Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
You want pixels? This hybrid's screen is loaded with them. The 13.3-inch display has a native resolution of 3,200x1,800 pixels, putting it in similar territory as the Toshiba Kirabook, Retina MacBook Pro, Chromebook Pixel, Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus, among others. Like past models, the Yoga 2 starts off looking like a regular clamshell laptop, but the screen folds back a full 360 degrees to form either a thick tablet, or a stand/kiosk device when only folded halfway back.
If you want something smaller, the 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S will be updated with Windows 8.1, too.
- Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $949.00
The good: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 is an excellent ultrabook, even without digging into its hybrid capabilities. This new model adds a backlit keyboard and an impressive 3,200x1,800-pixel-resolution display, while keeping the price under $1,000.
The bad: In battery life it lags behind a couple of more expensive higher-res laptops, some of the hybrid modes are of dubious use, and Lenovo still doesn't know what to do with the keyboard in tablet mode.
The bottom line: A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price.
October 16, 2013 2:31 PM PDT
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