Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
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?
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
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%
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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
Source: Mobile Tech Review
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%
Source: PC Store BU→EN
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2015
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.
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.
NVIDIA GeForce 840M:
Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.» 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 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.
74.29%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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