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A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: a good (if slightly heavy) Ultrabook for business users

The ThinkPad Yoga's self-flattening keyboard is a neat idea, butit would make more senseon a smaller machine. All told, you can easily find Ultrabooks that offer sharper screens, longer battery life and comparable performance -- sometimes for about the same price. If pen input is important, though, the ThinkPad Yoga is by far your best option, and it happens to be a solid performer in its own right.

Pros
  • Well-built, versatile design
  • Low-glare screen offers good viewing angles
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • One of the few Ultrabooks to support pen input
  • Fast boot-up time, good all-around performance
Cons
  • Relatively bulky
  • Self-flattening keyboard seems less useful on a machine that's this cumbersome to use in tablet mode
  • Base model has a fairly low-res screen
  • Battery life is on the short side
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Model
Thinkpad Yoga Ultrabook

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3) (4010U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Docking station port
yes
Integrated webcam
yes
NFC
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer (47 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
Thinkpad Yoga Ultrabook More Memory

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.9 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4300U)
Processor speed
2.9 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Docking station port
yes
Integrated webcam
yes
NFC
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer (47 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no