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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 600MHz and 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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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 laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 amongst all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.8GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (500 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The total storage capacitys of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 range from 32GB to 1.1TB.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2. The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is 2.6GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11g wi-Fi standards found on most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 have between two and seven number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Portable PCs of this age and type have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 21Wh and 72Wh. At 50 watt-hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for 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 actually the worst storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most laptops that have been available for more than a year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price].

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2.

Alternative 8h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price].

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
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 (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(57)
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...

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This computer was bought for myself as a commuting student. I find that it is ligght enough to carry on a 1 1/2 journey to and from university and powerful enough for all my needs, I have had it... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2015 by BMW
(Verified Purchase)

Great machine and very adaptable.

Reviewed 5 February 2015 by Pat Eden
(Verified Purchase)

Second day of ownership. So light, amazing difference between my existing Acer 15.6" screen laptop.
Screen very clear, even the tiniest print.
Turns on in SECONDs, think its faster... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by MT
(Verified Purchase)

Note: this product does not have a QWERTY keyboard as shown and also ships with a two pin plug top.
Unfortunately had to return.

(one week after purchase)

I'll just start by saying that this is a fantastic piece of hardware. Very compact and light, fantastic battery (will last a minimum of 3 hours on a full... Read more…

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