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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review
« on: February 02, 2016, 19:21:30 »
Predetermined breaking point. Does the Yoga 260 follow in the footsteps of the ThinkPad X250? Is it the better ThinkPad subnotebook thanks to multiple modes? Lenovo provides reasons for criticism. That was unexpected, and surprises in view of the otherwise apparently 100 % well-conceived ThinkPad.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Yoga-260-20FD001XGE-Convertible-Review.158707.0.html

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 15:09:54 »
I have a few notes:

1) Missing Insert button. E.g. on Thinkpad X1 Yoga (2016) one has Home-End-Insert-Delete on top right (and that is a brilliant move). Thinkpad Yoga 260 is just like Ideapad 710s or any regular Yoga (900/900s or similar) or any other crap with glossy screens - very uncomfortable when touch typing.

2) Not truly anti-glare coating, but rather a film with really bad anti-glare properties. Because of it, screen is darker, colors are washed out, contrast is lower and did I mention it's a dust magnet?

3) Internet suggests two versions of Thinkpad Yoga 260 exist (as well as Thinkpad X1 Yoga, which Notebookcheck's test I'm waiting for) - wtih NVM PCIE SSD and with regular m.2 SATA ssd. As far as I know, they have different m.2 locks, and they are incompatible, i.e. if someone buys regular SATA SSD  version, then he cannot upgrade for NVM drive. Why Lenovo makes two different motherboards for the same line of notebooks - it's a good question. Why they flood markets with SATA ssd's, when people want to see NVM?

4) Really huge frame bezel around screen. Why the hell did Lenovo do that?

5) I have a feeling, that reviewer was not completely honest about screen flickering. On every youtube video of Thinkpad's 260/X1/... i see screen flickering, which means PWM is there and refresh rate is much lower than 200 Hz.

p.s. If it is possible, it would be nice to see in future reviews different resolutions comparison, e.g. 14" FHD vs QHD with same font scaling (100%, 125%) and if there are any unusual fonts anti-aliasing artifacts. I saw some of them on X1 Carbon and never on ASUS/DELL ultrabooks.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 21:03:23 »
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3) Internet suggests two versions of Thinkpad Yoga 260 exist (as well as Thinkpad X1 Yoga, which Notebookcheck's test I'm waiting for) - wtih NVM PCIE SSD and with regular m.2 SATA ssd. As far as I know, they have different m.2 locks, and they are incompatible
I don´t think thats true. You should be able to buy a NVMe SSD later.

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4) Really huge frame bezel around screen. Why the hell did Lenovo do that?
Maybe because the keyboard would be even smaller if they reduce the screen bezels?

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5) I have a feeling, that reviewer was not completely honest about screen flickering. On every youtube video of Thinkpad's 260/X1/... i see screen flickering, which means PWM is there and refresh rate is much lower than 200 Hz.
Thats normal. Screen flicker on video does not mean there is PWM flicker.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 18:29:02 »
I got the thing!

The screen (or the film on it) is not really anti-glare, though it's better than nothing. I have no idea if it makes the colors worth than what they already are.
I calibrated the screen, but my spyder2express can't be used to mesure deltaE and gamut, so I can't tell if it made the things better. The colors are a bit warmer after calibration. It would be nice if someone could tell if the bad results are due to bad calibration or the screen being crap.

On the NVME part: ahahaha, how fun. First of all, forget Acronis, it can't be of any help so far with NVME drives, unless you go through a shit-tone of addons, downloads, and techniques and I don't even know if it will work after all. I used Acrium to clone the original sata m2 to the new 950 pro NVME. I used an external enclosure for the original disk, the new one being in the laptop. It didn't boot (can't find boot device). I tried to launch a boot repair, as the laptop could access the 950 pro, to na results. I mounted the 950 pro in my desktop to check if everything was ok: all partitions were there, even the mbr and all.
So I put the 950 back in the yoga, and launched a restore. You've got to be patient. It stays stuck for more than 20 minutes on some stages. At the end, windows was finally restored, and the laptop booted! Oh, and I desabled the secure boot. Haven't tried to put it back.
So it took me 2 days to figure out how to boot this thing, but it is eventually dooable.

Now I've got a question: can I put a 2242 M.2 ssd in the LTE m.2 slot?

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 16:28:30 »
Hi

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260 is the excellent performance and Optional discrete graphics. Lenovo Yoga is a capable 2-in-1 that offers strong performance in a lightweight with design. We are servicing Lenovo Laptop Service. If you have any queries or any service to need for Lenovo Device keep in touch with us.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 09:29:53 »
The Yoga 260 brings together two of Lenovo’s signature laptop lines. It combines the ThinkPad’s business features and design with the folding touchscreen of its Yoga devices. Whether you’re after a reliable workhorse or a versatile touchscreen hybrid, the Yoga 260 should be the ideal device.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 09:41:32 »
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3) Internet suggests two versions of Thinkpad Yoga 260 exist (as well as Thinkpad X1 Yoga, which Notebookcheck's test I'm waiting for) - wtih NVM PCIE SSD and with regular m.2 SATA ssd. As far as I know, they have different m.2 locks, and they are incompatible
I don´t think thats true. You should be able to buy a NVMe SSD later.

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4) Really huge frame bezel around screen. Why the hell did Lenovo do that?
Maybe because the keyboard would be even smaller if they reduce the screen bezels?

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5) I have a feeling, that reviewer was not completely honest about screen flickering. On every youtube video of Thinkpad's 260/X1/... i see screen flickering, which means PWM is there and refresh rate is much lower than 200 Hz.
Thats normal. Screen flicker on video does not mean there is PWM flicker.

Is this 00HW026 Laptop Battery full compatible for Thinkpad Yago 260 series ?

 

 
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