LENOVO YOGA 2 PRO
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro isn’t just an Ultrabook, it’s a tablet as well. While other manufacturers also make convertible Ultrabooks, Lenovo is the only one to completely merge its Ultrabook and convertible categories together, as it is able to offer a convertible design with absolutely no compromises in its notebook form, thanks to Lenovo’s patented hinge design.
The Yoga 2 Pro is essentially the same machine as the one it’s replacing, 2012’s Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, but with a few key upgrades. Along with a new Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz processor, Lenovo has added an insanely high resolution 3200 x 1800 QHD+ display, which instantly makes it the king of 13.3-inch displays, surpassing the likes of HP, ASUS, and even Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro. Not only that, the IPS panel is also exceptionally bright with near perfect 180 degree viewing angles.
Build-wise, like the Ideapad Yoga, the Yoga 2 Pro sports an all-plastic build with a coat of scratchresistant metallic orange (or grey) soft touch paint. We’re not normally fond of plastic builds, but the finishing on the Yoga 2 Pro is top notch and neither looks nor feels cheap. The interior also has a soft leather-like textured finish that provides a comfortable surface for resting your wrists.
The keyboard on the Yoga 2 Pro is one of the best, with wellspaced, rigid individual keys and plenty of travel. The clickpad is also responsive and accurate.
As with the previous Yoga, the Yoga 2 Pro can be converted into four different usage modes: notebook, tablet, tent, and stand. The latter two modes are designed for movie-watching and media consumption.
Surprisingly, Lenovo has managed to keep the price of the Yoga 2 Pro very affordable. Despite its super high resolution display, the i5 model (which utilizes the same 256GB SSD) goes for just $1,949, while the i7 model is available for $2,099.
ADDED AN INSANELY HIGH RESOLUTION QHD+ DISPLAY,
WHICH INSTANTLY MAKES IT THE KING OF 13.3-INCH DISPLAYS.”
The Yoga 2 Pro has a Windows button that wakes the machine from sleep, and vibrates when activated.