Sunday, 12 January 2014

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S vs Dell XPS 12 vs Acer Iconia W510:Who is the best?

W.A.Khan,                                                                                                                                                  Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S                                                                                    

The Yoga 11S is one of the most anticipated laptops of the year, especially after the very warm welcome its predecessor received. That predecessor, the 13-inch IdeaPad Yoga 13, was one of the most talked-about Windows 8-launch laptops. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great 11-inch ultraportable touch-screen laptop that also has a flip-around display for tablet and hybrid use.The 11.6-inch IPS display impresses with its vivid colors, and dark scenes greatly benefit from the Yoga 11S’s deep blacks. The 1366 by 768 resolution is a bit of a bummer in tablet mode, but it holds up well during laptop usage on account of the system’s small screen. An overactive ambient-light sensor proved annoying, though easy to disable.                                                                                                                                                                         Battery Life:                                                                                                                                               The battery life of the Ideapad Yoga 11S to be pretty good but not outstanding. The battery lasted five hours and 26 minutes in the Powermark, which mixes web browsing (50%), video (25%) and productivity (25%). That’s around 25 minutes less than the Samsung Series 7 Ultra mentioned above and nearly 50 minutes less than the Sony Vaio Pro 13.                                                                                                                         But,Recent 11-inch laptops from Apple and Sony have raised the bar for ultraportables, especially when it comes to battery life. The Yoga 11S needs an upgrade to Intel's latest processors.
The bottom line: Like the larger 13-inch model, the 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a useful hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first, but it's stuck with what feels like old hardware for now.                                                                                                                                                                                           Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5 i5-3339Y / 1.5 GHz ( 2 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
 RAM installed size 8 GB
 Hard Drive 256 GB - Serial ATA-300
 Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
  Display Type 11.6 in IPS
  Max Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
  Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
  Optical Drive None                                                                                                                                     Price;$949.99                                                                                                                                           VS                                                                                                                                                           Dell XPS 12                                                                                                                                               The Dell XPS 12 is a thin, powerful, very cleverly designed touch-screen convertible that flips into multiple screen positions.This machine’s key feature is a 12.5-inch touchscreen with a native resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels that pivots inside its aluminum frame—just as on the original. Open the lid, and you can use the computer as you would any other notebook. You simply push the top front or bottom back of the display to pop it out of its frame, and then flip it over and close it to convert the machine into a tabletThe biggest improvement, though, lies in battery life. The Ivy Bridge version of the XPS 12 provided 5 hours of streaming video, but that figure rose to a 6 hours and 45 minutes when we tested again with the same test.The Dell XPS 12 is one of the most powerful Ultrabooks you'll find. It might be heavy and awkward as a tablet, but when you consider the value that's on offer, with the blistering processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD drive, there's more than meets the eye..
But, For all the hype about touch and tablets with Windows 8, the XPS 12 still works better as a laptop than as a slate. Its battery life is on the low side.
The bottom line: Dell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet.
Windows 8 (64-bit); 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 32MB (Shared) Intel HD 4000; 256GB Lite-On IT SSD                                                                                                           Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317U / 2.6 GHz
Memory4 GB
Hard Drive128 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Display Type12.5 in
Max Resolution1920 x 1080
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD 4000
Weight3.35 lbs                                                                                                                                            Price;$1,199.99                                                                                                                                         VS                                                                                                                                                             Acer Iconia W510                                                                                                                                   The Acer Iconia W510 is less expensive than some other Atom-based hybrids, and its detachable tablet screen is light and portable.10.1-inch IPS screen, 1366 x 768; Dual-core 1.8GHz Atom, 2GB of RAM, 32/64GB SSD; 295 degree twist hinge turns keyboard into stand; Up to 18hrs battery life; Windows 8 convertible with keyboard dockThe Iconia W510 is so very portable. At 10.1-inches and weighing less than two pounds, it fits easily in a bag or large purse, and you'll likely forget you're even carrying it. Battery life is excellent.
But, In laptop mode, the system is awkwardly top-heavy, and the puny keyboard and touch pad are not designed for serious use.
The bottom line: Offering low-powered Intel Atom tablet/laptop hybrids for $750 or more is a dodgy proposition for budget-looking systems such as the Iconia W510, but all-day battery life is a great selling point.
Windows 8 Pro (32-bit); 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760; 2GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 747MB (Total) Intel GMA; 64GB SEM64G SSD                                                                                                     Specifications
ProcessorIntel AtomZ2760 / 1.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory2 GB
Hard Drive64 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Display Type10.1 in
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel GMA 3650
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                      Price:$694.99 to $899.99 

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