Summary: Good power, but Windows 8.1 is a real frustration as I try to work with it in various modes. The other frustrating thing is the preloaded trial software that annoys you if you don't buy it and the pop-up reminders are hard to remove
Summary: I really wanted to love this laptop and was hoping to purchase one for a long time. But I wished I had checked out the keyboard more carefully first, or even listened to the naysayers that note the screen is more of a hassle than a bonus. Or at least until more windows programs and windows 8.1 itself can really make use of it.
Pros: super hi-res screen
Cons: 1)Problem with keyboard as a refurb--but got RMA quickly from newegg-so thanks for the good customer service
Pros: These thing has a really cool design. The touch screen works great. Hard drive is very fast.
Cons: First the sound didn't work. I sent it in for repair. 1 month later the thing won't charge nor run off of the battery charger. Not really Lenovo's fault, but Windows 8 sucks. The ultra high resolution display is actually a negative. In desktop mode, text gets stretched to be a readable size. Sometimes this looks an awful lot like zooming way too far in on a picture of text. The text looks awful. Graphics are very low end.
Summary: I like the design and the weight. it fits my work needs very well. But as a high end ultrabook, Yoga2 Pro is expected to excel in every aspect. Unfortunately Yoga 2 Pro uses Intel N7260 wireless card, which has extremely poor performance. That's why so many Yoga 2 pro owners have wifi connection issues such as dropping signal or no connection. Mine can only connect to a router within 2 yards range. Intel should be the one to take the blame.
Nice ultrabook, but some software does not play well with the 3200x1800 screen
G. SALMON, Amazon
25 March 2014
Summary: I purchased a refurbished Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro (i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SDD). It took a little getting use to Windows 8.1 but manageable In general, I am happy with laptop as a lighweight ultrabook. but very little of my usual software are "metro enabled". So most software opens on a "desktop" just like Windows 7. Additionally, less that 25% of my usual software can not understand the QHD resolution and is not usable at 3200x1800.
There are still several serious flaws in the Yoga 2 Pro and they're not getting resolved by support
Joseph Loewi, Amazon
21 March 2014
Summary: You can read about the positive aspects of the new Yoga 2 Pro elsewhere. I bought the Core I7, 8mb 256gig unit. There are many pluses to the newest Yoga, it's fast, solid, sleek and light, so I'm pointing out some serious negatives I've experienced in the last two months. The often reported wifi problem remains the most serious and annoying issue. Given a strong wifi signal the unit performs flawlessly.
Summary: I'll make this short because I dont have to repeat what everyone else has said... This computer is very thin and light, fast and versatile, and I WOULD love it for all these reasons except for some serious flaws it has. In order of severity: 1. There are major issues with the wireless card (long threads can be found on it in the Lenovo forums). What that means for me is that at least once a day the computer will simply stop connecting to the wireless network.
So-so performance; high-res is problem, not a bonus
12 January 2014
Summary: High-res screen is not compatible with Windows or other software and creates display problems with font size. As usual, Microsoft, software vendors, and Lenovo are all pointing the finger at each other.
Pros: Various modes are nice., Laptop is a nice size and weight., The rubberized covering on the keyboard limits hand sweating (versus aluminum covers).
Cons: Screen resolution is too high and not compatible with Windows and much software, resulting in tiny font, particularly with remote desktop connection, unless you change resolution before using certain software.
Summary: I have been visiting the Lenovo site. The upgraded model of the Yoga 2, with 8 GB RAM and a 512 SSD hard drive, is no longer offered. You cannot upgrade the RAM on the Yoga 2, as it is hard-soldered to the motherboard. The bare-bones configuration will not run Adobe CS5 Premier Pro acceptably. According to Adobe, the minimum required RAM is 4 GB (wink*, wink*), which means that you need 8 GB to have it run without major problems.