After using a good friend’s new Lenovo hybrid convertible computer,I think it’s not a stretch to claim the Yoga Pro 2 multi mode convertible notebook sets a very high bar for all portable computers in this segment.
The Yoga Pro 2 has everything I think is important in a convertible computer: It’s thin and light (about three pounds), has a 13-inch screen, it’s thin, it has enough battery life to out last transcontinental flights and it’s inexpensive.
But most importantly, it has an excellent screen and keyboard, both of which I believe are important distinguishing factors in Lenovo’s multiple families of portables.
The entry level configuration for the four-member Windows 8.1 Yoga 2 Pro family includes a 13.3-inch screen, a 1.6Ghz Intel I-5 multicore 4200 U processor, Intel 4400 graphics, a 128GB SSD drive.and 4GB of DDR3L memory.
The cost of this entry level convertible is less than $900, which makes it one of the least expensive.notebooks in this growing category/
There are features that you immediately notice as soon as you begin to use the Yoga Pro 2. Its screen display is sharper and more responsive than other convertible (such as Sony’s Duo 13).. The resolution of the display is 1366 by 768 pixels and It’s responsiveness is outstanding. The LCD screen on the Yoga Pro2 supports ten-finger screen gestures.
The Yoga Pro 2 has limited expansion capabilities.It has two USB ports, one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 portIn addition to its USB ports the new yoga also has audio jacks, and one HDMI connector.
I like the Keyboard used by Lenovo on the Yoga Pro2 line. The glass trackpad on this convertible is a five position cursor controller To appreciate how good this keyboard is, you only have only to use it in a dimly lighted college lecture hall or a conference room a couple of times.
The yoga Pro2 is built like a tank. Its screen hinge is solid and offers tactile feedback when the screen is moved to any of its other positions, laid flat, “tented,” or erect.
I like the fit and finish of the Yoga Pro2, It’s well made and light enough to fit in a sleeve nestled inside a book or messenger case.
The performance of this machine is better than most other convertibles i’ve reviewed.It’s display is one of the sharpest I’ve ever seen and it’s low price makes it an instinctive choice for anyone who wants a rock solid convertible notebook.
Lenovo’s Yoga Pro 2 is so good,that five weeks after purchasing a new Sony Duo 13, I now wish I had purchased one.I recommend this portable without any reservations.--Jim Forbes, May 12, 2014.