Lenovo Yoga 2 review: Specs of the Windows 8.1-powered Lenovo Yoga 2 include an 11.6-inch display, an Intel Pentium processor powered with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, and a 500GB of internal storage.
Similar to some tablets, it has been touted as a laptop replacement, but can it really be more efficient than an Ultrabook or MacBook Air? Lenovo Yoga series has been noted for its hybrid laptops, that can easily turn into tablets and bend more than 90 degrees.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 stretches it further thanks to its 360-degree-hinge, pushing the capacity for a more flexible device.
Weighting at 1.3 kg and with dimensions of 298 x 206 x 18 mm, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is considerably light and is very slim for a laptop.
It can easily bend its 11.6-inch display down and it can be flipped around to form a tent.
The keyboard can also be turned upside down and be used as a base for stand mode.
There is also an option to fold the display all the way to the back of its keyboard, allowing it to become a tablet.
Reviewers noted though that when the device turns into a tablet, the Lenovo Yoga 2 starts to become chunky.
Compared to most tablets, the Yoga 2 thicker and at least a pound heavier.
Its weight keeps it users from being able to play or use the Yoga 2iwth one hand.
Although it does have a solid and sturdy feel, making it seemingly more well-built than other tablets it class.
The IPS display of the Lenovo Yoga 2 has a resolution of 1366 x 768, but it maxes out at 1080P.
In terms of processor, the Intel Pentium N3520 is more powerful under the hood of the Lenovo Yoga 2 is more powerful than the Atom Z3770D that is in the Dell Venue Pro 11 and the Atom Z3740 that’s in the Asus Transformer Book T100.
So now what is the verdict for this Lenovo hybrid? For its low price of $499 and factoring in its basic specs and features, the Lenovo Yoga 2 is a functional laptop and tablet.
However, it’s lags a bit when used for heavy-duty activities that requires serious laptop power and its built doesn’t make it portable enough to be used as a tablet.