Reviews and Problems with Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro 13
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Summary: - Lenovo took their original Yoga convertible design and made a huge number of improvements to it. The system is not only thinner and lighter than the original but packs an incredibly details display that is a thing to behold. The best part is that it is one of the most affordable convertible ultrabooks on the market. Sadly, the design is far from perfect as there are a number of compromises that were made likley to keep the prices down.
Summary: While not without a handful of minor inconveniences, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is one of the best top-tier ultrabooks money can buy right now. It's sturdy and beautiful, in a very simple way, it packs fast hardware, a fairly good high-resolution display and is cheaper than all of its competitors. On top of that, don't forget about the flipping screen!
Pros: versatile form factor, slim and light, simple and what looks like a reliable body, runs cool and quiet, excellent price
Cons: some color reproduction issues, battery life is shorter than expected, not the best selection of ports, rather slow SSD
Conclusion: We love the Lenovo's screen and keyboard, and can live with its few shortcomings—mainly the mediocre audio and Webcam, and the extra weight that any convertible (as opposed to a keyboard-dropping detachable) packs when used as a tablet. So even if you think you'll use its other modes only rarely, for almost no price premium it's nice to have the option.
Pros: Thin and light (in laptop mode), Fold it into a tablet, easel, or tent, Beautiful 1080p screen, Excellent backlit keyboard, Handy apps for each mode, Attractive price
Cons: Average port selection, Weak speakers, Tablet mode leaves keys exposed on the back side, Low-res Webcam, Shorter battery life than some competitors
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 13 Inch Convertible Laptop Review
17 April 2014
Summary: Many times, the update to a product line is a quick refresh of the system, with a few specs swapped out but essentially, the system remains the same. The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro defies this trend, with a machine that's been almost completely revamped from top to bottom. As a result, it comes very close to being the perfect convertible ultrabook experience.
Pros: Incredibly Fast:, Powerful Spec Upgrades:, QHD+ Display:, Old Flaws Fixed and Addressed:, Cool Features:
Summary: Final Thoughts
Using the Yoga 2 Pro has been a treat I have to say. First lets talk about its size. The Yoga 2 Pro is truly meant to be portable. When you are holding it in your hand it really feels more like a magazine or book. Since it weighs in at just over 3 lbs it really does not add much weight to your bag at all. I really noticed the difference when I swapped out my other laptop for the Yoga 2 Pro in my laptop bag.
Pros: – Thinner and lighter than the previous version, – QHD+ 3200 x 1800 screen, – Lid can be folded back to enable different modes, – Lenovo includes applications you can actually make use of, – Quality built, – Backlit keyboard
Summary: It was true of the IdeaPad Yoga 13, and it’s true of the $1,049 Yoga 2 Pro: it’s mostly successful because it doesn’t try to do too much. Lenovo realized a year ago that though people might want a versatile device that works as well for watching movies in bed as it does for getting work done, the reality is most people spend most of their time getting work done.
Pros: Thin and light, Flexible hinge is really useful, Gorgeous display
Cons: Only average battery life, Hinge tends to wobble, Jumpy trackpad
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review: Our Favorite Ultrabook Convertible So Far
26 January 2014
Summary: The Lenovo ideaPad Yoga 2 Pro is one of the best 2 in 1 devices on the market, except that it’s actually a 4-in-1. With a backlit keyboard, and a brilliant 3200 x 1800 display, the Yoga 2 Pro manages to improves on its predecessor without breaking the bank. And when you consider that a 13” MacBook Pro with a Retina display and similar specs would cost you $1299, it really puts into perspective what a great value the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro offers.
Pros: A premium device that is a good value for the money, very good performance, excellent build quality, versatile and lightweight form factor, backlit keyboard, and pretty good built in stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater sound.
Cons: Battery life could be better, only a single USB 3.0 port, power button is a bit too recessed and difficult to push.
Excerpt: It’s one of the most Ultraboooky Ultrabooks out there. The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro sits with the Sony VAIO Pro 13 and the Samsung ATIV Book 9 as showcase devices that are fast, light, stylish and very very usable. The Yoga 2 Pro, however, differs in that it’s a convertible. You wouldn’t know it at first glance though because it’s under 16mm thick and weighs just 1400 grams / 3 pounds.