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Lenovo Yoga 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and spec. In addition, this laptop 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 laptops of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Yoga 2. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and type. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus R554LA.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 50 watt-hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 72Wh.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 280MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Elitebook 810 G3 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 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 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2 have one USB 2.0 port, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Flex 15 (9h), or the Flex 14 (9h) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 3 (14").

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.6kg).

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
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Intel Clear Video Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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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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