An excellent convertible 2-in-1 takes the portability and performance of a laptop and adds tablet modes without sacrificing battery life or adding weight. The 11-inch Lenovo Yoga 710 (starting at $549.99, tested at $649.99) pulls off all of these feats. Though this machine’s display is a little tinted and its underside a bit warm, the 2-in-1’s terrific mix of speed and endurance makes it an excellent option for consumers who want a reliable, lightweight hybrid.
The Yoga 710’s magnesium and aluminum chassis comes in Ebony Black and sports a slightly iridescent finish. The hybrid feels solid and reliable, and its screen rotates 360 degrees on a pair of metallic hinges to sit in tent, stand, tablet and laptop modes. Silver rings wrap around the device’s deck and touchpad, and if black isn’t your color, Best Buy sells a Platinum Silver version of the Yoga 710.
Weighing 2.20 pounds and measuring 0.6 inches thick, the 11.6-inch Yoga 710 is lighter than and about as thin as the 11.6-inch Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA (2.61 pounds, 0.73 inches), the 11.6-inch Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (2.8 pounds, 0.8 inches) and the 12-inch Acer Switch Alpha 12 (2.82 pounds, 0.6 inches).
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