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Lenovo hybrid devices: The £615 Lynx & the £629 Yoga 11s

Lenovo is one of the very few manufacturers that seems to have tried its hands at almost every tablet/hybrid combinations and below are two of the four SKUs currently on the market.

Save-on-laptops sells the Lenovo Lynx K3011, otherwise known as the M8778UK, for £615 via eBay with 614 Nectar points and free delivery. This is a classic detachable tablet that docks into a keyboard accessory. The Lynx is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor, the Z2760, one which is clocked at 1.8GHz, integrated graphics and with 1MB of cache.

The other features include an 11.6in touch-capable IPS display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, 2GB of RAM, 65GB SSD, Windows 8 32bit, Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel webcam, a microSD slot, a microUSB port, Bluetooth, a microHDMIport, up to 16 hours battery life (with the keyboard docking station). There's also two USB 2.0 ports and two surround speakers on the dock. The latter also offers an island style layout with a touchpad.

Lenovo says that users can save more power by using the connected standby option which allows emails and various content to be pushed to the device. Both the tablet and the keyboard docking station weigh around 650g.

The Lenovo Yoga 11S, on the other hand, is a newly-released device that is a classic laptop that has a screen that can rotate all the way thanks to some smart designs and very sturdy hinges. It is currently on sale at online retailer Very for £629. The device can adopt four different positions: laptop, tablet, tent and frame.

It runs on Windows 8 and is powered by an Intel Core i3-3229Y processor with an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU. The rest of the feature lists reads as follows: Windows 8, an 11.6in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, Motion Control, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0 and a pair of stereo speakers.

Between the two models though, I believe the 11S is the one with the most appeal. The other combinations available are the Twist and the Helix. The Yoga 11S is replacing the Yoga 11 which is Windows RT based and has now been discontinued. Check out Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review here.

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