- Apr 19, 2019
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Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e Review: Specifications, Features & Price.
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e is a tough midrange convertible-hybrid laptop considering its scratch-resistant glass, rugged build, as well as the reinforced hinges. The Yoga 11e is an 11-inch system that can serve double duty as a tablet providing for a 360 degrees rotational fold. Its durability is worth mentioning.
Let’s review the rugged Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e as we go through the specifications, features and the price. Leggo!
LENOVO THINKPAD YOGA 11e REVIEW: FEATURES
The Yoga 11e has rounded corners, a rubber bumper around the lid to help protect the display, and two reinforced hinges that allow you to position the screen in four different modes: Display, Laptop, Tablet, and Tent.
The chassis is MIL-SPEC rated to withstand extreme temperatures, humidity, vibration, and dust.
It weighs 3.75 pounds and measures 0.87 by 12 by 8.6 inches (HWD), making it slightly deeper and heavier than the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (0.83 by 12 by 8 inches and 2.99 pounds), but still quite portable.
A 720p webcam is located above the display, and a Windows hotkey is embedded in the lower bezel.
The right side of the chassis, you'll find the HDMI output port, a USB 3.0 port, volume controls, and a Power switch. On the left side are a power jack, an Ethernet port, a USB port with charging capabilities, a headphone jack, and a 4-in-1 SD card slot.
The keyboard has well-spaced chiclet-style keys that provide a comfortable typing experience, and the equally comfy touchpad offers accurate cursor movement and smooth pinch, zoom, and swipe gesture control.
The keys only have 1.4mm of vertical travel, which is less than the typical 1.5 to 2mm range of most notebooks. Still, that's a bit more than the 1.27mm on the Acer C720.
The 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768-pixel IPS display on the ThinkPad Yoga 11e offers solid color, sharpness and brightness for a sub-$500 system. The screen measured 253 nits on our light meter, which is nearly identical to the 252-nit ultraportable notebook category. Viewing angles were quite good. Colors only started to wash out at greater than 60 degrees to the left or right, and they never washed out completely.
The ThinkPad Yoga 11e's panel is capable of displaying 77.5 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which means that there are a number of shades it just can't show. The Yoga 11e's screen had a mediocre Delta-E accuracy score of 10.9 (0 is perfect accuracy).
The 4 x 2.5-inch, buttonless touchpad provided reasonably accurate navigation around the desktop. However, its surface felt slippery. You won’t experience any significant jumpiness and gestures, such as two-finger swipe to go back in the browser or three-finger swipe to see the task list, were always recognized.
#5 SCREEN TOUCH
The touch-sensitive display is extremely responsive which lets you to target icons, links and menu items with relative ease. However, the Chrome OS UI looks and feels a lot like the Windows desktop, which means that widgets, buttons and icons are small and not particularly finger-friendly. Hitting the X button to close a window, for example, requires some precision. Unlike the touchpad, the touch screen supports pinch-to-zoom, which worked smoothly in the browser.
When the ThinkPad Yoga 11e was not in Laptop mode, a virtual keyboard popped up any time I tapped on a textbox. The keyboard has large white keys, a separate screen for number and predictive text suggestions. It also conveniently resizes if you hold the device in portrait mode.
#6 PORTS AND WEBCAM
The ThinkPad Yoga 11e has a decent array of ports. The right side contains a single USB port, an HDMI-out port and a Kensington lock slot, along with the power and volume buttons. The left side houses an additional USB port and an SD card reader.
The 720p webcam captured detailed, accurate images, even in low light. When I shot some photos of my face in a dark area of my living room, my face seemed bright. However, as in any dark shot, there was plenty of noise.
#7 CHROME OS & SOFTWARE
If you're familiar with Google's Chrome OS, the user experience on the ThinkPad Yoga 11e will be what you'd expect. Identical on every Chromebook and always up-to-date, Chrome OS provides a desktop complete with Windows, a Start Menu-like application menu and a system tray with a clock and Wi-Fi indicator. However, most of the so-called apps are actually just shortcuts to Web tools and many of the apps run poorly offline, if they run at all.
The Yoga Thinkpad 11e is Powered by an Intel Celeron N2930 processor and 4GB of memory. With its Intel Celeron N2930 CPU and 4GB of RAM, the ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook offers modest performance that's acceptable enough for multitasking and light gaming, but slower than its competitors.
#9 BATTERY LIFE
Chromebooks are known for their long battery life, but unfortunately the ThinkPad Yoga 11e doesn't live up to this lofty standard. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous surfing over Wi-Fi at 100 nits of brightness, the laptop lasted a sub-par 6 hours and 18 minutes. That's well below the 8-hour and 15-minute ultraportable notebook category average and much less than ASUS C200M (12:27) and Acer C720 (7:27). Kids may very well turn up the brightness all the way 253 nits, which would make the notebook die a lot sooner.
It goes for N60,000 in our store. You can walk in or order online.
LENOVO THINKPAD YOGA 11e: SPECIFICATIONS
|Type: General Purpose, Ultraportable, Value, Tablet|
|Platform: Windows 8|
|Processor Name: Intel Celeron N2930|
|Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz|
|RAM (as Tested): 4 GB|
|Storage Type: HDD|
|Storage Capacity (as Tested): 500 GB|
|Screen Type: Widescreen|
|Screen Size: 11.6 inches|
|Resolution: 1366 x 768|
|Touch Screen: Yes|
|Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics|
|Weight: 3.7 lb|
|Battery Rundown: 6:22|
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e is good for students Google's OS is easy to use, extremely secure and nearly impossible to infect with malware. It is a tough midrange convertible-hybrid laptop built to withstand the rigors of the school day.