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CES 2013: Lenovo Yoga 11S kicks Windows RT out, brings in full fat Windows 8

The Yoga 11S, released by Lenovo at CES 2013, is essentially a smaller version of the Yoga 13 and a close cousin of the Yoga 11 but with Intel processors (more specifically a new breed of low power models up to Core i7) rather than an ARM-based one.

Other than a slight increase in thickness and weight, a much shorter battery life, the processor and the operating system change (which sees the full fat version of Windows 8 taking over Windows RT and the loss of Office 2013), the rest of the configuration appears to be similar overall. You can still use the laptop in four distinct modes: laptop, tent, tablet and stand.

It has up to six hours battery life, will have up to 256GB SSD and 8GB DDR3 memory. As for the 11.6in display, it is a 1,366x768 IPS display with touch capabilities.

The Yoga 11s will be out in June 2013 and we suspect that its price will be much more than the £699 RRP that Lenovo is charging for the Yoga 11. The device will sell for $799 in the US.

The Yoga 11s is one of the very few 11.6in Ultrabooks on the market and it would be interesting to see whether other vendors will unveil more smaller Ultrabooks.

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