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Lenovo Yoga 2 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.166GHz 4GB 500GB HDD+SSD 11.6" Laptop

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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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (854 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. At 2.166 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 (£609.00) (2.2GHz), or the Lenovo Yoga (£1,094.20) (2.3GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 16GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Narrow

Notebook PCs of this age and type have widths of between 32mm and 390mm. At only 298 millimeters, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 854 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower 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 similar time to the Yoga 2 is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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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 that have been around for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Toshiba U920t which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pro X2 612 F1P90EA (12.5"), or the Lenovo Yoga (£643.24) (12.5").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Across similar types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 is 5GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops of this spec and age have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has 16 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 1,500MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.8MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 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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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Z10t (£390.00) (1.5kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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
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
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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
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...

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...

Lenovo made a lot of compromises to hit this price poing, and did little to advance the hybrid concept. Still, the Yoga 2 11 has a good price-to-performance ratio...

20 May 2014

Lenovo has been one of the leading lights in the convertibles product category. It now has a whole range of models, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro , and Yoga 11S , but the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is its... Read more…

Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 inch ultraportable 11.6? laptop. This is the smallest Yoga and it runs full Windows 8.1 64 bit (not RT) on a 2.16GHz quad core Intel Pentium N3520 CPU with 4... Read more…

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 The basic idea is very appealing: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 is a versatile convertible that is supposed to combine a tablet and a subnotebook in one device ? for a...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple gb8, apple gb8g, apple gb8gb, apple 500gb8, lenovo yoga2, apple 500gb8g, apple 500gb8gb

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4 core Intel Pentium 2.166GHz 4GB 500GB HDD+SSD 11.6"
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