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.
- attractive display
- high-quality keyboard
- flexible hinge design
- solid performance
- limited port selection
- poor audio quality