The original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga made headlines with its unique hinge lid design that allowed the lid to be flipped completely over turning the laptop into a tablet. On top of that the design made for some other useful modes as well. Lenovo is back with the brand new Yoga 2 Pro, which is one of the best Ultrabooks that I have seen to date. Lenovo has kept the same lid design, but has made the unit thinner and lighter. On top of that the hardware inside has been upgraded and Lenovo has added a QHD+ display giving users 3200 x 1800 is screen real estate to work with. Is this the Ultrabook to have this year? Read on as we find out…
Special thanks to Lenovo for providing us with the Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook to review.
Processor: 4th generation, Intel Core i5-4200U
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro
Display: 13.3″ high-resolution QHD+ (3200 x 1800), IPS wide-view display with 10-point multitouch technology
Video Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400
Hard Drive: 128GB solid state drive
Memory: 4GB DDR3L
Audio Support: Integrated stereo speakers supporting Dolby Home Theater
Camera: Integrated HD 720p Camera
Integrated Communications: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 4.02
System Weight: 3.06 lbs.
System Dimension: 12.99″ x 8.66″ x 0.61″
Li-Ion Battery Life:
>=9 hrs Windows 8 Idle @150 nits
>=6 hrs FHD playback @ 150 nits
Slots/Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Audio Combo Jack (headphone and microphone), micro HDMI-out, 2-in-1 (SD/MMC) card reader
The Yoga 2 Pro comes in a simple box from Lenovo. On the front there is a photo of the Yoga 2 Pro showing off its unique lid design. On the side is actually where you will find the specifications for your actual unit.
Opening the box up everything inside is nicely protected. Getting it all out you have the Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook, a power brick and a getting started guide.
For a full unboxing as well as overview of the Yoga 2 Pro be sure to take a look at our video below.