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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

£779.97
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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

2 in 1 laptops produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this type and age is 1,000MHz. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Price Has Dropped by £117.00

The Yoga 2 has dropped in price by £117.00 in the last 42 days.

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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 processor families range from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 13.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Yoga, or the Yoga both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 13, or the HP Pavilion x360 (£609.00) which is cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 2.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 available for more than two years.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 13 is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the Yoga, or the Yoga both from Lenovo.

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Very Big Cache Memory

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor cache of the Lenovo Yoga 2 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2. The average processor cache of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.8MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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6 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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 13, or the Lenovo Yoga 2 11.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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 actually the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The best storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is SSD.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 2 in 1 laptop was released.

Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

There are a number of other 8h battery life laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Yoga (£748.00) which has better reviews; or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15 (£689.00) (9h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 12 (£630.69) which has better reviews; or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (1.83GHz and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.7kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 13 which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (1.6kg).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

There are a number of alternative 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion x360 (£599.99), or the DELL Inspiron 13.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Flex 2 (15.6"), the Flex 2 (15.6"), or the Flex 15 (£689.00) (15.6") all 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
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
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
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Power
Security
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

(142)
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…

Great formfactor
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
Mediocre touchpad
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
1 May 2015

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro:You must read Top Questions Before Purchasing File Recovery SoftwareThis laptop is the big daddy of cool laptops boasting of a 360 degree swivelling screen which greatly... Read more…

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...

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User Reviews

(77)
Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Idkwia

I take good care of things that I own yet I have just sent my 3rd one of the Yoga 2 Pros to be repaired. The first one had a fault with the touchpad from the beginning, the screen on the second... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Gazza99

Have had it for about 6 months now. I noticed that the other review on this site was by someone who has had awful reliability problems. I havent had a minute of trouble with mine and use it 7 days... Read more…

Reviewed 1 November 2014 by Mama2

I purchased 2 Lenovo laptops at the same time from JL: One is the Yoga and the other is an IdeaPad, for half the price of the Yoga. The IdeaPad has been fantastic, sturdy and reliable. I use it... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by Noelicus

Love the orange. Love the crazily high screen-res (although I've actually lowered it to increase battery-use time and many programs have tiny text) Love the backlit keyboard Love it's... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2014 by James R.
(Verified Purchase)

I can't say enough good things about the product in general. It is, without a doubt, one of the cleaner motherboard layouts I've had the pleasure of building a system around. When paired with a... Read more…

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