An other two expert review sites endorsed this portable PC. This Lenovo laptop received a Hardware.info"Gold Award" and the writer at Techzine.nl wrote that it was very good and gave it a "Silver" award.
On average, based on seventy expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this laptop has an overall expert rating of 81 out of 100. This means that portable PC experts think this Lenovo portable PC is one of the very best laptops of a comparable age and spec.
User Reviews Are Average
This portable PC has an average user rating of 73 out of 100 based on 57 user reviews.
Good Product Quality
Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “The screen has wildly inconsistent image quality and the performance takes an enormous hit once you use it as a tablet”. Digitalversus.com also mentioned “The 11" has a great quality finish”. Digitalversus.com also said “It has superb picture quality, something that's”.
Easy to Use
A few customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Expert review site Chipchick.com said “Its versatile form-factor made it not only super practical.”. Slashgear.com mentioned “Stand mode makes it easier to use while on a plane or train (or on the couch”. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “The latest Lenovo is another slick hybrid, with a good mechanism that's strong and easy to use” in their review and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars.
A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Its offers a comfortable k”. Alphr.com said “Comfortable keyboard” in their review of this laptop.
Two customers considered that this laptop had a good experience. Expert review site Computershopper.com gave the Lenovo Yoga 2 a score of 4 stars and said “The second generation of Lenovo's convertible ultrabook delivers an improved touch experience, strong performance, stunning 3,200x1,800 display”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their review of this laptop “The Yoga 2 Pro combination laptop/tablet is a superior experience in either role” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.
Good Battery Life
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Computershopper.com said “Outstanding battery life”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews three years ago “Don't be put off by its Pentium processor – this is a quick laptop hybrid with a great battery life”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus two years ago “It's a shame that Lenovo hasn't offered a more impressive battery life” in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review but in spite of that they only scored it 60 out of 100.
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A number of Lenovo Yoga 2 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good design. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote three years ago “We love the 360-degree design and the price of the Yoga 2 11.”. Four years ago Itpro.co.uk wrote “The Yoga Pro 2 is an outstanding design effort from Lenovo -” in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review. Ubergizmo.com said “The Yoga 2 Pro has a sleek design, is packed with a killer display” in their review of this laptop.
Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Computershopper.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 “It has great speakers and a good-looking screen, though the keyboard isn't ideal for prolonged typing sessions” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Laptopmag.com said “The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 boasts a gorgeous quad HD plus display” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Techradar.com said on Techradar “Yet more have been stylish” in their review.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo Yoga 2 was ergonomic. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The Yoga impresses further with great ergonomics and decent performance” and rated this laptop 80 out of 100.
A number of people said in their reviews that this laptop was well made. Expert website Trustedreviews.com scored this laptop 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review “A stunning, slim design paired with great build quality gets this machine off to a good start”. Four years ago expert review site Mobiletechreview.com said “It was versatile, reasonably priced and had solid features” in their review of this laptop and rated it 80 out of 100. Ultrabookreview.com said “A sleek and solid body” nonetheless they rated the Lenovo Yoga 2 60 out of 100.
A few customers who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was strong and durable. Expert website Ultrabookreview.com said “It's sturdy and beautiful, in a very simple way” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Pcworld.com_techhive.com rated it 4 stars and wrote four years ago “It brings Windows users a better-than-Retina display, has speed to spare, is sturdily constructed”. Alphr.com gave the Lenovo Yoga 2 a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 “Sturdy case”.
Some customers who purchased the product considered that it was good value for money. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Lenovo's Yoga 2 11 combines the popular Yoga hybrid design with an affordable 11-inch ultraportable for a system that's budget-feeling” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Its $500 purchase price is a sweet spot for consumers.” in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Tablet mode, all for a good price”.
Three people agreed that the product was cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review on expert review site PC Mag “The Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is an inexpensive evolution of the convertible hybrid laptop” but in spite of that they rated the Lenovo Yoga 2 60 out of 100. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “Intel's latest Bay Trail platform is an inexpensive and frugal hardware basis that enables ultramo” in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review. Alphr.com scored this laptop 4 stars and mentioned “The Yoga 2 11 is wellbuilt for a budget laptop” in their review.
Several customers said that this laptop was a bargain for the price. Techworld.com mentioned “In some respects the Yoga 2 is a real bargain, as it provides good screen quality, battery life” in their review. Alphr.com said “Cheap construction” in their review of this laptop and scored it 80 out of 100.
A number of people who reviewed the Lenovo Yoga 2 reckoned that it was thin. Expert website Computershopper.com mentioned in their review three years ago “Lenovo's Yoga 2 13 does everything you would expect of a slim, lightweight ultrabook—plus convert to a tablet”. Four years ago expert review site Mobiletechreview.com mentioned in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review “At 3 pounds, this slim Ultrabook is easy to take anywhere”. Expert review site Laptops.co.uk wrote “The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is thinner, lighter and includes better specification than its predecessor” in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review and scored it 4 stars.
Three Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo Yoga 2 was lightweight. Notebookreview.com said in their review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 four years ago “Is incredibly lightweight for a notebook”. Alphr.com mentioned “Lightweight versatile flip design” in their review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
A number of Lenovo Yoga 2 owners who reviewed the Lenovo Yoga 2 agreed that it was a good body shape. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “Not only has Lenovo crammed a stunning screen and powerful specs into a body 10 per cent slimmer than the last model”.
One Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Alphr.com mentioned in their review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 “Not very powerful, chunky and awkward as a tablet” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.
One Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was good structurally.
Good Technical Features
Several Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had good features. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote three years ago “Instead, they seem to prefer cutting features in order to reduce production costs”. Also three years ago expert review site Digit.in mentioned in their review of this laptop “It features a gorgeous screen, excellent ergonomics, average battery life”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of people who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. Two years ago Alphr.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this laptop “Decent display colour, light and portable, quiet, handy tilt mechanism, far more affordable than predecessor”. Alphr.com also wrote “Cool and quiet”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
We checked 4,876 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.
We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price], and the Asus T100TA[plb_2418404_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memorys of laptops of this age and type range from 1GB to 12GB. The internal memory of the Lenovo Yoga 2 of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price].
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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 portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.
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 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Has a Touchscreen
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touchscreen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 also have a touchscreen.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] which has better reviews.
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One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not wifi compatible. Alphr.com wrote “Slow HDD on this version, short battery life, annoying sharp rim around the palmrest, limited connectivity (ports), shallow keyboard, rather slow WiFi”.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Most notebook PCs of this type and age 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.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Yoga 2 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price], or the Asus T100TA[plb_2418404_price].
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Only HDD Storage Media
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage media which is better than the SSD storage media found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 actually the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of this age and spec.
An SSD storage media is the best storage medium across similar types of portable PC.
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 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 quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over two years.
Average Battery Life (max)
With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
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Average Processor Frequency
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
If this 2 in 1 laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Yoga[pl_2680820_price] (1.8GHz), or the Yoga[pl_2798208_price] (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.
With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2.
Average Display Diagonal
The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly average display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2.
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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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