Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6 inch 59401972 Laptop Review

Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6 inch 59401972 Laptop Review

11.6 inch Lenovo Yoga 2 Touchscreen 2-in-1
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Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6" 59401972 is a 2-in-1 touchscreen notebook offering four flexible modes- stand, tent, tablet and laptop and thanks to Yoga Picks application discovery tool you are automatically recommended settings and apps for each of these four modes. Yoga 2 is great for anything you'd do on a regular laptop and tablet- browsing the net, playing games, watching movies, saving photos, word processing and more..

Lenovo Yoga 2 offers a powerful Intel Pentium N3520 quad-core processor at 2.17GHz speed that goes up to 2.42GHz with 'Burst Performance Technology' when needed for speed and good performance, high-bandwidth 4GB DDR3L system memory for good amount of multitasking- running a few tabs and programs simultaneously and smoothly, 500GB SATA hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed for standard read/write times and as adequate storage space to save most of your photos, songs, videos etc. Windows 8 (64-bit) comes pre-installed as the operating system and you'll be better off installing the newer 8.1 for free online.

11.6 inch LED HD widescreen touchscreen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 300 cd/m² brightness and IPS technology offering 178 degree viewing angles is a 10-point capacitive multitouch display that is responsive to touches rather than pressure of fingers. The touchscreen is optimized for Windows 8, so you'll easily navigate through the apps and pages. It comes with the Intel HD 4200 fourth generation on-processor graphics card that helps with great picture and video quality and less power usage. You'll get impressive loud and clear sound through its integrated stereo speakers and Dolby Home Theater v4. The built-in webcam is a good quality high definition one and supports 720p image resolution for great video chats with friends and family.

Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6 inch 59401972 Laptop Review
2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga 2 has a 360 degree flip and fold design for use in stand, tablet, tent and laptop modes. It weighs just 3 lbs and has the dimensions of 8.10 x 11.70 x 0.70 inches- a highly portable super slim and light PC, as it has a smaller 11 inch screen and doesn't have a DVD drive. Its 4-cell lithium-polymer battery offers more than 5 hours of battery life in average usage. It comes with a solid and comfy dual-layer AccuType island-style chiclet keyboard which instantly locks itself when in tablet mode so you don't accidentally press the keys. It also has a functional touchpad without buttons that is optimized for Windows 8 and 8.1.

Obviously you won't get an optical DVD drive on this one, being such a slim and small machine, but a good variety of connectivity options: High speed WLAN 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to wireless keyboard, printers, mouse etc. and to transfer files between the Yoga 2 and other Bluetooth enabled devices, a USB 3.0 port for high speed transfer of data, a standard USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI output to connect to a HD monitor or a HDTV- you can have two screens side by side as well, a Media Reader that supports MultiMediaCard and Secure Digital formats, microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack and a built-in 720p HD webcam that also works as a motion detecting device for you to easily navigate through photos, pages and apps with simple hand commands without having to touch the device.

Conclusion: Lenovo Yoga 2 59401972 model tablet and laptop is an extremely versatile machine that offers powerful and fast performance in a good looking package. The fact that it can be used in four different modes, has a comfy keyboard, its screen can be navigated in different ways, comes with a good range of connectivity options despite being a compact 11.6 inch screen machine, is very light and portable, has a solid and sturdy build, offers great sound and video quality, a responsive touchscreen, 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive which are very big amounts for a tablet, a HD webcam and more.. at a reasonable price make it a very attractive device, if you're looking for a hybrid that will work great both as a tablet and laptop. Not to be missed at its current price on Amazon.com.

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