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Lenovo Thinkpad YOGA / 20CD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad YOGA / 20CD. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and durability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the sound and image quality are mixed. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and price.

performance, durability, screen, design, usability

price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad YOGA / 20CD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 (7200U, FHD) Convertible Review

 

Getting the hang of it. The ThinkPad Yoga 370 is Lenovo's first 13.3-inch laptop in its ThinkPad Yoga series and is an attempt to simplify the line-up. Our extensive review shows how Lenovo succeeded and why we liked the ThinkPad Yoga 370.

high quality and serviceable chassis ; ThinkPad input devices ; good connectivity ; bright and colorful display ; long battery life

comparatively expensive ; short standard warranty ; cooling system needs improvement ; CPU potential not fully used ; PWM at lower brightness levels ; 16 GB memory and WWAN can't be combined ; Micro SD instead of SD-card reader

Lenovo has made it easier for us this year. Instead of having to choose between a 12.5 and a 14-inch model all we get is a single 13.3-inch ThinkPad Yoga. We support this change - rather than offering two somewhat disappointing models Lenovo found the...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible

 

Business hybrid. Lenovo's new 12.5-inch ThinkPad Yoga borrows the 360-degree folding screen design from the consumer-oriented IdeaPad-line and adapts it for business use. Does the versatile Ultrabook convertible with its innovative usage-modes still...

Good build quality, Very bright screen, Versatile and innovative design, Decent performance, Excellent keyboard and mouse, The Lift n' Lock design which protects the keyboard in tablet mode

Slightly heavy, Ethernet port only via docking station, Display bounces a little, A slightly longer battery life. A display that doesn't dim at all on battery

Dec, 2013

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Expert review by: Ben Radding (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 is an excellent business-oriented convertible-hybrid laptop with best-in-class performance in a lightweight, but sturdy, body.

Excellent productivity and graphics performance. Long battery life. Vibrant 1080p screen. Lightweight build. Snappy AccuType keyboard. Built-in stylus.

Mediocre results on some multimedia tests.

Conclusions The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 offers many improvements over the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12, including a full-size HDMI port, 4G/LTE capability, better battery life, and improved performance with the sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, all...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 Review: Market Elasticity

 

The new ThinkPad Yoga S1 offers a durable build, solid performance and an attractive IPS touch display. This laptop looks to offer something for everyone, but will the device stretch itself too thin? Read the full review to find out.

attractive display ; high-quality keyboard ; flexible hinge design ; solid performance

limited port selection ; poor audio quality

Melding features from the consumer Yoga line and the business ThinkPad line affords the Yoga S1 a great deal of flexibility, but it comes at the cost of some core business features. With a high-quality keyboard, an attractive durable build and strong...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: A flexible hybrid tablet

 

The ThinkPad Yoga is heavy and short of on-board connectors, an Ethernet port being the most glaring omission. Otherwise it's difficult to fault this flexible hybrid tablet.

Solid chassis ; Superb IPS touchscreen ; Great multimodal use options ; Excellent keyboard protection in tablet mode

Heavy ; Unwieldy in tablet mode ; No on-board Ethernet port

There are only two things we dislike about the ThinkPad Yoga. It's heavy, which will be particularly noticeable if you need to carry it a lot and/or work standing up with the notebook in tablet mode. It's also short of on-board connectors — an Ethernet...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Becky Waring (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: Yoga flexibility melded with ThinkPad muscle

 

A business laptop that can do downward-facing dog with the best of them.

360-degree hinged touchscreen ; Pressure-sensitive Wacomn stylus ; Rugged enclosure ; Available docking station

Display choices top out at 1920 by 1080 ; So-so battery life ; Thicker and heavier many of its competitors

This business-oriented Ultrabook hybrid is a successful marriage of Yoga design and ThinkPad durability, features, and docking options.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga hybrid ultrabook brings the Yoga multimode design to the business-focused ThinkPad lineup.

Multimode design is a first for the business-focused ThinkPad. Boasts an Intel Core i5-4200U processor, a 128GB SSD, and perks like 802.11AC WLAN and a stylus for high-accuracy tasks.

Middling performance.

Conclusion While there's a lot to like about the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga—especially the introduction of Lenovo's excellent multimode design into the business realm—the fact remains that it falls short when compared with similar ThinkPad models and...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review

 

Lenovo's Yoga hybrid line has already gone through several iterations, from the original, fold-back screen version, to the 3,200x1,800 Yoga 2 Pro , to the recently announced lower-cost Yoga 2 .

The ThinkPad Yoga has an innovative vanishing keyboard that solves a major hybrid problem. Construction, battery life, and ergonomics are up to Lenovo's typical high standards.

The screen is smaller and lacks the higher resolution of the similar Yoga 2 Pro. The hidden keyboard adds mechanical complexity to what should be a rugged road system. The upgrades you'll want drive the price up quickly.

Lenovo solves half the Yoga equation with a clever hidden keyboard on the ThinkPad Yoga. If we could combine this with the higher-res screen and better looks of the consumer version, we'd have the ultimate hybrid.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: a good (if slightly heavy) Ultrabook for business users

 

It's pretty clear that Lenovo made a bit of a mistake with its original Yoga laptop. Don't get us wrong, we liked -- no, loved -- it, but we could never

Well-built, versatile design ; Low-glare screen offers good viewing angles ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; One of the few Ultrabooks to support pen input ; Fast boot-up time, good all-around performance

Relatively bulky ; Self-flattening keyboard seems less useful on a machine that's this cumbersome to use in tablet mode ; Base model has a fairly low-res screen ; Battery life is on the short side

The ThinkPad Yoga's self-flattening keyboard is a neat idea, but it would make more sense on a smaller machine. All told, you can easily find Ultrabooks that offer sharper screens, longer battery life and comparable performance -- sometimes for about...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Review

 

Lenovo has popped up with a handful of new products recently, among them being the ThinkPad Yoga, a flexible hybrid laptop with a touchscreen panel that can fold all the way back into a tablet-like mode. This follows the ThinkPad X240 we reviewed last...

The ThinkPad Yoga is a hybrid machine with a lot to offer users as both a laptop and as a tablet, though in slate mode it is thicker than what you’d get with a traditional tablet. There is nothing ill to speak of regarding the ThinkPad Yoga —...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x161E / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 76308 / 76616 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / 85212 / 85234
Processor package size:30 / 40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language: / POL
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
SSD form factor:M.2

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (tablet mode):0.684