Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
If there's a singular system that personifies the hybrid laptop/tablet concept promoted by Windows 8, it's the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. Its 360-degree folding screen allows it to work as a laptop, kiosk, or tablet. The new 2.0 model features a major upgrade -- an ultra-high-res 13.3-inch display with a native resolution of 3,200x1,800 pixels. That puts the Yoga 2 in territory similar to the Toshiba Kirabook or Retina MacBook Pro.
- Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $999.00
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 31, 2013 3:02 PM PDT
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