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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

2 in 1 laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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 more than a year.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA[plb_2846646_price] is also worth considering.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This laptop has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is the most commonly found USB version on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 298 millimeters, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2. Portable PCs of this age and type have widths of between 200mm and 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 600MHz and 1,200MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 is 280MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 11GB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 2 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.6GHz. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T200TA[plb_2763468_price] (1.59GHz), or the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2952699_price] (1.6GHz).

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly short battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2. The battery lifes of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 range from 2.2h to 18h.

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 3[plb_2826275_price] (6.5h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8.1GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Laptops of this age and spec have speaker power of between 0.64W and 8W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Yoga 2.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP Spectre x360[plb_2793682_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2816796_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price] (1.4kg).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 11.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 7204[plb_2538584_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 12[plb_3733992_price] (12.5").

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
LED Backlight
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00888772370800, 00888965101785, 00888965245175, 00888965348630

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HP ENVY x360 vs Lenovo Yoga 2

HP ENVY x360 vs Lenovo Yoga 2
HP ENVY x360
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
Lenovo Yoga 2
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6"
£ 914.64
Vastly Better Techradar Review
Four More Awards
Vastly Better Tweakers.net Review
88% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Vastly Worse "Expert Reviews" Review
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DELL Inspiron 11 vs Lenovo Yoga 2

DELL Inspiron 11 vs Lenovo Yoga 2
DELL Inspiron 11
4 core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 11.6"
Lenovo Yoga 2
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6"
£ 287.99
Hugely Better Review from Digitaltrends.com
Two More Awards
A Lot Better Review from CNET.com.au
A Lot Better Review from Cnetfrance.fr
Hugely Worse Review from "Expert Reviews"
Hugely Worse Review from Digital Versus

DELL Inspiron 13 vs Lenovo Yoga 2

DELL Inspiron 13 vs Lenovo Yoga 2
DELL Inspiron 13
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Lenovo Yoga 2
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6"
£ 763.98
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Hugely Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
User Reviews Are Better
Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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