Not sure who provided the information that the Wifi Antenna's are under the handrest but it looks like they may have been onto something there, but based on what the maintenance manual states which I shared back in the high teens of this document it makes it sound slightly like they may be in the screen. I wonder if this is a section copied form another Laptops section, unless the Bluetooth is ran through the screen.
Originally Posted by wulftone
• Route the antenna cables along the cable guides. As you route the cables,
make sure that they are not subjected to any tension. Tension could cause the
cables to be damaged by the cable guides, or a wire to be broken.
• Make sure that the LCD connector is attached firmly and make sure that you
do not pinch the antenna cables when you attach the LCD assembly. Route
the LCD cable along the cable guides.
If you look at the picture shared by woolooloo you can see the wifi card above the right fan in the picture. The grey and the Black cords are the antennas. You can follow them around the battery to the front of the device. So they are under the palm rest, but they are actually at least 6 inches closer to 7-8 inches. With how antennas work I would see that it should only negatively affect the performance at the edge of a connection if the body of the laptop was between it and the router. I would think if you see wifi issues it would more liekly be the wlan card. Most of the time I have seen drivers resolve this.
I am actually still looking at the Yoga. Using an old 17" HP Pvailion using AMD. Another laptop we have is a netbook running the AMD fusion chipset. With both the fan runs so I don't see the fan being an issue for me. The primary gripe for me is the amount of free space. It sounds like they were sloppy with their paritioning the HD. I will most likely wait for Lenovo to release their official versions, with possible partition fixes, hopefully sooner than later.
I actually have played with the Yoga a couple of times and like the build alot. I am also looking forward to Windows 8 on a native 8 box. I like the changes they have made.