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 11 The XPS 11, a “2-in-1″ convertible Ultrabook that turns into a tablet. You don’t get to tablet mode by separating the display and keyboard bits, you do it by turning the screen around 360 degrees.With the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 you’ll be working with an 11.6-inch display with, again, Gorilla Glass to protect your innards. This display works with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and works on a hinge that allows you to fold it back 360-degrees. As you can imagine, this display is also touch-enabled and works as both a notebook and a tablet - when you fold it back, that is.The Dell XPS 11 is a slim, light hybrid that looks and feels great, and offers decent performance and battery life.
But, The touch-style keyboard, lacking actual keys, is an experiment that just doesn't pan out.
The bottom line: Attempting to out-Yoga the Yoga, Dell's flip-screen XPS 11 has a great design, but isn't as practical as other hybrids for actually getting work done thanks to a frustrating keyboard. Specifications
ProcessorIntel Core i5
RAM installed size4 GB
Hard Drive80 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4200 Price:$999.99 VS HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z
The touch pad is a decent size for an ultraportable laptop.Instead of the more popular clickpad-style pad, this one has separate left and right mouse buttons. You lose some pad surface area, but it's probably easier to get definitive left and right mouse clicks when the multitouch response on the pad itself can be a little sluggish. The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z costs very little for a touch-screen Windows 8 laptop, and it has excellent battery life.HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z has dimensions of 11.4 x 8.5 x 0.86 inch and weight 1.54 Kg making it easy to carry and lightweight. Graphic quality no doubt, because it has been equipped with AMD Radeon HD 8180 so the play gaming will be satisfied and more smoothly.
Battery life: Battery life tests, in which we disable power management, enable Wi-Fi, maximise screen brightness, and loop an Xvid-encoded video, the Pavilion 11 Touchsmart lasted 3hr 45min, which is a little longer than most mainstream (and more powerful) Ultrabooks that use third-generation Intel Core CPUs — the LG Z360 Ultrabook, for example, got 3hr 24min in the same test. You can prolong the battery life by lowering the brightness or by setting the screen to dim or switch off during idle times, but how long you get out of the battery will still depend on how you use the laptop and how much you work the processor (it fluctuated between 15 and 21 per cent for our rundown test).
But, Occasionally sluggish performance gets frustrating, and more-powerful PCs are available in this price range. The bottom line: HP revives an 11-inch favorite with the Pavilion TouchSmart 11z, but there are better performance-for-money deals to be had. Specification: Processor AMD A4 A4-1250 / 1 GHz ( Dual-Core )
RAM installed size 4 GB
Hard Drive 500 GB - 5400 rpm
Operating System Windows 8 64
Display Type 11.6 in
Max Resolution 1366 x 768 Weight 3.08 lbs Price;$393.87