On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 16GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 340GB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The screen sizes of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2 range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".
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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 of a comparable type and age to it.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
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 are a comparable age to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years also have a touch sensitive screen.
Six Battery Cells
The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and seven battery cells.
3 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Yoga 2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around 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 actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.
Very Low Speaker Power
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 have speaker power of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W.
6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2
Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over two years ago.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2.
If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo A10 (1.8GHz) which also has a higher Rating.
At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, MMC+, RS-MMC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
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
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 3.0 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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Display had good contrast
Different ways of using it (Tablet
CPU and GPU lacked power
Audio needs reviewing
Keyboard could be better
Not very powerful, chunky and awkward as a tablet
Slow HDD on this version, short battery life, annoying sharp rim around the palmrest, limited connectivity (ports), shallow keyboard, rather slow WiFi
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