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Lenovo Yoga 2 11 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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13 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Yoga 2 11 has four SATA connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 5,743 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Yoga 2 11 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 11 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Helix ($1,099.95), and the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Yoga 2 ($479.00).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 11 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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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 have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 11, the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Helix ($1,099.95), and the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Yoga 2 ($479.00).

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2 11 is 8.9GB. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 11 that we have checked, the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of the Yoga 2 11 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Narrow

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Yoga 2 11 the widths range from 200mm to 420mm, and the average width is 320mm. At only 298 millimeters, the Yoga 2 11 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 850 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 11. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 11 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 11 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Yoga 2 11 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 11 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Lenovo Helix ($1,099.95), or the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Yoga 2 11 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage medium. 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 medium is in fact the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

Across comparable types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Yoga 2 11 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year. The processor clock speeds of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Yoga 2 11 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Yoga 2 11 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 11.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 11

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8h battery life laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Yoga ($1,161.26), or the ThinkPad Yoga both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Yoga 2 11 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 11.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Flex 2, or the Flex 10 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Yoga 2 11 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 11.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo Flex 2 15 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 11.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP Spectre x360 (1.5kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has a relatively average screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 11.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Helix ($1,099.95).

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Expert Reviews

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15 July 2015

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Great formfactor
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
Mediocre touchpad
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
1 May 2015

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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

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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.
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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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