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Lenovo Yoga 2 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 Oct 2014
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

2 in 1 laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP Spectre x360 which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Yoga 2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA is also worth considering.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This laptop has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is the most commonly found USB version on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 298 millimeters, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2. Portable PCs of this age and type have widths of between 200mm and 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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10 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 850 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 600MHz and 1,200MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Yoga 2 is 280MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 11GB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 2 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.6GHz. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T200TA (1.59GHz), or the HP Pro X2 612 G1 (1.6GHz).

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly short battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2. The battery lifes of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 range from 2.2h to 18h.

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 3 (6.5h).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8.1GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Laptops of this age and spec have speaker power of between 0.64W and 8W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Yoga 2.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs 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 Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP Spectre x360 (512GB), or the Lenovo Yoga (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 11 (1.4kg).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively standard screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 11.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 7204 which has better reviews.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 12 (12.5").

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Specification

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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
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Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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Tjunction
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
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Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN
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3G
Bluetooth
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
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UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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
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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
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Battery
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Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
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RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(137)
15 July 2015

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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
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.
(Verified Purchase)

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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