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Lenovo Yoga 2 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.166GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At 854 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of between 640MHz and 900MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.166 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.166GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the DELL Inspiron 11 3147[plb_2447795_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Pavilion x360[pl_2446536_price], or the Pavilion x360[pl_2767341_price] both from HP or the Toshiba U920t[plb_1475309_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_2583056_price].

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1475309_price], or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2767341_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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 notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Satellite U920t[pl_1449407_price], or the U920t[pl_1475309_price] both from Toshiba or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2767341_price].

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Narrow

With a width of only 298 millimeters, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is one of the narrower laptops that have been around for more than two years amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 have widths of between 32mm and 390mm.

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14 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 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Yoga 2 is 560MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Lenovo portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this type and age 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2.

Across comparable 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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2553718_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (8GB), the Yoga 2[pl_2682617_price] (8GB), or the Yoga 2 Pro[pl_3027818_price] (8GB) all from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a very small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The cache memories of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Yoga 2 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 6,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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5 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 Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 11 3147[plb_2447795_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2760334_price] (1TB).

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2964494_price] (8h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 11 3147[plb_2447795_price] (1.4kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_2583056_price] (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2.

There are a number of other 11.6" laptops currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_2583056_price], or the DELL Inspiron 11 3147[plb_2447795_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (13.3"), or the Yoga 2[pl_2682617_price] (13.3") both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2767341_price] (13.3").

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Specification

Design
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Device Type
Market Positioning
Housing Material
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board 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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size 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
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Expert Reviews

(56)
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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