Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga has an eye-catching design with matte silver lining and rubber coating familiar appeared on many Lenovo laptop. Lenovo quite wise to design the size of Yoga only slightly thicker than the thinnest point of the MacBook Air. This Ultrabook weighs just 1.54 kg, heavier 226g than the MacBook Air 13-inch.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga also has an innovation worth mentioning: Lenovo provides software controlled by Motion Control movements help you order the device using gestures waving hand like Kinect. Yoga will receive the gesture commands via webcam.
Besides the magic of double hinges, outstanding features, most notably on the Yoga 13-inch IPS screen resolution of 1600×900 pixels. This screen includes everything that a laptop screen should be. Crisp and bright with possibility accurate color reproduction, high-resolution enough to help you absolutely can clearly see the text on the screen at a distance of several feet.
Other important parameters in the form Yoga which we evaluate include:
– CPU: Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core, clocked at 1.70GHz (you can upgrade to a Core i7-3517U, 1.9GHz clock speed)
– RAM: 4GB DDR3 (max 8GB upgrade)
– Storage: SSD 128GB capacity (256GB storage option)
– Connectors: 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 combo jack, 1 HDMI, 1 card reader SD / MMC
– Webcam: 1.0 MP sensor can shoot 720p
– Weight: 1.54 kg
– Operating system: defaults shipped with Windows 8
It must be noted that samples 13 inch and 11 inch Yoga completely different. Yoga 11-inch provides natural experience on the tablet than on the laptop experience. It will be powered by Tegra 3 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage and runs Windows RT.
Lenovo has moved to equip chiclet style keyboard on the company’s recent laptops, but still maintain the tradition of providing keyboard typing its world-class. Yoga 6 row keyboard very responsive and quite fun when typing.
But one thing that you’ll see frustrating because Yoga keyboard have not backlight – a feature that is becoming standard on laptops. To be fair, the screen Yoga at the highest setting has enough brightness to illuminate the keys without another light source.
Yoga trackpad looks and feels like the trackpad on Apple’s Macbook line, which is an advantage. You can even surf the left and right on the trackpad to switch between open applications instead of the Alt + Tab, and a special app offers a variety of control options based on gestures other.
– 3DMark 06: 3517 points
– Cinebench 10: 8093 points
– Battery Eater: 177 minutes
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Surely that Yoga is not a gaming machine. However, Intel Core i5-3317U with two inner core is capable of providing four-threaded processor, clocked at 2.6 GHz can reach will bring amazing experience for users ham game.
If you choose Core i7-3517U CPU upgrade to 1.90 GHz clock speed is capable of up to 3.0 GHz and a large 4MB cache than Core i5-3317U CPU with 3MB on will give processing performance better.
The presence of SSDs combined with the important innovation of the startup time of Windows 8 helps Yoga can work almost immediately after the restart from sleep mode. Time boot up in less than 10 seconds, it can satisfy even the most discerning customers.
In Battery Eater test for measuring the time the laptop can run at maximum performance until the batteries run out, Yoga only “survivor” is 177 minutes, slightly less than the gold standard, 200 min. However, the daily normal use, the battery life of Yoga can totally reach 6 to 8 hours depending on screen brightness and CPU usage.
In all test cases from completely normal to super performance (open a lot of applications, opening multiple browser windows, connecting large size deck PPT, open multiple video), Windows 8 is quite flexible response work almost immediately, not slow, jerky or any public disruption.
There is an obvious exception to that is when gaming. Core i5 CPU integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics help the operating system work fast, but can not help you play the game cult. Although the score in the Cinebench 10 is not bad, close to 8100 points.
For a consumer laptop, always with some software pre-installed bloatware. Lenovo also offers some useful software designed by the company as the presentation application called Lenovo Transition. It helps you to determine in advance which applications can / can not automatically run in full-screen mode when you tilt the device.
One other serious issues that need to be addressed Yoga touchscreen that is sometimes inaccurate response operations. The determination of the taps on the website, menus, navigation and windows seem clear and precise. But surfing gestures in Windows operating systems, especially those from outside the gesture start screen, less accurate. In most of the time, surfing on the screen manipulation works pretty well, but sometimes you will have to repeat the activities.
Sounds emanating from the stereo speakers is quite clear, especially at low volume, but not good. This is not surprising because the mobile laptops rarely boast high-quality sound.
Lenovo Motion Control is a simplified version of the Kinect uses your webcam of Yoga to detect simple gestures help moving between tracks, text pages and many other operations. When it is enabled, all you need to do is surf your hands in the air from left to right or vice versa slowly gesture to camera receive and implementation of control orders. Another attractive feature, although on webcam at all times will make some people nervous.
+ IPS screen quality is very good
+ Can be very flexible transfiguration
+ Great keyboard when typing
+ Powerful performance
– The keyboard is not backlit
– Sensitivity touch unstable
– The average battery life
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