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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product, 1 small issue

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    I'm rating the Yoga 2 Pro 4 GB, but I traded it in for the 8 GB version. I loved this Yoga as soon as I opened the box. It felt and looked fabulous, loved the new backlit keyboard (new with this version), the flexibility of using it as laptop or tablet. It is just about perfect. The only issue that bothered me with the 4 GB version was how much of the advertised 128 GB storage was not available; once I got into it, I discovered only about 80 GB (80 out of 100 on C, 0 out of 4 on D; the rest of D, apparently, was hidden). I don't think it was bloatware. I had planned to use cloud or backup storage to supplement, but when Lenovo advertized a discount on the 8 GB RAM/256 GB storage Yoga 2 for only $150 more, I traded the small one for the bigger one. Using Windows 8.1 takes some getting used to (coming from a Windows Vista desktop) but gradually I am learning its advantages, and I actually like the tiles on the start screen. A really nice touch is 3 ways to log in -- password, picture with user-defined gestures and face (haven't tried that yet) plus a local log in if you don't want to connect to the internet. Have not yet tested battery life, but this one has the newest Intel chip which is supposed to help. All around, I am extremely pleased with the Yoga 2 Pro, can't wait to finish setting it up and really start using it for combo personal/business. I plan to use in tablet form to show inventory photos to customers and genealogy/photos to family, and in laptop form for document production.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great screen, lightweight and fast, but many kinks

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    This is an ultrabook that is highly portable with good battery life and an amazing screen. The one downside with the display is that many, many programs are not configured to scale for proper viewing, meaning the fonts are SUPER-tiny. You can fix this by changing the resolution of the screen, but then you are defeating the whole point of buying this type of screen. This issue is partly the fault of Microsoft and other software makers. Also, if you connect a second monitor, the size of icons, fonts and programs will be all wacky because most LCD monitors cannot display at the same super HD range as the Lenovo. There is a work-around for this, but it is not ideal. One thing that really STINKS about this computer is that the Bluetooth drivers are terrible. They drop out, and wouldn't allow me to install 2 out of 3 of my peripheral devices that work perfectly on other computers. There are many, many complaints on Lenovo website about this problem, but apparently Lenovo doesn't care. I was able to 'fix' this by uninstalling the Lenovo bluetooth driver and installing a generic driver.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    expensive but you get what you pay for

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    Bought this brand new , the 4k display is amazing first off, great color depth and clarity. Its better than my tv for sure. Its very fast, takes about 6 seconds to boot up from a full shutdown, no waiting around for windows to load. The battery lasts a very long time I dont even charge it every day. Now on to the reason youre wanting to buy this thing in the first place, the freaking sweet "yoganess" this thing bends every which way use it as a laptop, tablet, tent mode, stand mode it works great amd knows which way you've put the screen to maximize usability, touch screen works really well also. It cost alot but before I bought this l had purchased a 600$ laptop and sold it after a year because it was terrible, spending the $ on something good like this is worth it for sure plus the interest free financing makes it super easy if you cant drop a grand in cash, overall I would say buy it if you're a windows user the touch screen makes the new format so much easier to navigate, I love it oh yeah and forgot, It can connect with all your phones to upload photos amd contacts and everything else you've got on there

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Ultrabook

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    I had the second gen Yoga 13. This one is SO much better. Aside from the specs differences that y'all can read about. A few things I noticed that changed with this one. It is much easier to open than the previous. The other was "boxier" so you had to almost pry it. The power button was moved but still not the easiest thing to turn on especially if you have big fingers. The trackpad doesnt pick up oil from your hands as easy anymore. You could easily tell that someone was using it because of all the oil on the keys and trackpad(maybe it was just me and my oily fingers) but you don't notice it on this one anymore. The resolution is a lot bigger but some apps look bad because of it. Seems the resolution is too big for the apps and screen size. I just use desktop though so that fixes the problem. I try and stay away from app mode or whatever its called. Those were the nit picky things I had with the previous one and they're all gone now so to me, the computer is perfect. Lastly, the only noticeable problem across all new yogas is the yellow color. Its not the normal yellow, its like a mustard yellow, best way to describe it. There is a fix coming to this in the next week or so according to a lenovo rep so by the time you read this, you wont have this problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great machine for the price & very functional

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    The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro packs a lot of computing power in a little case. The 13.1 inch screen is what you would expect from that sized tablet/laptop. Lenovo has made a pretty thin, light-weight laptop that successfully duals as a tablet. The keyboard is sturdy and elegantly folds back around the screen when converting to a tablet. In tablet mode, the screen orientation automatically switches around depending on the angle of the screen. It is very easy to use in all four modes; tablet, laptop, tent, & presentation. Our kids particularly like playing the touch games in presentation mode. The SSD is great for a mobile machine that could potentially see a lot of bouncing around and it boots up quickly. Win 8 took a little getting used to. But, it suits this particular model much better than an Android-based OS. My wife and I both have one and have only noticed a couple drawbacks. In order to get an office suite, you have to either buy it separate (in the case of an in-store purchase) or have it added in as an "aftermarket" option. Also, there is not a 4G option on the tablet which would be important for folks who may need to be mobile but not necessarily always around Wi-fi hot spots. But, with USB 2 & 3, Wi-fi, & Bluetooth, there are many options to connect to external media for both storage and internet. Overall, this was a great purchase and my wife and I would recommend it to any of our friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    $899 on sale for this beast?!

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    This will be short and sweet: I bought this beast on sale for $899. That is the same as the cost of the 64GB Surface Pro 2 without a keyboard. I mean MY GOD, it's almost like stealing. To buy comparable to this (there is nothing comparable to this), you will need to drop $1200 minimum. The yellow thing? Fixed through energy management. Wifi problems? I'm running at 60 mbps down from the moment I connected. What wifi problems? Think about this. I sold my Surface Pro 1 for $600 and this incredible upgrade was only $300 more! I can't buy a week's groceries for $300! Would be nice if they included an active digitizer but I rarely used the one with my Surface Pro anyway because I can type so much faster than I write. Anyway, they make plenty of good styli now with fine points if I ever need one. One last thing, i was worried how my database which fit my Surface Pro screen at 125% zoom would fit on this given the resolution? Good news is that cranked all the way up, the fit is exactly the same! Excellent! No tiny letters.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything I was looking for and better!

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    Looked for a long time for a laptop that weighed three pounds or less, had a 13 or 14 inch touch screen, and a 4th generation I5 for battery life. This had all that I wanted plus SSD and very solidly built. We've used it for two weeks and had a child under 5 playing with it for hours and it is working out beyond expectations. It starts instantly, Office365 loaded amazingly quickly and runs very well as do all the applications. I thought I wanted a "snap out" tablet/laptop model, but the 360 twist on the keyboard is really handy. In tablet mode it is still light enough to be comfortable to use, in laptop mode you can actually type with it in your lap, and the stand up kinds of alternatives turn out to be handy when looking at videos. I love the way Windows 8.1 synchs my accounts between my desktop and this laptop. This makes the 128 Gig SSD plenty of size for me since I have a terabyte on my desktop and this laptop quickly recognized my Homegroup and makes storing on to the desktop a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this laptop!!

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    I bought this laptop as soon as I saw it on sale this past weekend. I had been looking at this one and the 11s trying to decide which one to get, but went with the 2 Pro because of the backlit keyboard. I had read the reviews about the yellow issues, but thought I'd give it a try. I have noticed a difference in the colors, too. To me, it looks like all colors are bolder. The yellow doesn't stand out to me so much, but if I compare the colors on my Surface RT to this one, they all look a shade darker and bolder. To me, it's not a problem at all. If what I was trying to do depended upon colors being exact, like photo editing or something I could see it being more of a problem. My only complaint with the unit is the screen resolution. Others mentioned this as well. The screen is beautiful, but with the resolution set to the recommended setting, everything is so small! It's hard to touch the right place or read what's on the screen. Especially with older eyes! I have played with the resolution but haven't changed it and kept it there. I probably will, though. Now the good... the keyboard is wonderful!!! I love the look and the feel of the backlit keys. It took me a while to find out how to turn it on, but once I found it I fell in love with it. It feels really nice to the touch and is very responsive. The trackpad is slick which feels a little odd to me, but I still like it! The flexibility... oh, my! I love being able to switch it from laptop to tent to tablet to table views! I wondered if the keyboard being under there would affect my use of the tablet, but it doesn't. Not to me, anyway. The flexibility you have is wonderful. You can use it comfortably regardless of where you are. This puppy is fast!! It takes less than 10 seconds to boot to the sign in screen and programs load very quickly. Set up was a breeze. It took about 10 minutes and then I was on my way downloading apps and rearranging my icons on the metro start menu. (I love Windows 8.1 for this!) I use a lot of different devices from an Ipad to Kindle Fire to Surface RT to this. I do not regret my purchase in the least. I have already recommended it to my friends and even took it to work to show it off! Bottom line... it's fabulous and I'm loving it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Laptop Purchase

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    First we bought the HP split laptop and took it back to Best Buy for several reasons. 1) The touch response was horrible! 2) The screens would constantly bounce back to the home page. It was a nightmare to get anything done on it. So we couldn't take the madness and returned it. While there, we tested out a few more laptops. I couldn't bring myself to spend over $1,000.00 for the Surface Pro. I mean the screen is so tiny and the keyboard seems a little on the cheap side. I'm not an Apple fan so that excluded the iPad from the selection. We ended up giving this one a try since the navigation, speed and size seemed pretty decent for the money. Yes, Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but overall, the performance and touch response is excellent. The computer itself is super flexible (hence "Yoga"). You can use it like a laptop, fold it like a tent or bend it back and lay it flat (which I personally do to play games). The keyboard is automatically deactivated when you lay it completely flat so you don't have to worry about hitting some random key and messing up something. I like the fact that the screen does NOT detach from the keyboard and here's why. There is a small latch that connects the screen to the keyboard on most convertibles. This latch gets worn out after being attached and detached over and over again. Eventually, you will lose connectivity and the components won't work as well. Just take a look at the burn marks on the connectors the next time you pick up a HP split or Surface Pro and you will see what I mean. Anyway, the Lenovo was the best choice at the time. We are pretty satisfied with the purchase and haven't really had any issues. The yellow color (which seems more like puke green) is about my only gripe. Very seldom, the screen will freeze but I just close the laptop and log in again and it is ready to go. We purchased the 1 year accidental warranty on this too...just in case.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A+ Hi-Res display, software doesnt take advantage

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    This laptop/tablet is great for those who are on the fence about whether they should buy a tablet, or a laptop. This is a laptop first, with decent tablet features, although at times it seems the computer doesn't know what to do with the mode its in. Strange things happen when you have a 2 in 1 device. For instance, it comes preloaded with Skype. But Skype "Tablet" edition. Which is WAY different than Skype PC edition. There are 2 version of IE. Etc. The processor is OK. You can't upgrade the RAM. So what you see is what you get. I tried to upgrade the SSD to a larger drive. And failed miserably. 128GB is just not much. But the biggest problem is the hi-res screen. Windows takes great advantage of it. Most of their software formats correctly. Ditto with iTunes. The same can't be said for nearly every other software manufacturer. Adobe hasn't a clue what to do with the screen. You end up getting tiny tiny boxes with text you can't read. In fact that is a problem with nearly any software I tried. Chrome looks AWFUL on hi-res. Articulate products don't know what do do either. Logitech, NVIDIA, Intel all had issues. And the real kicker- Lenovo's bloatware also couldn't handle the hi-res. This isn't entirely Lenovo's fault, but rather a slam on the software industry who seems to think 1600 x 900 is high enough resolution. If you are looking for a laptop to surf the web and do basic MS Office tasks, this is a swell laptop. If you need to use proprietary software, be very careful. Chances are that software can't handle the Yoga 2 Pros screen resolution.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all arround convertable for entertainment.

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    We purchased this laptop/tablet convertible for my mother to do her book keeping and more importantly, keep her entertained. So far its a great machine. Nice form factor, sturdy, excellent as a tablet, tented for movie viewing, and comfortable as a lap top. Its also very light, but not at the expense of power or battery light. Which is a good thing because she now takes it everywhere she goes. The only thing I dislike about this machine is that it requires you go through Windows 8 set up in the config we bought and insists on having a Microsoft.com/hotmail account to activate some of the feature/functionality. Nothing we weren't able to work around, just kind of a pain. I would not have a problem recommending this machine to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Yoga Pro 2

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    I love the versatility of this laptop! I had the latest top-of-the-line tablet, and sold it on eBay to get this Yoga Pro 2. The reviews on Windows 8.1 made me skeptical, but I really love the operating system. I love the way you move around and access menus in the 8.1 touchscreen environment, and it works perfectly with the Yoga. The fact that you have a keyboard if you need it as a regular laptop, or you can use it in "tent" mode for viewing a movie or setting on the counter, or able to use it as a tablet with a great screen, makes it the perfect computing environment. The tablets are too slow and cumbersome compared to this. You literally power all the way off, and when you start up you can have internet explorer opened up in 15 seconds - amazing! The display is beautiful - although the type gets quite small when you use certain programs. I have bad eyes and have no problems with most programs. I think the 13" screen is the ideal screen size for touch screen tablet/laptop combination. I bought the i5 processor, 4gb ram, 128 gb hard drive. I love this computer!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Grt hybrid, plsResolve resolution incapatibilties!

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    Great resolution, size, weight, versatile - laptop to tablet, to stand up tent mode etc. Very fast wake up and start up. Great battery life. The bad part is that the exceptional resolution causes problems with numerous 3rd party software. The font size and also the size of many of the windows and wizards are so small in some cases that you can't even read them or use the touch screen. I did however decide to keep it because I felt the pros outweighed the resolution compatibility problem, because in many cases you can customize the view in each individual software to provide an acceptable view (although it is extremely time consuming and a pain). BESIDES I AM EXPECTING THAT LENOVO AND THE 3RD PARTY'S WILL RESOLVE THESE ISSUES WITH UPDATES! Finally, I don't like the fact that to get the most out of Windows 8.1, you have to create an MSN account use all the apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    good if you need powerful hybrid at low cost

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    I was very excited about getting this device for all the different stand modes, especially the tent mode. What's so great about the tent mode is how many degrees of angles you have. You can adjust it for optimal viewing at any sitting at a table, lying in bed, stretching out on a couch, riding in a plane, on a lap, table anything. No other device has unlimited viewing angles like this one. At 999-1199 with this much versatility and power it was the perfect hybrid. But of course, what seems too good to be true, like usual isn't. The battery life for haswell rated for 9 hours wasn't. More like 6-7. Ok I can live with that. Then I was on Best Buy's website on this device and noticed the yellow best buy logo was now "puke green". I though what did best buy do to their online logo. Horrible looking. Then I did a Google search for "bright yellow" and my fears came true. All yellows were this puke green color. I went to the review forums and realized this new super HD screen was the culprit and 100% of the screens were affected by it. Lenovo is working on a fix, but it will probably destroy the battery life which is already suspect to begin with. I returned mine and will look at another device or wait until Lenovo fixes this, if even they can.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mustardy Yellow or Not - This is a great computer

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    The reviews about the yellow not coming out crisp yellow, and having a darker more mustard look are true. Does that make me want to return this computer, NO. I have had almost every ultrabook that has been out, ASUS, ACER S7, original Yoga, and more. None of them feel as nice as this laptop. The screen is crisp, and beautiful. It does a good job of displaying blacks as well. The versatility of the screen and it's multiple positions is awesome. I really like the keyboard, and the back light is much better executed compared to the other ultrabooks I have had. The computer is extremely fast, and I have not had the wifi issues others have complained about. For the price, and (wether Lenovo pushes a fix for the color accuracy for Yellow or not) this computer is fantastic. I still wish there was a trackpad on a Windows device that worked as smoothly as a Mac, but there still is not. The trackpad is not bad by Windows standards, just not up to snuff with what a $1k machine should be. If Bestbuy puts this back on sale for $899. It is a no-brainer to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Greap Computer for Great Price

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    This computer overall is very good, especially when you factor in that it is only $999 compared to everywhere else where it is hundreds of dollars more expensive. Everything about the computer is great except that Windows isn't yet ready for a 3200x1800 screen so everything looks very small. These screens have just started coming into the market so I'm sure Windows will have an update to fix it in the near future (hopefully#. Many other comments mention a problem with the yellow. Maybe it's just me #which it seems it is) but I don't even notice it. Another thing about the laptop is that the screen is so thin, it's is even a bit flexible. Now I don't know if that is good or bad but when you open or close the laptop, it would be best if you did it with two hands on each corner or one hand in the middle so you don't bend the screen. Oh and I almost forgot, the sound quality in the speakers is amazing, especially given that it is an ultrabook. Great computer!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    can I give it 6 stars?

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    I am a doctor and embrace technology. We have been doing EMR for 10 years. I manage an IT system of nearly 35 PC. I have NEVER been so "wowed" by a computer as this one. It is so light weight with a super battery life (over 8 hours of use on one full charge). It was simple to set up. I feel like a LENOVO salesman as all of my patients ask about it as I chart their care. I am looking to convert all our patient care rooms from tower based PC's to the Yoga 2 Pro. In my personal life I use an iPad so I was apprehensive about using Windows 8.1 and touch screen. I was impressed by the 2 in 1 tablet/PC as well as the new WIndows.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Lenovo

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    For the most part I love my new lenovo. It is quick and has lots of great features. Unfortunately when on the regular windows screen it flips back to the accessories screen very often and is quite annoying when trying to get something accomplished (should be able to lock in where you are in settings). Also, it did not come with a case and it would be nice to have something that would protect it when carrying it from home to work, etc. Best Buy associates said there was one case available through their website (not in stores) but it is not a carrying case but a hard case that just protects against breakage when it drops. Will have to check some other local business stores for an appropriate bag. Battery life is about 6 hours but has a nice long cord so even at work, I have not had trouble finding somewhere to plug in. Staff were very knowledgeable and answered all our questions when making this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

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    We love it. A big upgrade from our last computer so windows 8.1 is a learning curve and some things not working well. Worth the extra money to get the latest chip. Battery life is true. Start up is automatic couple of seconds, as well as shut down. Drawback figuring a connection for a 2nd monitor- after reading lots of blog comments found Lenovo makes their connector 'deeper' than usual and most connectors you will have to trim back the plastic on the end to allow it to slip in deeper to the computer. Flakey wifi connection also read about a number of times, ours got much better after upgrading drivers. But computer is loved, the clarity of the monitor for viewing movies pics is great. Although the high resolution causes some issues trying to match up to a 2nd monitor but playing with it for awhile you can find some resolutions that work.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    lenovo yoga2 is great; windows 8.1 is a pain

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    I was used to using window 7 & firefox & gmail. This lenovo is a great machine but it is so wrapped up in windows 8 products. It took me forever to figure out how to make it work with non-microsoft products. I had chosen the lenovo over an apple mac pro because I didn't want to have to fool with learning new software. Well, Windows 8 was just as steep a learning curve as switching to Mac would have been. That said, I am really glad to have a touch screen and find it very usable and convenient. I have no technical complaints about the actual lenovo machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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