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Lenovo Yoga 2 13 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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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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14 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 are a similar age to it.

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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.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the Yoga 2 13 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 13. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 13 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Yoga 2 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Yoga 2 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Yoga 2 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 13.

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

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Six Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 13 have between two and seven battery cells, including the Yoga 2 13 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Yoga 2 13 has a fairly big battery capacity (50 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13 is 22Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh.

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4 Reasons Against

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

The Yoga 2 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Yoga 2 13 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 200MHz, the fastest is 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Yoga 2 13 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2899541_price].

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Yoga 2 13 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 13

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Yoga 2 13 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 13.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Flex 14[plb_2988254_price] (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 13 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 13.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2966350_price], or the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2899541_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba P55W[plb_2975375_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Yoga 2 13 has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 13.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 7204[plb_2538584_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 has a pretty standard weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 13.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2796175_price] (1.7kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Yoga 2 13 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 13.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 14[plb_2988254_price] (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Visual Technology
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4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(31)
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
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Works well. Good screen and camera. Has greatly impressed the greatly impressed the grandchildren.

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Elizabeth (re Ann Cleeves)
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Great tablet in every respect. Very pleased with it.

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Reginald The Pasta Eating Slug.
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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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