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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | Touchscreen Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:17 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Lenovo

What's Hot


So Many Modes: With four different ways to use your Yoga 2 Pro, it's not just a standard Ultrabook; it becomes your tablet, your media consumption device, and much more. I used my Y2P as a workhorse for most of its life, but I found myself using it in different ways. It just takes a while to get used to a device being capable of being bent into a tablet or into Tent Mode.


Once you get a handle on this, it changes the way you use the Yoga 2 Pro to the point where I don't think I could use a traditional Ultrabook or Notebook in the near future. I could never go back to an Apple MacBook Pro/Air, that's for sure.


Portability Doesn't Sacrifice Specs: I have an Apple MacBook Air from 2010, and this Yoga 2 Pro is not that much thicker at its thickest point, nor is it that much heavier. The Yoga 2 Pro has infinite more uses, and much more power, too. Even with a thin and light Ultrabook, we still have a 3200x1800 display that is touch-capable, and so much more.


It Looks Great: Design is something that is important to an Ultrabook, something that Apple gets most of the credit for. Lenovo has done some great things with the Yoga 2 Pro, and I feel it has pulled the bar on design that much higher, all while making the Y2P look like a beautiful piece of machinery.




QHD Display: The 13.3-inch 3200x1800 display is absolutely gorgeous, stunning, beautiful. Being touch-capable is just another benefit, and in tablet mode, Full HD video looks sharp and colorful. Everything is a joy to use on the Yoga 2 Pro.


It's Priced Incredibly Well: Starting at around $800, the Yoga 2 Pro is priced competitively well, beating out the MacBook Air even at the lowest end. At the high-end, we have the $1200 price point that kills the MBA, and even keeps up with the MBP, something that should have most consumers handing over their money for.


The price alone is a huge point, and even at $1999, I would still have the same feelings I do. At $2000, it's an incredible device, but at $1200, it's a steal. I have absolutely no regrets on any dollar spent with the Yoga 2 Pro. I think Lenovo has priced it to beat out everyone, but they just don't market it well enough to compete with Samsung or Apple.



What's Not


Trackpad Isn't That Great: This is about all I could complain about, but it's something I didn't personally use that much. I use a plugged-in mouse, which is the only way I can do it. On the times that I did use the trackpad, I didn't like it that much. It's not a point that should stop you from buying the Yoga 2 Pro, unless you do tend to use the Y2P's trackpad often.


Maximum of 8GB of RAM: Sometimes 8GB is not enough. Work out first if it's enough for what you intend on using it for.



Final Thoughts


I've been using the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro for months now, replacing my MBA as my travel device. But what I didn't see coming was it becoming my daily driver. I use the Yoga 2 Pro as my everything machine, from writing news every day for TweakTown to writing reviews, watching YouTube videos, TV episodes (through the micro HDMI output, or even on the Y2P itself), and playing games with my daughter.


The four modes that the Yoga 2 Pro is capable of is a massive selling point as this isn't just some traditional Ultrabook. This is an everything machine, something that Lenovo heavily pushes; it happens all in the background, which is nice.


It's not low on power with the ability to customize a Y2P right up to the Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and that gorgeous 13.3-inch 3200x1800 display. The display itself is a shining point, but there are so many shining points on this device: its touch-capable display, huge power, great keyboard, four different modes, and its incredible price.


Lenovo has killed it with the Yoga 2 Pro, but what excites me--and more so intrigues me--is where it'll go next. What can we expect? I don't think we'll see the company increase the amount of pixels on the screen, but maybe a bigger SSD, more USB ports (would be nice), and possibly varying screen sizes, such as a 15-inch (or so) model.


If you're in the market for a new Ultrabook, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro needs to be at the top of your list; look at it first, and then at its competitors. You will not regret the money spent on this device, I assure you. It's true craftsmanship from top to bottom.



PRICING: You can find the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.


United States: The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro retails for $1,202.73 at Amazon.


Canada: The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro retails for CDN$1,999.00 at Amazon Canada.




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