yoga-like poses and it fits in my purse!

    Posted
    ginnydoll
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I originally purchased the Toshiba Click Convertible because it is less expensive, the speakers are louder and has a 500 GB Hard Drive which fit all my photos and videos on it. I was unhappy with the slow speed of the AMD Processor and its heavier weight so Best Buy took it back (great customer service, by the way!) .So glad I got the Lenovo Yoga 11S! Even though it has a 128 GB Solid State Drive, the faster speed makes it well worth putting my thousands of old photos on a flash drive to free up space for programs on this neat little machine. It is lightning fast because it has the new 4th Generation i5 Intel Processor w/ the Haswell Chip! I looked at the MS Surface and the new Sony Tap 11. Even though I liked them as well, what I don't like about them is that you need to put the tablet part on a flat surface. The Yoga 11S lets you rest it on your lap or on a table if you prefer. It's acrobatic features are wonderful! I love it in the tent mode and it's also cool to use it as a tablet. The speakers are loud enough but if you want great speakers for music, get a small portable bluetooth speaker and your good to go! And it's on sale now for Black Friday. Grab it now and save $50 before it goes back to $799! You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 2-1 device that comes through

    Posted
    Torresjoe77

    I am a person that loves gadgets and technology. I had the Asus transformer tf700 tablet w/ keyboard as my main computing device which I loved...Until the hinges broke a second time inside tablet which were plastic (dumb!). Due to this I took to it back and got my in-store credit to use and I took my time researching and trying out difference devices. I already had my eye on the Yoga since last year. Well now that I had the chance I snagged it up and couldn't be happier. Pros fast computing with i5 processor reliable full windows version 8.1 out of the box sturdy hardware great keyboard fast charging with new rapid charger awesome texture feel on both outside shell as well as wrist rest area (silky, grippy and sexy) Awesome form factor with clean lines and book style design Different modes: -I find my self using the stand mode at night in bed when checking out videos and web surfing. - I use laptop mode during work hours and have even used tablet mode. - tent mode I haven't used but see how it could be useful if you have dirty surface or limited surface space. Full HDMI full SD card slot USB 3.0 is blazing fast and regular 2.0 slot as well perfect for the constant traveler due to its compact size and light weight. cons I would have been ok with a rear facing camera in case you want to show someone something you are looking at, but not a huge problem. the power cord could be made in L shape to take up less space or not be in the way so much. (again I'm just nit picking here) Didn't come with MS Office Great device overall if you can't afford this model I hear the $499 model is good with Bay trail as processor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do it all

    Posted
    Pete743
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Good little computer that is just that, a computer. I had originally purchased a tablet from a different manufacturer but after a couple of weeks I finally figured out that it just would not do all of the things I wanted it to do. Thankfully being Christmas I had a period of time to return the tablet and get the Yoga. I also looked at the MS surface and a Sony with a removable keypad, but the Sony required that the keyboard be connected and closed to allow it to charge and the surface is much more expensive for the same feature set (but the keyboard is removable if that is a plus for you.) The Yoga is small form factor and therefore every thing about it is necessarily small. With my aging eyes that means that I do have a hard time seeing things and I have to switch to the 3 power readers to see what I am doing! I have found that I rarely use my regular laptop when there is something that the Yoga can do. It has really good battery life 5+ hours of just doing regular computing (don't watch much video so I cannot say how the battery life is on that aspect,) No it does not have a huge amount of memory, nor does it have a lighted keypad( which I really wish it did.) It works as a laptop, a tablet, it has tent mode also if that is the way you roll. It really does everything that I want it too and what more can you ask for? I paid $700 on sale and that is almost as much as I paid for my full size laptop but I don't feel like it was overpriced for what I received.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ok, if you don't need to get on internet

    Posted
    bluwolfe
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    If you are used to Windows, this will be a tough adjustment, I can see where some hardcore keyboard using Windows users will really struggle with this interface - and others will really like it. It is really small and very light...but I wanted a laptop for travel, so the most important things were battery life, size, and internet capabilities. My first trip was last week and afterwards the grades were F, A, and F. Unfortunately one F causes me to return a product and nothing else matters - but two Fs? Battery died after a 90 minute flight and 90 mins in airport, then during flight I had issues on plane wifi, thought it was Delta then issues at Hilton, and Hyatt the next night - 3 strikes, and some googling made me realize this has one of the shortest battery lifes (4 hours is a stretch) and possible the worst wifi card in its category. I don't quite understand how a product is rated so high when you barely get 4 hours of battery life and you can't get internet connections anywhere but your home (with a great router) or office. I guess if I were a student and just wanted something to take to class that didn't weigh a lot, this is a good fit - but even then you still can only get through two classes before the battery gives out. Returning tomorrow, thank goodness I am an Elite Plus.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Specific reason for 5 stars

    Posted
    Rigbly
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Bought this for my wife. I looked around a while before I found this beauty (Yes that also applies to my wife). Love Lenovo. Wanted Asus T100A and this was a tough decision but the A still is hard to get and the Lenovo has an incredible balance of 4th gen processor, HDD size, memory(4GB!) and very fluid touch screen compared to every other sized laptop in it's class. Please, just go and try to find a better laptop that functions the way this Lenovo 11s does, you wont find one. This is why I like Lenovo, usually the T540 etc but for play, and for price, this really is a great machine. Additionally, the Keyboard is amazing. Flat, well designed but not back-lit. To me a back-lit keyboard is a bit gimmicky but that's just me. I like practicality, power and performance for as cheap and as thin as I can get it and this Lenovo, to the specs, for now...beats Mac and Asus. The only two competitors worth mentioning. My wife uses the machine for social media, picture editing, school (online) and cheesy games. i5 processor makes it all no big deal. People may argue an i7 is better but what are you actually doing on the machine that demands an i7 and an extra $200 for it?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for power users

    Posted
    Skyman2112

    I agonized over buying an ultrabook to replace my trusty 10.1 inch netbook. I wanted something that was 80 percent laptop and 20 percent tablet. I do a lot of typing so the bluetooth keyboard that comes with the surface pro2 or dell wasnt gonna cut it. The sony vaio11 pro has too many bugs and bad reviews, and the dell venue pro has a solid keyboard with no key travel .I use this for travel so i needed something that you can really sit on your lap and type so this is perfect. I love the 4th gen processor, its super fast and the screen resolution is fine. I cant imagine trying to read the fonts on a full HD display, the scaling doesnt always work to make things bigger so i dont see any reason to pay big bucks for the hi res HD screens. It doesnt get very bright on its highest setting compared to my old netbook though but its about the same as the other ones i looked at The best buy ad doesnt tell you it comes preloaded with WIN 8.1 so dont worry about trying to upgrade it. All i did was a normal windows update and it restarted fine. Battery lasts long too with the 4th gen Haswell chip. About 6 hours when fully charge. Cant go wrong with this laptop. Enjoy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable and powerful

    Posted
    TechDude
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This 2-in-1 is a great computer to start with. The screen is useable, bright and full of color. Touch sensitivity on the screen is perfect and smooth transitions. Form factor and weight are amazing, light weight and thin. The keyboard surface has slightly textured rubber-type material to provide some comfort and none of the cold surface area. Trackpad works well and follows input accurately. Keys fuction well and smoothly. Battery life appears to be great, it does have longer life than my previous tablet. I have more power at my finger tips and have been doing more rendering and still providing great battery life. I will comment back later with a battery life update. Charging time is right on average. The only problem I have found is with the screen resolution. I wish this 2-in-1 had a 1080 resolution. I know there are many other computers with 1080 resolution with this size screen. It is not a deal breaker as there are also some tablets and computers that have the same resolution as this one. I use this computer daily, in meetings and while traveling, works well with mobile HotSpots.

    I would recommend this to a friend