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

4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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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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Three Industry Awards

Alphr.com conluded that they would recommend this portable PC and gave it a "Recommended" award and the expert at Computershopper.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was outstanding.

This Lenovo laptop received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this notebook PC has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 16 user reviews the average user rating of this Lenovo portable PC is 82 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Laurence said “The laptop also stays pretty cool too, just warming up a tad occasionally when I play football manager.” in his review of this laptop. Two years ago Pete Kennedy mentioned on Amazon “The product arrived ahead of the suggested date (well done Amazon) and was good looking and felt very sturdy” in his Lenovo Yoga 2 review. In the same month Will wrote in his review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 “Yogasmically beautiful!”.

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Alphr.com mentioned “Attractive design and display” in their review of the Lenovo Yoga 2. Alphr.com also wrote “Slick and attractive design”.

Two customers who reviewed the Lenovo Yoga 2 agreed that it was neat. Two years ago Danny mentioned in his review of this laptop on Amazon “As for the laptop itself - first impression is that it is neat”. Also two years ago Will rated the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The computer was neatly packaged in sturdy corrugated cardboard” in his review.

One Lenovo Yoga 2 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Will scored this laptop very highly and he said in his Lenovo Yoga 2 review two years ago “The touch is responsive and smooth, like running your fingers through warm cream or swimming in the Greek Mediterranean”.

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Good Size

A number of customers reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Jdd said “It gets bogged down a little from time to time, so I would not tax it with heavy workloads” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Alphr.com mentioned in their review “Not very powerful, chunky and awkward as a tablet”.

Two people who bought it considered that it was lightweight. Last year Alphr.com rated this laptop 4 stars and said “Lightweight versatile flip design”. One person who bought this laptop wrote that it was thick. Two years ago Danny said “The original drives in the Yoga 2 11 are 5mm thick” in his review of this laptop.

One Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was compact.

One customer said in their reviews that this laptop was thin. Two years ago Laurence said in his review of this laptop on Amazon “No where near as hot as I've previously experienced with pretty much every laptop I've ever used, which is amazing considering how thin it is” and gave the product an excellent rating.

One Lenovo Yoga 2 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Ultrabookreview.com said in their review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 “A sleek and solid body”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Geoffrey J. wrote on Amazon two years ago “If all you want is a quality laptop/tablet which is well made, will give access to virtually never-ending software”. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus in the same month “It has superb picture quality, something that's” and scored the product very highly. Alphr.com mentioned “Solid build quality” and rated the product 4 stars.

Robust

A number of Lenovo Yoga 2 owners wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo Yoga 2 was well made. Two years ago A. Bennett said on Amazon “Nice solid laptop that doubles as a tablet once the screen is swung over” in their review of the Lenovo Yoga 2. Will wrote in his Lenovo Yoga 2 review on Amazon “I shouldn't think this will be a problem - this sweetheart is built to take a pounding” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of customers considered that it was strong and durable.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several people wrote in their reviews that this laptop was quiet. Laurence wrote “How it doesn't seem to have any fans on the chassis! (did I mention how quiet it is too?)The keyboard is lovely to type with” in his review. Peter mentioned “Works quickly and quietly” in his review of the Lenovo Yoga 2. Alphr.com mentioned in December last year “Cool and quiet” .

Easy to Use

A number of Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo Yoga 2 was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Its offers a comfortable k” . Alphr.com mentioned last year “Comfortable keyboard” in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review and scored this laptop 80 out of 100.

A number of Lenovo Yoga 2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was easy to use. Techradar.com rated the product 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Techradar “The latest Lenovo is another slick hybrid, with a good mechanism that's strong and easy to use” in their review of this laptop. Alphr.com mentioned “Decent display colour, light and portable, quiet, handy tilt mechanism, far more affordable than predecessor”.

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Popular Choice

Across all portable PCs, the Yoga 2 is one the fastest selling products currently available for sale.

Good Battery Life

Five customers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good battery life. Laurence said on Amazon “Very compact and light, fantastic battery (will last a minimum of 3 hours on a full battery, usually around 4” and scored the product very highly. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Expert Reviews two years ago “Don't be put off by its Pentium processor – this is a quick laptop hybrid with a great battery life” in their Lenovo Yoga 2 review. Alphr.com wrote in their review last year “Good battery life” .

Good Connectivity

One Lenovo Yoga 2 owner who bought the product thought it was able to connect to the internet. Will he said two years ago “Web browsing is fast, especially considering the snail-pace internet that BT so gracefully provides to us country bumpkins”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 896 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago 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 Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 4,358 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 manufacturers.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. At 313 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Yoga 2.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 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 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC 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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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago also have a touch sensitive screen.

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

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 16GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2.

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Light

The lightest portable PC that has been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2 is 290g heavy, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Yoga 2 amongst laptops of this age.

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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 typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Yoga 2 (only 298 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Yoga 2 the widths range from 200mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is 6.4GB/s, the fastest is 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Yoga 2. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Yoga 2 is 14GB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Yoga 2 is 600MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz. 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 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of this spec and age 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)

Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Yoga 2 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago 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 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as 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

At only 6 hours, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Yoga 2. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 18h.

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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 notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Yoga 2.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Yoga 2. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2 is 8.5GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Yoga 2. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Yoga 2 range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Yoga 2. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2 is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8,192 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB.

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Very Small Cache Memory

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average cache memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Yoga 2 is 3.1MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Yoga 2 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB. With a processor cache of 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 around for around the same time as 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.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Yoga 2.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops 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 laptops of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Yoga 2 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum 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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
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 Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size 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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 3 July 2015 by Miroslaw Halenski
(Verified Purchase)

Ok.

(Verified Purchase)

I've had this product for less than year and I am having so many problems with it. It's not the actual laptop itself, but the power cable is bust which is pretty rubbish to say its not even a year... Read more…

Reviewed 29 March 2015 by Kindle Customer "john M Black"
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice.and dose the job very well.

Reviewed 26 March 2015 by Georgina JH
(Verified Purchase)

Loving looking computer but had to return it due to ridiculously slow processing speed. Will be replacing with another model.

Reviewed 14 March 2015 by Prabul
(Verified Purchase)

Keyboard stopped working within hours of reviveing the product, 1 hour of support help also not helpful, was told to visit the service center, 100 miles away!!!
Returned and never going to... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by Mark G. Borg
(Verified Purchase)

After the problem I had with the first one dispatched I can say that so far so good.

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by Ken H.
(Verified Purchase)

Still getting to grips with in not helped by Microsoft.

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by The Price Is Right
(Verified Purchase)

Very well made laptop, looks cool, solid and so far reliable. I wasn't sure about the orange but it actually looks great! Win 8.1 runs glitch free. Keypad is smallish but works flawlessly, same... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Christine

I really like the multi-mode functions of this laptop as well as the fact it is very portable; smallish & light so that I'm still able to use it for larger pieces of writing as well as browsing.

(Verified Purchase)

Stuck another OS on it straight away but the hardware's great value for money.

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