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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE (ThinkPad Yoga Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 1000 MHz, Memory: 1067 MHz, DDR4
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 single-channel, 1 slot
Display
12.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 10 fingers, native pen support, LEN40E6 N125HCE-GN1, IPS, 360 degree hinge, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: line + mic, Card Reader: micro-SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, docking port
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 309.9 x 220 ( = 0.7 x 12.2 x 8.66 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion, SMP
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: island style, Keyboard Light: yes, active stylus, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.342 kg ( = 47.34 oz / 2.96 pounds), Power Supply: 308 g ( = 10.86 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 78.61% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: 81%, display: 67% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 66%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE

85.6% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Predetermined breaking point. Does the Yoga 260 follow in the footsteps of the ThinkPad X250? Is it the better ThinkPad subnotebook thanks to its various modes? Lenovo provides reasons for criticism. This is surprising and unexpected in view of the otherwise apparently 100% well-conceived ThinkPad.
80% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Source: PC Authority English
There’s only one major flaw with the Yoga 260 and that’s its display. The limited colour palette means it simply isn’t good enough for photo editing or design work, which may be a deal-breaker for some people. If that doesn’t bother you in the slightest, though, then break out the company credit card with confidence. The ThinkPad Yoga 260 is a tough, versatile and compact hybrid that’s worth every cent.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
In most regards, Lenovo has absolutely nailed the Yoga 260. It's a unique but appealing combination of excellent hybrid and competent business machine, providing a decent laptop experience while also possessing the versatility to work in a variety of touchscreen configurations. Add in the built-in stylus, great build quality, largely excellent keyboard, solid performance and decent battery life, and you're onto a bit of a winner. In terms of raw specification, there are many cheaper laptops around, but none with the versatility of the Yoga 260.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 40%
80% Your flexible business friend
Source: PC Pro English
The ThinkPad Yoga 260 tugs at my purse-strings in a way that few other business laptops do. It’s a great size and weight for carrying around every day, doesn’t compromise with a rubbish keyboard or touchpad, and the combination of the ingenious Yoga design, ThinkPad build quality and a decent stylus make for a fantastically versatile machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Source: Computer Shopper English
The ThinkPad Yoga 260 took everything we liked about the preceding ThinkPad Yoga 12, and either kept it the same or made it better. This premium 12.5-inch convertible remains one of the best business convertibles you can buy. It slimmed down by a full half-pound this generation to just 2.9 pounds, and it shrunk about a tenth of an inch in every direction versus the outgoing model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 Review: Business-class Flexibility
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ThinkPad Yoga 260 is a solid 2-in-1 notebook that does indeed fill an important role in the world of business by combining a standard ultraportable Windows notebook with the convenience of a tablet. IT professionals will have a hard time finding a better 2-in-1 priced at less than $1000 that offers all the business-essential features in the ThinkPad Yoga 260. Our biggest complaints are mediocre battery life, a stunningly wide bezel and a pen that’s too small for adult hands.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 is a pleasing though not groundbreaking refresh of one of Lenovo's all-purpose small convertibles. We like the Wacom AES digitizer and pen quite a lot--the pen is responsive, has good tracking right to the edge of the screen and pressure sensitivity works well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA 260 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The ThinkPad YOGA 260 is everything a ThinkPad should be with an extra dose of YOGA flexibility on top. The combination of a lightweight design and common ThinkPad stylings will make Lenovo fans feel right at home, and the keyboard adds an extra dose of comfort on top. When adding in the stylus and ability to fold the display all the way back, the Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA 260 is one of the more attractive business laptops currently available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2016
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Source: Hexus English
The ThinkPad Yoga 260 is a welcome addition to Lenovo's line-up of business-class laptops and serves as one of the firm's most versatile solutions to date. In addition to offering the build quality, comfortable keyboard and styling you'd come to expect from a ThinkPad, the Yoga 260 bolsters its feature set with a well-implemented convertible lid and an integrated stylus that enhances everyday functionality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2016
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Source: It Pro English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 is a somewhat flawed hybrid with its tablet mode compromised, as expected, by undesirable weight and thickness while the screen resolution isn’t quite right for either tablet or laptop use. It’s not all bad though - the comfortable keyboard, excellent build quality and useful business features such as a smartcard slot are all worthwhile.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A seriously agile laptop
Source: Expert Reviews English
The ThinkPad Yoga 260 tugs at my purse-strings in a way that few other business laptops do. It’s a great size and weight for carrying around every day, doesn’t compromise with a rubbish keyboard or touchpad, and the combination of the ingenious Yoga design, ThinkPad build quality and a decent stylus make for a fantastically versatile machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 review
Source: Techradar English
If you can put up with the ThinkPad Yoga 260's bright yet average-looking display and mediocre battery life, there's a versatile and feature-packed laptop waiting for you. It may lack the forward-thinking design of the XPS 13 or the HP EliteBook 1020 G's slim dimensions, but it packs in more business-focused features and has the best keyboard going.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Source: Laptop Mag English
Productivity-minded users will find a lot to like in the ThinkPad Yoga 260, thanks to a fantastic keyboard, touchpad and stylus combination that makes writing (or drawing) a pleasure. However, for this price, we wish the 1080p display offered richer colors and that the laptop lasted a bit longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

75% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 Rx (i5-6300U, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Magazin - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 Rx (i5-6300U, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Go - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
85% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
ThinkPad Yoga 260 – öltönyben tornázni
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: High quality workmanship; decent hardware; good price. Negative: Mediocre battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2016

Comment

Model:

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Ultrabook is more than just ultraportable - as an extended office on the road, it offers plenty of performance and many practical features. The versatile business convertible can be used in four different ways and thanks to the new sync hinge can even lie flat. The four usage modes cater for all the creative freedom to create, share and share content on the go. The ultrabook delivers a high-quality construction that is plain yet highly pleasing with matte, firm surfaces. It uses housing material of carbon fibre with body colour in graphite black. It features a very well mounted hinge at the base that can be rotated by 360 degrees. Besides that, there is a mechanism lifts the keyboard grid and fixes the keys. It provides a haptic feature which makes the tablet's new underside more even and thus more pleasant to carry in the hands. At tablet mode, the keyboard of the ultrabook is disabled. The ultrabook measures at 309.9mm x 220mm x 17.8mm and weighs at 1.32kg.

For hardware specification, the ultrabook features Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB M.2 Solid State Drive. Spec wise, it is well equipped for the average user and will handle productivity and media application without any problems. As for battery, it features a Li-Polymer 4 cell battery (44Wh) which is capable of delivering up to 10 hours of battery life. For convenience in video calls, it also has an HD 720p Web camera with fixed focus built in. Besides that, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 also has HD Audio with Conexant CX11852 codec on Dolby Home Theater v4 installed to output high-quality audio. The ultrabook features an IPS screen size of 12.5 inches and offers 1920x1080 pixels resolution as a finger touchscreen. The screen is anti-glare and anti-reflective with LED backlight. It support multitouch up to 10-finger gestures. The screen also can be used with a digital pen which is included in the box and handwriting detection software is installed. The ThinkPad Pen Pro is the same size as a pen. Its 2048 pressure levels are to ensure accurate inputs. The WRITEit software turns handwriting in almost every text field into data input. The stylus is recharged automatically in its compartment in the ultrabook.  The Yoga 260 is equipped with a Trusted Platform Module (dTPM), which contains a cryptographic key to uniquely identify the computer. Despite being in the ultraportable category, it is surprising that Lenovo has managed to include quite a number of ports on this laptop. This includes a sim card slot, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and a card reader. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE is a perfect machine for a business user but its price might put some away. 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 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.
1.342 kg:

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.


78.61%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-21 (Update: 2019-04-30)