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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,358 user 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.

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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2504228_price].

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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 that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this Lenovo 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 across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 50 watt-hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. 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 notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Yoga 2.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most laptops of a similar age and type to it 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 1 megapixel, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2. The front camera resolutions of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of between 8GB and 24GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Yoga 2.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Helix[pl_3098781_price] (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro[pl_3027818_price] (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.

We compared this laptop to all the other 13.3" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba W30Dt[plb_2086841_price] is also worth considering.

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price] (14").

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price] (1.6kg), or the Yoga 2[pl_2480279_price] (1.6kg) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Video
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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
Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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...

20 July 2014

Tent, Stand, Laptop and Tablet mode ? it's no secret that we were smitten with the original Yoga . Its versatile form-factor made it not only super practical, but it also helped show off all of... Read more…

17 July 2014

Lenovo's Yoga 2 11 combines the popular Yoga hybrid design with an affordable 11-inch ultraportable for a system that's budget-feeling but sturdy, and one of the best of a new breed of low-cost...

17 July 2014

Lenovo's Yoga 2 11 combines the popular Yoga hybrid design with an affordable 11-inch ultraportable for a system that's budget-feeling but sturdy, and one of the best of a new breed of low-cost...

16 July 2014

Lenovo's Yoga 2 11 combines the popular Yoga hybrid design with an affordable 11-inch ultraportable for a system that's budget-feeling but sturdy, and one of the best of a new breed of low-cost...

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