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Lenovo Yoga 2 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.166GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6" Laptop

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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 Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies (854 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 is 600MHz and the fastest is 900MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 5,743 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 313 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2740624_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_3065754_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo 11e[plb_2971090_price], or the Acer Switch 10[plb_2284700_price].

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_3065754_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

Other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo 11e[plb_2971090_price], or the Acer Switch 10[plb_2284700_price].

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_3065754_price].

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

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This notebook PC has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 854 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 930MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs of this age and spec use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a four PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a comparable type 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

The best storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is SSD.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The average battery life of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 8h, and the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 19h. With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Yoga 3 14[pl_2898275_price] (6.5h), the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (8h), or the Yoga[pl_2776442_price] (8h) all from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Yoga 2 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.6GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8,192 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB.

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Very Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2. Similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.166 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Yoga[pl_2776442_price] (2.2GHz), the Yoga[pl_2798017_price] (2.2GHz), or the Yoga 3 14[pl_2898275_price] (2.2GHz) all from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including a cheaper notebook PC such as the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446538_price], or the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2466808_price] or you might consider a better rated notebook PC such as the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2862322_price] (1TB).

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Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper laptop such as the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2466808_price], or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446538_price] or you might consider a higher rated laptop such as the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (8GB), the Yoga[pl_2776442_price] (8GB), or the Yoga[pl_2798017_price] (8GB) all from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446538_price] (1.4kg), or the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2466808_price] (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

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

We compared this laptop to all the other 11.6" laptops and we think the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2466808_price], and the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446538_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If this 2 in 1 laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Yoga[pl_2776442_price] (12.5"), the Yoga[pl_2802549_price] (12.5"), or the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (13.3") all from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Display
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(143)
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…

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

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro:You must read Top Questions Before Purchasing File Recovery SoftwareThis laptop is the big daddy of cool laptops boasting of a 360 degree swivelling screen which greatly... Read more…

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...

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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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