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Lenovo Yoga 2 13 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Easily change between four modes Laptop, Stand, Tablet, and Tent while the system automatically switches settings and locks the keyboard in place. The secret: Yoga 2's unique design and... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13 is 2.2GB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2964494_price].

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Yoga 2 13[plb_3024031_price], or the DELL Inspiron 11 3147[plb_2447795_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 13, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price], the Yoga[pl_2452506_price], or the Yoga 2[pl_2275492_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 13 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 13 range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 13 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Yoga 2 13 has a quite big screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price] (14"), the Flex 2[pl_2589903_price] (14"), or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] (14") all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 13 also have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price], the Yoga 2[pl_2275492_price], or the Yoga[pl_2452506_price] all from Lenovo.

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Six Battery Cells

Most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 13 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Yoga 2 13 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Yoga 2 13 has one of the bigger battery capacities (50 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Yoga 2 13 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2 13.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.

If the storage medium of this 2 in 1 laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2964494_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Yoga 2 13 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 13 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 cd/m². At only 300 candellas per square meter, the Yoga 2 13 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Yoga 2 13 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 1 megapixel) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2 13. Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 15MP.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Yoga 2 13 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Yoga 2 13 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8h battery life portable PCs currently available including the Acer Switch 10[plb_2323178_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2553718_price] (9h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 13 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 13.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Yoga 2 13 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 13.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2522678_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Yoga 2 13 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 13.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Yoga[pl_2452506_price] (1.6kg), the ThinkPad Yoga[pl_2372159_price] (1.6kg), or the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price] (1.6kg) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(30)
21 August 2014

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is very much a lesser beast than its Pro sibling ? but fortunately so is the price. Coming in at a penny under £400, it costs a similar amount to a premium tablet. You can...

22 July 2014

In review: Lenovo Yoga 2 13. Apparently, 2014 will not be the year where manufacturers rely on innovations and spectacular technologies to convince buyers. Instead, they seem to prefer cutting...

20 July 2014

Tent, Stand, Laptop and Tablet mode ? it's no secret that we were smitten with the original Yoga . Its versatile form-factor made it not only super practical, but it also helped show off all of... Read more…

2 July 2014

Remember Lenovo's Yoga 2 Pro ? The company has rolled out a similar model, the Yoga 2 13, featuring the same multi-mode design and similar specs. Aimed at the more casual user, the Yoga 2 13 rests... Read more…

2 July 2014

The Yoga 2 is a great convertible laptop. It features a gorgeous screen, excellent ergonomics, average battery life and great build quality. It's short comings did prevent it from winning our Best... Read more…

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Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Andrew Kellock
(Verified Purchase)

Works well. Good screen and camera. Has greatly impressed the greatly impressed the grandchildren.

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Elizabeth (re Ann Cleeves)
(Verified Purchase)

Great tablet in every respect. Very pleased with it.

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Reginald The Pasta Eating Slug.
(Verified Purchase)

I was not attracted to this tablet as I wanted an ipad air( apple operating system is a favourate of mine and also the air is SO SLIM AND LIGHT,sick of holding lead weight tablets in one hand).I... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Nice PC but the amount of blotware on it is borderline ridiculous and the worst I have seen
From an IT managers perspective its a nightamare having to uninstall program after program.

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Katarzyna Burda
(Verified Purchase)

Simply wonderfull.

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