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73 May 19th 2014 10:57 am

If you've been looking for a new everyday device but found yourself torn between the ease of typing on a laptop and the comfort and portability offered by a tablet, Lenovo's Yoga 2 11 is an affordable Windows machine that provides the flexibility of both for a good price -- but at the expense of performance.

Like its namesake discipline the Yoga 2 11 can be used in various positions with little fear of breaking, as TrustedReviews says the hinge is "strong enough to stand up to constant movement," and TechRadar finds it "easy enough to twist and turn without difficulty." The flip-flopping lid houses an 11-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution, which "isn't anything to get excited about," according to PC Pro, but "colours don’t fade or wash out as you tumble the Yoga 2 from one position to another – images remain bright and vivacious from almost any angle."

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Laptop Magazine Apr 18, 2014

While we wish the Yoga 2 11 offered a better typing experience and greater endurance, it's a good choice for budget-conscious shoppers interested in a 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrid.

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PC World Jun 19, 2014

Lenovo made a lot of compromises to hit this price poing, and did little to advance the hybrid concept. Still, the Yoga 2 11 has a good price-to-performance ratio.

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CNET Jul 16, 2014

Lenovo's Yoga 2 11 combines the popular Yoga hybrid design with an affordable 11-inch ultraportable for a system that's budget-feeling but sturdy, and one of the best of a new breed of low-cost hybrids.

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PC Mag May 1, 2014

The Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is an inexpensive evolution of the convertible hybrid laptop. Its $500 purchase price is a sweet spot for consumers, but there are even less expensive choices from other PC makers.

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PC Pro Apr 12, 2014

A superbly crafted 11.6in hybrid with a gorgeous display and a well-judged specification – for a very reasonable price.

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TrustedReviews Mar 27, 2014

We love the 360-degree design and the price of the Yoga 2 11, but we're less keen on the sluggish performance, bulkyness and iffy keyboard. It's not a bad hybrid, but it's not our first choice.

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TechRadar Apr 9, 2014

The Yoga 2 11 is the best cheap hybrid we've seen – but only take the plunge if you really do need a convertible device rather than a dedicated laptop or tablet.

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Expert Reviews Mar 28, 2014

Its poor graphics performance just holds it back from award-winning territory, but if you’re looking for a quick 11.6in laptop, the Yoga 11 2 could be for you.

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TechRadar Jan 6, 2014

The 11-inch Yoga 2 sports a fan-free design, which means you won't hear anything whirr to life as you marathon some Netflix. Since Lenovo is claiming eight hours of battery life, you'll need to keep an eye on the clock or you could be up all night.

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E70056 E70056

Was in the market for a personal military computer for army drill. Needed to be highly portable and functionally flexible. I didn't need a speed demon as the most demanding software I'll use on it is Photoshop occasionally but I do need it to master MS Office and provide some entertainment...

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Ted393 Ted393

Bought my Lenovo Yoga 2 11 four months ago and was very satisfied with it. Unfortunately, my power button will no longer turn the unit on or off. If the unit shuts down the only way to turn it on is the NOVO button which should only be used by advanced operators. When something as necessary...

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