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Lenovo Yoga 2 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 814 reviews of Lenovo Yoga 2 13. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The size and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the sound, and many are less positive about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Yoga 2 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Lenovo Yoga 2 13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The usability and performance also get good reviews. The size and energy efficiency get less positive views, while there are some mixed comments about the price.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo YOGA 2 13.3-inch Multimode Touchscreen Notebook (Silver) - (Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 500GB Memory, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1Lenovo YOGA 2 13.3-inch Multimode Touchscreen Notebook (Silver) - (Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 500GB Memory, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Lenovo Yoga 2 13 review

 

Lenovo's Yoga remains one of the best computer designs to result from the release of Windows 8.

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is an excellent ultrabook combined with the flexibility of fully rotating hinges giving you the feel of a regular well-constructed laptop as well as other positions to take advantage of Window 8.1 and the 1080p touchscreen.

Few ports and connections and its 802.11n Wi-Fi means you're not getting the latest and greatest. Somewhat heavy to use as a hand-held tablet.

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo Yoga 2 (13-inch) Review

 

The new Yoga 2 boasts a 1080p touchscreen and 4th-gen Intel processor, but it doesn't keep pace with the latest from Acer, Dell and HP.

Overall, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 should be called the Yoga 1.5. While it’s certainly better than its predecessor, the new model feels like an incremental update. That wouldn’t be a problem if the Yoga was frequently updated, but we’ve been waiting well...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Lenovo Yoga 2 13 Core i5 1.60GHz, black

 

With its 360-degree flip-and-fold body, you get the look and feel of a regular thin-and-light laptop, but with the added flexibility to use it as a tablet just by folding the screen back. You can also tent it, which is nice for playing games, or use...

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is an excellent ultrabook combined with the flexibility of fully rotating hinges giving you the feel of a regular well-constructed laptop as well as other positions to take advantage of Window 8.1 and the 1080p touchscreen.

Few ports and connections and its 802.11n Wi-Fi means you're not getting the latest and greatest. Somewhat heavy to use as a hand-held tablet.

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Yoga's winning hybrid design, now available for less

 

It's a modest, but good update to the original, but this convertible laptop is facing steep competition from others including Lenovo's own Yoga 2 Pro.

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is an excellent ultrabook combined with the flexibility of fully rotating hinges giving you the feel of a regular well-constructed laptop as well as other positions to take advantage of Window 8.1 and the 1080p touchscreen.

Few ports and connections and its 802.11n Wi-Fi means you're not getting the latest and greatest. Somewhat heavy to use as a hand-held tablet.

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Yoga 2 13

 

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is a well-designed convertible hybrid laptop, but the construction feels flimsier than that of previous iterations, and good-but-not-stellar performance doesn't help it stand out from the crowd.

Excellent convertible design. Good performance and long battery life.

Construction quality has dropped from previous Yogas.

Conclusion All in all, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is a solid convertible hybrid laptop with good, but not stellar performance, and it doesn't quite live up to the build quality of past and current Yoga models. The convertible category is hit or miss, so we...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Lenovo Yoga 2 13 Review

 

Remember Lenovo's Yoga 2 Pro ? The company has rolled out a similar model, the Yoga 2 13, featuring the same multi-mode design and similar specs. Aimed at the more casual user, the Yoga 2 13 rests on the foundation set by its higher-res sibling, but...

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 feels like a big laptop, and not in a bad way — despite some issues with having to readjust how you type (the right shift key is small) and some snafus with the trackpad (there were some sensitivity issues), the laptop is a solid...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Yoga's winning hybrid design, now available for less

 

Lenovo's Yoga remains one of the best computer designs to result from the release of Windows 8.

The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is an excellent ultrabook combined with the flexibility of fully rotating hinges giving you the feel of a regular well-constructed laptop as well as other positions to take advantage of Window 8.1 and the 1080p touchscreen

Few ports and connections and its 802.11n Wi-Fi means you're not getting the latest and greatest. Somewhat heavy to use as a hand-held tablet

If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

Lenovo Yoga 2 13-inch Review: Still a Leader in Versatility

 

Since the first gen Yoga was released, several other companies have come out with similar form factors, all trying to emulate the Yoga's versatility. So the competition is certainly heating up. That said, the Yoga 2 still manages to be a leader....

Versatile form factor with support for Tent, Stand, laptop, and Tablet mode, improved higher res display, comes with Lenovo Motion and voice control, top notch AccuType keyboard with backlight, very good audio

Build quality is good but not quite as solid as its predecessor, solid but not excellent system performance, battery life could be better, runs hot, not ideal as a tablet, touchpad still needs improvement

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Laptops Anirudh Regidi (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 13 59-411008 Review

 

The Yoga 2 is a great convertible laptop. It features a gorgeous screen, excellent ergonomics, average battery life and great build quality. It's short comings did prevent it from winning our Best Buy, but if it's a laptop you want within Rs.60,000,...

Great screen ; 360° hinge ; Good build quality

Average battery life ; The base heats up ; Only one USB 3.0 port

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo Yoga 2 13 Review and Ratings

 

Lenovo's Yoga 2 13 does everything you would expect of a slim, lightweight ultrabook—plus convert to a tablet and two modes in between. And the competitive price means you're getting the convertible abilities essentially gratis.

Thin and light (in laptop mode) ; Fold it into a tablet, easel, or tent ; Beautiful 1080p screen ; Excellent backlit keyboard ; Handy apps for each mode ; Attractive price

Average port selection ; Weak speakers ; Tablet mode leaves keys exposed on the back side ; Low-res Webcam ; Shorter battery life than some competitors

It might be amusing to give the Yoga 2 13 to a friend who wasn't familiar with it and who never opened the lid more than 120 degrees or so—using it as a perfectly fine clamshell laptop, and not realizing the screen can keep going all the way around to...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio v4 / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1 / 1.5

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50 / 54
Battery life (max):6 / 8 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 1
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Orange / Black, Yellow / Grey / Grey, Silver / Orange / Silver
Form factor:Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass fiber, Polyamide
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, Orange / Black, Yellow / Grey / Grey, Silver / Orange / Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:300 / 350
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes
Keyboard language:Italian
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:N
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2X4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I3-4010U / I3-4030U / I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I7-4500U / I7-4510U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / I3-4010U / I5-4200U
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EB / SR1EF / SR1EN
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:VeriFace Pro, OneKey Recovery, Zinio Online Newsstand, Skype, Amazon Kindle, CyberLink YouCam, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Evernote
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium / McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC Mobile, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:128 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 256 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 508 / 516

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22 / 22.1 / 22.2 / 221.2
Height :1.55 / 1.7 / 1.73 / 17.3
Weight:1.39 / 1.56 / 1.64 / 1.66 / 1.7
Width:33 / 330