Yoga 2 Pro Release Thread

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  1. ikjadoon

    ikjadoon Notebook Deity

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    Hi! :) Lenovo has announced the Yoga 2 Pro, the Haswell (aka 4th-generation Intel processors) and Windows 8.1 update for the Yoga 13.

    Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro: Laptop Tablet Hybrid | Lenovo (US)
    Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Datasheet
    Gizmodo's Hands-On (shows size comparison with Yoga 13)
    MobileGeeks Yoga 2 Pro in-depth Video Review (with comparisons to Yoga 13)
    (special thanks to B3RL1N for finding and posting it!)

    Release Date: October 18th, 2013 (source)

    Specifications Overview:
    • CPU options (all use Intel HD Graphics 4400 iGPUs): i7-4500U, i5-4200U, i3-4010U
    • RAM options: 8GB or 4GBof DDR3L 1600MHz, single slot (unknown whether single or dual channel)
    • 13.3" IPS LCD: 3200x1800 (276PPI) | 350-nit (same brightness as Yoga 13) | 10-point multitouch (same as Yoga 13)
    • Storage options: 512GB, 256GB, 128GB SSD
    • Battery life: 9 hours of Windows 8 (and presumably 8.1) idle @ 150 nits | 6 hours of 1080p playback @ 150 nits
    • Backlit keyboard
    • Ports: 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 micro HDMI, combo microphone/headphone jack, and 1 SD/MMC card reader
    • 0.9MP/720p front-facing camera
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Dolby Home Theater v4 with dual array microphones
    • Color options: Grey or Clementine Orange (same as Yoga 13)
    • 15.5mm thin | 3.06lbs weight (vs 17.1mm and 3.3lbs on Yoga 13, respectively)
    • Probably an Intel Ultrabook 2.0 (so 2x2:2 WiFi, WiDi, etc. See the full list here) | See WiFi note below
    • Price: starts at $1,100 (price liable to change, states Lenovo--this $1,100 config will be 3200x1800 screen, Core i5-4200U, 128GB SSD, and 4GB RAM)

    Battery Note:
    WiFi Note:
    Interestingly, the Datasheet shows B/G/N as the only WiFi option. :(

    Miscellaneous changelog from Yoga 13:
    • Windows Home button is now touch instead of a physical button
    • Basically every button has moved, LOL: right side now contains power button, an unknown button (OneKey Recovery?), rotation lock, volume rocker, combo microphone/headphone jack, and USB 2.0 while left side now contains: SD/MMC card reader, micro-HDMI, USB 3.0, and power jack. Thus, NO buttons on front (probably because of edge curving, noted below).
    • A rubber rim around display for better use in Tent Mode
    • Bottom/top edges curve a bit, so less boxy than Yoga 13 (see here)

    Random:
    • Will be released in same markets as Yoga 13 (source)
    • The hinge has been tested 25,000 times (source)

    Well, some good things and bad things, as expected.
     
  2. ikjadoon

    ikjadoon Notebook Deity

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  3. grisjuan

    grisjuan Notebook Evangelist

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    >Bottom/top edges curve a bit, so less boxy than Yoga 13

    My first reaction is that I don't love this aspect of the new look - I really liked the boxy look of my Yoga13 v1.

    Still no word on which wireless card it uses!
     
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    ikjadoon Notebook Deity

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    If they call it an Ultrabook, which I think is likely, it must have 2x2:2 WiFi and WiDi. See Ultrabook 2.0 requirements in OP. WiDi is basically only on Intel wireless cards (one or two Broadcom chipsets have it, though). Thus, 2x2:2 WiFi chip likely from Intel.
     
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    grisjuan Notebook Evangelist

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    Good point, the reviews did use the word Ultrabook so maybe there is good reason to be hopeful that the painful RealTek card from the Yoga 1 is gone!
     
  6. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Dat retina. Way to copy apple :rolleyes:

    U or Y series CPU?
     
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    Still waiting for those Haswell Thinkpads and 750M Bays...
     
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    Deorc Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can any one please tell me how would be the experience of working on MSoffice on 13.3" screen of 3200x1800 resolution? Good or bad?

    Like everything of Yoga 2, but worried about small font and display. Not sure if that would be comfortable for eyes because of high resolution and small fonts.
     
  10. aamadi

    aamadi Notebook Consultant

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    My thought exactly. When manufacturers create these ridiculously high res 13" laptop, they should really take into consideration that some people actually use them to do work, and it's not ideal for viewing emails or webpages with large amounts of text.
     
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