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Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:19:11 »
Business hybrid. Lenovo's new 12.5-inch ThinkPad Yoga borrows the 360-degree folding screen design from the consumer-oriented IdeaPad-line and adapts it for business use. Does the versatile Ultrabook convertible with its innovative usage-modes still offer the legendary ThinkPad quality we've come to expect from the series?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-Yoga-Convertible.107937.0.html

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 12:34:56 »
Since the Yoga has a 2,5" SSD and in some regions just a regular HDD + small caching SSD, does this mean there is a free mSATA slot? I'm really curious about this. It would give the Yoga an edge over other ultrabooks, because you'd be able to fit it with both a fast mSATA SSD and a large regular 2,5" HDD.

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 19:15:16 »
Display 76% ?!

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 12:24:09 »
Since the Yoga has a 2,5" SSD and in some regions just a regular HDD + small caching SSD, does this mean there is a free mSATA slot? I'm really curious about this. It would give the Yoga an edge over other ultrabooks, because you'd be able to fit it with both a fast mSATA SSD and a large regular 2,5" HDD.
As far as I know, the slot for the small caching SSD is M.2 42mm (the M.2 standard is the successor of mSATA).
You can use a SSD like the new Intel Pro 1500 120GB

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 05:33:41 »
Would be one of the best rated machines on the entire site if it were not for that idiotic decision not not to include an Ethernet port (thank you Notebook check for considering this). This stupid fashion fad of leaving off Ethernet needs to stop. Samsung has shown that Ethernet ports can be made to fit in very slim machines,  so there really is no excuse.

If Lenovo were also to make one of these with a larger screen and better colour accuracy my money would be theirs. Love the inclusion of a digitiser and it really should be a standard feature on these hybrid devices.

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 12:24:41 »
What's the big deal about the missing ethernet port? I just bought a usb hub with integrated RJ45, for sitting with the Yoga at my office desk (don't have the OneLink PRO dock yet).

What I don't understand why the developers chose such a flimsy Mini-HDMI (even worser the MICRO-HDMI at the Yoga2Pro). I'm sure a full size HDMI would have fit as well, like at the VAIO flip 13A.
Once I touch lightly by accident the HDMI cable the connection is down. Thats nothing I can work with. :-/

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 22:19:38 »
love that you checked dpc latency, but isn't that test app not compatible with windows 8? latencymon however will report dpc latencies accurately in win 8.

i would be incredibly grateful if you could retest this.

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 10:02:07 »
There are serious ghosting and screen image retention issues with Thinkpad Yoga. Don't Buy! Until Lenovo acknowledges the problem!

There is a thread about the issue hosted on the Lenovo Edge forum. Lenovo ignores it.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Thinkpad-Yoga-watermark-screen-issue/td-p/1406237

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 15:36:15 »
You carry out 'real world' tests for battery life, how about doing the same for weight (specifically on ultrabooks) e.g. the weight of the laptop+weight of the power supply+any extra adapters needed for connecting typical devices e.g. ethernet, external monitor etc..  - would be a better gauge of what a laptop will actually be like to carry around all day for those that want an ultrabook because they are on the road all the time

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 14:25:00 »
Be aware of the TPY display's PWM, it's killing my eyes .. i want to sell it at this point because of that.

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Re: Review Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 20:29:34 »
Would it make sense to expect the fans to kick in more on the Yoga if it sported one of the i7 processors?

By whatever passes for logic in my considerations, I expect the slower i5 processors to run cooler than the faster i7 processors.

Am I mistaken? that is, does the 15W rating on all four processors essentially mean that they will all run at the same temperature when under load on the same job?

Thank-you for your super-comprehensive and detailed review!

 

 
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