The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is an aptly named laptop because it comes with a hinge that allows 360 degrees of movement, so the entire screen can fold back and lie flat like a tablet. The Yoga 13 bridges the gap between tablet and laptop, allowing users to take advantage of both modes.
The model is good for everyday tasks such as surfing the web and writing emails; it also functions well for streaming HD movies and editing photos in Photoshop. But, it is not intended for any heavy gaming use.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 has a 13.3" display screen and runs Windows 8. It takes advantage of the touch-screen capabilities that the Windows 8 operating system offers and allows users to personalize how apps and software function on the device.
The base model of the Yoga 13 has a 128GB solid-state drive, 4GB of memory and an Intel Core i3 processor. Stepping up $100 doubles the memory and the boosts the processor to an Intel Core i5. The two higher-end models have an Intel Core i7 processor.CostHelper Bottom Line: Advertised prices for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 vary greatly -- both above and below -- the base MSRPs. Sale prices range up to $300 off suggested prices to more than $160 above the MSRP.
Prices For Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13(Prices as of 08/15/2013)
|Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 ||Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 ||Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 ||Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 ||Source|
|(59367091: Intel Core i5, Windows 8, 128GB storage) ||(59366357: Intel Core i5,Windows 8, 256GB storage) ||(59366350: Intel Core i7, Windows 8 Professional, 256GB storage) ||(59366347: Intel Core i7, Windows 8, 256GB storage) |
|$43 ||Extra power adapter|
|$10 ||Screen protector|
|$34 ||Protective case|
|Weight||3.4 lbs. |
|Operating System||Windows 8 or Windows 8 Professional|
|Processor||1.7GHz Intel Core i5 or 1.9GHz Intel Core i7|
|Hard Drive Type||Solid-state drive|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Battery Life||Up to 8 hours|
|Ports||1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, headphone jack, HDMI port, 2-in-1 card reader|
|Other Features||720p webcam|
OneKey Recovery for backing up files
|Warranty||1 year, parts and labor|
For manufacturer information about this product, go to Lenovo.
What People Are Saying:
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is an early leader in the emerging convertible tablet-laptop market. Experts called it thin and lightweight, maximizing the tablet experience. The model is criticized for not offering enough connectivity, but 13" models without optical drives are quickly becoming the norm.
- CNET: "The reason the Yoga stands out from the suddenly crowded touch-screen laptop scene is that it does something other convertible or hybrid laptops do not. When set up as a traditional laptop, the 13.3-inch Yoga doesn't compromise the all-important clamshell experience."
- PC World: "In theory, it seems like an Ultrabook-slash-tablet is doomed to be mediocre at best. But the Yoga is surprisingly awesome. Sure, it's not going to replace your iPad, but for a laptop it does the tablet thing very well (and it does the laptop thing pretty well, too)."
- Engadget: "The entire package feels thin and light, despite the fact that touchscreens usually add heft. Even if you rarely flip the screen around, this is a solid Ultrabook in its own right. Sure, there are other Windows 8 PCs with sharper screens and even faster SSDs, but those cost about $200 more. Compared to the competition, then, this is still a good option."