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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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).

Engadget Review

The Yoga 2 Pro addresses many of our complaints about the original, and is now one of the best touchscreen Ultrabooks you can buy, especially at this price. We just wish the battery life had improved more.

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Pros
  • Gorgeous 3,200 x 1,800 display
  • Lighter than the original, well-built
  • Highly versatile design
  • Reasonably priced
Cons
  • Relatively short battery life
  • Keyboard still exposed in tablet mode
  • Some undersized keyboard buttons
81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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).

Scores

Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

60
travelingdill
only 18 months and the key board fused to the screen in the hinge area and broke...read more
70
YogaDoug
BEst computer I've had...except for one nagging issue. It has a hard time reading...read more
10
PatrickS199
Broke within a year. Screws started falling out, then the charger socket split...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
81
Average Critic Score
Product Review
Pocket-Lint
As an all in one device this is one of the most flexible we've seen. Not only has Lenovo crammed a stunning screen and powerful specs into a body 10 per cent slimmer than the last model - but it's done it with thought. Gesture and voice controls are the next logical step for a device that acts as a screen on a stand.
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Gizmodo
What does matter is that the core tenet of what made the first Yoga so great is still true: It's a damn fine laptop. Everything else is icing. The keyboard and trackpad are performing very well in the pre-production models I saw, though they were running on Windows 8, not 8.1.
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TrustedReviews
We’re intrigued to know how much the Yoga 2 Pro will retail for in the UK, but seeing as it’s priced at €1,100 in Europe, expect it to be around £1,000 here. But, with such a great screen and improved design, we think Lenovo is onto a serious winner here.
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CNET
I'm pleased to see a backlit keyboard, and in our brief hands-on time with the Yoga 2, it felt like a nice upgrade from the previous version, and it's still one of the slickest-looking ultrabooks out there, even without its hybrid properties
 
80
Laptop Magazine
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is one of our favorite convertible notebooks -- as long as you think of it as a laptop first.
 
80
CNET
If you think of the Yoga 2 as primarily a laptop that can be called on to flip and fold into new shapes to serve specific purposes, it's one of the best all-around ultrabook-style systems available, and one that adds new high-end features at a price that makes it almost irresistible.
 
80
Engadget
The Yoga 2 Pro addresses many of our complaints about the original: The display is sharper and the overall package has been slimmed down so that it's noticeably thinner and lighter. At the same time, the Yoga 2 Pro is still the most versatile Windows convertible we know of.
 
80
Gizmodo
The Yoga 2 Pro is a very good laptop, and much of what made the original Yoga such a pleasure is still present, and often improved.
 
80
Computer Shopper
The Lenovo would belong on any ultrabook shopper's short list for its swift performance, comfortable keyboard, and stunning screen, as well as its low price. Its versatility is a bonus—icing on the cake, if there were such a thing as a foldable cake.
 
80
PC Mag
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is summed up by the terms innovative hinge and brilliant screen. If those are what you are looking for, then by all means grab one and extensively try it out.