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Lenovo Thinkpad YOGA / 20CD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 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 keyboard and usability. The design and durability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency. There are mixed comments on the sound and image quality.

performance, durability, design, usability, keyboard


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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 Review: Market Elasticity


The ThinkPad Yoga S1 is a well-made business convertible with a beautiful flexible display, but it lacks the connectivity to be a true enterprise force.

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 (

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 (

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: Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: The Yoga's keyboard assumes a new position


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 (

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 Hillen (

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

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Review


The ThinkPad Yoga is a well-designed business hybrid with a rotating full HD display, excellent keyboard and long battery life.

Colorful, full HD screen; Responsive keyboard; Innovative, bendable design; Long battery life

Screen is fingerprint magnet; Relatively slow SSD; Limited port selection for business notebook

The ThinkPad Yoga is a well-designed business hybrid with a rotating full HD display, excellent keyboard and long battery life.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible Review: Business Flexibility


The next candidate in our barrage of ThinkPad reviews is the ThinkPad Yoga, which, at first glance, might seem a little bit redundant. After all, we've already got three current-gen Yoga models to choose from between the Yoga 2 11- and 13-inch...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Signature Yoga folding keyboard with keys no longer exposed in tablet mode, Strong performance and sound system, Great-looking full HD display

Pricey, Short on ports, Weak, low-res Webcam

Still, this is one great convertible. You get all the business accoutrements of the ThinkPad—durability, comfort, and so on—as well as the versatility of a Yoga. We understand that it's a huge risk to make drastic changes to products so well ensconced...

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: Yes
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD GRAPH. 5500 / HD Graphics 4400 / HD GRAPHICS 4600


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM87 / SOC / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-4010U / I3-4030U / I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I5-4300M / I5-4300U / I5-5200U / I7-4500U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U