This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar type and age to it.
Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
Lenovo has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 is 920MHz.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2.
We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Spectre x360 (£874.00) is also worth considering.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo Yoga 2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
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Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable 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.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.
We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Asus R554LA which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Six Battery Cells
The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.
3 Reasons Against
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 540MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Yoga 2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops that have been around 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.
An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.
7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2
Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.
If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15 (9h) which also has a higher rating.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP Spectre x360 (512GB), or the Lenovo Yoga (£1,765.48) (512GB).
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2.
With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.7kg).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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 V4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
Mini 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 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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Fantastic high resolution screen
Rubberised exterior makes the Yoga really easy to grip
Accelerometerenabled modes emphasising more of what a tablet can do
Decent battery life
Keyboard can be a little cramped on the right side
Screen moves a fair bit if you touch it
Camera is only usable for web conferencing, and really, it could be better
Some color reproduction issues, battery life is shorter than expected, not the best selection of ports, rather slow SSD
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