Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1: Conclusion

February 18, 2014 by Michael Wall Reads (266,258)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 6
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 7
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.29
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


Melding features from the consumer Yoga line and the business ThinkPad line affords the Yoga S1 a great deal of flexibility, but it comes at the cost of some core business features. With a high-quality keyboard, an attractive durable build and strong performance levels the Yoga S1 meets most of the criteria expected of a business notebook, but the device’s limited port selection is troublesome. Especially considering that Lenovo already offers the ThinkPad T440s which despite its added weight proves to be a far more practical enterprise-grade option.

Of course the Yoga S1 isn’t the ideal consumer option either, as the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro offers a more portable form factor, similar specs with an attractive QHD (3200 x1600) IPS display.

Instead the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 is best for users who want to “have their cake and eat it to”. Much as the Yoga line looks bridge the divide between the laptop and tablet, the Yoga S1 looks to pair enterprise-features with a flexible consumer ultrabook design. Just be ready to concede on a few features when attempting to achieve the best of both worlds.


Lenovo thinkpad yoga s1 frontPros:

  • attractive display
  • high-quality keyboard
  • flexible hinge design
  • solid performance


  • limited port selection
  • poor audio quality





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  1. jmbrkr

    This model tries to do to much! I have had a few encounters with this machine and cannot get over the abuse the keyboard and hinge sustain. I wanted to get a Lenovo for the build quality, but I can’t imagine folding my computer in half and using my hand on the keyboard while I use the touch screen would not kill the computer. I see this model as well built, but between 2-3 years having some major issues.

  2. BrainofJT

    Overall, the Yoga S1 seems to be a fantastic piece of computing. Excellent specs at a reasonable price.

    Protip: Buy from the official Lenovo website instead of Amazon or another distributor. It will be hundreds of dollars cheaper if you enter through this promotional link – http://bit.ly/LenovoExclusive

  3. omgtheykilledkenny

    I’m sorry, but this tablet does not live up to the expectations. I’ve had it for about three years now and I’ve encountered so many issues it’s ridiculous. First of all, these things break so easily. (Granted, this is the model our school gives out to its students, so it gets quite a bit of abuse.) During the first few weeks, the stylus would not function correctly at all and it made it impossible to write. Then the keyboard quit. Full on quit. Twice. I had to get it replaced both times. And if it’s left on too long, some drivers stop functioning too, causing the track pad to not track the user’s finger properly and it freaks out. Long story short, this tablet sucks. Go spend money on a better one.