Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

  • 13.3"
  • Core i7 1.7 GHz Dual core
  • 8 GB DDR3-1333
  • 128 GB SSD
Announced January, 2012
Plus, the price of this touch converible undercuts the competition.
by LaptopMag (Nov, 2012)

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Features Key features of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Side view of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
While no match for the ThinkPad range, its keyboard is pleasant enough to type on and its touchpad is lovely, while that 1,600 x 900 IPS screen supports 10-finger touch.
Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2013)

screen size

13.3"
15.6"
11.6"
But still, It's neither the best nor the worst display I've seen on a device in this class, this size, or this price.
IdeaPad Yoga by The Verge (Nov, 2012)
The name Yoga is suggestive of the system's big selling point, that the display flips fully over to become a tablet.
IdeaPad Yoga by c|net (Nov, 2012)

screen resolution

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ASUS N55 Series N55SF
Dell XPS 12
For just the base set of components, we'd expect to pay $800 or so, but keep in mind that with the Yoga 2, you also get an excellent design and build, the flexible hybrid features, and the 3,200x1,800-pixel-resolution display.
IdeaPad Yoga by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Add in a comfortable keyboard and a sharp 1600 x 900-pixel display and you've got a lightweight convertible that can go from business to party in less than a second.
IdeaPad Yoga by LaptopMag (Nov, 2012)

cpu speed

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Our $999 configuration of the Yoga 11S featured a 1.5-GHz Intel Core i5-3339Y processor with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU.
IdeaPad Yoga by LaptopMag (Jun, 2013)
The $749 base model has a 1.4-GHz Intel Core i3-3229Y CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and Intel HD Graphics 4000.
IdeaPad Yoga by LaptopMag (Jun, 2013)

processor

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
ASUS N55 Series N55SF
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The CPU gets knocked down to a quad-core Intel Pentium, and storage is a basic 500GB hard drive.
IdeaPad Yoga by c|net (Jan, 2014)
The specific processor in question is the dual core Intel Core i7-3517U, which hums along at 1.9GHz by default but can turbo clock up to 3GHz.
IdeaPad Yoga by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2013)

memory

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Oddly for a machine sporting such a nice chip by default, 4GB is the maximum amount of RAM on retail models - the Lenovo Yoga 13 doesn’t seem to be available from the company’s UK site right now, where specs tend to be configurable and the Yoga should take up to 8GB.
IdeaPad Yoga by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2013)
My review unit has a 1.6GHz Core i5, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage — I’d rather have more RAM and less processing power, personally, but that mix worked pretty well for me.
IdeaPad Yoga by The Verge (Feb, 2014)
 

Performance Real world tests of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

3DMark06 CPU

Click to EnlargeOn the PCMark 7 benchmark, the Yoga notched a 4,419 score, placing it well above the 3,156 ultraportable average.
IdeaPad Yoga by LaptopMag (Nov, 2012)
I also tested Wi-Fi speed using the synthetic benchmark, PC Benchmark, and saw speeds in parity with the Surface RT; however, real-world Web speed was a different matter.
IdeaPad Yoga by c|net (Mar, 2013)

battery life

8 hour
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Under the hood, this Yoga can offer up to a Core i7 CPU, up to 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, putting it at the top of the convertible game in terms of power – yet Lenovo still claims battery life of up to eight hours.
IdeaPad Yoga by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2013)
But after a few hours of using the Yoga exclusively, I was fully up to speed, typing as fast and accurately as I can on any other machine.
IdeaPad Yoga by The Verge (Nov, 2012)

cinebench r10 32Bit (Aggregate)

 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0)
  • Capacitive
  • Detects movement for interactive apps
  • 1.3 MP
  • 8 GB
  • 4 MB (Intel Core i7 3517U)
  • MMC, MMC Plus, MMC Plus HD, SD, SDHC, SDSC, SDXC
  • 3 GHz
  • 0.1 ms (SSD)
  • 16.9 mm
  • 8 hour
  • 1,500 g
  • 31.54
  • DDR3-1333
  • 8,516.7 (Intel Core i7 3517U)
  • 3,121.7 (Intel Core i7 3517U)
  • 572 MB/s (USB 3.0)

cons

  • Poorer input sound quality
  • can't connect to high definition displays
  • 128 GB
  • you'll miss out on the convenience of DVDs for easy file-sharing
  • large files and movies may not fit on CDs
  • 1600 x 900
  • 1080p video will need to be scaled down to fit on the screen
  • 1.7 GHz
  • 13.3"
  • x86

Reviews Word on the street

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It’s a lot like the screen on the Samsung Ativ Book Plus 9, which is to say it’s beautiful: sharp and vibrant, with great viewing angles and colors and enough pixel density to make any text crisp and all movies beautiful.
Rated 80%
Read the review (Jul, 2013)
Packed into its flexible chassis, the Lenovo Yoga 13 has some tasty specs: its 13-inch IPS screen may not offer a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, but at 1,600 x 900 pixels it’s significantly higher than many affordable rivals and offers 10-finger touch.
Rated 84%
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The IPS screen itself is bright and gives excellent viewing angles, and the touch response is quick and accurate, although that's been true of nearly every Windows 8 touch-screen system.

Screen

Flipping it around so it's "closed" with the screen facing out does make the Yoga much more like a tablet — a huge, giant, unwieldy tablet — but in every other setup it's still a screen and a stand.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 77% by by The Verge (Nov, 2012)
Speaking of which, the Yoga's 11.6-inch display features a 1,366x768-pixel resolution, and though that matches the Surface RT's, the Yoga 11's extra inch in screen size means lower PPI resulting in slightly rougher text on Web pages.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 70% by by c|net (Mar, 2013)
In any of these positions, the Yoga is well-served by its 13.3-inch display, which has a native resolution of 1,600x900 pixels.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 82% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Keyboard

Stand mode flips the keyboard under the display; Lenovo says this mode is best in tight spaces such as on airline tray tables.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | by LaptopMag (Nov, 2012)
As good as Lenovo's reputation is for excellent keyboards, I had a surprising amount of trouble with the Yoga's keyboard.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 82% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Still, an 11-inch screen and keyboard aren't ideal for all-day use, so I wouldn't consider this the best choice for your main all-day, every-day machine.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 78% by by c|net (Jun, 2013)

Body

We love the 11S' metal hinges, which are sturdy enough to handle the laptop's acrobatics.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | by LaptopMag (Jun, 2013)
While we’re on the topic, it’s nice to see that Lenovo hasn’t forgotten the Yoga’s power brick when it came to attractive design, as it’s a slim and sleek, shiny affair.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2013)
The Yoga 13 has a great, premium feel at a semipremium price, and most importantly, the folding hinge design doesn't compromise either aesthetics or mechanics when it's used in clamshell laptop mode.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 82% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Type

It's closer to an iPad, or even most Android and Windows 8 tablets, and it's possible to easily hold or carry in one hand.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 78% by by c|net (Jun, 2013)
Windows RT runs well on almost any hardware — unlike Windows 7, which crumbled on anything low-end — and between the Windows Store and the latest version of Office there's a burgeoning app ecosystem as well.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 68% by by The Verge (May, 2013)
It offers plenty of space for multifinger gestures, but isn't as effective for manipulating the touch-centric Windows 8 UI as a finger would be.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 82% by by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Operating system

Windows RT is essentially the light version of Windows 8, designed specifically for ARM processors like the Tegra 3.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 70% by by c|net (Mar, 2013)
You also get full Windows 8 versions of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, run through what looks like a traditional Windows Desktop interface.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 70% by by c|net (Mar, 2013)
At the time, it was disappointing that the more portable 11-inch version was restricted to Windows RT, but we hoped a full Windows 8 version would be coming soon.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.3", 1.7 GHz, 8 GB, 128 GB SSD | Rated 78% by by c|net (Jun, 2013)

Editions Editions of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Price Edition Resolution RAM type Cinebench r10 32Bit (Aggregate) Internal storage Compare
1600 x 900 DDR3-1333 8,516.7 128 GB
 
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April 11, 2013
This looks AMAZING... RAM & SSD upgrade seems all it needs

For space, luckily the Yoga 13 has a second SSD slot, and is all I need for more space, with over 10x the speed of what optional SD cards can hope to provide.  One question though.   What RAM did...

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February 15, 2013
Is lenovo x220 heavy to carry as tablet?

Coz i think i can not find yoga in our market, i want something to work as both laptop+ tablet efficiently.

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December 29, 2012
How about comparing apples to apples?

Why would you compare a Yoga i7 to an XPS i5, when an i5 also exists in the XPS? How on Earth can you conclude anything about performance? I got nothing out of this review, and I still don't know...

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