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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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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).
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.
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
Integrated Card Reader
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
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
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 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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Different ways of using it (Tablet
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