Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15-20DQ003RGE
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15-20DQ003RGE
Source: Mobile Tech Review
My personal take? A 15.6", 5 pound convertible is just too big for frequent use as a convertible. The 14" ThinkPad Yoga 14 is my cut off. You of course, may be different, and Lenovo seems to have removed the 14" model from their website, so if you want a ThinkPad Yoga bigger than the 12.5" model, it's the 15.6" model for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
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%
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
There is always the risk that a laptop built around a Core i5 with Intel graphics and Intel ac Wi-Fi will end up being a generic slab that is indistinguishable from the competition. Thankfully Lenovo takes things a step further and the look and feel of a ThinkPad are quite distinct. You get the traditional TrackPoint in the middle of the keyboard, separate mouse buttons, a OneLink connector for a Lenovo dock and a host of Lenovo utilities to keep your laptop in perfect working order.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Model: 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.
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.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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