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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Brand

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 range from 1GB to 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Yoga 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of a similar 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 typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the laptops of this type and age the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 51Wh. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (50 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 270MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 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.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it have an SSD storage media. 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 media is in fact the worst storage medium across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Yoga 2 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 6,000 cd/m². At only 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 11GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys range from 8GB to 24GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a very small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty average battery life (max) (8 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty average processor frequency (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other 1.7kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2664091_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(109)
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...

26 September 2014

Lenovo has some interesting ideas, and we've certainly seen its Yoga concept before in the form of the Ashton Kutcher released tablet, but it's here in the Pro 2 Windows machine that the idea...

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User Reviews

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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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