Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 inch-59402636
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 inch-59402636
Source: It Pro Archive.org version
The Yoga 2 Pro packs a high-resolution display which is simply overkill for those running basic productivity software and is suitable for those using video and photo editing tools. The weight of the Yoga 2 Pro and the size of its screen also mean that its tablet mode is only partially successful.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
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%
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
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
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Mobile Tech Review Archive.org version
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%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
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%
Source: Small Business Computing Archive.org version
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
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
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 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.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
77.56%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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