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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11

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73 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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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."

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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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Convertible
Screen size
1122
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.1719
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Type
Form factor
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Tablet
Convertible
1122
1366 x 768
Windows
2.1719
41
Trackpad
HDMI

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73 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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E70056
Was in the market for a personal military computer for army drill. Needed to...read more
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Ted393
Bought my Lenovo Yoga 2 11 four months ago and was very satisfied with it....read more
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