Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

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  1. th_mi

    th_mi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Same with the German shop. I'm also waiting.... :(
     
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    Im just wondering how many of you are experiencing issues with the screen quality. I have had an x60t, x61t, x201t, and a x230t. I have never had this problem on any other laptop, but I am getting nauseous/headache within a half hour. The text seems blurry, especially when scrolling. My screen was poorly placed and i have a replacement coming in a few weeks, and i'm hoping that will be better. Using this thing is like reading in the back seat of a car. I have a nexus 5 phone which is also 1080x1920 and i have had no issues even though I spend a lot of time on it reading articles. I have turned off the adaptive brightness, have the brightness at 100%. I have tried messing with clear type.

    I have read that this typo of screen is different and some people have issues, but I have never been one to have issues with screens or lcd displays. I have only seen one or two complaints about this, and i really hoping that mine is just bad. I know some people have taken the anti-glare off, and i wonder if that would help. I love the machine, but don't know if I could live with this

    Thanks in advance,
    kevin
     
  3. Hiro11

    Hiro11 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Let me list my frustrations with this device and then never darken this thread again with negative vibes... Keep in mind I installed only Microsoft Office and Chrome on the machine, no other apps/games/whatever. I installed drivers / settings updates / Bios flashes etc exclusively from Lenovo's own 20CD0033US (specific to my model) support page. My experience:

    1. Out of the box, the computer required lots (and lots) of updating. This is par for the course but it took 2+ hours. This is at the high end time-wise of any computer I've ever had. Also, the version of Lenovo Support that shipped with was inoperable, it crashed on start up every time, forcing me to get a new version from Lenovo's support website. Even after updating, the app consistantly missed critical driver updates on Lenovo's own support page. I ended up managing the system manually.

    2. Two days after I bought it, the computer started repeatedly failing to wake from sleep. Black screen when I opened the lid, no way to get it started except to hold down the power button and force a restart. This is an irritating bug that many other people have as well. For me it kicked off yet another hour long round of driver / BIOS / settings refreshes from Lenovo's site. The computer stopped doing this but then this past weekend started doing it agian. The reoccurance of this bug is what ultimately forced me to return the computer.

    3. BSOD three times in the two weeks I had it. Nothing in the event log any time, no explanation. I consider this to be unacceptably unstable.

    4. Wifi dropped repeatedly for no reason after updating the wifi driver to the latest version on Lenovo's page. I guess I could have rolled back the driver but it's strange they would release something with such obvious stability issues.

    5. ALL of the Metro/Modern/Bing apps crashed regularly on start up (News, Sports, IE, Skype, Mail, etc). Splash screen ---> hang........--> crash back to Start. Again, this is a common problem many people have with seemingly no solution. I actually really liked these apps but never felt confident using them.

    6. Chrome gave me an error message every time I launched it: "Chrome didn't shut down properly...". Minor problem but again fairly common based on an internet search.

    IMO, these are not hardware faults, these are software / driver issues. Please keep in mind that I like Win 8.1 as a UI a great deal and loved the functionality of the computer (when it worked). I have two other brand new Windows machines in my house (this was a three laptop Christmas): a Dell XPS 12 and a cheap Acer. Both are running 8.0 and both have been much more stable than my Yoga, the XPS in particular is a very nice little machine indeed. I chalk the problems I had up to 8.1 being fairly new, the Yoga itself being fairly new and the various drivers not being fully up-to-snuff.

    Of course I have my doubts about the cause of my issues and the role I myself played in the issues. Perhaps the fact that I was using the latest drivers in all cases had something to do with it. Maybe I was too neurotic about keeping everything updated. I can only say that I used what was on Lenovo's site and only updated when I was having problems...

    I'm also relatively confident that if I had kept it, after a few months I would have had it working perfectly. I just didn't want to deal with it any more. I have gone to the dark side and purchased a Macbook Pro w/ Retina... but don't hold that against me ;)
     
  4. Hiro11

    Hiro11 Notebook Enthusiast

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    You need to turn of scaling at the app level. Google "Chrome blurry on windows 8.1" and you'll see how to do this. It's a quick fix.
     
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    Houngan Notebook Enthusiast

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    Notebookcheck.com released the german review version of the Thinkpad Yoga and they added the core-i7 version in their benchmarks: Test Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible - Notebookcheck.com Tests

    Processor: The core-i7 version accomplishes 10% more performance in average.

    Noise level: +/- 5% difference between i7 and i5 Yogas. This is in the realm of measuring inaccuracy, so don't take it too serious.

    Temperature: the i7 is 1-5 °C warmer, which is significant, but not dramatic.

    Battery Runtime - WLAN: 455 min (i5) vs 372 min (i7) is very significant. I honestly can't believe, that these values are valid. Do you think it's plausible that the i7 version is so much more power hungry in a normal useage scenario?
     
  6. mr_sarge

    mr_sarge Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just got my Yoga. it's awsome!

    I bought one with digitalizer pen and it's working great. I have installed the Wacom Feel driver. I thought my old Wacom Bamboo pen would work but alas it's not. I'll need to buy something better that the one that came with the laptop...

    The rest is perfect. no deffect. I have nothing to say !
     
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    I would have gone with an i5 with 8gb but only i7 was available with 8gb of ram, so that's what I went with.

    Oh well, that increase in horsepower might help in compiling when I'm programming in school.
     
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    Fair enough mate.

    Although problem 2 happens on 8.1 on various machines even my old Samsung SmartPC, also 3, 5 and 6 really sound like a hardware (HDD, RAM or SSD) fault. The wifi was bad drivers are you said, although there's some software issues I do reckon you have a dodgy HDD/SSD or even a bad piece of RAM mate, RAM is one of the biggest the causes for BSOD and I haven't seen your issues mentioned through this thread often and I have followed this since the beginning (sad but I really love researching ALOT before putting any money down but especially over a grand!)
     
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    So glad you've said that, I CANT WAIT for mine!! Won't be shipping from China till at least next Monday :'( Hopefully I will have it by the 17th (next friday)!

    Enjoy it :D
     
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    forgot to write that I tried Passmark PerformanceTest 8.0 on my yoga with a i7-4600U.

    Scored between 4590 and 4650 (CPU Mark) in laptop mode, tent mode and tablet mode.
     
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