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Lenovo YOGA 2 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo YOGA 2 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo YOGA 2 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC'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 across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo YOGA 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the YOGA 2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo YOGA 2 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo YOGA 2 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo YOGA 2 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the YOGA 2.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the battery capacity of the Lenovo YOGA 2 of 74.45 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the YOGA 2 range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh.

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Narrow

At only 32.9 millimeters, the Lenovo YOGA 2 is very narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the YOGA 2. The average width of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the YOGA 2 is 320mm, and the widths range from 32mm to 390mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo YOGA 2 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the YOGA 2. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the YOGA 2 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo YOGA 2 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard 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 most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

If the storage medium of this 2 in 1 laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo YOGA 2 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the YOGA 2 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo YOGA 2 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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

It was over two years ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

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 of this age and type.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo YOGA 2 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the YOGA 2.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Helix (1.8GHz), the Yoga 2 (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro (£385.00) (1.8GHz) all from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo YOGA 2 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the YOGA 2.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.7kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Lenovo YOGA 2 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Flex (£371.00) (14"), or the Flex 2 (14") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
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 Capacity
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Expert Reviews

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15 July 2015

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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
1 November 2014

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21 October 2014

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17 July 2014

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17 July 2014

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16 July 2014

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Lenovo made a lot of compromises to hit this price poing, and did little to advance the hybrid concept. Still, the Yoga 2 11 has a good price-to-performance ratio...

20 May 2014

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 500gb8, apple i34010, apple i34010u, apple 500gb8g, lenovo i34010, apple 500gb8gb, lenovo i34010u
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