Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11Processor: Intel Core i3 4010U, Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Pentium N3520
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.295kg, 1.4kg, 1.6kg
Price: 500, 600, 800 euro
Average Score: 72.3% - average
Average of 23 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 58%, features: 67%, display: 72%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 91%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 inch-59402636

Lenovo is China’s largest computer manufacturer and ranks fourth in the world. The company has been releasing devices and computers for a long time, so they know their stuff. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 inch-59402636 is an innovation from them, pushing their concept of flexible tablets for extra mobility and convenience.

The Lenovo Yoga 13 provides a larger screen for a tablet making it more suitable to be categorized as a hybrid between laptops and tablets. The 13.3 inch display has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, providing users with definite FullHD clarity and clear colors. With an Intel Core i5 4200U processor, the processing power of this device should not be underestimated. This processor is capable of clocking at 2.6 GHz on turbo, has a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller and is paired with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 to provide its users with unparalleled quality of graphics. Despite having over average hardware specifications, the hybrid is still only 1.6 kilograms heavy, making it one of the lightest, if not the lightest, 13” device.

In a nutshell, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-inch-59402636 has many advantages when compared to other devices of its class. But, those interested in getting this device have to consider all aspects, including its rather low battery life due to its powerful specifications.

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 inch-59402636Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 inch-59402636
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 inch-59402636 (Model)

Average Score: 77.25% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

78% The Ultimate Portable Hybrid?
Source: Digital Trends English
The Yoga 2 is a great convertible laptop. It features a gorgeous screen, excellent ergonomics, average battery life and great build quality. It's short comings did prevent it from winning our Best Buy, but if it's a laptop you want within Rs.60,000, then this is the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
Lenovo Yoga 2 13 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 feels like a big laptop, and not in a bad way -- despite some issues with having to readjust how you type (the right shift key is small) and some snafus with the trackpad (there were some sensitivity issues), the laptop is a solid machine, and is particularly handy because of its various modes, allowing users to prop it up in the best position for any given moment. While it doesn't feel quite as svelte and powerful as some of the other recent machines we've reviewed from Lenovo, the design is very appealing, and the machine holds up well in general usage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2014
80% Yoga's winning hybrid design, now available for less
Source: CNet English
The Lenovo Yoga 2 13, while not as nice as the Pro version, is still an excellent hybrid laptop. Some might still find it a bit clunky to use as a tablet regularly -- and it is. But the flexibility to use it in that position as well as all the others, without sacrificing the feel of a regular clamshell, is great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Source: PC Mag English
All in all, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is a solid convertible hybrid laptop with good, but not stellar performance, and it doesn't quite live up to the build quality of past and current Yoga models. The convertible category is hit or miss, so we still haven't nailed down an Editors' Choice, but comparing it against the strongest competitors, namely the Dell XPS 12 and the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 falls a bit short.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The $1,000 Ultrabook space is crowded, and Lenovo is tickling the underbelly with their $100 cheaper Yoga 2 13 inch model. The question is, is that enough of a price difference to make the Yoga 2 13 a slam-dunk? Probably not, but when you narrow it down to Windows 8.1 convertibles that can work both as a tablet and a laptop, it becomes more attractive because convertibles with a Core i5 generally cost more than laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Source: Computer Shopper English
It might be amusing to give the Yoga 2 13 to a friend who wasn't familiar with it and who never opened the lid more than 120 degrees or so—using it as a perfectly fine clamshell laptop, and not realizing the screen can keep going all the way around to tablet mode. Certainly if we didn't know that the Yoga was anything but a very sleek, reasonably fast, eminently portable ultrabook, we'd have no trouble recommending it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Most Flexible Laptop for Small Business
Source: Small Business Computing English
That's the idea behind Lenovo's Yoga line of "convertible" Ultrabook notebooks: the Yoga 2 Pro (with a quad-DH touchscreen geared toward entertainment), the Yoga 2 11 (a compact notebook with an 11-inch touchscreen) and the Yoga 2 13 (with a 13.3-inch touchscreen). Each ultrabook features a pair of trick hinges that allows you to open the lid not just 120 degrees like a traditional laptop, but a full 360 degrees. That puts the back of the screen flush with the underside of the base so you can use the touchscreen as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2014
60% Lenovo Yoga 2
Source: Digital Trends English
Overall, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 should be called the Yoga 1.5. While it’s certainly better than its predecessor, the new model feels like an incremental update. That wouldn’t be a problem if the Yoga was frequently updated, but we’ve been waiting well over a year for a new entry-level model, and what a year it has been.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the $899 IdeaPad Yoga 2 13, Lenovo continues to evolve its winning hybrid. You get a vivid 1080p display and a host of preinstalled apps to enhance and complement each of the notebook's modes. However, below-average performance and somewhat short battery life keep the Yoga 2 13 from earning a higher rating.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Somehow Better Than The Yoga 2 Pro
Source: Digital Versus English
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 was a nice surprise for us. Its components make it a versatile, fun and easy-to-use computer that can take on many forms (Tent, Stand, Tablet, Laptop) by simply pivoting the screen. Plus, it has superb picture quality, something that's missing from the Pro model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656 is a rather popular model of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Series, most likely due to its reasonable price without compromising performance. The laptop/tablet hybrid is amazingly light, weighing only 1.4 kilograms. Coupled with its acclaimed flexibility, the device gives a very unique experience for its users.

The Lenovo Yoga has an 11.6 inch display, which is standard for laptop/tablet hybrids. The resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels gives it great screen quality, which is quite low in today's world. Its Intel Pentium N3520 quad core Atom processor is able to clock at 2.4 GHz and provides a slightly better than average processing power. The hybrid also comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) which is a very common GPU for laptops and tablets. It is based on the Ivy Bridge GPU and supports up to DirectX11. Unfortunately is just a very average card that won’t allow for any high-end graphical usage.

In essence, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656 is based on a rather unique idea for flexible tablets. Although it has rather decent hardware specifications, it is best used as a tablet, not a laptop. Its affordable price paired with its above average specifications make it a value buy for those who are in the market for a device like this.

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656
Processor: Intel Pentium N3520
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656 (Model)

Average Score: 68.64% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

72% An entry-level Yoga that's flexible but affordable
Source: CNet English
By making this the least-expensive Yoga to date (not counting the best-forgotten Windows RT version), Lenovo makes a strong case that laptop and hybrid shoppers should expect more from budget PCs. At the very least, a solid build with an IPS display, decent keyboard, and a touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
70% Lenovo Yoga 2 11 review: A small laptop with tablet potential
Source: PC World English
In the final analysis, the Yoga 2 11 is just a good laptop that’s capable of some cool party tricks. If your primary tablet use-case is movies, business presentations, or other applications that will benefit from its tent and stand modes, it’s a superior alternative to just buying another clamshell laptop. I don’t see it replacing the reading experience a dedicated tablet delivers, though. I’d also recommend you audition the trackpad and keyboard before laying down your cash—they didn't seem up to snuff.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Yoga 2 11 review
Source: T3 English
If it's a gaming powerhouse you're after, this convertible isn't for you. But as a low-cost laptop-tablet hybrid that's fine for everyday use, it's definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga 2 11
Source: Computer Shopper English
While the Yoga 2 11 is by no means perfect, we think that what you get for $499 provides excellent value. Aside from a somewhat flexy keyboard deck and less-than-optimal keyboard, the convertible is well-crafted and well-designed. Its bright and colorful screen and vivid-sounding speakers make it ideal for streaming video, and its Pentium processor and 4GB of RAM are capable of running most Windows apps efficiently.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo Yoga 2 11
Source: PC Mag English
If you've been eyeing one of the ultrabook-class Lenovo Yoga laptops, but don't need ultrabook power (and its premium pricing), the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is a good option. However, for almost $100 less, the HP Pavilion x360 offers the same internals in a flashier body. The HP x360 is also better connected, with a full-size HDMI port and Ethernet. Ultimately, if you want a highly portable hybrid laptop, the Asus Transformer Book T100TA retains the Editors' Choice; it's $100 cheaper, and offers better battery life and performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Lenovo Yoga 2
Source: Digital Trends English
The Lenovo Yoga 2 11-inch is smaller than the 13-inch version, but suffers from many of the same problems. While using the system as a tablet is a bit less awkward, it’s still uncomfortable due to excessive weight and the uncovered keyboard, which always lingers. Battery life is average at best, and build quality is unremarkable, though the 11-inch version’s $499 MSRP partially offsets some of these flaws.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11
Source: Laptop Mag English
They say you can't have it all, but the sub-$500 Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 comes close. For $499, you get a laptop with a bright, vibrant display and the Yoga line's extreme versatility and portability. Consumers looking for even more versatility should check out the ASUS Transformer Book T100, which has a detachable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 (11 inch) review
Source: PC Pro English
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 strikes a supremely well-judged balance: Lenovo has managed to trim costs without unduly compromising performance or battery life, while retaining all the plus points of the Yoga’s hybrid design. Most impressively, the 11.6in IPS display is leaps and bounds better than any £500 laptop or hybrid we’ve reviewed to date. Those looking for an affordable, portable everyday device should look no further – for £500, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 is quite simply as good as it gets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 50% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 review A Yoga convertible with a flexible price
Source: Techradar English
The latest Lenovo is another slick hybrid, with a good mechanism that's strong and easy to use. As usual, though, machines of this type involve compromises: it's too cumbersome for tablet use, and the keyboard is too poor to make this a satisfying laptop. Despite this, the Yoga 2 11 is the best cheap hybrid we've seen – but only take the plunge if you really do need a convertible device rather than a dedicated laptop or tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We’ve long been fans of Lenovo’s 360-degree hinge, and it continues to work well: it moves smoothly while retaining the strength to withstand daily use, and it’s easy to switch between the Yoga’s four positions. We love the 360-degree design and the price of the Yoga 2 11, but we're less keen on the sluggish performance, bulkyness and iffy keyboard. It's not a bad hybrid, but it's not our first choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% emissions: 90%
70% Review: Yoga 2, 11-inch flexible Windows hybrid
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Günstiger Convertible
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: fair price; good multimedia capability; mediocre performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2014

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183
Processor: Intel Core i3 4010U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Test du Lenovo Yoga 2 : un hybride abordable et endurant mais dépourvu de SSD
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11
Processor: Intel Pentium N3520
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.295kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 Convertible | Notebookcheck
The Atom Renaissance. Windows RT is history – the new entry-level version of the Yoga-series uses Intel's Bay Trail and a full version of Windows 8.1 64-bit. More usage scenarios and more performance also result in a significant drop of the battery runtimes.
HP or Lenovo: Which Windows PC Convertible Is Head of the Class?
Source: Recode English
The HP Pavilion x360 and Lenovo Yoga 2. Both are 11-inch convertible Windows PCs with a 360-degree hinge design, meaning that you can fold the keyboard back under the display to use it as a tablet. The Pavilion x360 starts at $400, and the Yoga 2 starts at $489. If you’re in the market for a new laptop, and like the idea of hybrid design, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is a good choice. It’s a little more expensive than the HP Pavilion x360, but you’ll get more for the money.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2014
70% Lenovo Yoga 2 11 review – the affordable 2-in-1 laptop
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The 11 inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is one of the most interesting affordable 2-in-1s available right now. It sports the convertible form factor and a sleek and solid body, an IPS touchscreen and a fanless Intel platform able to handle everyday activities well enough. Just don't get the base version that comes with a slow HDD (or upgrade it if you do) and don't expect too much in terms of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo Yoga 2 (11 pouces)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Pentium:

N3520: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 2.2 - 2.4 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.

Intel Core i3:

4010U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with no Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.295 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.6 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


72.3%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus EeeBook X205
Atom Z3735D, 1 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-27AC
Celeron N2830, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e
Celeron N2930, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo N20p-59426642 Chromebook
Celeron N2830, 1.284 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-10F
Celeron N2820, 1.3 kg
» Asus X200MA-KX366B
Celeron N2830, 1.2 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T200TA
Atom Z3775, 1.6 kg
» Dell Inspiron 11-3147
Pentium N3530, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-43BC
Pentium N3530, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire E3-111-C45G
Celeron N2930, 1.3 kg
» Asus C200MA-DS01
Celeron N2830, 1.2 kg
» HP Pavilion 11-n000ed
Pentium N3520, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro NB10-A-109
Celeron N2810, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion 11t-n000 x360
Pentium N3520, 1.4 kg
» Acer C720P-29552G03aii Chromebook
Celeron 2955U, 1.3 kg
» Asus K200MA-DS01T
Celeron N2815, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit 11A SVF11N1S2E/B
Pentium N3520, 1.2 kg
» HP Pavilion 11-N000NF x360
Pentium N3520, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656
Pentium N3520, 1.4 kg
» Medion Akoya P2212T-MD99360
Celeron N2920, 0.86 kg
» HP Pavilion x360
Pentium N3520, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB15t-A1304
Celeron N2810, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB15T-A1302
Celeron N2810, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 11
Pentium N3520, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya P2211T MD98602
Celeron N2910, 1.695 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101
Celeron N2810, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204
Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16
Atom Z3735G, 7.0", 0.36 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-25 (Update: 2014-03-25)