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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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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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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,358 owner 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.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP Spectre x360 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 this age and spec. In addition, this laptop 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and type. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable 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 a year.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 50 watt-hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 72Wh.

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7 Reasons Against

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 laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 280MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Elitebook 810 G3 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable 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.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 have one USB 2.0 port, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Flex 15 (9h), or the Flex 14 (9h) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 3 (£554.99) (14").

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.6kg).

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel My WiFi Technology
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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
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Intel Visual Technology
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3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(23)
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...

22 July 2014

In review: Lenovo Yoga 2 13. Apparently, 2014 will not be the year where manufacturers rely on innovations and spectacular technologies to convince buyers. Instead, they seem to prefer cutting...

1 July 2014

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice...

1 July 2014

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice...

30 June 2014

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Andrew Kellock
(Verified Purchase)

Works well. Good screen and camera. Has greatly impressed the greatly impressed the grandchildren.

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Elizabeth (re Ann Cleeves)
(Verified Purchase)

Great tablet in every respect. Very pleased with it.

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Reginald The Pasta Eating Slug.
(Verified Purchase)

I was not attracted to this tablet as I wanted an ipad air( apple operating system is a favourate of mine and also the air is SO SLIM AND LIGHT,sick of holding lead weight tablets in one hand).I... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Katarzyna Burda
(Verified Purchase)

Simply wonderfull.

(Verified Purchase)

Very stylish and practical. This is my first Android device so getting to know the tablet. The only reason I didn't rate it 4 star is I need to take the sim out, insert it in another fon to... Read more…

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