When Lenovo introduced the original Yoga 13 convertible ultrabook last year, consumers snatched it up in droves, making it one of the top selling Windows 8 convertibles on the market. Fast-forward a year, and Lenovo is at it again, this time with the new Yoga 2 Pro. Like its predecessor, the Yoga 2 Pro features the same well-liked multimode form factor that can function in laptop, stand, tablet, and tent modes.
The new Yoga 2 Pro is thinner and lighter than previous models. It also features Intel’s latest 4th generation Haswell-based Core processors and comes preloaded with Windows 8.1. Another key differentiating factor between the previous Yoga 13 and the new Yoga 2 Pro is the super high-resolution QHD+ touchscreen that is 16% brighter than the previous display.
First we'll take you on a guided tour of Lenovo's new machine in our video review, then we'll hit a deep dive on build-out and performance...
Before we dive into the full hands-on review, let’s take a quick look at the specifications of our test model:
||4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200U (1.60GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
||Windows 8.1 64
||4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
||13.3" high-resolution QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
IPS wide-view display with 10-point multitouch technology
||12.99 x 8.66 x 0.61 inches (W X D X H)
||720p HD webcam
||Intel Wireless-N 7260 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
||1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
Audio Combo Jack (headphone and microphone)
headphone and microphone
||Integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater
||Integrated Intel HD graphics 4400
||Up to 9 hours Windows 8 Idle @ 150 nits
Up to 6 hours FHD playback @ 150 nits
||Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium 30-day trial
Lenovo Cloud Storage
McAfee Internet Security (30-day free trial)
Bespoke Software - Phone Companion, Yoga Camera Man, Yoga Chef, Yoga Photo Touch
Zinio Online Newsstand
Amazon Kindle for PC
||$999.00 (Additional Models Also Available)
Lenovo also includes a few new software features to further differentiate the Yoga 2 Pro from its competition. We’ll take a closer look at these features in the coming pages.