Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12-20DK001YPB
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12-20DK001YPB
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
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%
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.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
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.
76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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