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. 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 2.8 pounds (1270 grams). 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, like 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’ll be out on October 26th, with the Windows 8 launch, for £699. [Lenovo]