This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 Pro range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Yoga 2 Pro has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro which do not have a full-size keyboard.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Front Camera
The Yoga 2 Pro has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.
There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2504228_price] which has better reviews.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Yoga 2 Pro supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop also 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
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SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396802_price] (SSD).
Quite Long Battery Life
The Yoga 2 Pro has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The battery lifes of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.
We compared this portable PC to all the other 9h battery life notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo A10[plb_2245334_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.
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 this age and type.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Yoga 2 Pro is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 Pro have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the battery capacity of the Yoga 2 Pro of 54 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The average battery capacity of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh.
At only 1.4 kilograms, the Yoga 2 Pro is quite light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 Pro the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.
Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro[plb_2032363_price] (1.4kg).
1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
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Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Yoga 2 Pro is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Lenovo released the Yoga 2 Pro over three years ago.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Yoga 2 Pro has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.
If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2702765_price] (8GB).
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Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Yoga 2 Pro has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Helix[pl_3098781_price] (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro[pl_3027818_price] (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 Pro has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2506841_price] which has better reviews.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex[plb_2694447_price] (500GB).
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a pretty typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro.
Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price] (14").
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Dolby Home Theater
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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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
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
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