Lenovo Idea Pad Yoga 2 Pro takes on the ATIV Q with 3200x1800 pixels, keeps it bendy

Lenovo Idea Pad Yoga 2 Pro takes on the ATIV Q with 3200x1800 pixels, keeps it bendy
You no doubt remember Lenovo's innovative IdeaPad Yoga contraption, that was a harbinger of the good things to come with Windows 8's touchy feely interface by bending it 360 and becoming a tablet.

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.


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12 Comments

1. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 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. Daniel, Are you sure that battery life is 6 hours? Every tech blog said its upto 9 hours.

3. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Fixed, thanks, six hours is for the Thinkpad edition, though these are usually overly optimistic :)

7. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

@Sri_tech 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: Sep 05, 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: Sep 05, 2013

it just need a little more perfection :) theverge.com/2013/9/6/4700754/sony-vaio-multi-flip​-crazy-windows-8-pc

12. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

love it but I think until these puppies get to under $699 they are rarely purchased.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Niceeeee..., is it me, or is the picture of the yoga , taking up all the screen? I like it .. lol

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Pretty good design and specs. Nice.

5. dilse

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Lenevo idea pad yoga 2 pro....how big is this name....make it simple lenevo

6. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

power of windows..!!

8. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 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) ?

9. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Yes, it's dual-boot.

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