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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 (ThinkPad Yoga Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 300 - 900 MHz, 10.18.10.4013
Memory
8192 MB 
, dual-channel, soldered
Display
12.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive & digitizerc, LEN40E4, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 413 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combo audio jack, Card Reader: 4-in-1 card reader
Networking
10/100 MBit Lan Adapter (10/100MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.3 x 316.5 x 221 ( = 0.76 x 12.46 x 8.7 in)
Battery
47 Wh, lithium polymer, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p, HD ready
Additional features
Speakers: built-in stereo speakers, Keyboard: chiclet-AccuType style, Keyboard Light: no, USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter, mini-HDMI to VGA monitor cable, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.584 kg ( = 55.87 oz / 3.49 pounds), Power Supply: 285 g ( = 10.05 oz / 0.63 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 62%, display: 85% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

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%

Comment

Series:

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.

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


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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.5":

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.


1.584 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.


74.33%: 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.

 

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HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U

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Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD-80N400Y5GE
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HP Spectre 13-4106NF x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
HP Pavilion 13-s003nf x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
HP Envy 15-w001na x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L55W-C5259
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-7348
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5015U, 14", 2 kg
HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W43EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5600U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7558
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.104 kg
Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5015U, 14", 2 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-50ZE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-CBT2N02
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire R3-471T-77HT
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 14", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-59ZK
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-4080no X360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P50W-C-102
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.159 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0034GE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 14", 1.6 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-4009tu
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W-C5200
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo LaVie Z 360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 0.925 kg
HP Spectre 13-4040nd X360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
HP Spectre Pro x360-H9W41EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW176H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W42EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-05- 9 (Update: 2019-04-30)