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Lenovo - 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 198 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this laptop!!

    Posted
    MSLKelly
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best I've Seen to Date

    Posted
    PCGremlin
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    From a physical design, this is the best laptop/tablet/2in1 that I have seen in a decade...really. I am a huge fan of the engineering and execution that this PC demonstrates. The keyboard bezel is non-smudge and touchpad is responsive without being too sensitive while typing. The outside shell is fingerprint and smudge resistant. The hinge is sturdy and flexible without screen flicker when changing orientations. Transition to tablet is smooth and without error or problems in my experience. This is an excellent laptop/tablet for general business use, media streaming, teleconferencing, and online activities. The CPU is a Gen4 i5 CPU with plenty of power for multitasking and working with large spreadsheets and presentations. Keyboard is compact and easy to use. Speed typing is possible. The network connectivity is solid and picks up even weak signals when I go outside to work. The display is beautiful, with vivid colors and fast response. Every now and then, the touch screen is slow...not sure if it was the screen or the application. The screen does collect finger smudges, but cleans easily and is acceptably responsive to the use of a stylus. Voice commands are available, though I have not tried them to date. The camera is excellent for teleconferences. Field of scope is wide enough and focus sharp enough that you can set it up several feet away from users and get 4 or 5 folks comfortably and clearly in view. The built in microphone picked up voices easily and clearly. The speakers/sound playback is excellent for such a slim form factor...one of the best I've ever heard. I did not try any gaming other than Solitaire, but I suspect the 4MB of memory is slim and the video hardware not up to par for serious gamers. Only two problems from my viewpoint/use: Windows 8.1 and screen fonts. Windows 8.1 is designed to work "in the cloud". It forces you to sign up with a Microsoft Live ID, unlike 8.0 that gave you an option. I prefer not to use the cloud...just a personal preference. I dislike having to use a Microsoft Live ID. (You can modify the sign in later...but you are still linked to the cloud). There is an advantage if you want to synchronize files across multiple devices, similar to Apple IOS and Android. The screen fonts in menus are small even set to "large" in Windows. If you need larger fonts in menus, you are out of luck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product, 1 small issue

    Posted
    Boomer2u
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Ultrabook

    Posted
    DrTallo
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Laptop Purchase

    Posted
    JenandJackie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    $899 on sale for this beast?!

    Posted
    mitchellvii
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Yoga Pro 2

    Posted
    dscotta

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything I was looking for and better!

    Posted
    hhitechie

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mustardy Yellow or Not - This is a great computer

    Posted
    bend32
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    expensive but you get what you pay for

    Posted
    ryanm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greap Computer for Great Price

    Posted
    Rsass

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop and great tablet, all in one

    Posted
    DanP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was looking for a Windows ultrabook for the last two years, but was not happy with what was available until I sow Yoga Pro 2 13.3 inch. This product was exactly what I was looking for, light, fast with good size screen and excellent speakers. I use this computer mostly to read digital books and magazines, listen to music and internet radio, and watch Netflix/Amazon movies. My hope was to use this computer also for digital photography processing, but unfortunately Photoshop toolbar and tabs are almost invisible on 4k screen. Yoga has a zoom tool to be used in such situations, but in my case this was not a great experience. So I gave up using Photoshop on Yoga until they find a solution for this problem. With large screen, superb picture and sound watching movies on this computer is a great experience. I use this computer both in laptop and tablet mode with equal satisfaction. Reading books and magazines feels much more like reading printed versions as compare to tablets with up to 10 inches screen. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase. The only shortcoming worth complaining about is the left side screen sensitivity. Sliding this side of the screen, on Windows 8, results in screen change. The problem is that even a slight touch can trigger screen change.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This computer and Windows 8.1 made me a believer

    Posted
    richiv
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Been an Apple guy for many years and I was never a fan of Windows 8. That was until I purchased the Yoga 2 Pro and fell in love with it. This computer is excellent and I love the fact that I can put this to use in many different ways. My son watches Netflix shows on this and he prefers this over the iPad now. Battery life is better than expected. Many people will complain about it but I am very pleases. Only thing missing with this is a reliable widi device. Heard many complaints all over the internet that it is reliable and was really bummed. I checked the newest version by Netgear on Amazon and it had poor reviews. For me I love Airplay and just wish there was a good reliable version on PC. Hope this helped people out that are considering this. I got it on sale at Bestbuy for $899. Lastly I am hoping that Windows moves quicker on bringing apps to their store and catch up to Android and Apple

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expectations Exceeded!!

    Posted
    gen10
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a totally awesome ultrabook! The screen is one of its best features. Talk about Retina display in a laptop, this one's it. It's also very bright with vivid true life colors. The i5 processor barely sips battery power. The physical footprint is slightly smaller than its predecessor Yoga, which I also previously owned. I like the more curved base and the flip screen is totally useful. The only downside is the internal memory cannot be upgraded as it is soldered onto the main board. And there's no second SSD slot to add a second SSD drive like the original Yoga. But did I mention the screen is totally awesome!! You won't be disappointed. You'll have to watch out for the palmrest attracting dust/lint as the textured surface does an excellent job of grabbing lint. I compared this to the HP Spectre 13.3, which has a more elegant, polished surface, but this display outdoes the HP.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Impressed With This Ultrabook

    Posted
    Vego
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought two ultrabooks for Christmas this year. This one for my wife and the Asus UX302LA for my father so I can compare them directly. I also own the Asus UX31A Zenbook from last year. After setting up both laptops yesterday, I have to say I'm very impressed with the Lenovo. Unlike the Asus it comes installed with Win8.1 so there was no need to upgrade. Also most of the updates were already installed. The display is fabulous. Very bright, super sharp. The keyboard is backlit and very nice to the touch. With the onboard SSD the laptop is very snappy. No lag whatsoever. If there were a few grips, they are very small. I wish there was more HDD space once everything was install. Just installing the basics including Office 2013 left the laptop with only 65GB of spare room. For my wife this is likely to be sufficient, but you don't realize how fast that 128 GB SSD will fill up just with Windows and a few essential programs. Of the three ultrabooks I've mentioned this is very likely the best of the bunch. Excellent display, excellent keyboard, overall nice execution!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K Affordability + Tablet Functionality

    Posted
    Bzzzzzz
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    Very fast, great display, thin, light and converts to tablet. External peripheral setup reminds me of the old external disk and tape drives-- really why tote around a laptop with an internal blu-ray or dvd drive that adds thickness and weight when you don't need it? USB-3 port and an external is perfect! Plus you can use those external deceives on your other computers. SSD boots very fast , yet is limited on size. Then again, why do I need to save everything to my laptop? If it matters I will be saving it to my external backup and storage drives anyway. Smaller memory means I am forced to decide if I really want 10,000 pictures on my laptop or just the ones I care about...Actually I probably could save around 40,000 pictures on this...... While the SSD is small and the on-board memory is limited, this computer is well priced for what its is designed for. If you need more memory, you shouldn't be considering this type of laptop. If you want something that travels well then this laptop is perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing ultrabook -- the tablet thing is icing

    Posted
    ETomMariner

    Got the Yoga Pro 2 to replace a broken Toshiba Ultrabook. For $50 more, got insanely better touch screen, tablet and ultrabook orientation, and a backlit keyboard. interestingly the Yoga 2 is 8 ounces heavier and in tablet mode one notices. I compared it to the Samsung Ativ 9 plus, but $400 more for virtually identical specs just didn't make sense. Would have liked the 8 Gb main memory and 256 Gb disk advertised by Best Buy but that will probably not be offered again. Best Buy still has that model headlined on the web site as "only store pickup" -- hint -- there are none available anyplace in the country. With the great touch screen, Windows 8.1 comes alive and is essential -- I somehow have to trade in my company-supplied six year old beast for one of these guys! Even my techno-phobe wife got the icons and gestures instantly. When she put an image of our favorite high res Ile Saint Louis view as her lock screen, she freaked! C'mon the rest of you ultrabook makers -- top that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great PC

    Posted
    easygoinguyinla
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    I bought this Lenovo with the full Windows 8.1 to replace the Windows RT tablet from Nokia I bought, I loved the incredible display on the Nokia 2520, but hated Windows RT.....returned it, to many limitations. I was spoiled with the incredible display on the Nokia, so I knew I wouldn't settle for anything less. This Yoga Pro 2 has just as an incredible display just as the Nokia. I just stare at some of the pictures they are soooo clear and detail, I love this. You can't beat the versatility of this device. Download any software you want or need with no problem when in the Desktop mode. Sometimes I want and need a laptop, others I just need a tablet, and a great tablet at that....just flip it backwards. It's super fast, runs extremely smooth and currently have no bad issues to report so I definitely would recommend this Lenovo. As someone previously stated.....BE PATIENT, Windows 8.1 is pretty good so far but definitely takes awhile to get used to. This is not XP thats for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Posted
    RTOMB
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all arround convertable for entertainment.

    Posted
    Bezique
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    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