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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15-20DQ003RGE

For those unfamiliar with the Lenovo Yoga brand, these flexible devices allow users to fold back its screen 360 degrees, turning a laptop configuration into a tablet configuration. For those who were familiar with the previous iterations of the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, having the keyboard mashing against the hand in tablet mode was widely considered a design flaw. Now, the newest 12 inch Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga has a mechanism that will extract the keys back down into the body when the screen is pushed back into tablet mode, so that the keys aren't raised, and won't be able to be depressed. Lenovo has named this innovation a lift and lock system.

Weighing in at 1.578 kg, this device is on the heavy side for tablet, which is why having the built in kickstand (the keyboard) will come in handy. Users can stand their screen up in tent mode or stand mode to move the keyboard out of the way. For a portable notebook, it is light and the 12.5 inch IPS screen is in Full HD which should ensure a good viewing experience. Under the hood is the 4th generation Intel processor which should allow for good battery life. The Haswell chips are available in configurations that go up to i7 which should facilitate a wide range of user preferences. A good selection of ports will allow for a variety of business and entertainment uses.

Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i5 4210U, Intel Core i5 5200U, Intel Core i5 5300U, Intel Core i7 4500U, Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 5500, NVIDIA GeForce 840M, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Display: 12.5 inch, 14.0 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.584kg, 1.6kg, 1.9kg, 2.3kg
Price: 1000, 1200, 1300, 1400 euro
Average Score: 75.63% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 49 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 72%, features: 65%, display: 85%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad YogaNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.584kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad Yoga (Model)

Average Score: 75.93% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 21 reviews)

 

83% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible | Notebookcheck
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 offer the legendary ThinkPad quality we've come to expect from the series?
85% Probably the only laptop tablet-hybrid that impresses
Source: Digital Trends English
The ThinkPad S1 Yoga is a very good attempt to mould an iconic laptop into a functional tablet, one that comes with our full recommendation. It’s still a bit heavy to use and operate in tablet mode only, but if you look at this primarily as an ultraportable ThinkPad with the added bonus of turning into a tablet, the experience only flatters to impress from this small perception shift. Other impressive laptops for you to check out at a similar price point are the Toshiba Portege Z30T and Acer Aspire S7.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible Review: Business Flexibility
Source: PC Perspective English
The ThinkPad Yoga is, overall, a successful fusion of the ThinkPad philosophy with the Yoga design. It’s the most durable and business-like (not to mention the heaviest) Yoga to date, and yet simultaneously it’s also the most touch-versatile ThinkPad. It seeks to incorporate the best of both worlds into a package which both camps could appreciate.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2014
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, we like this Lenovo. It's rugged and has the accurate and comfortable keyboard and pointing devices ThinkPad aficionados have come to expect. The 1080p display will make your presentations pop, and, when you throw in the Dolby-enhanced speakers, you get a great machine for watching movies.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
73% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 Review: Market Elasticity
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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 performance levels the Yoga S1 meets most of the criteria expected of a business notebook, but the device’s limited port selection is troublesome. Especially considering that Lenovo already offers the ThinkPad T440s which despite its added weight proves to be a far more practical enterprise-grade option. Instead the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 is best for users who want to “have their cake and eat it to”. Much as the Yoga line looks bridge the divide between the laptop and tablet, the Yoga S1 looks to pair enterprise-features with a flexible consumer ultrabook design. Just be ready to concede on a few features when attempting to achieve the best of both worlds.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: A flexible hybrid tablet
Source: Zdnet.com English
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 port being the most glaring omission. Otherwise it's difficult to fault. The simplicity of switching to the various multimodal configurations is particularly praiseworthy, and the chassis feels sturdy enough to accommodate them for the product's lifetime.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: Yoga flexibility melded with ThinkPad muscle
Source: PC World English
Battery life came in at a so-so 5 hours and 40 minutes, which is slightly better than the Yoga 2 Pro's 5:29, but more than an hour less than Dell’s comparably priced and similarly equipped XPS 12 Convertible, (although the XPS 12 doesn’t have that useful pen digitizer). Business users will appreciate the ThinkPad Yoga for its rugged design, double-jointed hinge, versatile dock, better-than-average performance, and vaunted ThinkPad keyboard. Now if Lenovo could just shoehorn an ultra-high-res display into a more-attractive housing, they'd have a hybrid Ultrabook with flash as well as substance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
A Yoga Dressed For Business
Source: Hot Hardware English
The ThinkPad Yoga is essentially an interesting product; it represents an effort to give business users a prettier and (literally) more flexible notebook--or to give average users a slightly more robust version of the Yoga experience, we suppose. As the former, it succeeds. You get the great multimode options to accommodate travel and presentation situations and the slightly more svelte chassis of a Yoga.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2014
60% Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga
Source: IT Reviews English
While there’s a lot to like about the Lenovo ThinkPad S1 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 business Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga
Source: PC Mag English
While there's a lot to like about the Lenovo ThinkPad S1 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 business Ultrabooks. The Dell Latitude 6430u remains our top pick for business ultrabooks, thanks to its superior performance, and the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s offers equally compelling performance in a traditional clamshell design. The ThinkPad S1 Yoga is the perfect business hybrid for the user who absolutely wants a Windows tablet, or who has been using the consumer version Yoga for a few months and craves the same sort of flexibility at work.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% The Yoga's keyboard assumes a new position
Source: CNet English
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. Lenovo solves half the Yoga equation with a clever hidden keyboard on the ThinkPad Yoga.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: a well-designed convertible laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
ThinkPad Yoga is a well-designed and versatile convertible device, with a high-quality IPS display that will particularly appeal to business travelers who need to give presentations when they’re visiting clients. However, the use of a sluggish hard drive is disappointing in a laptop costing the best part of £1000.00, especially when compared to SSD-equipped models from Lenovo such as the 13-inch Yoga 2 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review
Source: PC Pro English
Aside from the smallest of niggles, this new ThinkPad has well and truly won us over. It's the same price as the consumer-orientated Yoga 2 Pro, and definitely more practical – aside from the 200g extra weight. It's cheaper than the ThinkPad Helix, and a more elegant design. It only misses out on overhauling our current A-List incumbent, the Dell XPS 12, by dint of its weight and a slightly lowlier CPU. All told, Lenovo has yet another winner on its hands with the ThinkPad Yoga: it's a simply superb business Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Review
Source: Slashgear English
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 -- everything about it is solid, with the exception perhaps being a lower quality stylus than what an artist would need. The construction feels solid and durable in the hands, the keyboard is comfortable for typing in long duration stints, and the hardware is capable for a variety of tasks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2014
80% Work meets play in Lenovo's snappy, sightly business ultrabook
Source: Techradar English
The ThinkPad Yoga offers the features and performance that business users need, thanks to Windows 8.1 Pro standard and optional 802.11ac. But despite it all, this is not a focused business-class product. No-nonsense workers might be better served by a souped up ThinkPad T440s for the extra ports, or even a 13-inch MacBook Air for the added battery endurance, plus double the storage and an even lighter load for $30 less. At any rate, the ThinkPad Yoga is a Windows business ultrabook that you'll be glad to whip out on your commute, even if you don't flip it over or tent it up.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the ThinkPad Yoga Lenovo has successfully ported the innovative 360-degree hinge design of its consumer Yogas to a durable, powerful business laptop. Even without its tablet, tent and presentation modes, the ThinkPad Yoga's comfy keyboard, colorful full HD screen and 8-hour battery life would make it a strong choice for business users on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
You've probably noticed that we like the ThinkPad Yoga quite a bit. At 12.5", it's slightly more portable than most 13.3" Ultrabooks, but you're not giving up that much screen real estate. In turn you're getting an extremely well built and designed machine that can handle the perils of the road, a very good keyboard, superb trackpad and robust drivers that are reliable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
79% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (Core i5-4200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: Com! - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 79%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (Core i5-4200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: c't - Heft 4/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
60% Test du Thinkpad Yoga : un PC transformable pour les pros
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga – test. Ultrabook konwertowalny dla biznesu?
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great quality materials and workmanship; keyboard; fantastic display; long battery life. Negative: Poor touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2014
Обзор Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga: Деловой Трансформер
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Great build; quality case; first-class keyboard; very good image quality of the matt screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2014

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 – Трансформер С Гибким Характером
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Quality magnesium alloy; excellent IPS-display; good performance. Negative: Weak speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2015
Recenze: Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga - překlápěcí konstrukce konečně s dotykovým perem a dokováním
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Slim; lightweight and rigid design; superior full-HD IPS display; convenient input device. Negative: Mini HDMI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Flexible Yoga design; extremely high-quality production; great performance; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2014

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14

The ThinkPad Yoga 14 is the latest laptop tablet hybrid made by Lenovo to date. Unlike traditional laptops, the innovation of its design makes it possible to fold the screen backwards and use it as a tablet. At a certain opening angle, the keys will depress into the keyboard, which is a pretty neat trick.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 features a 14 inch touchscreen with a FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and weighs a rather substantial 1,86 kg. The design is pretty much identical to the 12.5 inch ThinkPad Yoga released last year: a matte black chassis that looks business-like. Overall, the design actually comes off rather clumsy, which is especially noticeable when using it as a tablet replacement. The battery is pretty decent, and will last 8 hours on regular use.

The ThinkPad Toga 14's folding solution allows 4 different modes. Laptop mode is good for word processing. Stand mode is great for presentations. Tent mode is useful for watching movies. Finally, tablet mode makes it easy to use on the go. Sturdy metal hinges allow the ThinkPad Yoga 14 a smooth transition to different modes smoothly, which is pretty nifty.

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad Yoga 14 (Model)

Average Score: 72.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
For work and play. The successful 12.5-inch ThinkPad Yoga has now spawned a 14-inch model with dedicated GeForce graphics. Lenovo has engineered this convertible to adapt to any situation both at the office and at home. Can this versatile solution replace that old ThinkPad or aging family computer?
Review: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14
Source: Slashgear English
If, on the other hand, you've a special place in your heart for dense, durable machines with a simple design, the ThinkPad Yoga 14 will certainly fit the bill. It doesn't deviate in any big way from other newer ThinkPads (though, of course, that Yoga flexibility is always welcomed), but it does what it sets out to do very well, and you can't beat that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2015
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 review
Source: Techradar English
It pains me that I can't wholeheartedly recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14. Barring these serious battery issues, this is an excellent laptop. Everything from the screen, to the build quality and Lenovo's usual stellar inputs are fantastic, but this machine could potentially be a lemon. Our unit was defective and, considering that there are plenty of users in the wild who have reported their own broken notebooks, this cannot be ignored.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
62% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ThinkPad Yoga 14 is a true hybrid notebook for business, successfully combining a modern ThinkPad with a 360 degree hinge to provide tablet functionality. We found the Yoga 14’s 4.3 pound weight made it unwieldy in tablet mode, but ultimately being able to transform to a tablet is more of a bonus than anything. We gave the Yoga 14 extra points for addressing a common complaint amongst convertible notebooks by using a raiseable tray to make the keyboard a flush surface in tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 62%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Source: PC Mag English
While I've been pretty positive about every Yoga product I've seen, and am sure that Lenovo will find plenty of business users eager to get a Yoga convertible that's geared for office use, the ThinkPad Yoga 14 is not ready to replace everyone's work system just yet. If you need the flexibility of a convertible-hybrid system, switching from laptop to tablet and back, then it may be worthwhile for the multimode hinge alone. On the other hand, if productivity and business-friendly features are more important, you should take a look at the Dell Latitude E7440 Touch, our top pick for business ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Source: Computer Shopper English
Ever since the original model in 2012, Lenovo's Yoga convertibles—and their competitors from the likes of HP, Toshiba, and Asus—have had one flaw. Lenovo brings the ThinkPad Yoga's "lift 'n' lock" keyboard, which makes tablet mode more comfortable (except for the system's weight), to a larger-screened, lower-priced convertible sold at Best Buy. It's a winning small-business hybrid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $999 Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14's durable multi-mode design, strong graphics performance and crisp full HD display make it a versatile, work-worthy notebook. The laptop's excellent keyboard will keep your hands comfy through hours of note-taking, and its signature ThinkPad pointing stick is responsive enough for those who live the nub life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
The ThinkPad Yoga 14 comes very, very close to achieving the unthinkable and marrying two types of devices. Wipe the ThinkPad Yoga 14 of the extra software junk and you have a very nice, very capable machine; even with the slow hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2015
85% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
I can easily recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 if you're in the market for a robustly built, yet not terribly heavy or bulky Ultrabook with a larger than average display and the versatile 360 degree multi-mode hinge. Of course, if you need the digital pen, this isn't the model for you, and the ThinkPad Yoga 12.5" model or Microsoft Surface Pro 3 are worth a look as long as you don't mind downsizing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 – The future is now
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Unіquе dеѕіgn; cооl аlumіnum bоdу, рrоtесtеd frоm ѕсrаtсhеѕ; rеlіаblе, ѕtаblе аnd ѕесurе.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2015

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.584kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Business convertible. The ThinkPad Yoga fuses two of Lenovo's lines to offer professional users the 360-degree display of a Yoga convertible in a hybrid device. Is it now finely tuned or poorly twisted?
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 — a flexible laptop with super VOIP features
Source: Slashgear English
Those who haven't owned a Lenovo PC would find the Yoga 12 an option very much worth considering. Unlike some of the other models, this Yoga comes with its own stylus, allowing one to fully leverage the tablet-like position option. In addition, there are fairly powerful hardware options for those who with more demanding needs, and it is all coupled with a high-quality display and svelte but robust body.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/15/2015
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad Yoga 12 is a well-built business hybrid with a durable design, bright display and great ergonomics. This 2-in-1 also happens to be one of the fastest we've tested, besting both the Surface Pro 3 and HP Spectre x360 on CPU and graphics benchmarks. However, the subpar battery life and somewhat sluggish SSD prevent the Yoga 12 from earning a higher rating.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 review
Source: Techradar English
If your business is looking for a powerful and versatile convertible laptop that looks good and doesn't break the bank, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 should definitely be on your shortlist. However, don't expect this device to wow in any specific category.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14 – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent workmanship; excellent keyboard; good display; good performance; quiet and efficient cooling system Negative: Slight throttling under heavy load; poor speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2015
Test: Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14 - překlopný ThinkPad s rozměry ''tak akorát'' a extrémní výdrží
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable, quiet keyboard with TrackPoint; silent cooling system; quality FHD IPS display; excellent battery life. Negative: No LAN port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2015

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003TGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003TGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003TGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

73% Ultrabook-Convertible mit Business-Genen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003SGE

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 is a powerful mobile business machine with four screen position modes that allow you to tackle your work with comfort. With a thin and lightweight design, portability is not compromised, while productivity is extended with the long battery life. Depending on the situation users may choose from the usual laptop mode, stand mode, tablet or tent modes to ensure proper ergonomics. The device comes with a 14 inch FHD IPS display panel with Active Pen technology. Colors and clarity are superb with responsive multi-touch capability. Users can even opt for a glossy or anti-glare display surface. Fully customizable, the operating system can be selected from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 and various hardware configurations are possible. At the highest end of the configuration spectrum are an Intel Core i7-5500U processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, up to 8 GB DDR3L RAM and a built in Intel GPU. There are multiple storage options as well, a 128 GB, 512 GB SSD or a 256 GB SSD with OPAL 2.0 technology. The full aluminium chassis is beautifully curved and comes in graphite black. Other features on the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 consist of the Active Pen, an HD webcam, a spill-resistant keyboard, two USB 3.0 ports and stereo speakers. The laptop sports a 4-cell Lithium Polymer battery with up to 8 hours of battery life.

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003SGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003SGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2015
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 – Нацеленный На Успех
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish and concise look; wide viewing angle; very good keyboard; good hardware. Negative: Heavy; screen resists sunlight; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2015

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12-20DK001YPB

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12-20DK001YPBNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12-20DK001YPB
Processor: Intel Core i5 5300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Even with display and battery issues, there's a lot to like about the Thinkpad Yoga 12. It's fast and reliable enough to serve well as a productivity tool, and whether it's being used for work or play, the build quality and keyboard are among the best in the business. However, these qualities come at a cost; specifically, £679.99 and upwards. That's the price of the most basic model, and the test machine we used (which approaches the highest end of hardware configurations) is a cool £1,110. That makes it a luxury purchase, rather than something that can be rolled out to staff en masse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
Source: Computer Shopper English
Unlike the first time around (that would be 2003), it looks like convertible laptops—those that transform into tablets and/or other usage modes in between—are here to stay. The portability and versatility we loved are back in this second-generation, 12.5-inch ThinkPad Yoga convertible, along with faster performance. Just be careful the options you check don't push the price out of reach.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
With a high-quality build and strong benchmark numbers across the board, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 offers the perfect mix of performance and utility. The magnesium-aluminum chassis delivers excellent durability and a sharp, clean aesthetic. The Thinkpad Yoga’s 360-degree hinge design continues to be the best in the industry. The keyboard and touchpad are comfortable to use and the bright IPS display offers great visibility.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15-20DQ003RGE

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 is a flexible device with 360 degree hinge for converting between laptop and tablet configurations. The Yoga 15 runs on either the Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor depending on the user's needs, up to 8 GB of DDR3L RAM and up to 256 GB SSD SATA storage. It uses an NVIDIA GeForce 840M with 2 GB VRAM to support its 15.6 inch anti-glare IPS display with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). Its front camera captures up to 720p and its unique retractable keyboard is recessed into the body when the display is folded back for a convenient tablet use. The keyboard features a number block and a 3+2 button clickpad. The device comes with the following interfaces: two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an SD card reader and an HDMI port. For connectivity, it features a standard WiFi card and Bluetooth 4.0. Finally, the Yoga 15 can run up to 8 hours with its standard battery and it weighs only 2.3 kg.

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15-20DQ003RGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15-20DQ003RGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad Yoga 15-20DQ003RGE (Model)

Average Score: 75.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 may be difficult to categorize, with its combination of desktop-replacement design and convertible functionality, but the end result is a competent business laptop. Unfortunately, the convertible design feels like something of a waste in this 15-inch, 5.1-pound system, as it's far too large for tablet use, though you may get some use out of Tent and Stand modes. In the end, it's best viewed as a solid business system with touch capability. The most comparable Editors' Choice, the Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display, bests it in both performance and battery life, while other alternatives, like the workstation Dell Precision M3800 (2015) offer more processing muscle.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
69% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ThinkPad Yoga 15 is a good alternative to other 15.6″ business notebooks if you’re interested in the versatility of the fold-back design. This allows the Yoga 15 to work as a tablet although you’ll find it’s quite cumbersome and heavy and probably shouldn’t be viewed as a device that can replace your iPad. Realistically it’s just not designed to be a tablet all the time. The Yoga 15 has a beautiful screen with touch, a spacious keyboard, a good clickpad and has respectable speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 69%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
In conclusion, we'll repeat what we said at the beginning: the ThinkPad Yoga 12 is almost perfect as a laptop that smoothly converts to tablet, tent, and stand modes. The ThinkPad Yoga 15, by contrast, is a convertible with a rougher ride—its engineering is just as fine, but its size and weight eclipse its usefulness in tablet and tent modes (although it's a great PowerPoint presenter in stand mode).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 is a dynamite device that is capable of being many different things. It's a powerful laptop with a sturdy design that can be flexed into multiple different positions. Lenovo packed this 2-in-1 machine with a gorgeous screen, a solid trackpad and a healthy selection of ports. If you don't mind a few extra pounds, then this hybrid is ideal for the business user who seldom needs portability, but enjoys having the option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $999 ThinkPad Yoga 15 isn't just a great business convertible; it has almost everything I look for in an ideal notebook. It delivers solid performance, seriously good graphics chops for the price and long battery life, all in a package that bends and flexes to my will without breaking my back, or itself. And if you need more performance, a Core i7 CPU is just an extra $100.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

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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.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce 840M:

Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.

NVIDIA GeForce 940M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.

» 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.

4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

5300U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.


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


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


75.63%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 Pro 15-80FL0019GE
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo Yoga 500-14-80N400JKGE
GeForce 920M, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix-20CG001BMH
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 11.6", 1.7 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
GeForce 940M, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.69 kg
Lenovo Flex 3 11 inch
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0034GE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
Lenovo LaVie Z 360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 0.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y70, 11.6", 1.35 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12-20DK001YPB
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 12.5", 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003SGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14-20DM003TGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 11 80J8001WGE
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.101 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 11
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 14
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.688 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Lenovo Z70-80-FG006JBM
GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U, 17.3", 3 kg
Lenovo Y40-80
Radeon R9 M295X, Core i7 5500U, 14.0", 2.6 kg
Lenovo G70-70-80HW0069GE
HD Graphics (Haswell), Pentium 3558U, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Lenovo B50-80-EW00HDGE
Radeon R5 M230, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Z51-70
Radeon R9 M375, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo G50-45-80E30182GE
Radeon R5 M230, A-Series A8-6410, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 100-14-80MH000YUS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2940, 14.1", 1.9 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DF004UPB
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo G50-70-59443468
Radeon R5 M230, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Lenovo Idepad G4030
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 14.0", 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E555-20DH000ZPB
Radeon R7 M260, Kaveri A10-7300, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo A10-70 A7600-F
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT8312, 10.1", 0.56 kg
Lenovo U41
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
Lenovo S20-30-59422752
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2930, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-19 (Update: 2014-01-19)