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

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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At 896 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Yoga 2. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 600MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 740MHz.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2 is 200MHz, the fastest is 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (313 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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 laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the HP Spectre x360 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Four Battery Cells

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 have between two and seven battery cells, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has four battery cells.

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Narrow

The average width of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 is 320mm, and the widths range from 200mm to 390mm. With a width of only 298 millimeters, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 896 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 920MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a notebook PC that 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. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 portable PC.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has two SATA connectors.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo Yoga 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Yoga 2 range from 8.9" to 16". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pro X2 612 G1 (12.5" and higher rated).

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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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 common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution amongst all laptops of this type and age.

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

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The processor caches of portable PCs of this type and age range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have one USB 2.0 port.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Yoga 2 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Spectre X360 13-4003na (2.2GHz).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Yoga 2.

If this 2 in 1 laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Flex 15 (9h), or the Flex 14 (9h) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty standard weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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.
(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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