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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other manufacturers.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

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 came out more than two years ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB.

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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 common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops of this type and age range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga, and the Panasonic Toughbook 19 (£2,728.70) is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2 have screen sizes of between 10" and 16", and the average screen size is 13". The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger screen sizes (13.3 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba W30Dt which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Flex 2 (£388.80) (14"), the Flex 2 (14"), or the Flex (14") all from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

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. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger cache memories (3 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average cache memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2 is 2.8MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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8 Reasons Against

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

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been around for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to 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.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 range from 0.5W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop 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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix (1.8GHz).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.7kg).

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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)
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(57)
15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

Build
Display had good contrast
Different ways of using it (Tablet
Laptop
Stand
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
13 March 2015

The 11" Lenovo Yoga 2 is a decent, adaptable ultrabook that's pretty pleasant to use, provided you don't ask too much of it. Considering its portable design, it's a shame that Lenovo hasn't...

1 November 2014

Appreciating the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is all about managing your expectations as it doesn't offer the screen quality of a dedicated tablet or the battery life of a MacBook Air. But we kind of don't...

21 October 2014

The 11 inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is one of the most interesting affordable 2-in-1s available right now. It sports the convertible form factor and a sleek and solid body, an IPS touchscreen and a fanless...

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...

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This computer was bought for myself as a commuting student. I find that it is ligght enough to carry on a 1 1/2 journey to and from university and powerful enough for all my needs, I have had it... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2015 by BMW
(Verified Purchase)

Great machine and very adaptable.

Reviewed 5 February 2015 by Pat Eden
(Verified Purchase)

Second day of ownership. So light, amazing difference between my existing Acer 15.6" screen laptop.
Screen very clear, even the tiniest print.
Turns on in SECONDs, think its faster... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by MT
(Verified Purchase)

Note: this product does not have a QWERTY keyboard as shown and also ships with a two pin plug top.
Unfortunately had to return.

(one week after purchase)

I'll just start by saying that this is a fantastic piece of hardware. Very compact and light, fantastic battery (will last a minimum of 3 hours on a full... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1080, lenovo 1080p, lenovo i34010, lenovo i34010u
Barcodes 00000059402194, 00888228767055, 00888440857589, 00888631036793

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