Difference between Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Key difference: The unique aspect of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is that it is a convertible laptop with multi-mode 360 deg Flip design. This allows the device to take up four design modes. This includes Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, Tent Mode and finally, Stand Mode. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 features an 11.6 inch high-definition display and weighs 1.27kg (2.8 lbs). It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and a 2GB DDR3L RAM. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 features a 13.3 inch HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display and weighs 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs). It is available in various models, powered either by 3rd generation Intel Core i7/ i5 / i3. The models would come with either a 4 GB DDR3 RAM or 8 GB.

Lenovo Group Limited is a Chinese multinational with its operational headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina. The company provides computer hardware and electronics, including personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions. Among other things, the company is especially known for its computers, especially the ThinkPad and IdeaPad line of notebook computers.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is yet another offering by Lenovo under its IdeaPad series. There are two main models available under the sub-brand: the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13. This is not counting the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, which is essentially the same as Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 but comes with an upgraded OS. The Yoga 11 and Yoga 13, themselves differ much, with differences including screen size, weight, OS, Processor, and RAM, just to name a few. Then again there is also the price difference.

However, the unique aspect of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga devices is that they are a type convertible laptop with multi-mode 360 deg Flip design. This allows the devices to take up four design modes. This includes Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, Tent Mode and finally, Stand Mode. This is managed by using two double sided hinges. This feature gives the devices versatility and allowing the user to use the devices as either a laptop or a tablet. Hence, the devices are effectively two-in-one, a tablet and a laptop.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 features an 11.6 inch high-definition display and weighs 1.27kg (2.8 lbs). It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and a 2GB DDR3L RAM. The processing specs are quite decent giving a smooth and easy usage. The operating system on the device is the Windows RT, which is essentially a slightly downgraded version of Windows 8.

 The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 features a 13.3 inch HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display and weighs 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs). It is available in various models, powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3537U/ 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U/ 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U/ 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U. The models would come with either a 4 GB DDR3 RAM or 8 GB. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 runs on Windows 8 Pro 64 or Windows 8 64 depending on the variant models.

The four different configurations on the IdeaPad Yoga does make the device seem new, fresh and unique, however in order to get to the tablet mode, the screen folds back, which leaves the keyboard exposed on the back of the tablet. This makes holding the tablet, a little awkward; however, the keyboard does get automatically disabled. In addition, the device is quite thin and light, which makes the device quite operable. Hence the exposed keyboard is not necessarily a deal breaker.

The information for the detailed table about the two devices has been taken from the Lenovo website.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Launch Date

Q4 2012

October 2012

Company

Lenovo

Lenovo

Size

298x204x15.6 mm /11.73x8.03x0.61 inch

333.4 x 224.8 x 16.9 mm (13.1 x 8.9 x 0.67")

Display

11.6” high-definition display, 16:9

13.3" HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display (16:9 widescreen)

Screen

1366 x 768 pixels (~135 ppi pixel density)

1600 x 900 pixels (~138 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

-

Weight

1.27kg / 2.8 lbs (with battery)

1.54 kg (3.4 lbs)

2G Network

-

-

3G Network

-

-

4G Network

-

-

GUI

Windows RT UI

Windows 8

CPU speed

1.4 GHz - 1.5 GHz

1.80 GHz - 3.10 GHz

GPU

NVIDIA ULP GeForce

Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)

OS

Windows RT

Windows 8 Pro 64/ Windows 8 64

Chipset / Processor

NVIDIA Tegra 3

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3537U

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U

3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U

3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U

RAM

2GB DDR3L

4GB / 8GB DDR3

SIM Size

-

-

Internal Memory

32GB / 64GB

128/256GB DDR (double data rate) SSD (solid state drive); HDD Interface: m-SATA II (SATA300); DMA Mode: Transfer Multiword DMA mode-2, Ultra-DMA Mode 6

Expandable Memory

-

No

Sensors

-

-

Connectivity

2 x USB 2.0, 2-in-1 card reader, HDMI out, 1/8” Stereo Headphone Output & Microphone input combo jack

1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 3.0 port, Combo jack, HDMI, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC)

Data

-

-

Speed

-

-

WLAN

802.11 b/g/n wireless

802.11 b/g/n wireless

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0

Bluetooth 4.0

USB

2 USB 2.0 ports

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0

Primary Camera

1.0M (720p HD) webcam

1.0MP 720p HD integrated webcam

Secondary Camera

-

-

Video

-

-

Camera Features

-

-

Sound Enhancement

Composite Film Speaker (0.5W x 2)

Integrated stereo speakers

Audio supported formats

Dependent on media player

Dependent on media player

Video supported formats

Dependent on media player

Dependent on media player

Battery Capacity

4-cell Lithium-Ion battery

4-cell Li-Polymer battery

Stand-by / Battery Life

13 hrs battery life

8 hours

Talk time

-

-

Available Colors

Silver Gray, Clementine Orange

Silver Gray, Clementine Orange

Messaging

No

No

Browser

HTML - Default Internet Explorer

HTML - Default Internet Explorer

Radio

No

No

GPS

No

No

Java

No

No

Additional Features

  • 5-point multi-touch screen that folds back 360 deg – 4 modes
  • AccuType keyboard
  • Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
  • Amazon Kindle Metro (ROW)
  • Rara Metro (ROW)
  • AccuWeather Metro (ROW)
  • LENOVO Rotatable Mouse N70
  • LENOVO Slot-in Case
  • LENOVO HDMI to VGA Adapter CH580
  • LENOVO USB Ultra Slim DVD Burner DB80
  • LENOVO 45W AC-Adapter
  • LENOVO Slim 65W AC-Adapter
  • AccuType keyboard
  • OneKey Recovery
  • MS Office 2010 transition
  • Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
  • Evernote
  • eBay
  • Energy Management 8.0
  • Lenovo Transition
  • Lenovo Motion Control
  • AccuWeather

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