Lenovo Idea Pad Yoga 2 Pro takes on the ATIV Q with 3200x1800 pixels, keeps it bendy
Well, that swiveling motion just got an upgraded host with the Idea Pad Yoga 2 Pro, and it is even lighter and thinner than before, while housing a breathtaking 3200x1800 pixels 13.3" display, which makes it a direct competitor to the current king of Win 8 convertibles, the Samsung ATIV Q.
Idea Pad Yoga 2 Pro weighs just 3 pounds, and is only 15mm thick, making it ideal for lugging around the full power of Windows 8 in a shapeshifting format. We get a backlit keybaord this time, which is a very welcome upgrade, and the internals don't disappoint, either - your choice of several frugal 4th-gen Intel Haswell chipsets, 8 GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB SSD. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, one USB 3.0 and one 2.0 ports.
Lenovo cites up to nine hours of battery from the Yoga 2, which is decent for a Haswell-powered device, considering the ultra high screen resolution and shrunk body plus weight. The ultrabook convertible will start you off with a $1099 price tag for the basic model when it arrives in the holiday quarter.
Lenovo Idea Pad Yoga 2 Pro
1. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Its a fantastic laptop and best convertible design till now in my opinion.
They improved it in every possible way. Its lighter, slimmer, super hi res screen, haswell (hence longer battery life).
Hopefully they will upgrade the 11 inch version also. FULL HD should be enough on 11 inch.
Are you sure that battery life is 6 hours?
Every tech blog said its upto 9 hours.
3. Daniel.P (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Fixed, thanks, six hours is for the Thinkpad edition, though these are usually overly optimistic :)
7. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
The've also announced Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11" along side this Yoga pro but Daniel.P failed to sport that at IFA,Yoga thinkpad will come with stylus and even better convertable than this cause in tablet mood keys won't click.
10. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)
It isn't the best design, I mean it's good but look for Sony's convertible. It's first time that their product has attracted me.
11. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)
it just need a little more perfection :)
12. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
love it but I think until these puppies get to under $699 they are rarely purchased.
2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Niceeeee..., is it me, or is the picture of the yoga , taking up all the screen? I like it .. lol
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2800; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Pretty good design and specs. Nice.
5. dilse (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
Lenevo idea pad yoga 2 pro....how big is this name....make it simple lenevo
8. sonisoe (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 May 2009)
i could be wrong but i thought active q was a windows/android dual-boot convertible...if so, the comparison in this article is only for the screen resolution (seems to be the case, tho0) ?