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.Read the full review →
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."
… show more While the Yoga 2 11 largely succeeds from a functional standpoint, it suffers a bit in performance, with Laptop Magazine saying that "it's not the most powerful ... but it gets the job done." So it works for your everyday web browsing and email needs, but gamers may want to look elsewhere as Expert Reviews says the slow graphics chip is "unsuitable for playing 3D games." What upset critics the most was the use of a standard hard drive instead of an SSD, which PC Mag says "held the Yoga 2 11 further back" in terms of performance.
When you start shopping for a laptop in the $500 or less range you have to expect some trade-offs, and in the case of the Yoga 2 11, the trade-off is in performance, especially while multitasking. But chances are you don't need world class computing -- just something to get you online and in touch with friends and family. And for that the Yoga 2 11 will do fine, though if you don't need 500GB of storage space, save a few bucks and buy the ASUS T100 instead, which offers similar performance at a more attractive price.
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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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
A superbly crafted 11.6in hybrid with a gorgeous display and a well-judged specification – for a very reasonable price.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
Light, quiet and affordable, the Yoga 2 11-inch has its promise snuffed out by a slow processor and hard drive.Read the full review →
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.Read the full preview →
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...Read the full review →