We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Yoga 2 Pro has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 Pro do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2 Pro.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 Pro have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 Pro has one of the bigger internal memory amongst laptops of this age.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.
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Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
If the processor family of this 2 in 1 laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (£989.99) (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
Fairly Long Battery Life
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a quite long battery life (9 hours) 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 Pro. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Yoga 2 Pro is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Yoga 2 Pro have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Yoga 2 Pro has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 Pro also have a touch sensitive screen.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 Pro the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The Yoga 2 Pro has a quite big battery capacity (54 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro is 21Wh and the biggest is 2,800Wh.
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2 Pro the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. The Yoga 2 Pro is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 Pro.
There are a number of alternative 1.4kg heavy laptops currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire P3.
800:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Yoga 2 Pro has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 800:1. That's 60% more typical contrast ratio than a 500:1 portable PC, which is the most common typical contrast ratio.
This portable PC's typical contrast ratio (800:1) is actually the best typical contrast ratio across all portable PCs of this type and age.
The worst typical contrast ratio across comparable types of portable PC is 500:1.
The Yoga 2 Pro is one of the thinner comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro (only 15.5 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 8.9mm and 240mm, and the average height is 23mm.
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Yoga 2 Pro is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and type is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Yoga 2 Pro has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.
Very Low Speaker Power
Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 Pro have speaker power of between 0.5W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Yoga 2 Pro has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 Pro.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Lenovo released the Yoga 2 Pro over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Yoga 2 Pro has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 Pro has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 Pro.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Yoga 2 Pro has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 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
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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 v4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
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
Headphone Out 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
Microsoft Office 2013
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
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)
Processor Package Size
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, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, 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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