This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews
Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Yoga 2 is 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 laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.
We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Yoga 2, the Yoga 2 13, or the Flex all from Lenovo is also worth considering.
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 similar age and type to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
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Quite Big Screen Size
The screen sizes of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 10" to 16". The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite big screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.
If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Flex 2 (14"), the Flex 2 (14"), or the FLEX 2 14 (14") all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.
We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Yoga 2, the Yoga (£867.30), or the Yoga 2 13 all from Lenovo is also worth considering.
Six Battery Cells
Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has six battery cells.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Yoga 2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire Switch 10 which is also cheaper.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of this type and age.
The best storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is SSD.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SSD and cheaper).
Very Low Speaker Power
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2. The average speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is 1.6W, and the speaker power range from 0.5W to 4W.
7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Battery Life
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Yoga 2.
If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (9h).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (8GB).
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.
If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 2 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.
At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, RS-MMC, MMC+
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Dolby Home Theater
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Fantastic high resolution screen
Rubberised exterior makes the Yoga really easy to grip
Accelerometerenabled modes emphasising more of what a tablet can do
Decent battery life
Keyboard can be a little cramped on the right side
Screen moves a fair bit if you touch it
Camera is only usable for web conferencing, and really, it could be better
Some color reproduction issues, battery life is shorter than expected, not the best selection of ports, rather slow SSD
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