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Lenovo Yoga 2 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 11.6" Laptop

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2's on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 896 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Yoga 2 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 600MHz to 900MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (313 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Yoga 2 is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Inspiron 11 which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 13 ($771.99) which is cheaper.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Yoga 2.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo 11e ($338.39), or the Acer Switch 10.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as 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 notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Lenovo 11e ($338.39), or the Acer Switch 10 which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Yoga 2.

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

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of the Lenovo Yoga 2 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 range from 8GB to 16GB.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This portable PC has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is the most frequently found USB version on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 6.4GB/s and the fastest is 26GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 896 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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 on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 600MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2 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) portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 actually the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.

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

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Quite Short Battery Life

Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 19h, and the average battery life is 8h. At only 6 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution. Portable PCs of this age and spec display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is 8GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB. At only 8,192 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very Small Cache Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 1MB to 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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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 similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 8MP. At only 1 megapixel, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Yoga 300 11, or the Yoga 300 both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 11 ($349.99) which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Yoga 300 11, or the Yoga 2 13 both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 11 ($349.99) which is cheaper.

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Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better 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 a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

Alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Yoga 300 11, the Acer Aspire R3-131T, or the DELL Inspiron 11 ($349.99).

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 11 ($349.99) (1.4kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo Yoga 300 (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical screen size 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 11.6" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Yoga 300 11, or the DELL Inspiron 11 ($349.99) which is cheaper; or the DELL Inspiron 11 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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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

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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