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Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The performance and durability also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 review

 

The weight distribution is different when you switch into tablet mode, though, and the size and weight of the screen mean that you either need to rest it on your lap or use the tent option to prop it up on its own. Even so, it's still nice to have that...

In some respects the Yoga 2 is a real bargain, as it provides good screen quality, battery life and lightweight design at a very competitive price. Performance is below-par, although it will still handle routine web browsing, streaming video and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (techworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 review

 

The Yoga 2 is a real bargain in some respects, as it provides good screen quality, battery life and lightweight design. Here's our Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 review.

In some respects the Yoga 2 is a real bargain, as it provides good screen quality, battery life and lightweight design at a very competitive price. Performance is below-par, although it will still handle routine web browsing, streaming video and...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: jim (newegg.com)

no hardwire issues

 

thought I would use the pad feature more but the keyboard in back has a feel that takes some getting use to. I like having the key board; easier to use than the touch screen keyboard.

well built. have not found any issues with the refirb ; able to use open office and print ; light weight ; don't have to be concerned about blocking vents ; like having the two usb ports as well as the sd card reader

not much offered for windows 8 yet. ie no campground directories ; simply not in the same league as apple or Samsung

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

So far So good

 

item is like new, no scratches or any noticeable imperfections. It is very light and even though it is a weak processor, windows run very smoothly, as long as you don't game on it, it will be fine

wish it had 8 gig of memory, 4 isn't really enough for a good amount of multi tasking

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Runamok (newegg.com)

Performance and Value

 

I was worried about the CPU speed and resolution of this lower end hybrid, but those concerns have been abated. This unit is perfect. This laptop is used for school and browsing. It was purchased for around $279 after rebate. Out of the box speed was...

Lightweight. Good battery. Good build quality. Good for traveling. Resolution perfect for this size. Celeron CPU does have enough oomph for productivity and play. No bloatware out of the box. Tablet, tent, and touchscreen are cool

Wide bezel on the screen. Back cover shows fingerprints easily

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Decent...when working

 

Do not buy refurbished items from lenovo

Quick and snappy, fast bootup time after updating firmwares

Battery life average at 2 hours with minimal to no usage. After 2 weeks of using lightly every other day, the laptop battery is now completely dead at 0%, when plugged in it says "plugged in, not charging". I never leave it charging and unplug it right...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolb y Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:34 / 42 / 50
Battery capacity (Watt hours):34 / 42 / 50
Battery life (max):6 / 8 / 9
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 1

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Orange / Grey, Silver / Orange / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / Not supported / QHD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 20
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:844 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 844 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolb y Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HDA
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 20
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 4
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / N2920 / N3520 / N3530
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.42 / 2.58 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.86 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.16 / 2.166
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / N2920 / N3520 / N3530
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / BGA1170
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:B3 / C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 79049 / 79053 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / 81074
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EB / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR1SE / SR1SF / SR1W2
Processor package size:25 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:VeriFace Pro, OneKey Recovery, Zinio Online Newsstand, Skype, Amazon Kindle, CyberLink YouCam, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Evernote
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500 / 508
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 508 / 516

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.03 / 8.11 / 8.66 / 8.7 / 8.74
Height:0.61 / 0.669 / 0.677 / 0.681 / 0.689
Weight:2.87 / 3.06 / 3.09 / 3.2 / 3.44 / 3.66
Width:11.7 / 13