Lenovo’s Yoga was the first of the Windows 8 hybrids to turn up this year. And when it’s finally out later this month, it’ll have a little brother. The Yoga will also come in an 11-inch ARM-based version running Windows RT.
At a glance, the 11-inch version looks almost identical to the 13-inch version. They even feel roughly the same when you pick them up. It will have a Tegra 3 processor, which is the first time Windows RT will get a quad-core processor. It’s got a 1366×768 11.6-inch screen, claims up to 13 hours of battery life, and weighs 1.3kg. You can configure it up to 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
There are a few drawbacks though. The 11-inch’s keyboard isn’t up to Lenovo’s usual awesome standards. It’s a little too undersized and not comfortable to type on. That’s a shame, considering some of the other 11-inch ultrabooks out there with great keyboards, such as Acer’s new S7, or even the MacBook Air. That said, it’s a Windows RT machine, so it’s more fair to judge it against something like Dell’s XPS 10, where it fares a bit better. It will be out on October 26, alongside the Windows 8 launch, for $US800. [Lenovo]