Reviews and Problems with Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11
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Lenovo Yoga 2 11 review – the affordable 2-in-1 laptop
12 August 2014
Summary: The 11 inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is one of the most interesting affordable 2-in-1s available right now. It sports the convertible form factor and a sleek and solid body, an IPS touchscreen and a fanless Intel platform able to handle everyday activities well enough.
Pros: looks good and feels strong, 2-in-1 form factor, good IPS screen, fairly capable hardware platform, fanless, decent keyboard and trackpad
Cons: slow HDD on this version, short battery life, annoying sharp rim around the palm-rest, limited connectivity (ports), shallow keyboard, rather slow Wi-Fi
Conclusion: The Lenovo Yoga 2 11-inch is smaller than the 13-inch version, but suffers from many of the same problems. While using the system as a tablet is a bit less awkward, it’s still uncomfortable due to excessive weight and the uncovered keyboard, which always lingers.
Conclusion: It's not optimized for the most demanding multimedia apps or high-end games, but everyday tasks run just fine—and as we said, more powerful Core i3 and Core i5 models are expected soon, but we doubt they'll hit the sweet spot of performance and value the way this Best Buy model does.
Pros: Strong performance for great low price, Signature Yoga 360-degree folding keyboard, Attractive design and display, Good sound system, 4GB of RAM, Runs 64-bit programs
Cons: Slightly short on ports, Weak, low-res Webcam, Cheap-feeling keyboard
Conclusion: The Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is an inexpensive evolution of the convertible hybrid laptop. Its $500 purchase price is a sweet spot for consumers, but there are even less expensive choices from other PC makers.
Pros: Light chassis. Good battery life. Comfortable keyboard. Lid folds for Tablet, Stand, and Tent modes.
Cons: Few I/O ports. Micro-HDMI port requires adapter. Motion control is still gimmicky. Small auxiliary keys and touchpad.
Excerpt: Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 gives a whole new meaning to the phrase flexible budget. Priced at $499, this Best Buy exclusive offers the 360-degree, bendable hinge of the Yoga series without killing your wallet.
Pros: Good value, Slick design, Easy converting mechanism, Bright screen, Punchy speakers, The Lenovo's physical design looks good and works well. The hinge is a sturdy mechanism that means the Yoga can be quickly flipped into any of its modes, and the simple styling means this system looks far better ...
Cons: Mediocre battery life, Modest processor, Poor keyboard, No SSD, Inconsistent build quality, The Yoga's weight and dimensions are good for an Ultrabook, but they're bad for a tablet. That means this system is just too heavy and thick to be used in one hand for any length of time – it needs to be o...
Summary: Overall I really liked the Yoga 2, as I mention earlier for me it is the ideal mix of elements. As to how I would improve the Yoga 2 I think I’d add a higher resolution screen, a full size HDMI port and possibly add an SSD instead of the hard drive.
Pros: Nice compact size and it’s lightweight., Screen positioning is actually quite useful., Decent price (about £499 at the moment)., It feel pretty quick in the modern UI side of things., Battery life., Large 500GB Hard Drive.
Cons: Pre loaded Lenovo Software is a little annoying., No full HDMI out., Low resolution screen., The screen is a bit dull in bright daylight.