LEN­OVO YOGA 2 PRO

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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.

“LEN­OVO HAS

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.

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