Lenovo’s refreshed Yoga 2 laptops deliver mid-vary specs; eleven-inch mannequin not runs Home windows RT
When Lenovo introduced the Yoga 2 Professional, all of us assumed it was the souped-up successor to the primary Yoga thirteen. Apparently that wasn’t the case. Lenovo simply refreshed the unique Yoga eleven and Yoga thirteen, each of which at the moment are referred to as the Yoga 2. Of word, the Yoga 2 thirteen has mid-vary specs, and can truly be bought alongside the flagship Yoga 2 Professional. As an example, the processor goes as much as Core i5, not i7, and the display decision maxes out at 1,920 x 1,080 as an alternative of three,200 x 1,800. Additionally, it does not seem SSDs are provided right here; you’ll be able to rise up to both a 500GB HDD or hybrid exhausting drive. On the flip aspect, it steps as much as a backlit keyboard and eight-hour battery. We did, nevertheless, discover the machine is barely thicker and heavier this time (three.5 kilos and zero.sixty eight inch thick, versus three.three kilos/zero.sixty seven.inch final yr). We guess it is as a result of there’s now a spinning arduous drive as an alternative of a strong-state one.
As for the eleven-inch mannequin, it now runs full Home windows as an alternative of Home windows RT, however that should not be a shock: Lenovo has lengthy since discontinued the unique Yoga eleven. This time, it is powered by a quad-core Bay Path Pentium processor (identical to we thought the unique ought to have been), with as much as 500GB of storage and a rated six hours of battery life. As earlier than, too, it has a 1,366 x 768 IPS show. What’s good is that regardless of the heavier-obligation elements, the machine nonetheless weighs about the identical because it did when it had a low-energy ARM processor: simply 2.9 kilos, up from 2.eight within the final mannequin. Search for the eleven-inch mannequin to seem first — it ought to ship later this month for $529. If it is the beefier thirteen-inch model you are after, you will want to attend till early February, at which level it’ll retail for $999 and up (figuring out Lenovo, although, you will in all probability take pleasure in some steep reductions should you purchase it on-line).
Richard Lai contributed to this report.
- Key specs
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- Sort Pill
- Type issue Convertible
- Display measurement thirteen inches
- Processor velocity 1.eight
- Most battery life As much as 9
- Dimensions zero.sixty one x eight.7 x thirteen in
- Weight three.06 lb
- Launched 2013-10
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