Lenovo Yoga 11 goes up for sale at discounted price

We told you all about Lenovo’s Yoga 11 convertible Windows RT notebook last month—including the fact that it was supposed to launch at $799. Well, as Engadget reports, the Yoga 11 is now available, and Lenovo is offering it for a fair bit less than expected.

The system is currently on sale for $679.20 direct from Lenovo’s website. The discount apparently involves a Cyber Monday "eCoupon," but this is the quoted price on the official product page, so it may as well be a price cut from the manufacturer.

That $679.20 entry fee gets you a 2.8-pound machine with an 11.6", 1366×768 multi-touch display. The display can swing all the way back, turning the notebook into a chunky tablet (with the keyboard exposed on the other side). Other positions are feasible, like the inverted V shape pictured to the side. Internally, the Yoga 11 features a Tegra 3 processor, two gigs of RAM, 32GB of flash memory, a four-cell battery, Wi-Fi, Bluteooth 4.0, and HDMI connectivity.

This looks like an interesting take on the convertible tablet concept. I like that Lenovo includes a full keyboard and touchpad, although it’s too bad the machine has ARM inside. Since Windows RT doesn’t run x86 software, you’re pretty much restricted to "Modern UI" apps, bundled Windows software, and the cut-down version of Office 2013 included with the OS. I think that makes the Yoga 11 a tough sell even at $679. After all, Asus offers an 11.6", touch-enabled ultrabook with Intel guts for just $599—and that’s the regular retail price.

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    • phileasfogg
    • 7 years ago

    Lenovo Yoga: an exercise in exorcising common sense.

    • sschaem
    • 7 years ago

    WindowsRT with a slow cpu 🙁 useless to me.

    When you can get a 22nm ivy bridge i5 (4 thread) HD4000 for $499 with 6gig ram, same res 11″ screen. Its an easy compromise.

    • trackerben
    • 7 years ago

    It’s not the price, it’s the substandard featureset. It lacks 3G. Screen resolution isn’t competitive for a tablet. The machine is light for an ultrabook, but it comes with a non-ultrabook OS. Most glaring of all, it’s about a pound too heavy for use as a tablet.

    The Yoga is neither a great tablet nor a great ultralight. As a design compromise it does not exceed or even match the reference Surface build.

    • odizzido
    • 7 years ago

    This thing looks terrible. A heavy thick expensive tablet with a crap screen. It also has the added bonus that when in tablet mode your keys can get caught on things and pop off.

    Why would anyone get this over a transformer?

    • gmskking
    • 7 years ago

    Another piece of junk…

    • HisDivineOrder
    • 7 years ago

    Absurdly Windows RT.

    I hope the OEM’s learn something from this debacle. No Windows RT. It’s Windows 8 or we’ll go iOS/Android. RT just offers the user nothing atm that an Atom-based Windows 8 PC couldn’t have done better.

    • brucethemoose
    • 7 years ago

    Absurdly overpriced.

    • Chrispy_
    • 7 years ago

    $679.20
    1366×768

    SurfaceRT set a hard cap of $500 on the price of an RT device.

    Yes, that’s an [i<]upper cap[/i<], not a lower one, you dumbass manufacturers. Stop asking stupid questions and perhaps take a look at the market for a change.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 7 years ago

    Microsoft has put manufacturers in an odd spot. The big selling point on Apple and Android tablets is high-resolution screens that show smooth text even up close. But if a Windows RT tablet gets a high-resolution screen like that, the “cheaper” tablets are undercutting notebooks that Microsoft wants everyone to think are running the same OS. I think that’s why we’re seeing so many Windows tablets with 1366×768 displays. Though at 11.6″ that resolution is tolerable, it’s not really any higher-DPI than the original iPad.

    The result SHOULD be – eventually – 1080p for everyone. But we’re still a ways off of that. Everyone has a glut of 1366×768 displays to get rid of first.

    • henfactor
    • 7 years ago

    Dat screen.

    • Vivaldi
    • 7 years ago

    If you can overlook the obvious IPC concerns and the craptastic display, this device might make a cute (and expensive) Linux ARM toy.

    (I wish they’d spend less time trying to dream up ridiculous positions to put the device in, and more time focusing on important features, like perhaps a 1080p+ IPS panel.)

      • chuckula
      • 7 years ago

      Has there been any success in putting Linux on WinRT devices that you know of? Getting past the UEFI boot security is probably not impossible, but it does seem non-trivial and I haven’t seen any real-world examples of hacked devices just yet (although they are still pretty new).

    • kvndoom
    • 7 years ago

    “Since Windows RT doesn’t run x86 software, you’re pretty much restricted to “Modern UI” apps, bundled Windows software, and the cut-down version of Office 2013 included with the OS. I think that makes the Yoga 11 a tough sell even at $679.”

    No, no, nothing to fear! Microsoft will support Windows RT until 2017!

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      yes, and by then most software will likely support both arm and x86.

      • izmanq
      • 7 years ago

      can i install and play win7 games or app ? no
      can i install win 7 ? no
      should i buy this thing ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO 😀

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