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Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 13

Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 13
alaScore 93

873 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 873 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and keyboard. The portability and screen are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook

 

Split Personality. With full 360-degree hinges and touchscreen ca

Beautiful IPS display; Fully functional 10-finger touchscreen; Extremely versatile; Relatively cool under load; Good, stylish build quality; Better than average maximum brightness; Strong hinges; User-removable SSD and RAM

Slightly thicker/heavier than current Ultrabooks; Underwhelming GPU performance; Average battery life; Average keyboard feedback; Average outdoor usability; Non-removable battery; No included stylus; No backlight keyboard

The 360-degree hinges work seemlessly and function well. We would love to see this ability on more Windows 8 IdeaPad models in the future.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

 

This 13-inch convertible laptop features a unique 360-degree pivoting screen. But is that enough to make us love a $1000 Ultrabook tablet?

Solid performance ; Great display ; Nice fit and finish

Exposed" keyboard in tablet and stand modes ; Potentially frustrating power button location ; Limited to no more than 8GB of RAM

Lenovo deserves some credit for trying something new in the convertible notebook/tablet market. The Yoga 13 isn’t “just a laptop with a touchscreen” like many of the new Windows 8 notebooks but Lenovo also wanted to try something different than the...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review: Flexible in more than one way

 

The Yoga is perhaps one of the most usable Ultrabooks available today. It's got a great keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen, and it can be used in multiple positions.

Great keyboard, trackpad and touchscreen ; Smooth, responsive display ; Excellent speakers

A little heavy

The Yoga is perhaps one of the most usable devices on the market. It has a great keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen, and can be used in multiple positions.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is almost everything we want in a hybrid ultrabook. As an ultrabook, the Yoga 13 offers an uncompromised computing experience, while wedding Windows 8 with the touch screen it deserves, and delivering performance that will...

Solid Windows 8 ultrabook. Folds back for tablet and stand modes. Excellent keyboard. Speedy performance thanks to Intel Core i5-3317U processor and 128GB solid-state drive

Too large and heavy for comfort as a tablet

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a solid ultrabook, but as a tablet, it's a little too big for comfort. Otherwise, the Yoga 13 has the best hybrid design we've seen so far.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review

 

Make no mistake: Lenovo is taking this Windows 8 thing very seriously. The company's first-generation of Win 8 devices includes everything from a laptop / tablet hybrid to a classic convertible laptop with a swiveling display. Then there's the Yoga....

Amazingly versatile design ; Thin and light for a convertible ; Bright, crisp IPS display

Jumpy trackpad ; Parts of the keyboard feel cramped

The Yoga 13's shape-shifting design makes it the most intriguing Windows 8 convertible we've seen. It's not perfect, but it's still a good choice among Ultrabooks.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review

 

In this first run of Windows 8 devices, manufacturers are essentially throwing things against the wall to see what sticks. We've seen every size, every form factor, every direction and angle of rotation — companies are trying desperately to figure out...

Lots of form factors in one device ; Good, high-res display ; Great keyboard

Finicky touchscreen ; A few software and performance bugs ; Touchpad is maddeningly inconsistent

A big step in the right direction, but I'd wait for step two or three

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

 

When Lenovo first introduced the IdeaPad Yoga 13 at CES last January, the innovative hinge design made this Ultrabook the belle of the ball. Designed for Windows 8, this device literally bent over backwards to accommodate all of the operating system's...

360-degree hinge and multiple modes from laptop to tablet ; Hinge feels sturdy ; Overall solid build ; Beautiful display with wide viewing angles ; Responsive touchscreen ; Speedy performance

Keyboard exposed in tablet mode ; Shrunken keys on the right side of keyboard ; Few ports

Though we wish it had more ports and the keyboard didn't have those minor frustrations, overall, we have no trouble recommending this Ultrabook.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

 

With so many Windows 8 PCs launching in the next couple months, manufacturers are going to have find something to make their machines stand out. Lenovo has taken this idea to extremes with one of its new computers, the IdeaPad Yoga 13. Convertibles are...

Those prices may be a little difficult to swallow, but I think if you have a bit of extra cash you’re willing to part with, you probably won’t be disappointed with the Yoga 13. I liked the time I spent with it a lot, and if you want a good Windows 8...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

 

The biggest hardware trend marking the launch of Windows 8 is the proliferation of touch-screen laptop/tablet hybrids . Some have screens that pull apart to become separate tablets, while others have screens that flip, twist, or rotate to give you a...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 looks as good as any 13-inch ultrabook, with the added attraction of a 360-degree screen and a laptop body that can fold into a tent, stand, or slate.

Tablet mode leaves the keyboard exposed, and the Yoga 13 costs more than standard ultrabooks with similar components.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

 

Sliders, convertibles, hybrids, slates, touch-screen clamshells—just how many ways can a computer flip over Windows 8? Microsoft's new operating system isn't even a month old, and we've already seen a flood of intriguing new hardware designs built to...

360-degree flipping lid ; Vibrant high-resolution display ; Comfortable keyboard ; Slim, lightweight design

Gesture-control woes ; Skimpy selection of ports ; Keys lie on bottom in tablet mode ; Lots of bundled software saps storage space

The IdeaPad Yoga 13's versatile screen hinge and stellar all-around design make it an early hybrid standout, but gesture-control quirks temper our enthusiasm a bit.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows Embedded 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QS77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
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