Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 (Yoga Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.55kg
Price: 1000 USD, ~790 euro
Average Score: 81.81% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 51 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 84%, features: 77%, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

85% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Split Personality. With full 360-degree hinges and touchscreen capabilities, the Yoga series is perhaps Lenovo’s most ambitious addition to the IdeaPad family to date. Its launch and hardware were designed to coincide with the release of Windows 8, generating even more word-of-mouth. Is this $999 hybrid Ultrabook a one trick pony? Or is it a novel concept with a promising future?
100% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Source: Digital Versus English
It's official, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a completely different beast than the Yoga 11. This one has a great screen and sound quality of the type we'd like to see more often on ultrabooks. With good battery life and a lightweight body, the Yoga 13 is a prime choice for people on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Wandelbares Ultrabook im Test
Source: TechHive.com English
Wer mit die vielen verschiedenen Einsatzzwecke, die ich im Video beschrieben habe, benötigt wird mit dem Ultrabook sicherlich zurechtkommen. Aber: Man sollte sich auch darauf einlassen, man entdeckt nämlich meist erst bei der Nutzung welchen Modus man benötigt und welcher überflüssig ist. Ich jedenfalls habe den Tablet-Modus am meisten geschätzt und am häufigsten genutzt.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2013
80% Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 review
Source: Computer Active English
Lenovo has included some added extras that allegedly make using Windows 8 easier. One of these, Motion Control, meant we could wave at the laptop to get it to perform basic tasks. By using the webcam the laptop could skip music tracks or move between photos when we waved a hand at it. Clever, but it has limited uses at present.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Like most of the Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptops we’ve looked at, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 isn’t quite the perfect hybrid. However, if you regard it as a touch-screen Ultrabook with a cool twist, it certainly succeeds. It’s generally well-built, looks stylish and feels great, and its flexible hinge gives you lots of different usage scenarios. While no match for the ThinkPad range, its keyboard is pleasant enough to type on and its touchpad is lovely, while that 1,600 x 900 IPS screen supports 10-finger touch. It also has plenty of power under the hood, and backs this with decent battery life. If a more affordable Core i3/i5 version becomes available in the UK, it’ll be a steal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Yoga 13 has a rather enthralling design, mostly because of the dexterous design. It remains very thin as an ultrabook, and the ability to sustain various Yoga positions makes it useful in various usage scenarios otherwise unimagined till now. Ever thought your ultrabook could sit with you on the counter, displaying the recipe while you cook? Exactly my point. Excellent battery life makes it even more of a value for money proposition. The keyboard is quite disappointing though, not in terms of the key response and consistency, but for the dip when you type. All things considered, the Yoga 13 is a slightly better deal than the Dell XPS 12 convertible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
In our review of the Yoga 11 we felt that too much cash was being asked for what amounted to too little in return. Enter the IdeaPad Yoga 13, however, and it tackles these issues head on: it's got more power and, importantly, runs the full version of Windows 8, so it can do much more. Overall there are more-powerful options out there, but the Yoga 13 does succeed in delivering enough power in a striking and luxury body. It's the build element that elevates the score, despite the noted expense which may be enough to cause some prospective buyers to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
It’s been a lot of fun to review the Yoga 13 but our concerns about the weight and usability have been confirmed. A 13” tablet could be useful for gaming and business but we see the Yoga 13 not quite reaching the full potential when used as a tablet. Certainly for some tablet users the digitizer component is missing. For consumers, it’s heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2013
100% Lenovo Yoga 13 - My New Machine
Source: notebookforums.com English
As what I primarily do is writing and programming, having a good keyboard is critical for me, which is why a tablet alone can’t work for me, and when I started looking I needed at least a tablet/keyboard dock hybrid. The Yoga caught my eye for being an actual laptop with a touchscreen integrated, but the hinging allowing it to be used entirely as a tablet. I did a lot of scrutinizing of the machine on display in Best Buy before I finally purchased it to make sure it fit my needs.
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review
Source: PC Pro English
Making a usable Windows 8 hybrid is all about compromise, and Lenovo has managed to get the balance just about right. The double-jointed hinge balances flexibility with durability, performance is good and the IPS display is simply glorious. Rather than making an overweight tablet with crippled laptop features, Lenovo has created a solid, attractive Ultrabook that doubles as an occasional, king-sized 13.3in tablet. It still isn’t perfect, but for £1,000, the Yoga 13 is the first hybrid Windows 8 device worth shelling out for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
85% Lenovo Yoga 13 Review
Source: Techspot English
Overall, I think Lenovo has shown that a convertible notebook can be a viable option in today’s market, especially for someone that is still on the fence about wanting a tablet but still requiring a notebook for productivity purposes. You can expect to pay a slight premium considering the hardware that’s included but that’s also expected given the flexibility and hybrid nature of the system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The bottom line is that the Yoga 13 is a powerful, full-featured Ultrabook but the 360-degree hinge design might be as much of a design flaw as it is a unique selling point. If you want a laptop that converts into a tablet without the exposed keyboard then there are other options like the Dell XPS 12 or Lenovo's own ThinkPad Twist. If you like the various screen positons of the Yoga 13 and don't mind the exposed keyboard then this is a fabulous Windows 8 PC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo Yoga Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Lenovo Yoga is an excellent laptop, a mediocre tablet, and a computer that is thoroughly modern and made for Windows 8. Its form factor and excellent screen make it a competitor at its price range against last generation’s top laptops and ultrabooks, such as the Asus Zenbook or Thinkpad X1. If you never flip the Yoga into tablet mode, it’s a great laptop, and if you do, it’s a little bit of bonus functionality that doesn’t hurt the form factor that much. At $1000, which is its MSRP price, it’s certainly a competitor, but as this form factor and set of guts starts to edge down price-wise after the holiday season, the Yoga becomes an easy laptop to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2012
90% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is aptly named - it's flexible in more than one way. Not only can this Ultrabook be used as a laptop and a tablet, its screen can actually swivel around the hinge 360 degrees to maximize the tablet experience. It is quite big and heavy at 16.9mm and 1.47kg to use a handheld tablet for any length of time but that's the nature of a hybrid device like this. And it's a pretty cool device when you consider that, oh yeah, it's both a laptop and a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
In our real world testing, the system was a pleasure to use. Not only was it responsive, but the keyboard and touchpad were very comfortable to use as well. In addition, the muti-touch display was quick to respond to our demands and we found it to be useful in all configurations—tablet, stand, tent, and even laptop mode.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2012
90% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review: Flexible in more than one way
Source: PC World English
I’ll admit it – at first I was a bit skeptical of the Yoga as a concept. In theory, it seems like an Ultrabook-slash-tablet is doomed to be mediocre at best. But the Yoga is surprisingly awesome. Sure, it’s not going to replace your iPad, but for a laptop it does the tablet thing very well (and it does the laptop thing pretty well, too). It helps that the keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen are all top-notch – the Yoga is so eminently usable that I barely care what its performance scores are.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a very good ultrabook, and with a price tag of $999, it offers a lot—a reasonable feature set, touch screen, and good design. If you just want a great ultrabook, the Yoga 13 is good, but the Editors' Choice Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 $799.99 at Amazon Marketplace is better, with similar specs and performance, but lighter, thinner construction and a lower price. As a hybrid ultrabook, however, the Yoga 13 has a versatile touch screen, a flexible design, and the best laptop-to-tablet transition mechanics we've yet seen in a hybrid. It's good enough that we hope other manufacturers adopt similar designs, but at a better size—the Yoga 13 is just a little too big for comfortable use as a tablet. If you are shopping for a Windows 8 ultrabook laptop with touch capability and plan on only using the tablet mode occasionally, then the Yoga 13 is a smart choice; but the Dell XPS 12 is better as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook Review
Source: T Break English
The Lenovo Yoga is a very smart move for the company, and is a device that certainly gives us a preview of the hybrid laptop/tablet devices that are going to invade the market in the coming months. As a laptop the Yoga performs well, but as a tablet the device just seems a bit too big to use comfortably. The responsiveness of the screen could also be fine-tuned a bit to make the Windows 8 experience absolutely perfect. While the Yoga does have a few strikes against it, it’s nevertheless a sturdy and capable device that is perfect for anyone who wants the best of both the laptop and tablet world.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review
Source: Engadget English
Back in January, when we first saw the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga at CES, we declared it to be one of the most memorable things to come out of the show. That was 10 months ago, though, and thanks to that gap, there's a bit of a discrepancy between our initial impressions and our reaction following a week of real-world use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2012
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is one of the more eye-catching convertible tablets to commemorate Windows 8's launch. It has all the features we like from the IdeaPad U line (slimness, a classy chassis and very good keyboard) paired with a sharp and bright 1600 x 900 IPS touch screen. The Yoga is quick and responsive thanks to the SSD drive and Windows 8's spritely performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Source: Wired Magazine English
Overall this is a thoughtful and very usable hybrid, with an abundance of both little touches, like a motion-control system that works via the webcam, and big ones, like the keyboard automatically disabling when the Yoga’s in slate mode. While I’m not sure that anyone really wants a tablet that’s quite this big, at the very least it’s a solid contender for the laptop user who just wants the occasional touchscreen experience available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The IdeaPad Yoga is an able contortionist, blurring the line between laptop and tablet, while enabling users to explore the full capabilities of Windows 8. The soft-touch design, comfortable keyboard and swift performance also impresss. Those willing to spend $200 more may prefer the Dell XPS 12, which sports a brighter and higher-res 1080p screen and whose design makes it easier to switch from notebook to tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is a good Ultrabook for the price, even without some of the fancier features. The design, display, and performance are enough to capture our attention. But the touchscreen and versatile convertibility put it over the top. The Yoga showcases everything that Windows 8 has to offer. Plus, the $999 price feels like a bargain when you take all the features and specs into consideration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review
Source: Slashgear English
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 machine that is fast, versatile, and above all else, fun to use, then I have no problem recommending the Yoga 13.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2012
80% A full-time laptop meets a part-time tablet
Source: CNet English
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 tabletlike shape to hold. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga review
Source: Techradar English
Because all Windows 8 Ultrabooks share the same specification - at press time, every Ultrabook featured the same base processor - hardware and design will be the differentiating factor for the next half year, and possibly longer. That means aesthetics, batteries, input device, and other intangibles will matter more than anything else. With the hyper-flexible Yoga, Lenovo has the most, or at least the first, meaningful intangible. For now, it's hard to imagine anyone topping a device that can be favorably compared to other laptops as well as tablet convertibles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a solid Windows 8 based ultrabook laptop with a fantastic keyboard and multitouch display that also has the added benefit of being used as a tablet. Although awkward to hold as a tablet because of its size and the exposed but disabled keyboard, it is a nice capability to have especially when you want to watch a movie or just browse the web.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga review
Source: Techradar English
While it's not the perfect laptop, the range of movement and use offered by the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga won us over. The more we embraced its range of movements the more the real-life benefits of a touchscreen display became apparent. If you're looking for a great Windows 8 laptop that offers something extra, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is well worth the cash.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga review
Source: PC Advisor English
Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga is one of the more intriguing products to be announced this year and we got some hands on time at the Gadget Show Live 2012.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2012
Lenovo Yoga
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo Yoga is an innovative take on the laptop/tablet hybrid providing an excellent, stylish laptop experience and a surprisingly good tablet one too. Narrowly missing out on a nomination for the TrustedReviews Awards 2011 powered by Duracell, could the Lenovo Yoga make the shortlist for next year's awards? See the full list of the TrustedReviews Awards 2011 Powered by Duracell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2012
Lenovo Yoga first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo Yoga is an innovative take on the laptop/tablet hybrid providing an excellent, stylish laptop experience and a surprisingly good tablet one too. Narrowly missing out on a nomination for the TrustedReviews Awards 2011 powered by Duracell, could the Lenovo Yoga make the shortlist for next year's awards? See the full list of the TrustedReviews Awards 2011 Powered by Duracell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2012
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
The big question for us though, is whether anyone actually needs something like this? The answer is probably yes, but it's not going to be hugely mass market. As pretty and well built as it is, a separate laptop/tablet solution might be more convenient for those planning to make their work/play ratio the more fun side of 70/30.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2012

Foreign Reviews

74% Vielseitiger Hybrid
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 63% performance: 89% features: 78% display: 79% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 68%
85% Windows 8 - Touch & gut? - Lenovo / IBM IdeaPad Yoga 13 (MAM2RGE)
Source: Comuterbild Spiele - 5/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 86% features: 77% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 85%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 im Test: Ultrabook mit vier Modi
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 87% features: 67% display: 93% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
77% Lenovo Yoga 13 im Test – IdeaPad Ultrabook Convertible
Source: Ultrabook King German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
79% Die Verwandlung
Source: Connect - 3/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 82% features: 70% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 80%
81% Lenovo Yoga 13 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 86% features: 76% display: 85% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 86%
88% Flexibles Ultrabook mit Potenzial
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 83%
Flexibler Begleiter mit Tablet-Funktion
Source: Ultrabook King German DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship; high-standard material; very good colours and contrast; fast touch display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2013
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 - Flexibles Ultrabook Convertible
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: convincing ultrabook, few flaws
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2013
Taichi vs. Yoga
Source: PC Magazin - 3/13 German
Sufficient resolution and performance, good ergonomy
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Gelenkig: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: notebook and tablet in one; very good chassis mechanisms
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2013
89% Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, convertible con bisagra de 360 grados
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 83%
Lenovo Yoga 13 – Un análisis
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Extremely flexible; extremely comfortable keyboard; good touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2013
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 e IdeaPad Yoga 11, los PC-Tablets convertibles se lanzan en España
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good design; the screen can be moved 360 degrees; 256 GB SSD option. Negative: Expensive.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2012
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: обзор планшетного ультрабука под управлением Windows
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: The touch screen; interesting and convenience design; good performance; low weight; quick charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2013
Опыт использования Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: поза мудреца
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design and high build quality; light weight and small power supply.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2013
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 - netradiční konvertibilní Ultrabook
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Practical design with plenty of options; comfortable keyboard; peak IPS display. Negative: Pressing the touchpad while typing right palm; noise cooling; no backlit keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2013
80% Đánh giá laptop 'biến hình' Lenovo Yoga 13
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Đánh giá Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 inch
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Good IPS screen; convertable laptop-tablet; wonderful keyboard; surprising price; good performance. Negative: Not a backlid keyboard; touchscreen reacts slowly; battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2012
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 – четири режима на работа в един невероятен ултрабук
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Fascinating design; position of the touchpad; excellent touch screen; perfect cooling system. Negative: No backlit keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2013

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In March 2013, Lenovo officially launched IdeaPad Yoga 13 - the world's first ultrabook with four sensation multi-mode. This laptop has a thin body with a matte finish and is available in two trendy colors - silver gray and clementine orange. The user can use the devices as laptop, tablet, stand, or tent. It has its own unique concept and design in the midst of many other ultrabooks that offers multiple functions. It is equipped with a hinge that enables the multi-touch screen to open up to 360 degrees. However, holding it in tablet mode isn’t really comfortable since users will likely to accidentally press the keyboard keys although they are automatically disabled.

This laptop features a 13-inch touch screen with IPS and a native resolution of 1,600 × 900 pixels. Hence, images look amazing on the sharp display with good contrasts and bright colors. The laptop can be purchased with Intel i3, i5 or i7 processor and runs Windows 8 smoothly. The Windows 8 user experience is enhanced further with the ability to navigate the new Windows 8 Start screen tiles with your fingertips. What makes it even better is the fact that various applications such as photo and video editing can be handled well by it. Considering the reasonable price tag, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 fits those who prefer to have a laptop which can also be used as a tablet PC without having to spend more.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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

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


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


1.55 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.


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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81.81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-01-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)