Summary: I hate to give a bad review but I'm not super happy with this computer. I read that it was a better laptop than a tablet so I took that into consideration but it's even more than that. More often than not, the screen doesn't sense when you touch it so you end up having to switch back from the tablet mode to laptop. Then at other times it's so sensitive you'll be popped back to the windows screen or somewhere else.
Summary: If your WIFI works for this computer, it's a wonderful device. If WIFI does not work, it is an utterly useless device. My WIFI works about 25% of the time. So this computer proves to be a $992 dollar waste of materials. Apparently many others have experienced the same issue with this device. If you are going to drop a lot of money on a computer, DO NOT take a chance on this one. You will regret it, if you find out your WIFI does not work!
A let down: 90 days in and the trackpad is stuck and WiFi has never been good
S. OBRIEN, Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: Once again let down by the little things that matter. It seems like others have posted about this as well: WiFi is awful and touchpad which I disabled all the way down to just a simply mouse and click is now being stuck in click "mode" Do some searching these are big problems that make something that costs over a $1000 useless.
Summary: The Yogo has a few good features and they revolve around the flexibility of the screen and quality of the screen. It is fast. I paid up for the top tricked-out copy. The keyboard layout is close to being nonfunctional if you type much. I am constantly finding myself typing in the middle of a previous line or paragraph. One slip and your curser goes to an unknown place. You have to very careful typing.
Pros: Folds around as advertised. Nice screen. Fast with 256 flash memory.
Cons: Keyboard layout causes constant errors. The webcam is very poor quality. But worse is the audio. If you try to use a USB headset your audio will hummm. Can'get rid of it. Support is poor.
Summary: I liked most things about this unit. The screen was great. Sound was really good - I was surprised. It was fast. Touchpad was awesome. Keyboard was pretty good. The keypress was shallow, but they were going for a thin keyboard - they did very well. It's better than most full size laptops, just not as good as a full size Thinkpad. But that wifi! Ugh. I noticed it was really slow and I ran a test on it. 3meg down, on a 18meg connection. My cell phone does better.
Summary: The hardware is great. However, Windows 8 is just a confusing mess. You don't know whether to use the new UI for touch or the old windows. Finding common things like Start or Control Panel is impossible. Overall, a terrible mess.
Summary: I got this for my son. He likes the fact that the screen swivels and is a touch one. BUT in just one month, the screen has gone out, keys have stopped working and it is out for repair. Not up to what I expect from Lenovo at all.
Summary: I used the Yoga for 8 days based on Wirecutter's review as "best laptop" . I have a Dell win7 laptop at work and a Macbook Air at home, and I was hoping to replace the Dell as it's too heavy to lug around all the time from meeting to meeting and on the road. After 8 days, I just returned the Yoga for a full refund I found the tablet mode unusable as the Yoga is too big and more importantly, too hot, to use as a tablet.
Summary: I read enough reviews on Amazon and other places to justify me having to write one here. First things first, I am an IT guy, so between hardware, software and networking it's easier for me to figure things out, so keep that in mind when reading the review. As all of the other reviewers said, there are some known quirks with this computer. Yes, the hinges let the screen wobble a bit. I have a Dell XPS 13 and the screen doesn't wobble at all, but this one does.