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

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 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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Lenovo Yoga 2 13 2014 Review

12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £40.00

The Yoga 2 13 has dropped in price by £40.00 in the last 39 days.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Yoga 2 13 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2964494_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2 13[plb_2476872_price], or the DELL Inspiron 11 3147[plb_2447795_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Yoga 2 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

We compared this laptop 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 13[pl_2476872_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Yoga 2 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Yoga 2 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price], the Yoga 2[pl_2275492_price], or the Yoga[pl_2452506_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 50 watt-hours, the Yoga 2 13 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 50Wh.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The Yoga 2 13 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Yoga 2 13 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 13. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 13 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 13. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 13 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. At only 1 megapixel, the Yoga 2 13 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Yoga 2 13 over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Yoga 2 13 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The Yoga 2 13 has a relatively average battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 13.

Other 8h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Acer Switch 10[plb_2323178_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 13 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Yoga 2 13 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 13.

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Average Screen Size

The Yoga 2 13 has a relatively typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Yoga[pl_2553718_price] (1.6kg), the Yoga 2 13[pl_2476872_price] (1.6kg), or the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price] (1.6kg) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

3 Awards

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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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User Reviews

(132)
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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