What We Think
Hybrids are all the craze now and Lenovo may very well have created a hybrid is eye-catching and quite simply impressive.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is thinner, lighter and includes better specification than its predecessor. In addition, it includes a 13inch screen with a resolution that stands at 3,200×1,800p. This is a resolution which is much higher than that of the Toshiba Satellite W30t and most of its other competitors which include resolutions that often do not get any higher than 1.920×1,080.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro weighs a small 1.4kg which makes it easy to use as a laptop as well as a tablet. In addition, Lenovo have introduced a backlit keyboard which is certainly a great feature as it makes using the keyboard in any situation, no matter how dark or light, easy to use. The biggest difference between the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and its counterpart the ThinkPad Yoga is that Lenovo have not featured the ‘Lift and Lock’ feature. Lenovo claim that this was in order to keep the Yoga 2 Pro slim and lightweight. Remember the device is only 1.5cm thick and only 1.4kg.
However, there is a downside to Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro’s lightweight and thin structure. When you fold the screen back into tablet mode you can feel your fingers almost pressing through the screen and pressing the keys. Perhaps it would have been better to have included the ‘Lift and Lock’ feature which automatically recesses the keyboard into the laptop body when being turned into tablet mode.
Furthermore, the power button is on the side of the device and the Windows home screen button is now touch sensitive and not an actual physical button. In a nutshell the screen has a great colour contrast, is vibrant and vivid and is ideal for everything from surfing the net to watching HD content.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro features any of the fourth-gen Intel Core processor, up to and including the i7 and the battery life is near enough around 9 hours. Furthermore, it comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 512SSD. One of the biggest selling points of this hybrid are the new features which have been included. For instance, Lenovo Camera Man gives you access to photographic filters and Lenovo Chef allows users to browse through recipes and follow instructions via voice and motion control.
The Lenovo will not be available until October 2013 and will cost atleast £1000 but with such a great specification, screen and a half-great design the Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 could be a big hit.