Based on 2,530 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other brands.
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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.
The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.
Quite Big Screen Size
The screen sizes of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger screen sizes (13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 is 12GB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (16 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released 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.
This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium across all similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.
An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.
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Quite Short Battery Life
At only 6 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2. The shortest battery life of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 is 3.7h and the longest is 19h.
Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga (7h).
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.6GB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 3.0 port.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.
6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Yoga 2.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T200TA (532GB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2.
If this 2 in 1 laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15D (8GB).
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2.
If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix (1.8GHz).
At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
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 Speed
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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
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 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 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-Ion (Li-Ion)
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, 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